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Just bought a Oculus Rift CV1

Paddy234Paddy234 Posts: 33
Brain Burst
I just purchased a used oculus rift for $750 NZ which contains the headset, the touch controllers and 2 sensors. It will take a few days before it is delivered so i was just wondering what games would people recommend for me to get. I tried VR for the first time today using the vive at a VR lounge and was pretty blown away. I played Serious sam vr which was fun but pretty gimmicky and boring after 20 minutes and a driving game that i can't remember the name of which i didn't enjoy much due to motion sickness. I'm after more story driven games with great gameplay and while i know games like GTA 5, fallout 4, resident evil 7 etc aren't available yet for the rift are their games similar or close to these experiences? I would like to play some high quality games in graphics, story and gameplay to be immersed into the world as much as possible 

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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,224 Valuable Player
    edited April 2017
    Off the top of my head, I would recommend:

    Call of the Starseed Episode 1

    Robo Recall

    Technolust

    Obduction (now has better Touch support)

    Elite Dangerous

    Raw Data

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    Any VR Porn  :p


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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 5,140 Volunteer Moderator
    edited April 2017
    Plus a good car racing game like Assetto Corsa and a good flight sim like fsx, p3d or xplane with flyinside or now IL2 :) the world is your virtual oyster ;)
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 5,633 Valuable Player
    All of those games above plus the following from the Oculus Store:

    Dead & Buried (Free)
    The Unspoken
    Arizona Sunshine
    Edge Of Nowhere
    Chronos
    The Assembly
    Dreadhalls*
    EVE Valkyrie
    Dead Secret
    Damaged Core

    And the following from Steam:

    The Solus Project*
    P.O.L.L.E.N.*
    Subnautica*
    Push For Emor
    Onward*
    Pavlov*
    The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter VR*

    The ones I've marked with an asterisk are games that you'll need to grow your 'VR legs' before playing. Here's the best way to build up a resistance to simulation sickness:

    1) Play a Comfortable rated game from the Oculus Store until you START to feel a little odd or uncomfortable and then STOP immediately (by pressing the Oculus Button on the Touch controller/Oculus Button on the remote/Xbox button on the Gamepad) and keep your headset on.

    2) Take a few long blinks, around half a second each and relax.

    3) Remove your headset and take a LONG break, at least several hours but I personally would recommend a break overnight.

    4) Repeat steps 1-3 and after a couple of weeks you'll notice that you can last longer before feeling odd or uncomfortable. Then try some Moderated rated stuff from the Oculus Store, Lucky's Tale is an ideal game to try because it has camera movement and repeat steps 1-3. Once you have that sorted then move onto Intense rated stuff.

    The most important thing is this: DON'T TRY AND POWER THROUGH IT OTHERWISE YOU WILL END UP THROWING UP OR END UP BEING LAID UP IN BED FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND YOUR BRAIN WILL START TO ASSOCIATE VR WITH BEING ILL.

    Welcome to the future :smiley:
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    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • ExpediterExpediter Posts: 113
    Art3mis
    edited April 2017
    I will make this short and save you a bunch of money. 

    Get a third sensor for 360 tracking, then purchase Onward.( it's on steam). Greatet VR game out there now. The other games suggested are good as well but don't offer a lasting experience in my opinion.

    snowdogs advice is good as well. Take it slow, Onward's movement system was the first that let me fully run around without feeling weird. Have fun because when you find a good game vr is amazing. 
  • Paddy234Paddy234 Posts: 33
    Brain Burst
    Thanks guys, i do plan on getting a third sensor shortly for the 360 tracking as on the Vive it was unreal. I do wonder how locomotion in VR is going to evolve as they haven't found a perfect system yet. Can't wait till i have it :smile:
  • ExpediterExpediter Posts: 113
    Art3mis
    I find full locomotion in onward to be as good as it's going to get. I would not want to treadmill run the entire map of downfall. The full locomotion in onward is awesome and has a strange way of not making you sic. 
  • metalnwoodmetalnwood Posts: 79
    Hiro Protagonist
    Hi Paddy, another NZ'er, good to see..   $750 sounds like a good price for everything.   I only  got my sensors a week ago and they are a hit with everyone, it does open up a lot of different gameplay for the rift.

         As others have said, if you got a bit motion sickness it can take a while, some are worse than others.   I would not get onward until you get your VR legs.  It takes some getting used to.

        Racing and flying are often some of the easiest but there are some racing games with baked in effects that really dont work with the rift and need to be turned off in VR.  I found it easy to get sued to cockpit games, much harder to get used to ones with locomotion.

         Now I see the gameplay that the touch opens and I will have to get more used to locomotion as well or I am missing out on too much..   Things like robo recall I found easy compared to onwards.  YMMV.
  • Paddy234Paddy234 Posts: 33
    Brain Burst
    jasonh said:
    Hi Paddy, another NZ'er, good to see..   $750 sounds like a good price for everything.   I only  got my sensors a week ago and they are a hit with everyone, it does open up a lot of different gameplay for the rift.

         As others have said, if you got a bit motion sickness it can take a while, some are worse than others.   I would not get onward until you get your VR legs.  It takes some getting used to.

        Racing and flying are often some of the easiest but there are some racing games with baked in effects that really dont work with the rift and need to be turned off in VR.  I found it easy to get sued to cockpit games, much harder to get used to ones with locomotion.

         Now I see the gameplay that the touch opens and I will have to get more used to locomotion as well or I am missing out on too much..   Things like robo recall I found easy compared to onwards.  YMMV.
    Thanks Jason though i'm actually Irish, i've been living in Christchurch for the last 4 years and feel well settled here :). Yea i say the motion sickeness will be something i will have to work through so it's minimized. For me seeing and being able to interact in VR and be so immersed is something i don't want to go back on. Even playing far cry 4 today on my monitor and it just doesn't do it for me anymore since i've tried VR. I know however its all down to content and i haven't been massively impressed with most of the content so far which are basically mini games and quite gimmicky but some of the games guys mentioned on here look promising. I'm very much looking forward to fallout 4 VR and hopefully when PSVR exclusive deal with resident evil 7 expires they bring it to PC users. With more and more people buying VR we will start to see some big serious games come to it  
  • The-HoffThe-Hoff Posts: 42
    Brain Burst
    snowdog said:
    All of those games above plus the following from the Oculus Store:

    Dead & Buried (Free)
    The Unspoken
    Arizona Sunshine
    Edge Of Nowhere
    Chronos
    The Assembly
    Dreadhalls*
    EVE Valkyrie
    Dead Secret
    Damaged Core

    And the following from Steam:

    The Solus Project*
    P.O.L.L.E.N.*
    Subnautica*
    Push For Emor
    Onward*
    Pavlov*
    The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter VR*

    The ones I've marked with an asterisk are games that you'll need to grow your 'VR legs' before playing. Here's the best way to build up a resistance to simulation sickness:

    1) Play a Comfortable rated game from the Oculus Store until you START to feel a little odd or uncomfortable and then STOP immediately (by pressing the Oculus Button on the Touch controller/Oculus Button on the remote/Xbox button on the Gamepad) and keep your headset on.

    2) Take a few long blinks, around half a second each and relax.

    3) Remove your headset and take a LONG break, at least several hours but I personally would recommend a break overnight.

    4) Repeat steps 1-3 and after a couple of weeks you'll notice that you can last longer before feeling odd or uncomfortable. Then try some Moderated rated stuff from the Oculus Store, Lucky's Tale is an ideal game to try because it has camera movement and repeat steps 1-3. Once you have that sorted then move onto Intense rated stuff.

    The most important thing is this: DON'T TRY AND POWER THROUGH IT OTHERWISE YOU WILL END UP THROWING UP OR END UP BEING LAID UP IN BED FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND YOUR BRAIN WILL START TO ASSOCIATE VR WITH BEING ILL.

    Welcome to the future :smiley:
    I tried Dreadhalls a while ago and I didn't take a break and I felt absolutely dreadful for an entire day. Since then I haven't been back but I want to. Maybe I should try your steps to see if it works for me. Can you really train yourself to get used to it and not feel sick with intense games?
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  • ParadiseDecayParadiseDecay Posts: 507 Poster of the Week
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 5,633 Valuable Player
    The-Hoff said:
    snowdog said:
    All of those games above plus the following from the Oculus Store:

    Dead & Buried (Free)
    The Unspoken
    Arizona Sunshine
    Edge Of Nowhere
    Chronos
    The Assembly
    Dreadhalls*
    EVE Valkyrie
    Dead Secret
    Damaged Core

    And the following from Steam:

    The Solus Project*
    P.O.L.L.E.N.*
    Subnautica*
    Push For Emor
    Onward*
    Pavlov*
    The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter VR*

    The ones I've marked with an asterisk are games that you'll need to grow your 'VR legs' before playing. Here's the best way to build up a resistance to simulation sickness:

    1) Play a Comfortable rated game from the Oculus Store until you START to feel a little odd or uncomfortable and then STOP immediately (by pressing the Oculus Button on the Touch controller/Oculus Button on the remote/Xbox button on the Gamepad) and keep your headset on.

    2) Take a few long blinks, around half a second each and relax.

    3) Remove your headset and take a LONG break, at least several hours but I personally would recommend a break overnight.

    4) Repeat steps 1-3 and after a couple of weeks you'll notice that you can last longer before feeling odd or uncomfortable. Then try some Moderated rated stuff from the Oculus Store, Lucky's Tale is an ideal game to try because it has camera movement and repeat steps 1-3. Once you have that sorted then move onto Intense rated stuff.

    The most important thing is this: DON'T TRY AND POWER THROUGH IT OTHERWISE YOU WILL END UP THROWING UP OR END UP BEING LAID UP IN BED FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND YOUR BRAIN WILL START TO ASSOCIATE VR WITH BEING ILL.

    Welcome to the future :smiley:
    I tried Dreadhalls a while ago and I didn't take a break and I felt absolutely dreadful for an entire day. Since then I haven't been back but I want to. Maybe I should try your steps to see if it works for me. Can you really train yourself to get used to it and not feel sick with intense games?
    From my anecdotal experience there are 3 different types of VR users. A small minority that are completely immune to simulation sickness, the majority that can build up a resistance to simulation sickness and a minority that can't build up a resistance.

    If you're lucky enough to be one of those majority then different people build up their resistance at different rates. I've know someone that has done this within just a few days but on average you should start noticing that you can last longer without feeling odd or uncomfortable in Comfortable or Moderate experiences within a couple of weeks.

    If you suffer from simulation sickness and build up resistance to it you might not be able to play Intense stuff for more than 15 or 20 minutes before being uncomfortable but the most important thing to do is to STOP when you start to feel a bit odd rather than trying to power your way through it. And you need to be patient too. The average person can't just do this overnight, it could take several months.
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • flexy123flexy123 Posts: 788 Poster of the Week
    edited April 2017
    Roller coasters, flight sims, jumping etc...haven't really been a problem ever. But smooth stick turns...uhm...thanks..I pass. I guess there may be a large (?) number of people who think/do the same.
  • The-HoffThe-Hoff Posts: 42
    Brain Burst
    edited April 2017
    flexy123 said:
    Roller coasters, flight sims, jumping etc...haven't really been a problem ever. But smooth stick turns...uhm...thanks..I pass. I guess there may be a large (?) number of people who think/do the same.
    Yep, smooth stick turns is what does it to me. Roller Coaster rides don't bother me either......apart from NoLimits 2 Roller Coaster Simulation on Steam. It looks beautiful and is so realistic, but for some reason I feel sick as a dog on some of the fast rides, and you are only sat down? Weird.
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  • jayhawkjayhawk Posts: 614
    Neo
    If you want a relaxing story driven game buy Chronos. Still my favorite and it's not even touch enabled.
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