Oculus Go Game Reviews – Virtual Virtual Reality

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There are some VR games that just capture what VR is all about. That is exactly what the awesome Virtual Virtual Reality. I have played every version of this game that is out there and even on the Oculus Go, Virtual Virtual Reality is a fantastic time and one of the most memorable VR experiences you can get.

The Story

I really love the story that Virtual Virtual Reality is telling. It is not just the actual story itself, but the way it is told. In the future, all of the fancy AI technology we have created (think of things like Alexa and Seri) has gotten so smart that it is the one in charge now! As a human, you need to find a purpose and prove that you still have a use in this AI-controlled world.

You work for a company called, Activitude which is run by the AI overlord, Chaz. Will you work hard and find your place in the AI-controlled world? Or will you be the one to rise up and put humanity back at the top? The story is awesome and has a few great twists and turns that you really do not see coming.

The Gameplay

The gameplay of Virtual Virtual Reality on the Oculus Go is rather hard to talk about as there is so much of it! The game has you working like a million different things. This can range from working in a greenhouse to taking care of a giant blue whale. You never know what Virtual Virtual Reality is going to throw your way and that is a huge part of the fun of this game. There are actually over 50 VR worlds each with their own “gimmick” that you have to deal with.

The AI of each world will give you the tasks you are required to do, but then it is really up to you how you go about them. In terms of the gameplay, I get a kind of “Job Simulator” vibe from it. I find that the game works great on the Oculus Go. The controllers are fine and as each world is confined you do not have to do a ton of moving around so the movement (teleportation) feels very natural and did not make me motion sick at all.

The Presentation

I have played this on all of the Oculus devices and thanks to the art style that they went for there really is not much in the way of a difference. It may not be quite as sharp as the Rift version, but most folks would probably be hard-pressed to notice. What I really like about the presentation is just how different each world you are in is. Some are bright and colorful and then some are darker and more sinister, it is done very well so much so that you never know what is coming your way.

The audio is just awesome! I love the way the different AI has a different personality from each other and this really does shine through. the overall sound design is easy enough on the ears and fits the tone of the game very well. In all, presentation-wise, Virtual Virtual Reality on the Oculus Go is pretty fun, solid and entertaining.

Final Thoughts

I really do not think that it matters what play form you play this game on you AI-controlled in for a great time. The Oculus Go version of Virtual Virtual Reality is just a ton of fun to play. With a ton of worlds to have fun with, strange AI to deal with and great controls. This is a game that could not be any easier to recommend to Oculus Go users.

8.5/10

Oculus Rift Game Reviews – Virtual Virtual Reality

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It is kind of crazy to think that the Oculus Rift version of Virtual Virtual Reality is the third version of this game that I have actually played! I do not mind at all as this is one of the most charming, amusing and just generally fun VR games you can play on any device. It is the kind of game that is perfect to show to someone who is unsure if VR is the real deal or a fad.

One of the main reasons that I really love Virtual Virtual Reality is the idea behind the game. As I write this, I literally just shouted at Alexa to play the Backstreet Boys (yeah, I like the Backstreet Boys, so sue me!) you see that is kind of the point of the game. Not to listen to the Backstreet Boys, but in that, we have all this technology in our homes that is super smart and makes our lives easier. However, what if this technology got smart enough to wonder why it is taking questions and orders from us, dumb humans?

Well, that is the idea behind this game and it does it in a very tongue in cheek kind of way. It is the kind of humor that may not make you legit LOL. However, it is the kind of humor that will ensure you have a smile on your face the whole time you play the game. You see this new AI overlord has decided that it is time for mankind to do all these little chores that it no longer wants to do. There are over 50 “jobs” that you will be tasked with doing and there is a ton of variety to what these jobs will require of you. Whales, phone boxes, weird alien worlds, greenhouses, and many more locations are the kind of places you will be tasked with working in.

The game is very, very clever and the tasks that it requires of you are never all that difficult, but being able to interact with the world how you see fit does leave a lot of what you do up to your interpretation. In this regard, I feel that Virtual Virtual Reality is kind of similar to what games such as Job Simulator ask of the player. Moving around each area, figuring out what you have to do, then how to do it and even just screwing around are all things that will shock you in how much time you spend doing them. This is one of those games where an intended 15-minute gaming session can turn into a couple of hours easily.

As far as Virtual Virtual Reality on the Oculus Rift goes, I feel that this is just as good as the Quest and Go. In all honesty, the graphics are not all that sharper, despite the extra horsepower, but they really do not need to be. You see this is a game that has a rather basic (basic, but it fits with the tone perfectly) art style so in actual fact I feel that this is a game any VR device could probably run.

I have to say that Virtual Virtual Reality is the kind of game I will simply never get bored of. There are a ton of different scenarios for you to play with and the puzzles are quite clever. Add to this a great premise and a very cheeky and dry sense of humor and you have a truly wonderful game that would be perfect in every Oculus Rift collection.

Pros:

Tons of VR worlds to play in

So much variety!

The game is very amusing

The premise is something I thought was very clever

Quick and easy to get into

Cons:

It is not exactly a cheap game

A few more tasks would have been nice

Oculus Quest Game Reviews Virtual Virtual Reality

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Bringing Virtual Virtual Reality over from the Oculus Go was a no brainer for the Oculus Quest. I put a lot of time into the Go version so I knew that they could have something very special with the Quest version of the game. Some games simply could not be played any other way than in VR and Virtual Virtual Reality is a prime example of that.

Let me start by saying that you better watch your back next time you yell at your Amazon Alexa to shut up and turn down the volume! You see in Virtual Virtual Reality on the Oculus Quest. The idea is that all this fancy AI we have, making our lives “easier” right now is eventually going to get to a point where it is so smart it questions why it is taking orders from us and not the other way around!

I love the whole tone that Virtual Virtual Reality has and despite having played another version of this game, I still had more than a few chuckles at the rather dry humor the game has. I think that Job Simulator is probably the easiest VR game to compare this to in terms of its tone and actually even in its gameplay as well. The game has a lot more “scenarios” than what Job Simulator offers though.

Actually, there are around 50 different VR worlds that you can dive into when playing Virtual Virtual Reality. You do actually question as the game goes on that if AI did ever rise up would it keep us, humans, around to do its dirty work? There are many different kinds of tasks that the AI will want you to do. These can range from being in a greenhouse type environment and helping a plant workout to taking care of a giant whale that is all dirty!

If you were to sit and look at a list of all the tasks that Virtual Virtual Reality is going to throw your way. What the heck???? Is what you would say over and over again! That is not meant as a negative towards the game, far from it. I love this kind of whacky humor and think that it is a huge part of what gives the game so much charm. It is the kind of game that most people who get into VR will try and get their buddies to play as a way to show off how much fun VR can be.

So, while the game is just as much fun as the version on the Oculus Go, does it play any better thanks to the Oculus Quest being wireless? I would have to say that yes, playing this on the Oculus Quest is the better way to play it. Sometimes you have to turn around a full 360 degrees, you can do that with buttons on the Go, but actually turning around with the Oculus Quest and not getting strangled by cables makes the experience so much more immersive.

I was not sure if playing through this game again would do it for me, but it certainly did. Virtual Virtual Reality on the Oculus Quest is a really fun and interesting game. It has many puzzles to figure out and the setting and story are very amusing and well done. I would even say that the game is very easy on the eyes and also has some very nice voice acting that will make you laugh on more than one occasion.

Pros:

50 VR worlds to experience

Lots of funny puzzles

You never know what is coming next

Is even better thanks to the Oculus Quest being wireless?

The humor is dry and very funny

Cons:

The game is priced at the higher end of the pricing spectrum

Even with the vast amount of VR worlds, the game is over pretty quickly