Originally Posted by brain_stew
So I finally pulled the trigger on the Rift. Of the 3 Oculus packs currently on sale which would be a good pick for an introduction to VR (factoring in the titles that already come with the headset). I want a mix of good introductory software to demo and something for me to sink my teeth into as single player content.
Tempted to just buy Superhot, Job Simulator and Lone Echo? How is The Climb? Is it too intense for something to demo VR to friends?
Robo recall: awesome introduction to vr and one of the best games i've played yet on vr, plus its free. great visuals, a ton of freedom and interactivity and its quick to jump in
Superhot vr: easy to understand, good amount of interactivity and it throws you into the game instantly (no menu, loads straight into the last checkpoint).
Affected the manor: cheap, short horror game/ experience. Great for showing horror to people new to vr, controls are simple so its great for anyone. It lasts about 10-20 minutes, involves walking around a haunted mansion with no puzzle solving, so its usually one of the first thing I show to people who visit, to show the potential of horror in vr.
Lone echo: haven't started this yet but its getting a lot of good reviews and responses so worth looking into. The multiplayer portion is free to add to your library so get that atleast before it becomes a buy to play game (once in your library, you don't have to pay for it).
Mage's tale: this fits the "something to sink my teeth into" category. You're a mage exploring dungeons, fighting goblins, trolls etc. First person view where you learn and craft spells. For example, fire spell you throw like a bomb (can also throw it doing a haduken pose like your ryu if you want. Lightning is straight up hold hand out like a sith lord to electrute enemies. Lots of secrets to solve and find with multiple paths leading off course to treasure etc. It's not on the level of the games above in being a wow factor but I'm enjoying it so far. Features different movement styles like free movement control, or short step warping.
Raw Data: Early access game right now and similar to robo recall. This one is a wave based shooter where you defend a point on the map. Has a growing campaign with each mission taking place in a new location. You can pick from 4 different characters (a gray fox like character weild a light saber katana, a pistol weilding guy, a hulk fist guy with a shotgun or an archer that have their own play style and controls). Features co-op for all missions and also recently added online competitive multiplayer.
The cilmb I passed on since it was almost the price of a console game and the content seems a bit limited to me. I see it as a novelty game though since I'm not interested in climbing in real life so I assume i'd try it a couple of times and never play again.
Job simulator is a good intro to vr but it was one of the first games out for vr so it may be dated now, thats the reason I haven't got it myself yet (but i probably will when it goes on sale).
If you're into art or know someone like that, Quill is pretty cool. A room scale sketchbook basically. Tried it for the first time today and got weirdly addicted to it. Was able to draw a life size knight dashing forward with a longsword. But because I could move around the drawing I could draw the entire character. I'm doing a bad job of explaining, its free so give it a go when you have 5 minutes to spare :D