As I write this Blade & Sorcery for the Oculus Rift is a game that is still in early access. So, you have to keep that in mind before you throw down your 15 bucks to check it out. The idea of a VR focused medieval game that has a combat system that is developed with VR and immersion in mind is certainly something I was very interested in.
You pick from one of the three maps that the game has to offer. You then need to pick your loadout. This is a selection of melee-based weapons such as swords, spears, and axes. It is kind of cool how you can have them behind your back and on your hips. You also have a magic attack that you can use. You then pick the difficulty you want and the wave of enemies and then you fight. That as of now is all there is to Blade & Sorcery on the Oculus Rift, but man is it a ton of fun!
This is the best melee combat I have experienced in a VR game. The tracking is just perfect, you have full control over your weapons and it allows you to be more precise than in any other VR game around right now. Blocking one attacker with your sword and then stabbing another through the chest with your spear is very satisfying. The game does go for realistic character models which due to the way they act and the physics work are quite realistic so I can see some people having a hard time with this.
The game throws enemies at you at a pretty quick rate, but disposing of them is very satisfying and fun. The combat is brutal, I found stabbing someone with a spear to be particularly nasty! The magic attacks I feel need some work, but still zapping someone with electricity does help mix things up. You can also slow down time which is very handy when you have four or so people trying to cut off your head! It also makes the violence even more brutal and hard-hitting.
I am very interested to see what is going to be added to the game. From what I know, more maps, weapons, and abilities are said to be added soon so that is awesome. I would love to see what else they have in store, such as a campaign and a bit of story linking all the death and violence together. It looks decent enough right now, but I am sure there is more polish to come.
Overall, Blade & Sorcery for Oculus Rift is a great time. It is the kind of game you can fire up and just take your frustrations of the day out on. It is very well made and the combat really is second to none. I cannot wait to see what these guys come up with next as this engine they have created is something very special.
The best VR melee combat around
Slowing down time is fun
Using the spear is brutal!
While not many maps, they are all different
I like the realistic approach
It may be a bit violent for some
A little light on content right now