System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £3.99
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: FPS (Moving)
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 20
Description: Operation Polarity Hook takes First Person Shooters to the next level by combining combat specifically designed for VR with a revolutionary new movement system that does not rely on teleporting. Finally, achieve the same degree of control WASD and mouselook give you in this natural evolution of first-person shooters into the VR experience. Attach to walls and swing through the environment on a beam of energy code-named “Polarity Hook” as you battle enemies and fight to save humankind!
Review: Operation: Polarity Hook is supposed to be a new take on the classic FPS genre, but sadly it fails in more ways than it wins. The idea is that you kind of flat around in a zero-gravity style and use your ‘Polarity Hook’ to draw yourself to other locations and enemies. On paper, this might have sounded like a good idea, but in reality, it is incredible nauseating to the point that I found I didn’t want to play it for much more than a few minutes at a time. The other problem this game has is that there is a demo for you to try for free. Once you play that you will understand why no-one has risked buying the full game. A good idea I suppose, but boy does it need a lot more work before I can recommend it.