Star Phoenix (Oculus Rift)
Intro: In Star Phoenix you are in the driving seat to explore the Star Phoenix and uncover the mystery behind its falling. You are the last hope for the Star Phoenix and its people, will you enable the Star Phoenix to rise from the ashes?
Review: With so many 1st person shooters for VR already out there, do we really need another one? Blazar Games thinks yes and brings us Star Phoenix. You play the part of a ship passenger who has awoken from a long stasis sleep only to discover they are the only person still alive on a spaceship that is now full of monsters. What happened? Can you survive? That is what Star Phoenix aims to find out.
Using the Oculus Touch controllers you move around the ship with full thumbstick movement (which will be a little nauseating for some). Sadly the ship’s power is out and all you have to see the way ahead is the odd light and a torch on your gun. This helps to make the game quite atmospheric in a creepy space sci-fi way, very much like the Alien films only with zombies instead of xenomorphs.
Verdict: While far from perfect, Star Phoenix is still a pretty good shooter for the asking price. With it’s dark and moody graphical style and pretty good looking monsters I was surprised at just how good it looked. I just wish the game was a little more finished than it is with several problems like falling through walls to name just one, but yet I would still recommend having a go at this. Just don’t expect too much based on the low asking price and you will be pleasantly surprised.