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Oculus Quest Review: VR for the Everyman - MMORPG.com

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imageOculus Quest Review: VR for the Everyman - MMORPG.com

Virtual reality is amazing but there’s no escaping the cost. PC-based VR is expensive, requiring not just the headset and tracking kit but also a PC powerful enough to run it all. Oculus has an answer: the Quest is poised to change the game on consumer VR and if you’ve been on the fence, now is the time to hop down. This is our review of the Oculus Quest.

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  • Spriggen1337Spriggen1337 Member UncommonPosts: 193
    edited August 16

    So its some sort of android based system or is it propitiatory OS running?

    Either way wouldnt it make sense to allow some sort of game streaming/sharing like the nvidia shield either with a wireless dongle attached to the PC or a cable or a cloud based service

    If this isnt the case i wouldnt get it because it would have to limited a library!
  • sakersaker Member UncommonPosts: 1,239
    buying into something part of the zuckerberg-creatures empire?, nah, I don't think so.
    PhaserlightPhry
  • skeaserskeaser Member UncommonPosts: 3,949
    Cool a new VR headset that can support an anemic games library.
    Phaserlight
  • Viper482Viper482 Member EpicPosts: 2,646
    $400 VR for the "everyman"? Is this a joke?
    Phry
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  • keithiankeithian Member UncommonPosts: 3,136
    edited August 17
    Some of these comments are ridiculous. The $400 price range is within reach of anyone who buys a console, which is the majority of gamers. Personally, I have an Oculus Rift S because I'm a graphics whore and can't settle for any sacrifices, and the games on the Oculus Rift S are on average just better...not to mention it has google earth VR which I love and I have a powerful 1080ti which handles everything with ease..

    As far as Facebook, I'm not a fan of Zuckerberg either, but you are only hurting yourselves by not trying something for political reasons that is an amazing one of a kind experience. VR done correctly is amazing. Everyone that tries the headset is also amazed. The Quest is a fantastic experience (I've tried it multiple times).

    I really can't wait though for Gen 2, but for now the Oculus Rift S or the Quest depending on what pros and cons are important to you are terrific. EDIT: Off topic, I haven't touched my headset in over a week because I'm addicted to Divinity Original Sin 2 on a widescreen monitor lol.

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  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Member EpicPosts: 2,889
    Viper482 said:
    $400 VR for the "everyman"? Is this a joke?
    If you are willing to sacrifice 3 degrees of freedom (and get access to a library 10x the size of Quest) you can buy a Go for $200.

    "The simple is the seal of the true and beauty is the splendor of truth" -Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
    Authored 139 missions in Vendetta Online and 4 tracks in Distance

  • goboygogoboygo Member RarePosts: 2,041
    Have they fixed the I want to throw up on my shoes problem with VR?
    cheyane
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 2,756
    Viper482 said:
    $400 VR for the "everyman"? Is this a joke?
    If you are willing to sacrifice 3 degrees of freedom (and get access to a library 10x the size of Quest) you can buy a Go for $200.
    I was wondering about the Quest library, can you not hook up the device to your PC and download/buy any VR game and then detach it again? Or does it have its own “special” library? The last would be a huge no go. I also checked out the Go, nice piece of hardware but definitely too limited. Unfortunately the Quest is priced 449 euro’s over here instead of 399 dollars, thats about a 100 dollars difference...

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    'the only way he could nail it any better is if he used a cross.'

    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...
  • ThaneThane Member RarePosts: 3,379
    edited August 18

    Viper482 said:

    $400 VR for the "everyman"? Is this a joke?


    exactly my thought... what exactly is the everyone part here? same price as before.
    if they want more people to buy em. drop the prices.

    "I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!"

  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,344
    goboygo said:
    Have they fixed the I want to throw up on my shoes problem with VR?
    Have to ask about this too. I cannot use it. Tried in the shop and wanted to puke.
    image
  • roberthassanroberthassan Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    Virtual reality is a fake domain that is made with programming and displayed to the client so that the client suspends conviction and acknowledges it as a genuine situation. On a PC, the computer-generated reality is essentially experienced through two of the five detects sight and blackmart sound.

    The most straightforward type of augmented reality is a 3-D picture that can be investigated intuitively at a PC, for the most part by controlling keys or the mouse with the goal that the substance of the picture moves toward some path or zooms in or out.
  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 10,833
    It will take significant advancement in the tech for VR to become mainstream, Quest isn't it, not even close, its too expensive and its too primitive.
    saker
  • UngoodUngood Member EpicPosts: 2,757
    I went 1,200 for my PC.. 400 is not that much all things said and done..

    Anyway.. so.. if I buy this.. what are the games that work with it?
  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Member EpicPosts: 2,889
    Ungood said:
    I went 1,200 for my PC.. 400 is not that much all things said and done..

    Anyway.. so.. if I buy this.. what are the games that work with it?
    Here you go.  It's all the games this guy thinks are "OK!" :neutral:

    lahnmir said:
    Viper482 said:
    $400 VR for the "everyman"? Is this a joke?
    If you are willing to sacrifice 3 degrees of freedom (and get access to a library 10x the size of Quest) you can buy a Go for $200.
    I was wondering about the Quest library, can you not hook up the device to your PC and download/buy any VR game and then detach it again? Or does it have its own “special” library? The last would be a huge no go. I also checked out the Go, nice piece of hardware but definitely too limited. Unfortunately the Quest is priced 449 euro’s over here instead of 399 dollars, thats about a 100 dollars difference...

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    My impression is that it's a "walled garden" approach: much more so than Go; that's the biggest thing keeping me from buying one right now.  I've seen people have success in side loading apps that aren't part of the 'official list', but I'm not really interested in doing that song and dance; side loading isn't the same as official support.
    Ungoodlahnmir

    "The simple is the seal of the true and beauty is the splendor of truth" -Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
    Authored 139 missions in Vendetta Online and 4 tracks in Distance

  • sakersaker Member UncommonPosts: 1,239
    - waiting to see the zuckerberg-creature try and force all purchases to be through his zucker-bucks. As bad as things already are with these too-big-to-fail monopoly companies, sure lets give them their own currencies too - what could possibly go wrong? They've already "proven" their "trustworthiness" and "security" right?
    Phaserlight
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,332
    Wake me up when ONE good VR game arrives to warrant spending way too much on a VR headset.

    Just watched a new game  "Time Stall" yep nothing has changed,devs still making crappy games for VR.

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Member EpicPosts: 2,889
    Wizardry said:
    Wake me up when ONE good VR game arrives to warrant spending way too much on a VR headset.

    Just watched a new game  "Time Stall" yep nothing has changed,devs still making crappy games for VR.
    Minecraft
    Vendetta Online VR
    Dreadhalls
    Bomb Squad
    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
    JUMP
    Bait!
    Land's End
    Dead Secret
    Esper 2

    ...all of the above are pretty great, IMO.  VR as a medium is a fairly huge step forward.  I've used both 6dof (Vive) and 3dof (GearVR) and honestly the translational degrees of freedom thing isn't as big a deal as the internet at large has made it seem.

    The stereoscopic POV is a game changer.

    "The simple is the seal of the true and beauty is the splendor of truth" -Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
    Authored 139 missions in Vendetta Online and 4 tracks in Distance

  • UngoodUngood Member EpicPosts: 2,757
    Ungood said:
    I went 1,200 for my PC.. 400 is not that much all things said and done..

    Anyway.. so.. if I buy this.. what are the games that work with it?
    Here you go.  It's all the games this guy thinks are "OK!" :neutral:

    Let me guess.. Fruit Ninja is the epic shits?
    Phaserlight
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 2,756
    Ungood said:
    I went 1,200 for my PC.. 400 is not that much all things said and done..

    Anyway.. so.. if I buy this.. what are the games that work with it?
    Here you go.  It's all the games this guy thinks are "OK!" :neutral:

    lahnmir said:
    Viper482 said:
    $400 VR for the "everyman"? Is this a joke?
    If you are willing to sacrifice 3 degrees of freedom (and get access to a library 10x the size of Quest) you can buy a Go for $200.
    I was wondering about the Quest library, can you not hook up the device to your PC and download/buy any VR game and then detach it again? Or does it have its own “special” library? The last would be a huge no go. I also checked out the Go, nice piece of hardware but definitely too limited. Unfortunately the Quest is priced 449 euro’s over here instead of 399 dollars, thats about a 100 dollars difference...

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    My impression is that it's a "walled garden" approach: much more so than Go; that's the biggest thing keeping me from buying one right now.  I've seen people have success in side loading apps that aren't part of the 'official list', but I'm not really interested in doing that song and dance; side loading isn't the same as official support.
    Seems like you are right, hard pass it is. Too bad, when/if I buy a VR set it will definitely be a wireless one without sensors and although 399 is a lot of money its reasonably fair when compared to other sets. A shame really.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    'the only way he could nail it any better is if he used a cross.'

    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...
  • SkaioverrideSkaioverride Member UncommonPosts: 54
    edited August 18



    So its some sort of android based system or is it propitiatory OS running?


    Either way wouldnt it make sense to allow some sort of game streaming/sharing like the nvidia shield either with a wireless dongle attached to the PC or a cable or a cloud based service


    If this isnt the case i wouldnt get it because it would have to limited a library!



    Android based, you can sideload any app you want and yes, you can stream with VRidge, so with a bit of modding it works with all steam games too.
  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member EpicPosts: 1,829
    You can hook it up to the PC easily enough. https://www.androidcentral.com/how-connect-oculus-quest-your-computer


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