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Join Me At Dads And Dragons

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.

Fusion Wars Quick Look

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

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.
Pulsar Arena

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 object is to have less gems on your side than theirs at the end of the music. If that sounds really strange it’s because it is. And at first I didn’t like it. There is a tutorial but I feel I came out of it worse off than when I went it. Nevertheless, it’s my job to play these games so I went ahead anyway.

The first match I played I had no idea what I was doing. I knew enough to blow up the gems, but I didn’t really know how. I was tapping the trackpad and pressing buttons on the controller, but it seemed to be doing nothing. Because it wasn’t. You just make sure they are centered in the crosshairs on the downbeat of the music and BOOM! They are gone. If you get on a roll you can string a bunch together and it just feels good. There are also power-ups that help you destroy more gems faster and using them at the right time can be the difference between winning or losing the round.

Once you know what you’re doing there is a lot of entertainment in this package for not a lot of price. Too bad there isn’t online multiplayer though.

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