Audioshield is a Virtual Reality (VR) game that mixes boxing and guitar hero. Your controllers turn into two shields; one blue and one red. The beats of the song are represented by blue and red orbs. You have to hit the correct color orb with the correct color shield as the beats come flying in at you. There is also a third color, purple, which can be blocked by putting both shields together.
When I first heard of Audioshield I will admit I was a little skeptical. I’ve always scoffed at music-based games like DDR and Guitar Hero. I’m a girl who loves her RPGs and puzzles. If you don’t give me a nice bit of story, it’s hard to get me interested. Don’t get me wrong! I’m not going to harass anyone who does like and play music games. It’s just not my cup of cocoa.
So what happened? Why did I buy Audioshield? Why is it now in my top ten favorite VR games? Continue reading →
Okay, let’s get one thing straight right out of the gate. I know I’m late to the party. Virtual Reality (VR) has been around a couple of years now. It’s not brand spanking new. That’s okay. I’ve decided to jump in anyway because this gaming revolution is just starting to gain some momentum.
It’s difficult to describe Virtual Reality to someone who has never tried it before. Imgaine you live in Star Trek and you walked onto the holodeck. It’s like that. No really. Just like that. When you put that headset on you are in a different place. You can experience the ocean by walking on the sea floor in theBlu or fight off evil corporate robots in Raw Data. Then when you take off the headset you’re a little disappointed at the lack of jellyfish and dead robots in your living room. It’s that immersive.
It’s immersive to the point that I’ve done very little gaming the last few months except in VR (I have an HTC Vive for those who simply must know). Consider this a head’s up for lots of VR related content incoming! Steam Summer Sale just ended not long ago and I stuffed my games list with a bunch of good deals. I’ve already got a couple things in the works from beginner’s guides to game reviews so stay tuned!