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Old 11-20-2017, 07:00 PM   #16
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Holy Cow, I tried it now in VR. It'S awesome, some of the best I have seen in VR so far. The scaling is totally different,m the creatures are huge, and in huge qunaities small and big fish around. The sight in unbelievable. The illusion is unbelievable. The colours and motion everwhere filling your vision - un believable.

If diving is your thing, get this in VR. If you like VR, get this game. The visual impression is overkill. For VR, this is a must have.
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:27 AM   #17
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Holy Cow, I tried it now in VR. It'S awesome, some of the best I have seen in VR so far. The scaling is totally different,m the creatures are huge, and in huge qunaities small and big fish around. The sight in unbelievable. The illusion is unbelievable. The colours and motion everwhere filling your vision - un believable.

If diving is your thing, get this in VR. If you like VR, get this game. The visual impression is overkill. For VR, this is a must have.
It seems like it would perfectly suit VR. would you recommend purchasing a VR unit with the game selection currently or wait until they refine the hardware?

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Old 11-29-2017, 12:49 PM   #18
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I knew that VR images are more blurry than what you see on monitor. I expected worse, however. What VR now gives me, blew my mind out of the skull. If you can afford it, go for it, it is much more than just "good enough".

But I also bought a very beefy system, I had to get a new one, the old one, seven years old, fell apart. I spend much more than I would have if I would not have had VR on the agenda. As a result I have quite robust reserves, and VR software of the kind there is now, does not bring my hardware to its knees. I do not need to make compromises in frame rates and inviting the risk of dizziness or nausea due to frames being limited, I can keep almost everything at the ideal and wanted 90 fps - in Oculus (on monitor, it sometimes is three times as high frames ).

Considering that this is just th first generation of VR headsets, and future ones will have more pixels and thus more demand for hardware specs, I would recommend to go "all in" if you buy a new system now and want VR. My specs are in my profile.

VR reall changed the way I see computer games. And Google Earth in VR - I admit first time I dived into it, resulted in emotional overload. Its magic, and its charming. Its a wonder that human mind can come up with somethign like THIS.

Not all software for VR, is really good or is even needed. And VR cannot serve well in just every purpose, you have to understand the limitations as well as the gains to judge what kind of software may suit this new medium, and what not. But there are some ideal combinations. And if you hit one of these, then - well, I said it already: it blows your mind out of your skull.

I am enthusiastic about it. So: yes, go for it. But I also say: know what you are doing when deciding on what hardware to buy.

Also understand please that I am not certain that it will be games driving VR further in the future. It could be other things, in fact many game genres do not easily lend themselves to VR, and first heavyweights in the business already have withdrawn again. I think this time VR has come to stay - but that it takes over the game market as well I do not take as a certain. Its possible, but not certain. For some things VR is fantastic. For others, not so much.

the limitations in optical image quality get more than just compensated for. You oversee them very fast. I forgot about them after the first minute.

Free stuff you want to try out: 360° videos (of high pixel resolution!). Google Earth VR, Vitual Desktop. Free demos: the little Robot by Oculus (the demo is called First Encounter), and the "Air Car" simulation, which is one of the most intense experience I currtently can have in VR, fantastic; and "Robo Recall", a game which indeed is very good. Mission ISS is giving you a nice opporutnity to disocer looks and dimension of the ISS, both inside and form outside. The game genre that benfits most from VR: racing sims. Best games I play on VR: Assetto Corsa, Raceroom, IL-2 Battle for Stalingrad (!!!) , Eleven Table Tennis, Subnautica, Alien Isolation (very intense!!!), First Person Tennis. My plans to get in the future: Aerofly FS2 (a flightism light, due to the fantastic graphics), Fallout 4 VR, Skyrim VR, maybe a Golf game.

To me, it was completely worth my investments, which were not small. But as I said: I am enthusiastic.


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Thank you so much for your detailed response Skybird, it's really appreciated. I've been a lurker here for a while but the level of helpfulness/friendliness on this forum is beyond incredible.

I think I might go ahead and buy one after the new year, hopefully they go down even more then! My system is around 3-4 years old at the minute but if it doesn't run too well I'll just upgrade it.

Again I really appreciate your response and can't wait to give VR a try!
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Truth beign told, the price drop of Oculus, which is quite dramatic, was pure despair. Their hardwarwe, although being the doorkicker, does or did not sell well, they had to react. HTC Vive has sold roughly twice as many, and Sony even 4-5 times as many (late summer/early autumn).

I expect that prices going down, but whether it will be so dramatic so fast as with Oculus (-50% in less than one year), I have my doubts.
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After three years in early access, Subnautica is now - after a last final delay late last year - confirmed to be officially full-released on January 23rd.

Online statistics show that it already has been sold 1.85 million times in these three years. Wowh. Not bad for an Early Access title.

Its also described by many critics and players as the best underwater theme title on the market. I would sign in to that description, I know nothing that even gets close to it.

3 Years in EA is long, too long I think, but then in all these three years they frequently delivered huge, voluminous and content-rich updates. They really were productive. Last patch arrived just today, another 1 GB upgrade added to the already installed 14 GB.

You dive on January 23rd.
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Picked this one up on this weekend's sale. It caught my eye two years ago, but I waited for it to come out of EA. And I think it's great. Not usually my type if game, but this one is well done. It's quite a nice blend of wonder, horror, great graphics and sensible systems. I am still new, but for the US$20 they are asking for it this weekend it's a steal. Even then it's normally just $25.


I've found it to be a very interesting change of pace from my normal gaming.


I'm not far along enough to comment on the story, but the game gets quite high marks for the story in most user reviews. Usually survival games are quite light in the narrative department, but this one evidently has a good one. But I gotta fix the radio first....


Thanks for the headsup on this one Skybird, it was this thread I think that first interested me in the game a couple years ago.
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If you can, play it in VR. Its breathtaking, one of the best VR games around. The immersion and visual quality cannot be described.

When you go real deep, or into the open abyss, you learn what the term claustrophobia" really is about.


Subnautica gets top notes from around the web, especially where they rank survival games. After this long time now I still fullheartly recommend it. Its pretty much unique and without comparable rival.
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Thanks, and I understand it to be a great VR game, but that's not a possibility for me I'm afraid. And that's OK and a case of I'm fine missing what I don't know I'm missing. It looks great in tangible reality


It's just such a different game for me. It's refreshing. The undersea world is amazing, and I'm glad they went with an alien ecology. The way they've realized the flora and fauna is exceptional. Hats off to the dev team.
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