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#601 2017-01-28 06:47:30

Merenwen
Pilgrim
From: Germany
Registered: 2014-05-12
Posts: 2393

Re: QM - The Heart Of What Is Silly

*waves*

Had my first experience with Virtual Realitiy last night. My sister borrowed the Playstation VR from her boss to play the new Resident Evil 7 with it, and I tried that out, too. And all I can say is: No. just no! :D I am easily startled and this game is quite scary even without the VR. Everyone had fun while I was screaming like a little girl.

But it is awesome. I couldn't imagine how VR looks like, but it really looks like you are in the game, in the same room as your character. I had some problems at first until my eyes and brain got used to that, like feeling dizzy and so on. My sister will keep the glasses for a week or so, so I will have some opportunities to try it out some more.

For today I am going back to my usual FFXV playthrough.

Last edited by Merenwen (2017-01-28 06:48:00)

 

#602 2017-01-28 08:00:49

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32895
Website

Re: QM - The Heart Of What Is Silly

Okay, now I can add a ball to the list of things I've been to, but I'm filing that under, "you know, I'd rather go to Castlefest". I mean, it was okay, but not something I particularly want to do.

And now it's time to spend the rest of the weekend on the couch, cursing female anatomy. Bah.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
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#603 2017-01-28 11:21:23

Peter
Pilgrim
From: Austria
Registered: 2001-08-23
Posts: 39631
Website

Re: QM - The Heart Of What Is Silly

Did you enjoy some aspects of it, Magpie? Beautiful dresses, if maybe not quite as varied in colour as you would like?


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#604 2017-01-28 11:29:47

Peter
Pilgrim
From: Austria
Registered: 2001-08-23
Posts: 39631
Website

Re: QM - The Heart Of What Is Silly

I have yet to experience VR myself. I had a chance at Dreamhack last year, but passed on it. Too lazy to get in line and my back was already hurting anyway. I am not as optimistic about the mainstream appeal as some. Prices will come down quickly, but the restrictions on game designers are severe. If the player moves around the world too much, he'll get sick, so the games need to be very static or use some form of teleportation mechanic.

Basically, the games need to be designed around VR, instead of adding VR to an existing game, which makes content creation much more expensive.


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#605 2017-01-28 13:23:51

ylvs
Mantis
From: Art Central
Registered: 2001-06-19
Posts: 13416

Re: QM - The Heart Of What Is Silly

*puts the Heart on some coffin and sets the pire on fire*

 

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