The Oculus Rift was released on March 28th, 2016 by Oculus VR, which is a division of Facebook, Inc. Virtual Reality is the biggest craze in the technology world as of right now. People are going crazy for these VR headsets, so I thought that I would review the popular Oculus Rift.
The Oculus Rift has 360-degree spatial audio, which provides users with the idea that they are immersed fully into an experience. Since the Oculus Rift released, the price has dropped from $599 to $399, which is a much better price, but still pretty expensive.
The Oculus Rift is also a fun way to play your favorite games in an immersive way. I tried three games on the Oculus Rift: Minecraft, BBC Home and Face Your Fears. Out of all of those, my favorite game was definitely Minecraft.
Even though the price dropped, the Oculus Rift is still expensive at $399. Not only will you have to buy the Oculus Rift, you will also have a compatible computer. These can get pretty expensive.
On the Oculus website, the suggested computers to use with the Oculus Rift can be anywhere between $799 and $2099.
Another con was that, after awhile, the Oculus Rift gave me a headache and made me sort of nauseous. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it will give everyone these same issues.
As I said before, the three games that I tried were Minecraft, BBC Home and Face Your Fears. Out of all of those games, Minecraft was my favorite to play.
In Minecraft, you had two different ways that you could play the game. In one perspective, I was sitting in a living room that was created with blocks from Minecraft. In the living room, I was sitting on a Minecraft couch and looking at a Minecraft-style TV.
In another perspective, I was completely immersed inside of the game. It was a little disorienting when I was in full immersive mode. I could move my head to look around or I could use the joystick on the controller to move my head around. When I used the joystick, it was a very jarring movement.
The next game I tried was BBC Home. In this game, I was an astronaut on the International Space Station who had to fix something that was damaged. I was forced to move around space to get to the damaged part of the International Space Station.
This game made me super dizzy. After a while, I had to sit down and even then, I still felt dizzy. Overall though, the game had amazing graphics. It was fully immersive and felt like I was actually in space. The game also had two modes: easy mode and astronaut (or hard) mode.
The last game I tried was more of an experience than a game. The experience is called Face Your Fears. This experience wasn’t interactive; all I did was sit in a bed while things happened around me.
Even though Face Your Fears wasn’t interactive, I enjoyed every second of it. It got my heart racing and I never knew what was going to happen next.
Overall, I feel like the Oculus Rift is definitely worth the money. Even though you would have to buy a compatible computer, I feel like the experience that the Oculus Rift gives is definitely worth the extra money.