Oculus Rift Game Reviews – Waltz of the Wizard

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There is certainly no shortage of VR games that make you feel like a wizard that is for sure. As a fan of Harry Potter, I am always looking for that VR experience that is going to make me feel like I am in Hogwarts. While I must admit right off the bat that Waltz of the Wizard isn’t quite as “Harry Potter” as I would have liked. It is a solid experience and one that I feel if they were to make a sequel, building upon this would be very “spellbinding” indeed.

The game sees you in this creepy tower. They absolutely nailed the atmosphere here and at first you kind of wonder what the heck you are supposed to do. Well, you have a “friend” in the form of a spirit trapped inside a skull that is there to help you. This is funny, annoying and helpful all rolled into one. Here you can learn about your powers and mess around with the cauldron. A huge part of the fun of the game for me was finding all the stuff that is hidden. Mixing potions in your cauldron to come up with new spells is something that is so well done I really wish there was more of it.

You can blast things with a fireball or you can use a mystic looking crossbow. There is not a whole lot to the game in all honesty and you will probably blow through all that it has to offer in just a couple of hours. However, Waltz of the Wizard is a free VR experience for the Oculus Rift and I must say that this is one of the most polished free VR experiences I have had with my Oculus Rift. Some might say it is short, lacking in things to do and so on. However, for something that is free it is actually pretty damn good.

It is the kind of thing you can fire up every now and again and mess around by casting spells and using the cauldron to mix potions. There are only a handful of things you can place into the cauldron and there are eight (I am pretty sure it is eight) spells and they are all fun to mess around with. Finding out about different dimensions and maybe even going a little bit to the dark side are some of the most fun I have had pretending to be a VR wizard.

You may be thinking that I am not saying a great deal about Waltz of the Wizard for the Oculus Rift, but truth be told there is not a huge amount to this. It is a fun experience that is for sure and for free I guess you cannot complain about the lack of content. I am really, really hopeful that a lot of people like this game and the developers do not throw in the magic towel and make a full-on release with this magical engine they have created.

Pros:

You feel like a wizard

You can mess around with different spells

The controls are very easy to get to grips with

The game is free!

The skull has a strange sense of humor

Cons:

Could have used a few more spells

Oculus Rift Game Reviews – Spider-Man: Far From Home Virtual Reality

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I played the heck out of the Spider-Man: Homecoming demo that was put out for that movie on the PlayStation VR and had a great time with it. Well, to celebrate the awesome, Spider-Man: Far From Home movie, another free tie in was made, but this time it is the Oculus Rift I am checking it out on. This is 100 percent free so do not come into this thinking you are getting 10 plus hours of gameplay here. It is a fun way to pretend you are Spider-Man and it actually works far better than you would think.

The best part about Spider-Man: Homecoming VR was the part when it finally let you start web slinging around New York City. The problem was the part you had to do before that while not horrible, was not quite as much fun. Spider-Man: Far From Home VR fixes this problem and the majority of this experience is all about web slinging and I must admit that I felt it works better here than it did in the first game.

There is a robotic menace causing trouble and only our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is up to the task of keeping the city safe. You will be zipping all over the city, taking down these drone looking things, all the while keeping your eyes open for the “larger menace” that is causing havoc. It is actually done quite well, the presentation for a free game and a game that was clearly put together in a short time frame is actually rather well done. It is kind of like a tech demo in many ways, but a very polished one. The fun presentation happens right at the start as unlike the first game, here you have multiple spider suits that you can wear which if you have seen the movie is a great deal of fun.

The controls in Spider-Man: Far From Home VR work great. You use each hand as your web slinging action and it feels so, so satisfying when you get this down. I could easily spend 30 minutes or so just web slinging around and having a great time doing so. The shooting of your webs at the drones is good and probably the weakest part of the game. I know that sounds odd, but the actual shooting works great, but it is the reloading that lets this gameplay mechanic down. You see in order to reload your webs, you have to shoot “off-screen” this works in other similar games (rail shooters) here though as you are so fluid when web slinging it can be easy when you mean to reload to fire a line of web somewhere you do not mean to.

For a free game, I actually feel that Spider-Man: Far From Home VR offers you a lot of fun. The web slinging, in particular, is very well done and I could see them making a whole game out of this. It is far better done than the Homecoming VR experience and as it is free, you really have no excuse not to give this one a try.

Pros:

You feel like you are Spider-Man

Four different Spider suits to wear

The game is far more polished than you would think

Web slinging is very satisfying

Shooting down drones is fun

Cons:

The reloading can be a bit annoying

It does make you wish it was a full game

100 Best Oculus Go Games 2020

Oculus Go is a very interesting and easy to use VR unit for phones. It’s an amazing way for you to experience VR without having to spend a ton of money on it. There are lots of cool options to consider and use here, and the fact that you are always in control is quite nice to begin with. But what games can you play on it? Here are some of the best titles for you to check out! 

100 Best Oculus Go Games
 
You can check the list here and read more about each title and why we believe it deserves its ranking in the following pages.

List of Top 100 Oculus Go Games

  1. World of Mazes – Episode 1 (Chapters 1 & 2)
  2. Bait!
  3. Temple Run VR
  4. Suicide Squad: Special Ops VR
  5. Dragon Front
  6. Smash Hit
  7. GUNJACK
  8. Shooting Showdown 2 VR
  9. Cosmos Warfare
  10. Land’s End
  11. Maze VR: Ultimate Pathfinding
  12. Poker VR
  13. Play With Me
  14. Herobound: Spirit Champion
  15. Oculus Arcade
  16. FindingVR
  17. Anshar Wars 2
  18. Dreadhalls Demo
  19. 405 Road Rage
  20. Herobound: First Steps
  21. PolyRunner VR
  22. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  23. Jigsaw Puzzle VR
  24. Sky Fighter: Training Day
  25. Dead Secret
  26. Dreadhalls
  27. Herobound Gladiators
  28. Darknet
  29. Dead and Buried
  30. Deer Hunter VR
  31. The Harbinger Trial
  32. VR Karts: Sprint
  33. Esper 2
  34. DRIFT
  35. That Dragon, Cancer: I’m Sorry Guys, It’s Not Good
  36. Zombie Strike
  37. Bandit Six
  38. End Space
  39. Drop Dead
  40. Solitaire Jester
  41. Jake and Tess’ Finding Monsters Adventure
  42. Bandit Six: Salvo
  43. Wheel Rush
  44. Pyramids Roller Coaster
  45. Wands
  46. Tomb Raider VR: Lara’s Escape
  47. Omega Agent
  48. Don’t Look Away
  49. Escape Room VR
  50. BombSquad
  51. 0110 Run
  52. Goosebumps Night of Scares
  53. Mortal Blitz VR – Escape The Darkness (Episode 1)
  54. Esper
  55. Space Battle
  56. CubeRun.VR
  57. FREE FLIGHTER
  58. Mr Cat’s Adventure
  59. Virtual Virtual Reality
  60. Dark Days
  61. Conflict0: Shattered
  62. Ping Pong
  63. Perfect Moon VR Edition
  64. Angest
  65. Death Horizon
  66. Snake VR
  67. Viral
  68. One-Man VurgeR
  69. Overflight
  70. WE COME IN PEACE…
  71. Damnfields
  72. Evil Robot Traffic Jam Demo
  73. Daedalus
  74. The Hospital: Allison’s Diary
  75. Neverout
  76. Merry Snowballs
  77. RUSH
  78. Gumi no Yume
  79. Audio Arena Demo
  80. Age of Diamonds
  81. Protocol Zero
  82. Annie Amber
  83. Sammy in VR
  84. Space Dodge
  85. Gun Club 3 VR
  86. JUMP
  87. Rococo VR
  88. Proton Pulse
  89. Shooter’s Alley
  90. Slice&Dice
  91. Cubey Tube
  92. Ultrawings
  93. Ski Jumping VR
  94. Hidden Temple – VR Adventure
  95. Sea Hero Quest
  96. Sera: A Story
  97. Turkey Hunt
  98. Evil Robot Traffic Jam
  99. ElectroBeats
  100. PRIME BIRD