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Do You Own a VR Device?

Yes, and it's awesome 168 13.05%
 
Yes, it's alright 84 6.53%
 
Yes, but I regret it 43 3.34%
 
No, but I really want one 143 11.11%
 
No, but I'm considering it 243 18.88%
 
No, not interested at all 606 47.09%
 
Total:1,287

Had PSVR since Day One, and Upgraded to the new revision last year. Easily my favorite platform this generation.

There library on PSVR is much better then PS4, XBO, or Switch. My gaming time has almost completely moved to VR. I still play stuff like Super Mario Odyssey, God of War, Spider-Man, Forza Horizon 4, and soon Red Dead 2, but I get in complete the main content, and get right back to VR.

After playing Gran Turismo Sport VR, Arizona Sunshine, Farpoint, Until Dawn Rush of Blood, London Heist, Pierhead Arcade, Pinball FX2 VR, and so many more titles, going back to TV and Gamepad just feels empty and limiting. This years titles like Moss, Farpoint, Knockout League, Creed, and Astro Bot just to name a few, have completely overshadowed God of War, Detroit, and Spider-Man. Those are still fun expereinces, but playing them I only reminds me how much VR has advanced games. So many times while playing I just think, this would be so much more fun, so much more impactful, and so much more emersive if it was in VR.



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Chazore said:
Errorist76 said:

Why didn’t you answer my question? I don’t need to understand it, but I would like to. I can understand the money argument, but “not there yet?” 

Have you read the Astro Bot reviews the other guy just posted? Seems pretty “there” to me, don’t you think?

Because I'm not getting into a flame debate.

You don't need to understand my personal desire for what VR should be and where it should be at. 

I have the money to afford all 3 headsets, their systems and the hardware required, I just choose not to because I do not see it as being "there" yet. 

Reading the reviews doesn't tell me it's "there", it just tells me that a group of people think something is subjectively awesome. And going by footage, it's more akin to a party themed game than one that explores VR in various and deep ways. That and it's exclusive to one system, one that I've no intention of playing.

That last part sounds very convincing, especially when looking at your sig. I don’t need to try to convince you, it’s out there for everyone to read what “a certain group of people” thinks about the game. I guess one can always find something else to justify one’s opinion. 

I accept your opinion, but I think you’re severely missing out. 



Errorist76 said:

That last part sounds very convincing, especially when looking at your sig. I don’t need to try to convince you, it’s out there for everyone to read what “a certain group of people” thinks about the game. I guess one can always find something else to justify one’s opinion. 

So you do desire a flame debate then?, because now your attaching the sig to a known flame war of itself.

I never needed convincing of any sort, frankly because I am able to see what is currently out there on the field, and it does not entice nor excite me. Like I said in my original post, I'm waiting for gen 3 at the least, when, hopefully VR games will have reached a point where they contain just as much depth, complexity and stunning visuals that we've come to expect from AAA titles.

When I said "certain group of people", I was referring to the journos, not a specific console group btw. 

I need no justification either, it's just my own personal choice and decision on the matter. 



I tried a friend’s Vive and it was amazing.

I bought a PSVR to play through a bunch of titles in the comfort of my own home. Some great new experiences there which were worth trying out. The Vive is much more immersive if you can justify the price.

Overall though, I sold the PSVR and games because it’s not something I’ll use long-term. The setup is messy with cables everywhere, you need to cordon off a large area to play (not an issue if you live alone, but family and kids make this an unnecessary barrier to entry), and individual sessions can be limited once nausea kicks in (dependant on the games you play).

It’s worth trying, but isn’t yet convenient enough for many (most?) lifestyles.



To be honest, I think this medium will definitely need some groundbreaking advancements in game mechanics (as far as interactions with characters, environments and story go) if we'll ever want VR to take off like Nintendo has done for the video game industry back then.

I mean (at a risk to sound horribly cliché) we need a "SAO" type of game with a VR headgear capable of total immersion.

Right now, it feels like we're in it's infancy still. Drawing further comparaison with the early video game industry,

I could easily compare the Virtual Boy to the first machine which played pong.

Now we're kinda like in the 2nd Gen era with all these dev./pub./compagnies flocking the market with different headsets and games that still doesn't elevate the medium to much.

Yeah we need a revolution. *Instant reminder of Iwata's Wii reveal* *cries*



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Chazore said:

... when, hopefully VR games will have reached a point where they contain just as much depth, complexity and stunning visuals that we've come to expect from AAA titles.

 

Again...I don’t get why you refuse to believe all the journos and I’m telling you again: Astro-Bot is a fully fledged AAA title with up to 12 hours playtime and has probably more complexity and depth due to all the VR specific game mechanics, than many other platformers before it. The visuals are also absolutely top notch.



Let's get back to it when I have more room and I'm more interested in investing in a new graphics card. Most like I'll upgrade my graphics card once Total War: Three Kingdoms comes out, but that won't help with the space issue...



I don't get people saying that it's not "there" yet and waiting for way higher tech and lower more affordable costs. You can wait 10-20 years until it's "there".....in the meantime, I enjoy this, now.

https://youtu.be/xRb8qx4AqvU



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Errorist76 said:

Again...I don’t get why you refuse to believe all the journos and I’m telling you again: Astro-Bot is a fully fledged AAA title with up to 12 hours playtime and has probably more complexity and depth due to all the VR specific game mechanics, than many other platformers before it. The visuals are also absolutely top notch.

because that's their own experiences?. Theirs alone are subjective and not objective (not one can be in the case of "wow this is awesome 10/10" because it's subjective.

Going from what I've seen, it doesn't look as complex as anything outside of a party based VR game, one filled with mini game like events of it's own.

Visuals for me are sub-par, which leads us to the difference in opinion at the end of the day.