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Extreme Skiing VR (Steam VR)

Extreme Skiing VR (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £5.59
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: Sports
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 20

Description: Designed and developed on the emulation facility supported by VR technology, “Extreme Skiing VR” enables the players to experience the fun and techniques of skiing wherever they are. When we were developing the game, we conducted researches on real ski tracks and added some events that could not be carried out in real life to provide our users with an extraordinary experience that is both authentic and magical. Targeted at sports lovers, “Extreme Skiing VR” is a multi-player online sports competition game. In the game, the users need to apply certain techniques on the track while competing with their friends on speed. The game enables the users to experience the excitement and thrill of sports competition, while brings extraordinary and more vivid skiing experience to them.

In the game, the players control left-right traverse with the helmet and use the two handles as ski poles gliding on the ground. When the player skis with ski poles, his speed will be accelerated. If he doesn’t ski over a period of time, his speed will slow down until it reaches the minimum speed limit allowed. During his skiing, the player will encounter obstacles like snowmen or tree branches. If he accidentally runs into them, his speed will be decreased. There are speed props (the stars) scattering on the track. By collecting these props, the player could raise his speed, but at the same time the difficulty of avoiding obstacles also increases. So the player has to make the right choice. In the current version of “Extreme Skiing VR”, the player could play independently against AL. In later versions, we will connect the game to the internet which will allow a maximum of 8 players to play at the same time.

Review: To be honest, even now I am still waiting for a good ski game in VR so you will imagine that I had high hopes for Extreme Skiing VR. Sadly those hopes fell face down into the snow when I realised how bad it is. Its unfinished, shallow and worth less than a quid let alone the £5.59 asking price. It just feels so lazy and basic, as if they had a good idea, but then couldn’t be bothered to make it. I would stick to Fancy Skiing VR over this any time of the day, but if you grab this free or in a cheap bundle maybe you will enjoy it more than I did.

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