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Battle Ion (Steam VR)

Battle Ion (Steam VR)

Battle Ion (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £1.69
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Space Shooter
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 45

Description: For generations, your peaceful home planet Arcana has existed in harmony with its neighbours. But one fateful day the Krollarians attacked. They began warping hostile ships into orbit around your peaceful planet overwhelming and destroying all its defences save for one orbital station. As commander of that station, use in-game virtual reality (That’s right, virtual, virtual reality!) to survey the battlefield and target enemies. An easy to master, gaze-based system allows you to effortlessly target and attack incoming hostile ships with a quick glance and pull of the trigger.

Aiding in your defence of the station is an upgradable automated turret that unleashes a storm of laser power at anything hostile that gets to close. Battle Ion will have you blasting a wide variety of enemy ships, hostile space stations and more while collecting upgrades and shield power. Get your high score on our leaderboards and prove you’re the hero your planet needs.

Review: Battle Ion is a pretty basic space shooter that reminds me of a lot of older Google Cardboard games. This is not down to the graphics (which are crap) but the control method which is look-to-aim! I haven’t played a game controlled like this for a good while so while it was a welcomed break from the norm I soon realise what a silly waste it was given that I was using two motion controllers in my hands. For the current price of £1.69 its not a terrible space shooter, but you will be much better off getting it as part of a bundle with other games.

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