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Age Rating: 12+
Review System: Oculus Rift CV1
Price at Time Of Review: £4 ($5)
Comfort Rating: Green
Size: 1.02 GB
Controller System: Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi Player: No
Dimensional (Oculus Rift)
Intro: Taking the first-person, puzzle-platformer to a new level. Use physical actions to navigate dangerous chambers and save an alien race. Features: * Standing, nausea-free gameplay * Encourages real-life movement to complete challenges * Optional FPS-style controls * Works in small spaces (1.2m towards camera x 50cm width required to play) * Interactive (physics-enabled) puzzles and environments * Dangers that evoke a sense of presence * Mic support – expect to be heard as well as seen * Hidden rooms and secret messages. Dimensional allows you to mark out the space available in your room (walk around while holding the headset). Once configured a grid overlays the floor in VR showing you where it’s safe to walk. The combination of teleporting and real-life movement increases immersion. Full room scale supported. Touch support coming before 6 Dec. Final release, including more levels and improvements, due Q4 2016.
Review: You play the role of someone tasked with recovering a droid for your first mission. You do this by walking, leaning and jumping, not in the game, but in real life! Tracking the Oculus Rift headset it starts with you walking the best grid you can, this might well mean having to move some furniture or office equipment, then once you have the grid set you can start the game.
You have to duck, kneel down and at times jump, lean and dodge your way through the level. This is one of those VR games that is fun to play, but more fun to watch someone else playing it. You get around the level by teleporting here and there, then moving around in the real world once you are in the spot you teleported to. This is more natural and ingenious than it sounds.
Verdict: Dimensional is the best example of ‘room scale’ you will see on the Oculus Rift at the moment and to be fair to it, it feels amazing to play it. Despite the graphics not being exactly mind blowing you easily believe what you are hearing and seeing. Heck, even the storyline is pretty believable! This isn’t the biggest games you will ever play and most people will finish it within a few hours, but for Oculus Rift owners it is a great example of things to come.