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

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How sick of Pi's VR hype are you?

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the-pi-guy

Any first impressions?
First impression: my internet is bad and I hope I can play it tomorrow.  

Legend

First impression: my internet is bad and I hope I can play it tomorrow.  
Haha that gave me a hearty chuckle.

the-pi-guy

Any first impressions?
It's the whole game of Skyrim, with all the good and bad of that.   Including the DLC.  So, that much should go without much saying.  

The VR, in most ways is fantastic.  There's a couple things that bug me about it.  

Cons:  
So far it seems like you have to use your dominant hand to open doors.  Or to try searching people.  Maybe it's just because I didn't try, but I don't recall seeing a prompt when I did try.  
I also wasn't always sure what the controls were.  I wasn't sure how to put away my axe.  

Felt like there was a missed opportunity with lockpicking. But maybe direct control of that would have made lockpicking impossible in the game without major changes.  It's much like the regular game, except you get a cool 3D view of the lock.  

Some parts were a little awkward.  Like in the beginning of the game you lay down to get your head chopped off (before it gets interrupted).  That's kind of awkward if you don't try laying down yourself.  But oh well.  

Neutral:
Haven't tried some things yet.


Pros:  
A bunch of minor issues, but Skyrim VR is Skyrim coming to life.  My favorite thing is the scale.  You're looking right in the eyes of people.  You feel a little awkward they're looking back.  
The sense of scale is fantastic. You are able to look around inside buildings, look up to the ceilings.  Little stuff like that just makes the game pop.  You get to see how fricken huge the cheese wheels are.  
Swinging the axe around has been a lot of fun.  Using the bow is kind of cool, but I need to figure out how to aim well....

the-pi-guy

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the-pi-guy

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This is a low res version of what I see, but it gives the idea.

Legend

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This is a low res version of what I see, but it gives the idea.
Can you do 3D environments or is it just skyboxes?

the-pi-guy

Can you do 3D environments or is it just skyboxes?
There are 3D environments, most of them are just rooms.  Living Room, balcony, bedroom, sideroom.  
There is a campfire one though, haven't tried it yet.

Legend

There are 3D environments, most of them are just rooms.  Living Room, balcony, bedroom, sideroom.  
There is a campfire one though, haven't tried it yet.
You've become a full Norman Jayden.

the-pi-guy

My hype for VR has gone through the roof in the past month.  

the-pi-guy

It's legitimately jarring how tiny my real monitor is, after using a huge screen in VR. 

How do people use screens this tiny!

the-pi-guy

I was showing my brother in law, Brass Tactics.  

Then dad wanted to try.  He wasn't doing so well.  

But he came back an hour later and wanted to try again.  
VR hype is real.  

Some games are a bit awkward.  The controller makes it seem like there should be two ways to grab things.  But then games will separate the two ways to do two different things.  

Not terrible, but both of them were having difficulty adjusting to it.  Dad is doing a lot better this round.  

Dr. Pezus


Legend


the-pi-guy

Why is this thread locked?
Legend was so shocked by the VR hype that he went blind and accidentally clicked things.  

the-pi-guy


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