chris-littlechild - October 11, 2016
Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and the spangly new PlayStation VR are gathering steam, building hype and starting work developing a catalog of games to make their asses worthwhile. As weâ€™ve said before, this could be the beginning of a new era for games, or it could be a damp squib like lighting a fart in a rainstorm. Nobody knows yet. Â
One thing we can say for VR gaming, though, is that itâ€™s trying just about everything. Weâ€™ve flipped burgers for ravening zombie patrons. Weâ€™ve been for a swim with huge-ass marine dinosaur dudes. Weâ€™ve toured a virtual IKEA. All of which is fine in a nutso sort of way, but weâ€™re not really tapping into what VR tech can do for video games.
The main genre that comes to mind is horror. Most of us Ego-gamers have blasted the scrotes off of legions of lumpen flesh-things in our time, but in VR? With said beasts actually flailing their talons/tentacles/other assorted appendages at our ACTUAL EYEBALLS? Thatâ€™s just a shat pair of undercrackers waiting to happen, right there.
On that note, letâ€™s take an ogle at Face Your Fears, coming to Oculus Rift this Halloween. According to devs Turtle Rock Studios (Evolve), the game will center around all kinds of scary-ass scenarios. In one, players will experience standing in a childâ€™s haunted bedroom at night, while another sees you powerless at the top of a skyscraper while some kind of demonic giant robot bastard climbs up the building at you.
As Game Spot reports, only these two scenarios have been unveiled so far, and thereâ€™ll be much more to the title. With that said, though, holy hell that kidâ€™s face.
Face Your Fears hits Gear VR on October 31.