Aliens in VR Might Be Too Scary
I’ve played lots of videogames, lots of run-and-gun shooters in which I happily charge down a corridor into certain death. Ive got my back pressed against the wall of an abandoned spaceship, and Im inching down a hallway, my head darting left and right, looking for danger everywhere. Is this the Oculus Rift demo where I rip the headset off my face and bolt, terrified, out of the room?
I’m quietly nervous about this one and am looking forward to trying it out when my DK2 arrives. Years ago I remember playing an Aliens FPS game and that radar that showed how close the aliens were was absolutely the most terrifying thing I’d ever experienced in a game. It was the suggestion of the little king noise, planting these images of the aliens dropping from the roof to tear me apart. Experiencing that in VR might be the first time I’ll be effected enough to need to take the headset off. I can’t wait.