I wasn't very interested in Virtual Reality but I have to say I'm a convert ... with some nods to where the technology is.
There is a Bethesda VR booth at PAX East and after over 90 minutes of waiting in line, you could coose the new Doom or Fallout 3.
Now, being the first time trying this I wasn't sure what to expect. The picture wasn't as sharp and clear as the regular game, but "wow" what an experience. The left controller operated grenades (which I conveniently dropped at my feet the first time) and your "teleporting" to specific places. The right operated the guns.
Once I was actually playing it I had one of the best gaming experiences as I really did feel I was there. The teleporting was sort of immersion breaking (so I suppose one has to "buy into it") and "yes" one could just walk but the chord is only so long as well as the space you are playing in.
I do see the chord becoming something of an issue as I was trying to play but all the while was very conscious I could fall over it. I didn't mind the feel of the googles or the headset but then again I only had 5? 10 minutes to try it? Probably 10, time went by quickly but I did feel like it was a good bit of time.
The boss battle was wild as well as the flying cacodemon. Another issue, especially with the chord, was that mobs could come behind you so turning was necessary but of course you didn't want to wind the thing around you.
All, in all, I'm going to get it.
The goggles I used were HTC Vive. The Bethesda employee who set everything up for me (and made sure I didn't walk through their booth) seemed to prefer it over other options.
Tomorrow I'm going to see if I can get into the new Resident Evil VR experience as they are only giving out 288 tickets per day.