I didn't try the "Arena" beta, I still haven't, but in all the lead up to Lone Echo I wasn't overly fussed or excited.
IT's ANOTHER SPACE GAME, whoopee doo !!!!!
Well, I was just a little bit wrong there. I'm getting to an age where I struggle to remain interested or excited by computer games (or have the dedicated time to learn the complexities of different games or genres) but Lone Echo, if not perfect, certainly goes to show the power of a good, involved, story. Lone Echo is good, not just because it's a good game with highly polished graphics etc but because it does exactly what VR promises to do, but more often than not fails, and makes the player feel an important, integral, involved, part of the environment.
So I'd just like to say "Thanks" to the developers for producing a game (game feels inadequate, maybe it should be experience) that brings out the best qualities, shows a glimpse of what VR can do in the future and why it can be so much more compelling than traditional gaming with a monitor.