Well, first things first - who am I?
I love playing Battlefield 4 with keyboard+mouse. It’s easy to understand, kill all enemies and capture the flag, and the matches are short.
In Star Conflict you have the same game type - but in space and it is working great (with or without Oculus Rift)!
I am so old that PONG was actually the first videogame I played… and after that I have kept playing nearly every game for every hardware.
When the first hype for VR (VirtualReality) came for about 25 years ago I was so close to buy a unit for very much money… but honestly - it was crap.
But for me, I understood that VR was the future. So I waited and waited… and then (after many years) did Palmer Luckey something great - the Oculus Rift.
I bought the unit and start testing it with every demo and game I found - and it was really wonderful!
Now, why do I tell you all this?
All my friends and family have tried the Oculus Rift and they all liked it a lot! But none(!) have asked to try it again…
Why? I think there are more than one answer to this but the main two reasons are:
Back to me then…
I also got some motionsickness in the beginning, but I kept playing for longer and longer sessions - and today I have no problem at all!
But the low resolution is still a problem… for the first minutes. After a while I forget about it and I only see the wonderful 3D world that is around me.
Now I hope you all understand that the first Oculus Rift (DK1) is not for all. I do hope that the second one DK2 is way much better (they say it will be). And when they release the commercial one I belive that it will change, not only the way we play games, but also many other things that we today can’t even think of…
So, my experience in Star Conflict is in one word - awesome! First time I started the tutorial I was BLOWN AWAY!
- I can’t in words explain how incredible fantastic the game is when using Oculus Rift. But remember, I have no problem with motionsickness.
When you are in a dogfight and the enemy fly by you, I’ll guess you have some problem to follow him when using a monitor. In Oculus Rift you just turn your head and follow him and then turn your ship after him without loosing him from sight! That’s really neat…
And the world in Star Conflict is great and made in “3D”… It looks fantastic when you look at it on your monitor… Yes? …but when you use the Oculus Rift… fantastic goes to fantastic X 10! It’s hard to explain but you are truly in that world!
You know when you play you see the world from behind your ship. In Oculus Rift you “hang” just above your ship. You can look up, to the sides and when you look down you see the ship and the 3D-deep is awesome. Your ship is so close and far away you see the asteroids and even farther away you see a planet. Words can never explain that feeleing - you have to try it to understand it!
As I said earlier I have tried nearly every demo and game out there that works with the Oculus Rift.
The Star Conflict developers have made a great work to support Oculus Rift - best of them all! A big thanks from me!
So, if I rate Star Conflict a 5 of 5 when playing it with a normal monitor I need to raise that to a 10 of 5 if I play with Oculus Rift.
It’s still the same game - but with Oculus Rift you ARE IN THE GAME!