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Newbie - How do you know what game to buy and what not

sssaviosssavio Posts: 1
NerveGear
Hi guys, I am new to Oculus Rift and to the forum. I like the Rift, I played Lucky tales and robo recall and now I wanna try some new games... and I am kinda stuck. It seems that there is no way to know if a game is good or it is bad, if it's gonna work or not. I think there is a serious need to categorize and provide detailed info on how a game is and how a game works. It still seems all a big BETA to me. I dunno if I can buy games on steam. It is officially supported or what? Half the time steam vr is not working properly for me, so I don't know if I can waste money on Steam games and then I cant play them.

Furthermore, can you please share some good game with me or guide me to some site where it is possible to understand what game to buy and what not? And of course if it is properly working on Rift?

Many thanks.

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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 3,611 Valuable Player
    Look on here, all the games have great reviews, write ups and gripes then you can decide for yourself :) plus type in Youtube the game with rift and you should find all you need ;)
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 22,779 Oculus Staff
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  • MowTinMowTin Posts: 416
    Trinity
    I just go to YouTube and  watch people playing it. That gives you a  good idea of what to expect. 
  • DerekSpeareDerekSpeare Posts: 188
    Art3mis
    Both Steam and Oculus have a refund policy.  Steam will give you your money back if you refund in a short period of time.  I think Oculus operates the same way.  User reviews and videos are good things to use to see if you'll like a game or not. 
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  • BeastyBaiterBeastyBaiter Posts: 243 Poster of the Week
    Everything in the Oculus Home store will work of course. SteamVR games also generally work but if you want to be certain, filter by the Oculus Rift checkbox when browsing or look for the Rift icon in the detailed product page. As for finding what's good, check youtube. The reviews here typically aren't very honest, maybe people here just have low standards but I've found too many games here that have rave reviews but are actually mediocre if not outright bad (see Arizona Sunshine and Elite Dangerous). Steam user reviews in general are honest, but once again their is a bit of a positive tilt when looking at VR exclusives. Youtube hides nothing, so even if the reviewer gives a lousy game a glowing review, you can see for yourself what it is.
  • babybasherbabybasher Posts: 30
    Brain Burst
    I agree to many games getting reviewed too highly.  Hard to know what you'll like.  Even if a game ticks all the boxes on paper, you might not like it at all.  For me that game is Dead Effect 2.

    I disagree about elite.  Took me weeks to buy it as I saw recent steam reviews bagging it.  And it wasn't build ground up for VR, or use the touch controllers.  I thought the experience would be boring.  Boy was I wrong though.  First seated VR experience and now i'm learning how to play :P  Although, you certainly want a HOTAS.

    BeastyBaiter is 100% correct about searching out reviews from different areas.  
  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 2,554 Valuable Player
    edited October 15
    The reviews here typically aren't very honest, maybe people here just have low standards but I've found too many games here that have rave reviews but are actually mediocre if not outright bad (see Arizona Sunshine and Elite Dangerous). Steam user reviews in general are honest...

    OBJECTION!!!!!!!!




    Steam reviews are the most biased bunch of elitist shill ever. Games marked down or up for the most stupid of reasons. People who play for 5 minutes and then feel qualified to review the games. People upvoting their own reviews and downvoting others. Devs paying reviewers with free games or otherwise to post glowing reviews. 

    CONTRADICTION!!!!!!!!




    As for the reviews here, I believe most are honest but the same jank (as with any community based reviews) rears its head here as well. We've even had developers rating their own games 5 Stars (which many don't agree with btw). I think the problem is some people have different standards as you point out and as the old adage says, one man's meat is another man's poison. Please bear that in mind. 

    FALSIFICATION!!!!!!!




    As for YOUTUBE. Unless you are watching a gameplay without commentary then avoid at all costs. Most A number of Youtubers are more interested in hyperbole nonsense to promote themselves or strengthen their relationship with publishers rather than remaining objective. For some it's all about screaming like an idiot and declaring every little thing as "awesome", "Fantastic", "Mind-blowing", "amazing".

    I agree though, if you're referring to reviews before making a decision then use more than one source for balance.


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  • andysonofbobandysonofbob Posts: 154
    Art3mis
    The reviews here typically aren't very honest, maybe people here just have low standards but I've found too many games here that have rave reviews but are actually mediocre if not outright bad (see Arizona Sunshine and Elite Dangerous).
    Blimey!

    Have you actually played Elite Dangerous?  ED is one of the only games I play!  I think VR transforms this game like nothing else.  I am *in* a spaceship, being a scum bag / scrounger.  Brilliant!

    I guess I like sims though.

    To the OP.
    Here are some essentials (they're sims)

    Elite Dangerous - make sure you get the Horizons expansion which will let you land and race on planets and through canyons
    Assetto Corsa - wait for a sale
    Aerofly FS2 - not as in depth as others but pretty cool all the same
    DHS - combat flight sim.  Game is free but the US-1 Huey is £41 but WOW!!!

  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 299
    Nexus 6
    Mate I'll sort you out...

    Buy these:

    Superhot
    Space Pirate Trainer
    Lone Echo
    Arktika.1
    The Unspoken
    Dead & Burried
    Wilson's Heart

    In that order.

    Also if you like space games then buy elite dangerous, if you like car games then buy project cars, make sure you get the VR versions from Oculus store.

    Hope that helps.
  • Devlin-DarksideDevlin-Darkside Posts: 49
    Brain Burst
    Both Steam and Oculus have a refund policy.  Steam will give you your money back if you refund in a short period of time.  I think Oculus operates the same way.  User reviews and videos are good things to use to see if you'll like a game or not. 
    Think its less than 2hrs playtime for a refund
  • cero490cero490 Posts: 201
    Art3mis
    @Devlin-Darkside You're right, it is 2 hours playtime and owned no more than 2 weeks.

    @sssavio There are tons of great games with more on the way, but here are some just off the top of my head that I would recommend you try out: Arktika.1, Edge of Nowhere, The Unspoken, Dead & Buried, The Mage's Tale, Damaged Core, Space Pirate Trainer and Werewolves Within
  • Devlin-DarksideDevlin-Darkside Posts: 49
    Brain Burst
    ive refunded a couple of titles in the past and it usually takes about 3 days for them to process it.
  • Star-lizardStar-lizard Posts: 115
    Art3mis
    From oculus home when you goto the store , you can select a game or app experience where you will see a star rating , If it's a game that is also sold on Steam you can check out ratings there as well 
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