Virtual Reality (VR) technology has been skirting around the fringes of the gaming industry for some time now, but it finally looks ready to make a huge leap forward.
The recent launch of the Iron Man VR game highlighted many of the tech’s capabilities, although it is fair to say there is still plenty for developers to work on.
Read on as we take a closer look at one of the best VR games to hit the market to date and assess what the future may hold for the tech.
Iron Man VR: The Story
The game thrusts players into the role of industrialist Tony Stark – the Marvel Comics character who created his own flying suit of armour to go head-to-head with various villains.
The game starts with a big change in Stark’s life as his company embarks on project to manufacture clean energy rather than weapons.
However, things soon take a turn for the worse as Stark is ambushed on his private plane by a drone originally designed by his company.
He is then threatened by a masked woman, Ghost, who promises to make his life a misery as revenge for the people impacted by the weapons made by his firm.
Iron Man VR: The Gameplay
The game uses PlayStation Move controllers to take charge of Iron Man’s gauntlets, with your movements and button presses dictating your progress through the game.
Players can upgrade their armour and weapons in between missions, while changes to the hand thrusters to increase speed are also possible.
The missions pitch Stark against drones based on land and in the air, with players able to fight through a 360-degree spectrum.
The tech aspect of this portion of the game hasn’t quite been perfected, with the immersive feel often lost if you step out of range of the camera.
Iron Man VR: Pros and Cons
In addition to the niggle about the camera, Iron Man VR’s issues are heightened by the need for players to stay within the narrow circular confines.
Flying is undoubtedly the most exciting element of the game, although the previously mentioned problems means this isn’t as immersive as it could be.
The gameplay element is rather limited for players more used to the expansive nature of other gaming tech, giving it more of an arcade-style feel.
This factor will undoubtedly be hugely attractive to players who enjoy quick thrills from their gaming, but may leave others feeling a bit underwhelmed.
Iron Man VR: The Verdict
Some experts have written off VR as a passing fad, but this game proves that the tech is heading in the right direction. Iron Man VR isn’t perfect, but when the gameplay does fall into place it highlights the exciting potential of the tech.
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