To say that I loved Vader Immortal when I played it earlier this year is a massive understatement. I was worried about how long it would take for Vader Immortal Episode 2 to arrive on the Oculus Quest, but here it is! This is the killer app for the Oculus Quest and I was so excited to learn that episode 2 would be released so fast. However, does it live up to what the first episode started?
The story of Vader Immortal Episode 2 follows on from episode 1 (as you would expect) I think that those of us who are Star Wars fans can probably see what is coming here a mile off, but that does not mean it is bad. Vader has found out that there is something which can make him immortal and you are on the toasty hot planet, Mustafar to get it for him. I have really enjoyed the story so far and have to say you are nuts to play this before episode 1.
As much as I really enjoy the story that the Vader Immortal for Oculus Quest is telling so far. Episode 2 I must say is about half the length of the first episode. I was actually quite shocked at how soon it ended. You are probably looking at around 30 minutes of playtime, to get through the whole story which does feel a little short. To be fair though, while short, the game is still awesome if you are a Star Wars fan.
Once again, you are hacking and slashing your way through the game with a lightsaber and it feels fantastic. The lightsaber play in the game is awesome and a major highlight of VR gaming in general (especially thanks to the wireless nature of the Oculus Quest) but Vader Immortal Episode 2 introduces The Force to the game! You can now use the Force to grab things and throw them. The way this works is great you reach out to grab what you want to grand and then throw it. It feels so very satisfying. You know how good it feels in a game like The Force Unleashed to use The Force? Well it is even better when you do that in VR! It actually makes me excited to think about what other abilities further episodes may add.
Vader Immortal Episode 2 may have a very short story, but they have added in a mode called Lightsaber Dojo II which is a great deal of fun. Basically, you just fight off wave after wave of enemies and it is rather shallow, but this is the kind of thing that is just so much fun to do. I have fired this game up every couple of days since I purchased it just to have a few rounds in the Lightsaber Dojo and I am sure most other people will do the same.
I really am enjoying what they are doing with this series. There is going to be a lot of people talking smack about how short Vader Immortal Episode 2 is. However, I think the short story that is here is very well done and makes me excited to think about what could be coming next. Using The Force works just as well as using the lightsaber does and it is a great deal of fun to do.
You can now use The Force!
The story is great if you love Star Wars
Has a very authentic Star Wars feel to the whole game
I really enjoy the Lightsaber Dojo mode
The wireless nature of the Oculus Quest really shines here
You can beat the story in around 30 minutes
Will we get a new episode in 2019?