Something else that Shadow Legend gets better than SkyrimVR,Depth PerceptionWhen I climb up to a high location and look down... I feel like I'm elevated. In Skyrim? Not so much. Not even a little bit I talked about standing at the edge of a high mountain in my SkyrimVR review. I felt nothing.
The Game is spot on. The inventory Mechanics are sweet as hell. The Bartering with traders using your Voice is super sweet. The Load Times between areas can be quite long though. To the point I have to force stop the game and restart.
Another complaint you'll get about the game is the length. Some say you can run through the game in a mere 3 or 4 hours. I'm about 85 percent of the way through the game at this point, and I've played at least 4 or 5 hours already. The only way somebody could get through Shadow Legend in a mere 3 or 4 hours, is if they never stopped to admire anything along the way. They would have to go from one objective to the next, never taking time out to appreciate all the little details littered everywhere throughout this game. I think the $25 price point is perfectly appropriate for this game. Sure, it's not a 10 or 12 hour game, by any measure, but it's still a spectacular romp that any self-respecting VR gamer should probably strongly consider!"
I only got a chance to play for about 90 minutes the other night. Did you guys do the same as me and shoot up at that Rune in the window with your bow for ages? And I burnt my hands when I was smelting iron, but other then that the dangers are quite minimal whilst playing.
Have you even played SkyrimVR? The melee combat is utter garbage.If you describe melee combat in Shadow Legend as "passable" then that would make SkyrimVR's melee combat... coma inducing.
Alextended said:It's worth playing through for sure but I think people overhype
I agree, Skyrim melee is pretty bad whether in or out of VR and I'm not a fan of Elder Scrolls since Morrowind (which had sucky combat too but I felt it was more excused by the era and everything else it brought to the table). That doesn't make Shadow Legend's combat good
Character development in Vanilla Skyrim is great but in SkyrimVR it is incredibly cookie-cutter since melee combat is garbage. Players are left either spamming magic or spamming bow. There's little to no reason to switch up character builds in SkyrimVR; the most effective play-styles end up exactly the same.
Think about what you just said here. You are exaggerating the opinion of others, and then typing up your feedback on SL based on your exaggerated version of what others have said. Not a single person has portrayed this as the "great thing since sliced bread for VR," people are only praising what this game has been able to achieve in the specific genre of First Person VR RPG. And it uses SkyrimVR as a comparison. Twice now you have gone out of your way to mention the sentiment of others and then, under that context, you proceed to intentionally try to pick holes in SL. That's a self-induced bias.
In contrast, other people have listed observable facts about what SL very much does better than SkyrimVR. You have yet to provide a counter argument to those measurable features. Instead, you have made sweeping generalizations about the game.
Wrong. You literally accused everyone of over-hyping SL. And now you seem upset because after you try to say that everyone is exaggerating, I'm calling you out for being just as exaggeratory. Nice pot/kettle.
Alextended said:I said my piece and I'm moving on, I'm sorry if that's a foreign concept to you.
Just a small note - after patching the game to the current version last night, I didn't experience more crashes.Maybe I'm getting too old, but I greatly appreciate the adventure-like/puzzle elements like (word) riddles and finding runes + gold/gems. Especially the flying crow with the rune was fun. In Lone Echo there also was a mission about finding 20+ Cube-Sats hidden all over the mining facilities and surroundings, not that far from collecting runes. Apart from that (and the great graphics and performance), I don't think Shadow Legend compares well to many other VR games and it doesn't need to, it stands quite tall on its own.
nrosko said:It's hardly a puzzle finding these runes & coins though is it? it's more akin to tidying up. And on the subject of overrated games & menial tasks I hope Lone Echo 2 has a bit more going on with its missions than the first one.
Re the title of this thread, comparing this game, excellent as it may be, to Skyrim VR is like comparing a short poem to War and Peace. What a silly comparison.
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