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get2sammyb

@adf86 On the corners, it sounds like just a limitation of the technology you're experiencing. You can try this guide, though (sounds like you've done everything anyway mind): http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2018/01/guide_how_to_solve_blu...

It's really cool hearing from people who are trying VR for the first time. It melted my mind when I first tried it.

I still don't think a lot of the sceptics realise how ridiculously amazing it is.

WillMerfi

@adf86 I've had PSVR since last summer and I just finished playing RE7. Hands down the best experience I've had in VR and I can't imagine playing that game any other way. I just ordered Skyrim and I never played it before so I hope it delivers.

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chucknorris078

Moss!!! Can't wait to play it next week. They need to get a release date for Star Child.. the demo was amazing. Reminded me of Metroid in VR.

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chucknorris078

@Fight_Teza_Fight What's the difficulty of Sprint Vector? I really want to play it but I don't want a game that is too hard to a fault. Some of the VR games are too hard because its in VR.

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rjejr

@adf86 SW sounds good, but I don't think I'll ever own SWB. Though I think my library has it as a rental, I'll have to check.

The whole experience to me is a bit blurry, but I'm old and wear progressive lenses so it's physically impossible for some of it to not be blurry. And now I know what people mean by "screen door" effect as if you try to actually look at the screen rather than what's on the screen it sure is pixelated. But when you're sucked in and playing I don't notice it, just when I'm standing there and looking around.

@get2sammyb "I still don't think a lot of the sceptics realise how ridiculously amazing it is."

I think most people, myself included, have tried "VR" on a phone and found it cool, but no phone headset I've tried has ever been anything like the PSVR headset. Also, Viewmaster slides as a kid. Viewmaster slides as a kid was the best thing ever, but again, nothing like this. And thanks for the link to the guide, I had no idea there even was settings for pupil to pupil distance. Dont' think I'll mess around with it too much with 4 of us using it, I'll just keep it where it is, but it's nice to know it's there.

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Fight_Teza_Fight

@chucknorris078 Yeah I get that. I've had to scale the difficulty down in SkyrimVR cause I just kept dying to much. As for Sprint Vector...basically what Sammy says.
If you're planning to play for longer physical conditioning probably comes into it as well. However, once you get the timing of the 'strides/swings' right you can travel a lot faster and further without expending as much energy.

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rjejr

I played a bunch VR of demos last night - Battlezone, Moss, Star Child, GT Sport, which only let me play looking backwards at my body w/o a head, that was weird, Ocean Deep in VR World.

Those 3rd person "diorama games" I've heard them called, are weird. Besides being way too blurry I don't see the point. Moss is by far the better experience, its 3D vs Star Child 2D, but Id' rather just play them both w/o the headset on, just Move and camera.

Battlezone lived up to the hype. I only did the first level and couldn't find the machine gun button but it does a great job of putting you in the action. Was getting a bit nausea playing that one as well, probably couldn't play it for too long.

Deep Ocean was a nice movie, I liked the manta rays. Wish it gave me hands w/ the Move but it's still pretty cool but a bit short.

Need to get VR Worlds, the hub w/ the interactive globes was fun in and of itself. Maybe I'll just buy it now and get it over with.

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themcnoisy

@adf86 it can also be the game. Things close up should be clear, far away it is blurry.

What other games have you tried?

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adf86

So it's been over 3 weeks since I got PSVR so I thought I'd give an overview of my experience so far.
Firstly when you have both your nephew, brother, nanna and grandad all trying it and coming away impressed then it must be doing something right. Even I was surprised at how well my grandparents took to it, I thought I might have got a bit of the old "why did you waste your money on this crap" treatment but I got the complete opposite.
As for the games, Batman Arkham VR was great was just a shame it was short but loved how the story tied back to the Arkhamverse. And you should have been there when my nephew was playing the sewer level and looked through a hole only to see Killer Croc walking past, he just froze in place for like ten seconds lol.
Statik was a great little puzzler and getting some of the solutions by realising that the answers aren't always on the box never got old.
Thumper feels even more visceral in VR then it does on TV and the size of the bosses in comparison was really intimidating.
Rez Infinite fits VR like a glove, at points I felt like I was thumbling into Tron's world, I'll come back to this game later though.
Star Wars Battlefront VR mission was my first experience with the tech and left a huge impression but sadly I needed to save space cos it's essentially a 40GB file for one mode for me now.
I took a brave pill and tried Resi 7 in VR and as I confidently marched up to the Bakers I quickly turned off the headset since things were starting to feel too real (bearing in mind I completed it on TV already as well so I knew what was coming)
PSVR Worlds's London Heist was a decent tech demo but the shooting for Blood and Truth needs improving as I found it very finicky especially when there wasn't a reticule to know where I was shooting.
Gran Turismo Sport's VR mode was really well done but it's crying out for a time trial mode now.
Polybius is an arcade shooter for the senses, Jeff Minter's Tempest formula has found it's natural home.

Ok now onto the motion sickness issue, all these games made me queasy.
Battlezone, Driveclub VR, Eve Valkyrie, Starblood Arena, Scavenger Odyssey, Star Child Demo and Rigs
Yet games that are similar in nature like GT Sport, Battlefront, CoD Infinite experience and London Heist's chase sequence I had no problems at all. I don't know if it's how each game does motion or it's how my body is reacting that day who knows. Either way I absolutely understand now why teleportation is a mechanic in certain games, so bring on Wipeout

Finally I want to leave on Rez Infinte. Now I finished the game on TV but I wanted to experience the Area X zone in VR. After playing three days ago I'm still of the opinion that it's one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had in the 25 years plus I've been gaming. Rez's gameplay gets taken off the rails literally and for 20 minutes you go on this incredible journey where it feels like your conducting the most elaborate firework display in Tron's Grid, enemies are above you, there below you, you have to fly up, down and around to get to them. Then you warp through tunnels like your in the beginning of Doctor Who. And it culminates in a finale where my favourite PS4 theme (Rez Infinite Singularity BTW) evolves in front of my eyes with the music reaching a thrilling crescendo with each passing shot I throw. As the end credits began to roll, all I could do was sit there, raise my hands in the air and clap loudly. I was that impressed. Before I was a believer in VR because I wanted to be, now I believe in it fully (despite growing pains and current limitations) after seeing it with my own eyes.

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@adf86 And just to think this is only the beginning.

Im gonna be honest mate and since using vr a few times, normal tv single player gaming isnt as fun anymore.

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Rudy_Manchego

@adf86 Glad you are getting on well with PSVR. I've had since launch and I find that I can go a few weeks without playing, then when I play it, I'm like, wow this is amazing.

One of the things I find interesting, and a possible limitation of the current iteration of the technology, is how different titles affect different people. I am fine with most of the games you had issues with (except for Rigs which makes me want to hurl). I loved Thumper but got a headache after playing for an hour or so. The game was awesome though.

I haven't tried Rez yet but heard it is awesome. If you have move controllers, I can'r recommend Superhot enough. That was the last game on VR that reminded me you don't get that experience anywhere else then on VR. I really felt like Neo in the Matrix!

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kyleforrester87

Yeah sickness is the main reason I am put off a PSVR. I am quite prone to motion sickness and if I get a bit queazy I get in a right strop and my day is ruined.

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themcnoisy

@kyleforrester87 @Rudy_Manchego motion sickness has ruined my day off today. Wipeout (which is insane) I couldnt even finish a lap and I was starting to feel sick. So gutted it is awesome anyone who has doesnt suffer from vr alergies needs to give it a go. Even the initial new vr splash screen. 3 black and White Wipeout craft approach you and its like Holy Shi+!!!! They are not small craft and you can almost smell them. absolutely brilliant. But it is unplayable to me.

I then gave pop up pilgrims a whirl. Pretty neat indie game. The problem is it becomes really hard too quickly. The first boss I just gave up. It probably doesnt help that the controls are a touch off when selecting characters in a close group. That was fine as your on one spot so no motion sickness there.

Then I tried scavengers quest from psvr worlds which I had never tried. I finished the first section and got the trophy but all the twisting and jumping again mafe me feel pretty bad.

I ended up having a drink and playing destruction ball for half an hour to sort my head out.

It hasnt been a pleasent vr experience today. A so so puzzler and 2 vr sickness simulators.

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Rudy_Manchego

@themcnoisy That's a shame on Wipeout. I am thinking of picking it up. I thought there was a lot of settings to help with motion sickness but haven't tried. The scavengers quest on VR worlds also made me feel rather ill and I barely got past a few minutes. It's like Rigs for me, cannot deal with it.

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themcnoisy

@Rudy_Manchego Its none vr as well so grab it. The wrap around cardboard case if you get that makes it look like a ps1 case (kind of) so thats a big win!

You get 2048, wipeout hd and wipeout fury. I already had 2048 on Vita but its better and easier to play on ps4.

Edit) yeah it does have about 5 toggle settings. They didnt seem to do much. One is stick to track and field of view but either way I didnt feel too good when I changed them. Funnily I wasnt as bad with Scavengers even though you jump upside down and stuff. That has a noticable black border area when jump and that really does help!

What is amazing on vr worlds which hasnt been pointed out is the atmosphere effects. During the strange symbol sequences you have this blue icicle stuff slowly moving across your viewpoint and then a beam of light, its absolutely amazing.

I really hope someone makes a really sedate game with loads of these amazing looking graphics.

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rjejr

Didn't purchase a game but borrowed Barman Arkham PSVR from the library, close enough.

Hadn't touched PSVR in about a month - busy playing never ending H:ZD - and it is still a pain to set up. Camera is hard to adjust right, couldn't find my earbuds - now in the box w/ the headset, I'll find another pair for non PSVR use - trying to decide if I should sit or stand, trying not to make it so blurry and get the hair out of my eyes stuck under my eye glass frames. But the game was still pretty good for an hour or so. And an hour or so is about all I can take in there.

The game had some nice graphics, and nice looking characters, and the manipulation worked fairly well with 2 Move, but really, it didn't feel like a Batman game until the last 60 seconds, felt more like Sherlock Holmes or Sin City or any film noir. Now I haven't played the Arkham games more than the demos, but I've seen enough films and read enough comics to know who the Batman is, and he's more than this game. Not being able to pilot either the plane or car was also a gip. Glad I didn't pay for it, am glad I borrowed it.

I had to look up an explanation for the ending. I'm still not happy with the explanation, but it sort of makes sense, and it was a good experience.

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