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VR opinions

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:54 am

Ok, so tempted to dabble in VR.

Considering two different systems. Something for casual gaming like the Oculus Go - something the wife and I can both enjoy.

Also something more serious that I can connect to my gaming PC for serious gaming. Is Oculus Rift still the king for gaming VR or is there something better? Is it compatible with Steam VR games or do you need to separately purchase from Oculus store?

Is there a killer must-have VR game? I hear Superhot works good in VR and I enjoyed the hell out of it in regular 2D. I could get into replaying that in VR.

What about a good space sim? Reviews seem to imply that Elite Dangerous works well in VR.

For PC games not really interested in standing and moving around. My office isn't setup for it. So mainly games that you can play in a chair like flight sims.
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Re: VR opinions

Postby Genom » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:12 am

Both rift and regular Vive are about the same quality wise. Just chair tracking you can do slightly cheaper with the rift, and the rift also has a few games that arent on the Vive, while almost everything on the Vive runs on the rift. In the Vive world there is the Pro, but that's stupid expensive.

Honestly, I would test one out before you buy because I am very image quality focused, and while I like my Vive, once you live with the rez and lenticular artifacts for a few days, I find them very distracting. I dont find any single game/thing to be compelling on it's own to buy

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Re: VR opinions

Postby wvjohn » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:52 pm

From what I've read not a lot of difference - I have a rift, but haven't used it much. There is an app that translates vive games on steam to oculus. works fine. I like tilt brush b/c you can do all kinds of strange things with it. Draw figures that resonate to music, etc. I haven't tried it, but ED is supposed to be very good. Many of the titles are in the "shooter" category (superhot) which just isn't my thing.

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Re: VR opinions

Postby Losbot » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:31 pm

I was just asking the same things to my co-workers, as they're more in the VR stuff. They seem to be pretty even between the two, as far as opinions go. Most they said I should hold off, as new stuff is always coming down the pike.


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