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Steam Awards: Congrats to Alyx and Doom!

Zenbane
Level 16

Alyx won VR Game of the year for 2020, and Doom Eternal won best soundtrack. 

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Interestingly, I still haven't played Alyx because I'm still addicted to Doom lol
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DaftnDirect
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I haven't played Alyx past the intro yet either... I was put off with not being able to jump or climbing over a wall without transportation, it just kept spoiling the immersion.. has that changed? I know it's a poor excuse but after playing Fallout for so long, I just expect to do anything in a VR world, I'll give it another go though. I hated Bioshock the first time I played it when I realised you couldn't be killed, the Vita Chambers felt like a console game idea but eventually it became one of my all-time favourites.

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RuneSR2
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I haven't played Alyx past the intro yet either... I was put off with not being able to jump or climbing over a wall without transportation, it just kept spoiling the immersion.. has that changed? I know it's a poor excuse but after playing Fallout for so long, I just expect to do anything in a VR world, I'll give it another go though. I hated Bioshock the first time I played it when I realised you couldn't be killed, the Vita Chambers felt like a console game idea but eventually it became one of my all-time favourites.



You can climb stairs, but no jumping. I think Alyx has levels designed a long time ago - when teleportation still was hot, lol - 4 years in the making, and combined Valve's old-fashioned control methods and thinking, take their toll. 

Alyx has been designed to limit nausea. Might not be a bad idea - one of my friends tried Medal of Honor this weekend, and loved it, but was plagued by nausea for several hours after a 45 min VR session, where he got exposed to a small amount of full locomation (and snap turning). I guess the nausea is not to be taken lightly, even if some of us never experience it.  

When you get into Alyx, I doubt you will care much about some occasional teleportation. 

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DaftnDirect
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RuneSR2 said:


You can climb stairs, but no jumping. I think Alyx has levels designed a long time ago - when teleportation still was hot, lol - 4 years in the making, and combined Valve's old-fashioned control methods and thinking, take their toll. 

Alyx has been designed to limit nausea. Might not be a bad idea - one of my friends tried Medal of Honor this weekend, and loved it, but was plagued by nausea for several hours after a 45 min VR session, where he got exposed to a small amount of full locomation (and snap turning). I guess the nausea is not to be taken lightly, even if some of us never experience it.  

When you get into Alyx, I doubt you will care much about some occasional teleportation. 

In my case I don't mind apps that use teleport, you definitely forget about it after a while... like The Room, it just becomes part of the game. This though is the first ever Half-Life game where you can't jump.

I think it's just a problem when teleport is mixed in with free-roam, it becomes a reminder of the mechanism the devs has used to make it work. I'll definitely play through the whole thing though and I'm sure I'll get over it!
(not by jumping though :))

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