Empower (Steam VR)

Empower (Steam VR)

VR Shop Score – Bronze Award

System: HTC Vive Only
Price at Time Of Review: £14.00
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: FPS (Moving)
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Standing, Room-Scale
Multi-Player: Yes
Age Rating: 15+

 

Description: Enter a physics based PC VR multiplayer Sci Fi arena sandbox that supports ranged and close combat. Switch dynamically between PC and VR mode and compete against other players and complex AI with fully physics-based weapons in a partially Zero G arena with different modes.




Review: If you have ever seen the movie Ender’s Game you will know what ‘Empower’ is all about. It’s very much the same sport that is played in ‘Ender’s Game’ only it’s more about the shooting element than anything else. With both single-player mode and multiplayer mode you can duel it out with friends online and you can also use a PC with a 2D screen and switch to VR anytime.

Sadly that is also where the issues of this game start. It is clear from the off that this is not made for VR at all, in fact, it’s almost unplayable in VR thanks to the incredible levels of nausea. Then there is the total lack of content making it pointless for single players to download and too thin to make it a good multiplayer game. Add the crazy £14 price tag on top of that and you have a game that is simply not worth recommending at the moment. Maybe the game is better when just played on a 2D screen, but that is not the viewpoint this review is based on.


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