The VR thread. U R Not red(e) Oculus Quest announced $399: Vive $599!

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Started by Mmm_fish_tacos, Sep 05, 2015, 06:10 PM

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How sick of Pi's VR hype are you?


Motion sickness, even in EVE Valkyrie's 3D space combat, had never happened to me in VR until Elite Dangerous. In space, while piloting a fighter craft, I found it natural to think about combat in a 3D way -- I could head off, avoid, or get the jump on an opponent easily, aside from my stomach feeling like it was climbing up my chest.
Elite's convincing physics had my brain struggling to adapt to the inertia and weight of pursuit. On the ground -- in the Elite: Dangerous - Horizons buggy -- I had the same issue. I wasn't thinking completely in 3D, but the low-gravity planet, combined with the ability to easily topple or flip my vehicle, had me uncomfortable almost the entire time.
As I assume I'd feel offworld, too.
I don't think I'll play Elite in VR. It's excellent, no doubt, with contextual menus popping and fading based on where I'm looking and what I need -- but even my typically steel stomach and adaptable brain struggled with the unfamiliar physics that make this a great space sim.


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