System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £5.79
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Genre: FPS (Moving)
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 55
Description: Dark Nebula is a dynamic sci-fi VR shooter generating intensive 3 minutes fights on futuristic arena. Use your ingenuity and machine-gun equipped with an underbarrel rocket to defeat the Space Orcs and go to the next round, or die and start the battle from the beginning. Sportscaster will not let you get bored, he reacts to your successes and defeats and adds new insane encounters as soon as you will learn to fight well on the arena. Dark Nebula uses advanced mechanics to ensure your complete immersion to the game: Arm swing locomotion system gives you the freedom of movement without motion sickness; Steam Audio as the game sound engine provides new level of sound impressions.
Review: Let me start with a little rant. While some enjoy it as see it as a way to combat VR motion sickness the method of arm swinging locomotion is the worst form of motion and given the choice I would never use it. Sadly in ‘Dark Nebula VR’ you don’t have a choice. Anyway, getting back to the game itself, ‘Dark Nebula VR’ is a very basic looking arena shooter in which you need to take down waves of Orcs who also have weapons and the intent of killing you. Sadly it is the gameplay here is what lets this game down the most. The “action” is so lame it never feels as if you are part of the battle. I got this game in a sale for £1.50 and I was not happy with my purchase, so paying full price here is not a good idea. I have played worse I suppose, but I have also played loads that are better.