Daryle here. My time with VR Giant has come to an end. Actually, it came to an end a while ago. But fret not if you’re one of the few regulars who enjoyed my content here, I have only moved places. You can now find me at Dads And Dragons.com where I will still be reviewing virtual reality games among other things. My time with VR Giant, especially at the height of its popularity, was one of the most amazing periods of my life. After 20 years of looking forward to virtual reality I somehow wound up with a website where I got to write about it and managed to snag a satisfying chunk of audience. I was able to foster relationships with game developers, other folks in the VR media, people at Oculus and far more VR users than I likely ever would have without a website. This is where I feel like I should thank the people who made it possible. That would be you, the reader. I’ve had lots of blogs in my time that no one was reading. Having an audience makes it a totally different beast. A better beast. The kind of beast you can get excited about. When you hear people say they couldn’t have done it without you, turns out they actually mean it. Well, I do anyway. They might be lying to your face. There are others who I would like to thank, but they don’t much care for the spotlight so I will just say thank you and they will know who they are.
If you’ve been wanting a great first person shooter game that is fast and not only has, but requires full controller support, then Fusion Wars may just be the game that you’ve been waiting for. It isn’t perfect, but it’s the most polished game we’ve seen in a long time. I suspect it will take it’s position among the ranks of games like Anshar Wars 2, Esper 2, Dead Secret and other Gear VR greats.
Starfighter Arduxim is the latest space shooter game to grace the Gear VR. It follows in the footsteps of Anshar Wars, Anshar Wars 2, End Space, Cosmos Warfare…um, Starship Disco? How loose are we going with comparisons here? Anyway, the point is, there have been a lot of space shooter games on the Gear VR and to be honest, even though I am sick to death with space (which is something I never thought I would say, but there we are) I really enjoyed it. As a matter of fact, it is the first game I’ve played all the way through in a long time.
Many of us who have been in the Gear VR game for a while are familiar with Robot Invader and I’m sure I’m not the only one who was pretty excited to see a new game from the studio show up in the store on Wednesday. In case you aren’t a member of this group, Robot Invader is the studio who made Dead Secret. If that still doesn’t ring a bell for you, then you need to stop reading this right now, go to the Oculus Store and purchase Dead Secret. It was one of the earlier games on the store and remains one of the best to this day. For the rest of you, the game I’m talking about here is Hex: Heavy Encounter EXOsuit.
Please Don’t Touch Anything is one of those puzzle games where they don’t tell you anything. You don’t know what you’re doing or what the goal is. You just start doing things and see where it leads. Because of that I think that this game is going to be both love it and hate it. There are times where you feel like a genius because you’ve deciphered a clue that seems like it could mean almost anything and then there are times where you are certain something you just found is the answer to a puzzle that you saw earlier and it’s not, or else you can’t figure out how to get back to the puzzle you found earlier.
Space Agent was released for the Gear VR on March 2, 2016, by developer Chesstar Studios. It’s another flying endless runner with gaze controls, a category that’s becoming quite crowded in the Oculus Gear VR store. In Space Agent, you’ll be flying through a tunnel while dodging obstacles and collecting gems.
Air Hockey VR is one of the newest games available for the Gear VR. From developer Trioxin245 Software, you’ll be placed in a 3D apartment, standing at your end of the air hockey table. Controls are performed using either a gamepad or your gaze.
Pulsar Arena is like a futuristic, underground, rhythm battle club where you are in an hour glass shaped ring, blasting gems with eye lasers in time with the beat of the music to send them to your opponents side of the hourglass. The…
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