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I watched one streamer play it and wasn't impressed at all.All these VR games are doing is putting the camera which has always been there in every game and stick it right up to your face forcing you to turn your neck around to see.People might be intrigued by something new,a new toy,a gimmick but imo it doesn't make gaming any better or look any better.I have no idea why Valve aimed for VR.My assumption is there are too many people that waited a long time for a new Half Life game and they couldn't deliver the same quality and respect the originals did.So they entered a VERY small ,shallow market where competition is weak,that way a sub par effort can fly under the radar.Watching streamers with these headsets looks very cumbersome,not enjoyable at all.I have seen nothing at all that would convince me to jump on board the VR ship.I feel just like in the past,the gimmick has already quieted and will remain silent until some new mass marketing scheme has some new idea.Even if there was one really great amazing game,i do not think that would still convince me to buy a VR set,i would need to see the industry get on board so that i would know lots of good games incoming for VR.
I watched a couple of twitch streamers play this, as I won't be playing it. It was a good VR game even though I watched and not played. Both the streamers paid the $1000 price for Valve's latest VR rig.While I watched, I was reminded of playing Dungeon Siege with my friend as a multiplayer game. We were both stunned by the graphics... back then (mid 90's-ish). Today, though, the graphics pale in comparison to what we have as commonplace now. That's how I saw Alyx. It's by far the best VR I've seen (not experienced), but so much room for improvement still.I'm not saying it was bad or undeserving of any and all praise the game receives. It deserves every bit of it. However, floating hands and lack of body perception left me less "immersed" than the streamers I watched, who couldn't stop raving on their own immersion.Luckily, Half-Life: Alyx works with other VR rigs besides Valve's own, so I think many VR players are playing the game, though not as it was intended to be experienced, yet still a great time. I hope it does well and inspires more VR breakthroughs
It's a half life game... it would be a success if it was an N64 exclusive today.
ultimateduck said:Seems like someone that has never put on a VR HMD. It's isn't a 360 degree flat screen, it's 6DOF VR... and it's much more 3D than a 3D movie. It's impossible to explain how immersive it is.
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