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VR Impressions by Fox McCloud - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:45:20 EST ID:Y896KFXz No.721690 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm massively losing my interest in consoles and I doubt switching over to PC to play games with an Xbox One pad from my couch will bring the enthusiasm back.

I've been looking into VR, but while it's still new territory I'm not that confident splashing out on a HTC Vive or Rift and a PC that will support it as I have 0 experience with VR. I toyed with the idea of an Oculus Go for a cheap intro, but there really don't seem to be much anything of interest on the software and app side of things.

What's everybody's impression of VR been so far? Have you got one? Is it gathering dust? Are there any games that make the experience and price worthwhile? Any applications that you've been blown away by? Or is the VR revolution only jump-started trick people into their third copy of Skyrim?
Juste Belmont - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:09:27 EST ID:Svm5z6HE No.721702 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I got the PS4 VR set (as in a PS4 Pro + the VR kit, so about $700) about two months ago and I use it a lot, even though I only have a few games for it. Skyrim VR is, well, Skyrim in VR, it works well enough. SuperHot is nuts but really hard at times. Doom VFR is only really acceptable if you have the Aim controller, and Farpoint is made for it, but manageable with just the DS4. Gran Turismo I haven't played much but hear good things about, I'm not crazy about the drive sims myself and the progression system they shove in your face right off the bat gives me a bit of a bad impression. Driveclub VR is much simpler I feel, and much cheaper.

The game issue is the main one I think, developers are so spread out across different hardware that no one set is definitive yet. I suspect that PC VR is the strongest choice with the most variety in games, but it's also the most expensive in hardware. I opted for the PSVR because upgrading my PC would have cost twice as much and I'm really not a graphics whore so I feel it wouldn't get the use it deserves. I'm hoping more stuff comes out for the PSVR, but I'm really not looking forward to having to pay 60 usd for new games again since they have their own store that is pretty pathetic in comparison to what Steam has on offer.

But that's just consoles, not VR specifically. If you have the cash to splash it might be worth going for it, but it's definitely a luxury right now. If you haven't tried a Cardboard yet maybe give that a go before you drop the cash, it would be unfortunate to find you get motion sickness after spending that much.
Fox McCloud - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:31:53 EST ID:Y896KFXz No.721704 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Cheers! I was toying with the idea of getting a VR system for the PS4, but again, I figured the only games on it are ones I’ve already played and wasn’t that enchanted with without the VR to begin with anyway. I do love Skyrim and Fallout despite their shortcomings, but I really don’t want to play through them again with a headset on.

What’s the skinny with the software/apps on PS4? Can you get some good spacewal, museum walkabouts or any entertaining/educational stuff like that?
Juste Belmont - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:51:45 EST ID:Svm5z6HE No.721706 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Mm, I feel the PS4 is going to be really limited with their 'experiences' since it all has to go through the PS Store. You don't get the wealth of indie one-shots you get on PC, and the free stuff is usually just demos or 10 minute games (unless you have PS+ which is a paid subscription service and you don't get to pick which games are free each cycle).
I believe it has the Within app and a couple others like that, so your basic VR videos and pictures are a given, I'm not sure there's much edutainment to be found since the PSVR set warns it's not for anyone under 12.

If you already have a PS4 then by all means it's pretty worth it, but to buy the PS4 just for that, well, I don't know. I did have to buy the Aim controller separate which was another 50 bucks, but even only using it in Farpoint, it was worth it. My heart gets pounding and my hands cramp because I'm gripping the gun so tight. I have to sit down after a while just because it's so taxing.

It's not... it's not quite where it can be yet, there are some improvements that can be made, we're pretty far from the endgame on VR stuff, but like I said, if you can afford it and it's something you've wanted for a long time, I think where we are now is pretty acceptable.
Juste Belmont - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:10:35 EST ID:Svm5z6HE No.721707 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you want the calm educational stuff, you might just want a google cardboard to use with your phone, at the very least it can give you a feel for what VR is like, and there are already hundreds of apps / videos / etc. for android that are free.
Brad Vickers - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:25:38 EST ID:GuHBejpD No.721708 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I never played Skyrim before the VR version. Dont forget eith PSVR yiu have Doom and RE7 as well.

I only really played Skyrim and RE7 on it and loved the help out of every second. If I broke down the cost including games, and divided it by hours played, I've spent about $1/hr on the thing and that number will continue to go down.

I bet when you go to the bar for 2 hours you spend about $10/he at least. If you'll use the headset it's worth it. Simple as that.
Fox McCloud - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:45:04 EST ID:Y896KFXz No.721709 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm glad you enjoy it, but I think you might have discounted the PS4VR for me. I think I'm just getting to the point where video games bore me, so augmented AAA titles with a headset doesn't really appeal to me. Like you and >>721707 mentioned, I think I might have to enter into it via Cardboard and them maybe PCVR if I enjoy it.

Truth be told, I'm looking for apps I can enjoy with a few friends while we're tripping on acid, so Space Walks, Museums, 3D painting and those indie one-shots you guys touched on might be the way to go with it. I think anything too game-like with too many in-game mechanics to remember might be a bit too confusing with the LSD and the headset.
Fox McCloud - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:55:49 EST ID:Y896KFXz No.721710 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Interesting breakdown if value for money is the motivator. My main hobby has moved from gaming to programming music and noise, so it’s not so much a “how much am I spending sitting around” deal as a wanting to get into something a little more cerebral when I’m sat around doing nothing.
Juste Belmont - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:34:58 EST ID:Svm5z6HE No.721712 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Cardboard and PC are definitely going to give you the most variety in content, and if you just want it as a new experience then the cardboard is a good way to dip your toe in the VR pool. Especially if you want to do it with friends, the cardboard is cheap enough that you can get one for everyone, as long as they have a decent smartphone to run it ( my Nexus 4 still works fine with videos and some of the games, I don't game on it much because I don't have a working bluetooth controller. )

Or you can just pass it around, it is a pretty neat thing even to just look at 360 degree pictures of faraway places.
Manny Calavera - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:12:34 EST ID:v5bK8HOC No.721724 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The plastic form cardboard with cushioned eye rests and a better light enclosure is only $15ish.no reason not to own one in 2018
James Sunderland - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:09:09 EST ID:GuHBejpD No.721731 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ok so like, I mean it sounds like you dont want a nice VR headset then and that you dont like games anymore.

Which is fine. But like, theres are impressions. We don't make money whether you buy it or not so, uh sorry its not for you and you already know it I guess?
Sly Cooper - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 02:56:19 EST ID:DdRc9eBT No.721750 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Get on my level.
Voldo - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:34:26 EST ID:Yos/Q5eY No.721759 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This guy gets it.
Vergil - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:02:03 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.721762 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A withered old man once opined that, after a certain point, technology might as well be magic. And there are some forces that should be left alone, lest we risk losing what truly makes us human. Who was this fool, to say something so bold? Well... some say he went by the name, of Albert Einsteins

Just something for you to ponder before you go any further down this road. Tie that bizarre device to a cinderblock, drop it in the ocean, and forget it ever existed. While you still, have a chance.....
Professor T. Bird - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:12:56 EST ID:fasXcBGb No.721770 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Preach brother.
Although the complete quote is
>Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
By Arthur Clarke, a sort of scifi philosopher and writer.
Master Chief - Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:52:19 EST ID:FeQZdHyN No.721802 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was honestly blown away (again) by Skyrim in VR. There's so many little details that you just never notice when playing the game on a monitor, and their world is sooooooooooo big and full of content that it's pretty awesome to experience all over again.

I would also recommend PC for VR (provided you already have a powerful enough PC to run it).
Peppy Hare - Sat, 16 Jun 2018 02:41:53 EST ID:nVEp8om0 No.721803 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Shut up, Todd.
Kabal - Sat, 16 Jun 2018 06:44:01 EST ID:Svm5z6HE No.721809 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Little details like what?
Maybe if you're playing on PC and can really crank the grafics but on PS4 I'm not that amazed by all the rocks and snow textures

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