Batman Arkham VR

Whew.  This one was a bit of a roller coaster.  I’ll try to stay out of spoiler territory.

 

The game starts out pretty simply, introducing you to the environment and controls as Bruce Wayne.  Very quickly you suit up, and the only way I know to describe this feeling is this:

Complete with a grapnel gun, scanner, and batarangs.

The graphics are pretty awesome, and it was a good ride.  Just remember… this takes place pretty late in the Batman Arkham timeline.  It gets pretty crazy towards the end, which is saying something for this series, as you don’t have the separation of a screen that you had in similar sequences in those games.

I only have one minor complaint.  When you move from one location to another, particularly if Batman is fighting, in order to avoid motion sickness (and the animation cost, I assume) the screen blanks out while you hear the sounds of motion.  This still caused issues with me.  My eyes didn’t have common elements to focus on anymore, and I could only see the inside of the headset, which is disorienting for a sudden transition.  I’d rather it rendered an actual black void instead of leaving me with the inside of the headset.

Other than those gripes, it’s awesome donning the cowl!

For those of you who are interested, it’s on sale for 50% off on Oculus Rift right now.

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