Virtual Virtual Reality (yes, you read that right) is a virtual reality game that throws you into what our future could look like. Inside of this game, you are a robot that is enrolled in human training courses. These courses put you in 50 different scenarios of a human as you try your hardest to satisfy the needs and demands of the robots of the future. It is a different storyline than most, but the creativity is refreshing and original.
In our in-depth game reviews, we look to cover anything and everything you are looking to know before you go out and buy or try a virtual reality title. From the responsiveness and respect of the robots to the motion sick inside of your second virtual headset, we are going to have it all covered. If there is anything about our reviews you have questions about, let us know in the comments below.
Getting Up and Running
Getting up and running inside of Virtual Virtual Reality is no different than any other VR title that you are going to come across. You don’t need to get comfy or stretchy clothes on, no need to set up different sensors, or anything of the sort. You can find this game on the Viveport Infinity store, the Oculus Store, and the SteamVR Store. This game is going to cost the same across all platforms, and that price will be $14.99
This game has been out since the beginning of 2017, so this is one of the most original VR games. The file size sent over 1 GB, so finding some space on your PC should be relatively easy for anyone. The download time is going to be pretty quick regardless of your internet speed. As long as you have a decent wireless or wired connection, you will have the ability to download this game quickly.
Type of Game
This is an adventure simulation game, and calling it anything else would be putting it inside of the wrong category. This game puts you inside of a new virtual reality headset for each adventure, so calling this game a simulation nails it right on the head. There is also a fantastic amounts of story in this game, although they are all very small. Something to keep in mind about VVR.
With over 50 different simulations to take part of in this game, you are going to be very pleased with the diversity in this game. Although it is a simulation game, throughout the levels you will realize there are plenty of different ways to categorize this game. Jump right in and let us know what stands out to you the most in the comments below!
You play this game from the first-person perspective, which could also be categorized as first-robot perspective because of your role in this game. You won’t see much of your body in this game, but you are able to grab with what you think your hands are in this game. You can choose at which length you are at to grab, which helps with not moving around too much inside of the menu. You see your controllers in this game, and we played with the Valve Index controllers. That is the only representation of us that we saw in this game.
Theme and Story – Score: 8/10
The overall story in this game isn’t overwhelmingly amazing, but the consistent theme, original ideas, and the diverse narratives force this game all the way to a high 8. If you are looking for a continuous story inside of a high-end game, this isn’t the game for you. If you are looking for something that has the ability to grab your attention at a high-rate throughout the slow parts of a game, this is likely the better idea.
Controls – Score: 8/10
The controls in this game will be changing from simulation to simulation, but they are consistent enough to not be too disorienting. The grip generally does the same thing, the trigger does the same throughout games, and teleporting is just as easy from the menu to any game. The devs did enough to get a great score here, something that isn’t maintained through all of the aspects of this game.
Music and Sound – Score: 6/10
You will be spoken to by a narrator throughout all of your gameplay in this game, but it isn’t enough to fill all of the dead space of noise in this game. There isn’t a soundtrack that keeps you engaged, there isn’t enough interaction noises from objects, and this part of the game simply feels like it was incomplete. If you are wanting to immersed inside of a game that throws sound at you consistently, check out Beat Saber or Pistol Whip. Not Virtual Virtual Reality.
Player Movement – Score: 7/10
This game has a simple teleportation method of movement and it really isn’t too impressive. You get around by pointing where you would like to go, and then releasing the joystick. There are often times within this game that you feel like you are limited in where you can move, and that seems about right. Moving pithing close quarters is frustrating, something very few developers have figured out. This gets the job done, but nothing past that.
Kinetosis – Score: 5/10
The motion sickness in this game is real, but nothing as poorly done as other games. From the moment the virtual headset goes on you inside of the game, whichever mini-game comes next is almost promising some sort of motion sickness. The game didn’t polish the mini adventures themselves too much, leading to some poorly mapped games. This didn’t kill the game, but hurt in the replayability of this game.
Environment and Immersion – Score: 9/10
When you take the entire scenes into account, the game wasn’t awful. In fact, we were impressed by the detail in the picture of each mini-game. The scenery in this game does enough to pull you in and leaving wanting to see more of the same. Each scene is still different, but all of it is done well.
Overall – Score: 7.2/10
This game is a part of the Viveport Infinity subscription, making a download and try worth your time. We wouldn’t recommend spending $14.99 on this virtual title, but we do think this game can entertain you while you full VR title is downloading to your PC. ‘The Under Presents’ is a much better alternative to immerse and entertain, and that is from the same developers.