So I bought Dreadhalls on the Oculus store and here are some thoughts. I have not finished the game so there may be more stuff.
Firstly it looks great, nice lighting, ultra low latency and runs oh-so-smoothly on my DK2. I wish this was how it was when DK2 launched back in 2014. I noticed that the black level isn't black, it's grey and I wonder if this was done by the developer to fix black smear or if Oculus recommends or demands that this be implemented. I don't like black smear but I think I might dislike milky black even more. Kind of defeats the purpose of having an OLED panel if you don't get inky blacks, especially in horror settings.
The game is quite basic, just run around collect keys unlock new areas and avoid monsters. I have completed quite a few levels and I'm hoping there is something new ahead. There are lockpicks but all doors open anyway if you wait. There are coins that unlock hints or messages but these seem tacked on as a reason for having coins in the first place. And there are props that don't do anything which was a little disappointing. I didn't see a skeleton twitch, or a statue move, or look at me. I do get that there is only one dev and his resources may have been a bit limited.
It is creepy for sure, but I did play the demo a lot and got quite used to it and I don't think this update has enough new scares. The monsters follow you once they see you and either you get away or you don't. You can usually outrun the slower monsters quite easily. And it seemed I was able to run around for quite a while without seeing anything threatening. (It may be that things get harder later on.) I see missed opportunity for added creepiness eg. rats running around, a bat swooping down past your face and disappearing into the distance, or a feeling that something is creeping up from behind. If you noped out in the demo though, or are not into horror it's probably creepy enough that you still won't like it much.
Overall I like the game and I think the price is reasonable I just want it to be a lot scarier and have more content. I do wonder if the dev is finished working on it or if there are plans to add more stuff, or maybe make a sequel with more resources. If anyone else has bought it I'd be interested in your opinions. Thanks for reading!