So the Rick & Morty VR game has been getting way too much viewing time on YouTube from me. I have been pondering whether investing in VR is a good idea or not. The problem is I need to upgrade my gaming PC and buy a Vive or Oculus VR system which, let’s face it, won’t be cheap. I thought by viewing the Rick & Morty playthroughs I would sate my appetite and have no urge to play the game.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. I want to play VR even more now that there is a Rick & Morty game, I could go the cheaper route of buying a PlayStation VR, but I want to experience PC VR. The PlayStation VR experience looks a little less polished, and the controls seem a lot less precise. However, the trade-off is that PlayStation VR is more accessible and cheaper. It also offers a less complicated setup and a set of lower requirements i.e. space in your gaming room. Still, I can’t help feeling that I would want the best possible experience and I am not sure PlayStation VR delivers this.
I started working up the costs of a new PC and a VR system. Before I knew it, I was better off ditching my existing PC and starting with a new shiny model. Of course, that was partly due to me wanting to have a bleeding edge machine to enjoy. Next question was Vive or Oculus? The winner, Vive! Oculus is having a rough time of it, and I watched Betamax and VHS, Blu-Ray and HD DVD. I am pretty sure that Oculus is heading down the Betamax and HD DVD route. The recent closure of its movie studio makes me think that Facebook see it being a less and less attractive purchase for them. I could, of course, be entirely wrong!
In terms of games, titles such as Star Trek Bridge Crew, Job Simulator and Rock Band VR look like they maybe worth joining Rick & Morty on my wanted list. I am sure there are others that deserve to be there, for example, Resident Evil 7 but I am a coward and won’t be playing it in standard non-VR mode either!
So the question is should I continue and hit the buy button. Well, no. I can’t justify the outlay just now. As much as I want to play the games I have mentioned I do not think the technology is quite where it needs to be yet, and I am still worried the whole thing will be treated and fall flat, just like 3D TV!
That doesn’t mean I can’t keep mulling it over though. Maybe later this year I will go ahead and buy into VR.
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