It’s been some time since we’ve seen a flashy latest virtual reality title. But Defector, a new Oculus Rift exclusive of Wilson’s Heart creator Twisted Pixel, is here to remind us that there’s still huge of exhilarating, over-the-top idea VR has yet to adequately explore. The game puts players in the shoes of the best movie Mission Impossible-style spy. Who must outmaneuver a global crime quiver, engaging in fistfights, shooting bad guys, all while going undercover? And also as the trailer makes clear pulling off ridiculous stunts like driving a car out of the cargo gulf of a flying airplane.
The plot may not be whole that not duplicate. And in my short time with the game’s demo before this month. I can reliably say that Defector is much an homage and tip of the hat to spy thriller. And also action franchises like The Fast and the Furious and James Bond. But it is a hard testament to how much more fun reused storylines and those tropes can be when you find to act them out in VR.
That’s a dangerous proposition, as moving your in-game body with a moderator while your real-world self-stands still can incline nausea. Twisted Pixel says Defector will come with a ton of settings to help players synthesize the game to their own preferred assuagement level. An including tunneling in the screen during movement to decrease motion sickness and other in-game movement elements and letting players adjust walking speed.
As an example, when given the choice to leave backward the crime boss my partner. And also I knocked out on an airplane headed in a fatal descent. I decided to let my partner take him living by strapping a parachute to his ignorant body. My another option was to leave him be and also take the parachute for myself. I then had to get my own pathway off the plane, which engaged shooting my pathway to the cargo bay and engaging in a fistfight with a brutish murderer.
I then hopped within a luxury sports car, which I early drove at full speed out of the backward of the moving plane like I was Vin Diesel runaway the Burj Khalifa. Another option would have had me perhaps skydiving in VR, which sounds nearly as fun. Either option is the best example of the type of choice-driven thrills Defector wants to offer. And also the game experiences like it will be a much-welcomed addition to the Rift library when it comes out once after this year.