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VR Invaders (Oculus Rift)

VR Invaders (Steam VR)

VR Invaders (Steam VR

The VR Shop - Silver Award
System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £13.59
Comfort Rating: Green (No Movement)
Genre: Shooter
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG

Description: VR Invaders is a story-driven sci-fi arcade shooter, playable with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. In days gone by, people could only imagine their perfect worlds. Today, all of humanity can live within its dreams. But dreams sometimes turn into nightmares. The year is 2046. Virtual reality is omnipresent. It’s a perfect shelter from life’s hardships – a fully immersive experience. It’s not hard to wonder why some people spend almost all of their life logged into VR. However, not everyone stays connected voluntarily. Occasionally, a software bug or even a virus can prevent a VR user from disconnecting. To save face while extracting the Stuck, corporations often hire freelance hackers that can enter the client’s neural session and reboot it. Those hackers call themselves Divers. Thomas Hall is one of them, and he’s up for an odd job

Review: If you think VR Invaders has a retro-sounding name you would be thinking in the right ballpark. It’s a fast-paced shooter that sees you playing as a ‘diver’ someone who dives into people’s VR creations when they go missing inside of them or get up to mischief. Sadly for you, some famous woman has gone missing inside her VR art project and you need to bring her back to reality. But this is no normal art project, it’s a system hack and danger is just about everywhere.

Once you start the first chapter you will realise you have a gun, a shield and just about everything that moves will try and kill you. Believe me when I tell you, the action gets fast and hard almost from the word go. The good news is you have a slow-mo mode when the action gets a little crazy and lots of powerups to help you along the way. But it’s a pretty easy game to understand. Point, shoot, avoid!

There is just something 16-bit retro about this game despite looking pretty decent and it has that easy to play, hard to master style of gameplay that I am personally a fan of. It’s quick, fast-paced and an absolute blast. Sure it does get repetitive very quickly, but you will want to keep going just to see the next part of the story. So it’s it worth the money? I would say no. Wait for this to go down to half price and it will be a real bargain. But at the moment it doesn’t offer very good value for money (that is not a reflection on the game, it’s about getting your monies worth). As a gameplay tip, play on medium first, not easy. The game will last longer and you will appreciate the challenge.

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