GrinWithoutaKat wrote:Ended up buying it all at game. I know I could have saved £10 buying online but don't mind paying the extra for the instant gratification. Well, not quite instant as I have to get through the work day first. Got RE7, Superhot and Gran Turismo, will buy Batman VR and Tumble from the store when I get home.
Please share your experiences here so those of us that can’t afford/can’t handle VR can enjoy it vicariously
First of all, the amount of extra cables was nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be. Set up was surprisingly easy!
First thing we tried was Ocean Descent from VR Worlds and it's probably the perfect thing to start off since there's no movement. Definitely got that 'wow factor', and almost everyone was reaching out to try and touch things I tried GT next and maybe that wasn't such a great idea. It didn't make me feel sick, but I could definitely feel a little disorientation with it. Next went into YouTube VR, watched a couple of impressive videos, until a 'lego roller coaster' popped up on recommended. Another mistake! I'm putting it down to the video being terrible. Kind of jerky, and the roller coaster didn't... um... roll like you'd expect it to. Turned it off at that point to have a little break.
Came back a few hours later to try Batman and it was even more amazing than the Ocean Descent experience. Absolutely loved it. When I play games, I tend to be quite focused on the current goal. I'm not one of these people that just wanders off to explore, but these VR games really make me want to slow down and look at EVERYTHING. Finished off by watching Jurassic Park in 3D. Not sure I'll watch many films like this because of the resolution, but I can see myself doing it now and then, and it was nice to watch something without being distracted by my phone
Planning to give the Kitchen demo a try later. I know it's going to scare the gooseberry fool out of me, but another experience where you are static would be good to help ease me in I think. Then going to give GT another bash. Will pick a track that's not an oval with banks, and will stop trying to race and maybe just go for a slow drive around a more scenic track.
Also, I started using my Playstation Wireless headset, but found the earbuds that come with the VR unit actually sounded better just because of the awkward fit with the wireless headset over the top of the VR headset.