Oculus Go Game Reviews – Omega Agent

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Omega Agent for the Oculus Go is one of those games that when you hear the premise for you say “man that is a great idea”. Omega Agent wants to help you become the ultimate spy. Kind of like a cross between James Bond and Ethan Hunt. While the idea of the game is truly awesome, the execution could have done with just a little bit more. Still, if you want something fun (and affordable) to play on your Oculus Go, keep on reading to see what makes this stand out.

The idea of Omega Agent is that you are on an island that is there to train the next wave of super spies. Omega Island is a really cool place to explore and explore you will thanks to your jetpack! What kind of spy does not have a jetpack? Well, that is my point exactly. The jetpack gives you a real sense of speed, height, and depth as you play and I am sure some people may get a bit motion sick from this.

Omega Agent is split into different training missions. These will require you to do things like run along rooftops, destroy drones, zip through the sky and other such things. The actual game I felt played very well and the training missions were fun to do. There are different variations and difficulties to them so if you do get super into it, you can play them again and again. This is ideal if you want to try and beat your score or get to the end of a mission faster.

My problem is that the training missions feel like they should be leading to something. Do not get me wrong, I get that the idea of this game and Omega Island is that you are training to become a spy. The game does that very, very well. However, it feels like the tutorial level of a game and it just feels like there should be something more to the game, like a whole section where you are actually a spy doing real missions, taking on real bad guys.

Presentation wise I really do love what they have done with Omega Agent on the Oculus Go. It looks fantastic and has a very retro kind of vibe to it. If you have seen the Disney movies called The Incredibles. The game has a look and feel to the throwback footage that those movies use. It really does work well and I love how bright and colorful everything in the game is.

In all, I do actually like what Omega Agent is offering. It controls great, it looks awesome and I think that the premise really is a lot of fun. However, even with the very cheap price tag (it is two bucks as I write this), the game left me wanting more. To be fair it left me wanting more because what it offered was good. I just feel that one or two real spy missions really would have made this a must buy for Oculus Go owners.

Pros:

I love the presentation

The different missions you do are pretty fun

Controls work great, even the shooting

Using the jetpack is a lot of fun to do

It is very cheap

Cons:

The game leaves you wanting more

It may make you motion sick

Oculus Go Game Reviews – Herobound: Spirit Champion

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I have heard a lot of people compare Herobound: Spirit Champion to The Legend of Zelda and I do think that is a good comparison. However, for me when I played through this game, I actually felt that it had more in common with a game like Moss than it did Zelda. Not that I am saying that is a bad thing of course. If you love action and adventure games, Herobound: Spirit Champion is certainly one you need for your Oculus Go.

Let me start by letting you know the story of the game. You are the Spirit of Life (well you are the avatar) and you need to dive in and explore the four realms to free the remaining Spirits who need your help. What makes this kind of like a Zelda game is that when you rescue one of the Spirits, they will give you some of their power. It is the Spirit powers that you will need to defeat the big bad of the game which is the Spirit of Fire! Your ultimate goal is to be the Spirit Champion.

I like the way that the story is told and while not super deep, I do feel that there is enough here to push you along and give you a reason to be doing what you are doing. I like how the game has a kind of storybook feel to the storytelling. The presentation is ok, I feel that a bit more detailing in each of the realms would have been nice. The realms do have their own style, but the different areas just feel kind of empty.

The gameplay for me made me think of Moss pretty much as soon as I played it. You view the action from a great vantage point and you will need to do some platforming, fighting and even the little bit of puzzle solving as you go from area to area. You will fight lots of enemies on your way to the “boss” of each level who will then result in you getting some Spirit Power.

I felt that Herobound: Spirit Champion played very well on the Oculus Go. There are not enough games like this for the Oculus Go if you ask me so it does make this stand out from the crowd. I think that from a gameplay point of view they really nailed it. So much so that it makes me think if they made a sequel to this and improved on what they already have done it would make it a truly must own game for the Oculus Go.

Now I cannot talk about Herobound: Spirit Champion without addressing the issue of it crashing on launch. I have heard that some people have this really bad and I must admit that it happened to me twice while playing it. I think this is one of those “bugs” that you can get lucky with like I did or it can pretty much ruin the game for you.

In all, I had a fantastic time with Herobound: Spirit Champion. Think of it as Moss with a bit of Legend of Zelda sprinkled on top. I think that at under 10 bucks the asking price is perfect as there is far more “game” here than what I have experienced with other VR games that are priced in a similar fashion. If you are looking for a game that actually feels like a game, you have to check out Herobound: Spirit Champion.

Pros:

Plays kind of like Moss

You get new abilities as you go which is cool

The story of the game is quite good

The controls work great with the Oculus Go

Cons:

Levels need more life to them

It can crash on launching

Oculus Go Game Reviews – Evil Robot Traffic Jam

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Evil Robot Traffic Jam has such a standout and crazy title that it was a game I knew I had to play. This was even before I knew what the heck kind of game it was! Well, I would say that Evil Robot Traffic Jam is a tower defense style game, but it has more of an emphasis on fun than most other games I have come across in this genre do.

The idea of the game is actually a lot of fun. Basically, you know all those annoying traffic jams you get stuck in at the worst possible time? Well, it turns out that these are not just a coincidence, but the work of evil robots who want nothing more than to drive you crazy, waste your time, make sure you are late for work or even worse… miss that 10:30 AM cut off point for a McDonald’s breakfast.

Evil Robot Traffic Jam plays out like any other tower defense style game you have played before. At the start of each level, you can purchase your weaponry and then decide where you are going to position it on the level. As you progress through the game (and destroy a ton of evil robots) you will be making a lot of money. This money can be used to purchase new towers, upgrades, and abilities that are going to come in real handy as the game does start to get rather tough.

Tower Defense games always make you think and Evil Robot Traffic Jam is no different. You are always second guessing what you are spending your money on! In the early game, you might decide that upgrading your existing towers is the way to go. Or you may just decide to go for it and blow all your money on just one new and expensive tower. It is a very delicate balancing act and there is a bit of trial and error here. You do have limited lives and getting as high a ranking as possible is something you actually want to do.

One of the most fun aspects of Evil Robot Traffic Jam for me was the boss battles. I love the design of the bosses and taking them down is a very rewarding experience. You can build up powerful attacks as you play (like a super meter) and I would very much recommend that you try and save these for the boss battles if you can.

The overall look of the game is really great. I love how it has a very cartoony look and it fits the tone and idea of the game very well. One thing that it also does very well is the use of VR. I love games that make me have to move my head around or throw stuff around my head. Plus, you have these drones that you can use as well and these also do wonders to make you feel like you really are in a VR world.

I had an absolute blast with Evil Robot Traffic Jam and highly recommend that any of you guys who like tower defense games check it out. I am not sure there is enough here to win over non fans of this genre. However, those who are into it like I am are really going to have a lot of fun here.

Pros:

Makes great use of VR

Fantastic cartoon-style visuals

The game poses quite a challenge

There is a lot of strategies to consider in each level

A fun progression system

Cons:

It is not going to win over non fans of the genre

Some levels have a lot of trial and error