VideoGame_Discussion

Topic   VR discussion

MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
10-Jun(#1)
Surprised we don't have anything going on this topic. See if it goes anywhere, but I came here to ask for support on the Oculus/Quest.

Family got me a Quest 2 for my bday. I've been holding out for the next release and/or PSVR2, but eh, I'll take it!

Suggestions for best games to play on it?

I picked up a few accessories too:
- Strap with Battery and Carrying Case - https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
- Fat Sweaty Man Visor - https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...

Any others I should be looking at?

Thanks!
DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
* 10-Jun(#2)
Half-life Alyx and Beat Saber are pretty much mandatory plays. I enjoyed both Moss and Cards & Tankards. Accounting+ is weird but worth a look and Job Simulator is a fun game that my daughter really loves.

Keep an eye on Fanatical.com for VR bundles.
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
10-Jun(#3)
I don't have a Quest 2, but Beat Saber, Super Hot, and Pistol Whip

Anxiouz
900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
10-Jun(#4)
My fam got me a Quest 2 for my bday (just recently) as well haha. I don't have a PC so I can't play some of the PC Link stuff like Half Life or the Lone Echoes that I wish I could.

So far I've liked:
Red Matter (super chill, no enemies, great starter game)
Synth Riders (more forgiving than beat saber)
Youtube VR - loads of stuff flying over major cities (pyramids of egypt, paris, petra, etc.)
Tentacular

I loved Astrobot on PS and unfortunately there aren't many platformers like that. I'm prob going to try Lucky's Tale and/or Ven VR Adventures next ($20 each).

Pistol Whip and The Room VR ($30 each) are on my list but I'm waiting on sales for those.



Anxiouz
900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
10-Jun(#5)
I'm interested in opinions on the elite strap and battery. So far I'm not playing for more than 2 hours but I hear the strap is more comfortable. And not being capped at 2 hours or whatever would be nice.
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
10-Jun(#6)
Anxiouz wrote:
> I'm interested in opinions on the elite strap and battery. So far I'm not playing
> for more than 2 hours but I hear the strap is more comfortable. And not being capped
> at 2 hours or whatever would be nice.

My brother has it and I've used his, it definitely seems worth it.
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
10-Jun(#7)
DemonAlcohol wrote:
> Half-life Alyx and Beat Saber are pretty much mandatory plays. I enjoyed both Moss
> and Cards & Tankards. Accounting+ is weird but worth a look and Job Simulator is
> a fun game that my daughter really loves.
>
> Keep an eye on Fanatical.com for VR bundles.

Alyx is only on Vive right?
DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Jun(#8)
MrBean wrote:
> DemonAlcohol wrote:
>> Half-life Alyx and Beat Saber are pretty much mandatory plays. I enjoyed both
> Moss
>> and Cards & Tankards. Accounting+ is weird but worth a look and Job Simulator
> is
>> a fun game that my daughter really loves.
>>
>> Keep an eye on Fanatical.com for VR bundles.
>
> Alyx is only on Vive right?

You can hook up the Quest to a computer. It allows you to run games from the computer video card, as well as shows on screen what you are looking at.
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
10-Jun(#9)
DemonAlcohol wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> DemonAlcohol wrote:
> |>> Half-life Alyx and Beat Saber are pretty much mandatory plays. I enjoyed both
>> Moss
> |>> and Cards & Tankards. Accounting+ is weird but worth a look and Job Simulator
>> is
> |>> a fun game that my daughter really loves.
> |>>
> |>> Keep an eye on Fanatical.com for VR bundles.
>>
>> Alyx is only on Vive right?
>
> You can hook up the Quest to a computer. It allows you to run games from the computer
> video card, as well as shows on screen what you are looking at.

Oh for real?! Well, TIL!
DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Jun(#10)
MrBean wrote:
> DemonAlcohol wrote:
>> MrBean wrote:
> |>> DemonAlcohol wrote:
>> |>> Half-life Alyx and Beat Saber are pretty much mandatory plays. I enjoyed both
> |>> Moss
>> |>> and Cards & Tankards. Accounting+ is weird but worth a look and Job Simulator
> |>> is
>> |>> a fun game that my daughter really loves.
>> |>>
>> |>> Keep an eye on Fanatical.com for VR bundles.
> |>>
> |>> Alyx is only on Vive right?
>>
>> You can hook up the Quest to a computer. It allows you to run games from the computer
>> video card, as well as shows on screen what you are looking at.
>
> Oh for real?! Well, TIL!

You can even run it over your wifi if it's fast enough.
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
10-Jun(#11)
@DemonAlcohol awesome! OEM cable is $80! Seeing some generic alternatives. I have a kickass home WiFi though, so I'll try that first.
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
* 10-Jun(#13)
DemonAlcohol wrote:
> I use this and it's works fine.
>

I just snagged this

https://a.co/d/5hgqfmf
DrizzDrizzDrizz
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Croatia
11-Jun(#14)
Ok you NEED to get Eleven Table Tennis. It's all i play on quest 2, even though there's so much other cool crap I bought (including Beat Saber and Resident evil 4)

If you're disappointed I'll personally paypal you the cost (but you can just refund it within 2 weeks/max 2 hr playtime AFAIK, for all the games)

If you get it let me know and we can play a couple rounds too
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
11-Jun(#15)
I second Accounting+. It's super weird but really interesting. If you get it, do all of the achievements, because there is some cool additional content that you only get by figuring out a few secrets.

DemonAlcohol wrote:
> Half-life Alyx and Beat Saber are pretty much mandatory plays. I enjoyed both Moss
> and Cards & Tankards. Accounting+ is weird but worth a look and Job Simulator is
> a fun game that my daughter really loves.
>
> Keep an eye on Fanatical.com for VR bundles.
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
11-Jun(#16)
@Anxiouz just opened mine finally. The default head strap is definitely crap in comparison (at least for a giant head).
DrizzDrizzDrizz
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Croatia
11-Jun(#17)
I got the Kiwi elite strap or whatever it's called and it was a gamechanger. Only thing I like about original strap is how compact the whole system is with it, this makes it much bulkier...but so much more comfortable, and easier to adjust
DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
11-Jun(#18)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> I second Accounting+. It's super weird but really interesting. If you get it, do
> all of the achievements, because there is some cool additional content that you only
> get by figuring out a few secrets.
>
> DemonAlcohol wrote:
>> Half-life Alyx and Beat Saber are pretty much mandatory plays. I enjoyed both
> Moss
>> and Cards & Tankards. Accounting+ is weird but worth a look and Job Simulator
> is
>> a fun game that my daughter really loves.
>>
>> Keep an eye on Fanatical.com for VR bundles.

Biggest hint: Plant the seed!
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
11-Jun(#19)
Actually, the elite strap is good... But I want to find something better. My head is gigantic and I just barely fit in, not enough room to keep glasses on either. Looks like Kiwi is a big player. Trying to find a combo strap and battery.
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
11-Jun(#20)
Got this coming tomorrow

BOBOVR M2 Pro Battery Pack Head Strap Compatible with Quest 2,Magnetic Connection and Lightweight Design, 5200mah Replaceable Hot Swap Power Bank VR Accessories https://a.co/d/0TeS55J
jessew0832
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
12-Jun(#21)
I have a Quest 1. I'm really liking Walkabout Mini Golf. It gives you 8 themed courses that are great. When you make par on a course, you unlock a pretty wicked hard mode for that course. There are also 4 extra courses you can buy.

Job Simulator, FX pinball, and Moss are also great games.
razeak
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
12-Jun(#22)
Download Aircar for free from Steam. Epic experience flying a car like a Blade Runner vehicle. It's only 1 city map, but there is a point. It's a great sense of immersion.

Star Wars Squadrons is good too. As well as Alien Isolation with the VR mod

In-game on wifi and it works great.
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
12-Jun(#23)
Alien Isolation would be nuts!
bonham2
600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
13-Jun(#24)
I don't have the most experience. I found that some of the more intense moving games give me serious motion sickness, so the free Ultimate Frisbee game is no good for me.
Here are some of my favorites:

Eleven Table Tennis - Amazing, realistic looking and feeling

Vader Immortal - Got all 3 episodes together for 1/2 price on Black Friday. It's a lot of fun.

Thrill of the Fight - This is the best boxing sim ever. It's a legitimate workout. Creed is more arcadey. This one is cheap and awesome.

Sports Scramble - I only played the demo, but I really liked the baseball game. It's worth checking out of you like sports. The bowling and tennis aren't that great.

And obviously Beat Saber, but endings talks about that one.
Anxiouz
900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
13-Jun(#25)
In the Youtube app check out this channel, they have some decent 360' view videos. it's not super clear in the headset but it is pretty interesting to glide over big cities and be able to look in any direction. I've enjoyed that quite a bit.

Channel :https://www.youtube.com/c/AirPanoVR

Example: https://youtu.be/O6tQF7CIMII?t=16
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
22-Jun(#26)
From @Anxiouz

The Oculus store is having a nice sale so I bought some new things:

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge (Quest 2) - 9/10 - Super simple but I am thoroughly enjoying every moment of this. There's nothing exceptional, but everything is super polished and really, really well done. Except for throwing grenades...I can't seem to figure that out...they just drop to my feet every time. frown

Synth Riders (Quest 2) - 8/10 - Best comparison would be to Beat Saber but with more smooth controller motions. Great music and a really zen experience. The light rumble in the controller along with your in-game arm glowing when hitting a note is brilliantly satisfying.
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
22-Jun(#27)
@Anxiouz I haven't even logged into my Oculus yet. Are these prices worth grabbing a few of the big ones or is there another market that's cheaper? I believe someone mentioned Fanatical before.
Finn
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
22-Jun(#28)
I don't have a good enough PC, but I am probably going to sell my Series X and get a PSVR 2. If I don't like it then I suppose I can always sell it and get another Xbox....

I am actually pretty impressed with the tech in the PSVR 2, I just wish they had Beat Saber.

*Oh crap they do.

Anxiouz
900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
22-Jun(#29)
@MrBean This is the deepest sale I've seen yet. Every day there is 1 item that gets discounted but it's usually just a couple bucks and so far nothing of interest. This is definitely a noteworthy sale although at most you might save $10 on something. But this is literally the only place you can buy the games.

Star Wars Galaxy Edge is a great example of what the Quest 2 can do. It's normally $25 + $10 for a DLC. All of it together is $25 right now and I hear with the DLC it's a good 7-8 hours of gameplay. I'm only a couple hours in but so far this is the best experience I've had on the Oculus. https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/112320777...

The music genre is ideal for VR, you may want to consider grabbing either of these, both are great but different:
Synth Riders $16.99 (normally $25)
Pistol Whip $20.99 (normally $30)

You can try a demo of Synth Riders if you want to sample it first (that's what I did): https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/365597796...
Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader
22-Jun(#30)
MrBean wrote:
> From @Anxiouz
>
> The Oculus store is having a nice sale so I bought some new things:
>
> Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge (Quest 2) - 9/10 - Super simple but I am
> thoroughly enjoying every moment of this. There's nothing exceptional, but everything
> is super polished and really, really well done. Except for throwing grenades...I
> can't seem to figure that out...they just drop to my feet every time. frown
>
> Synth Riders (Quest 2) - 8/10 - Best comparison would be to Beat Saber but with more
> smooth controller motions. Great music and a really zen experience. The light rumble
> in the controller along with your in-game arm glowing when hitting a note is brilliantly
> satisfying.

If you enjoy synth riders and beat saber you have to try Audica. It's from the creators of rock band and it's one of my favorite VR experiences
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
22-Jun(#31)
So taking advantage of this sale based on what I've heard in this thread and random browsing ... this is my current list.

Bought:
- Vader Immortal
- Star Wars Galaxy Edge
- Synth Riders
- Creed Rise to Glory
- Eleven Table Tennis
- Pistol Whip
- Walkabout Mini Golf
- Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs
- The Climb 2

Others to get (that weren't on sale)
- Beat Saber
- Pinball FX
- Red Matter

What else should I be snagging now while the sale is on? I lose internet tomorrow until Sunday afternoon as we'll be camping in a no signal area. Let me know ASAP!

Thanks
Anxiouz
900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
23-Jun(#32)
That's a solid list. I don't know that I could recommend anything else besides The Room VR or I Want You To Die. I haven't played them but hear great things. Oh, Moss is $20 if you never played it on PSVR. Moss 2 comes to Quest in July I think.

Red Matter was the first thing I bought. It's super chill (no enemies or weapons) and a good first experience but now that I've played other stuff it's a bit dull in comparison. Definitely wait for a sale on it.

Topic   VR discussion