The future of VR: Overkill's The Walking Dead

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

You literally play as a guy in a wheelchair being dragged around by NPCs. It's a fucking VR rail shooter, and it looks terrible.

Is this the best we have to expect from VR?

Requesting an user provide a webm, I couldn't get it to 8mb without cutting the resolution to the point where it was unwatchable

viagrandad
viagrandad

they could've made a game where you play a ship captain. Or better yet an Admiral directing battle ships in space. Where you can view both a hud in where your sitting and out the window

iluvmen
iluvmen

Devs will have to innovate instead of making the same tired old FPS genre games. This is a good thing.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Fuzzy_Logic
Why is Overkill making a new game?
Arent they more confortable shitting out more DLC for Payday2.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Fuzzy_Logic
Is this the best we have to expect from VR?
Are people going to ask this question every time a VR game is announced?

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Firespawn
Yup.

DeathDog
DeathDog

YOU JUST DON'T GET IT OP! ITS ABOUT THE ((((EXPERIENCE))))!! THE ERA OF GAMES BEING ((((FUN)))) IS OVER! ONLY BABIES WHO PLAY MARY-O GAMES HAVE FUN IN 2016! GROW UP AND PLAY SOME MATURE GAMES!

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@viagrandad
To be honest that sounds like both a terribly boring use of VR, but probably as close to an optimal experience as we'll get.

@Carnalpleasure
I'm sure they'll have plenty of shitty DLC to jew you with on this one as well. 8ch wheelchair DLC when?

@iluvmen
Doesn't seem particularly innovative to me. I remember playing Time Crisis in arcades in the early 90s, and it was basically this except the gun actually had force feedback.

@Firespawn
Until a good VR game is produced, yes :^)

StonedTime
StonedTime

@Fuzzy_Logic
Can't wait to pre-order the Walking Dead promo DLC for Overkill 2!

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@StonedTime
What chu get with it fam?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

This looks terrible.

It's bland, focuses too much on 'muh cinematic feel' and the whole on-rails thing is bad for making people motion sick.

Meanwhile games like Zombie Training Simulator on Vive are fucking fantastic. ZTS gets straight to the point, doesn't need some dumb storytelling shit just pure arcade fun.

I had to keep skipping through this video to find where the action actually started, and even then it looked bad.

Also, this VR wheelchair thing is a seperate game, they confirmed it's a tech demo, this doesn't represent Overkill's Walking Dead, but the shooting sure doesn't look satisfying and I'm pretty sure it'll be the same in the real game.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Fuzzy_Logic
You literally play as a guy in a wheelchair being dragged around by NPCs. It's a fucking VR rail shooter, and it looks terrible.

Is this the best we have to expect from VR?

I don't know, Hotwheels vs. The Living Dead sounds like a pretty fun concept for a game.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Fried_Sushi
ZTS
That seems almost identical to all of the other shooting gallery VR games. It doesn't look awful, but I can't imagine playing that for more than a few minutes before being done with it forever and I certainly wouldn't call it fantastic.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Holy fuck this looks terrible

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Fuzzy_Logic
Is this the best we have to expect from VR?

For the next couple years?
Yeah. Doesn't even matter if it's bomb or become a huge success.
Nobody is seriously developing quality titles for it. So even if it sells like hot cakes it'll take some time until the really good stuff comes out.

DeathDog
DeathDog

still no news about VR implementation in S.T.A.L.K.E.R

Nojokur
Nojokur

@iluvmen
has screen over your face

why is everything in first person

can one person be this stupid

DeathDog
DeathDog

lightgun railshooter
Just no.
And let's not forget that this overkill we are talking about, their ability to fuck up is very impressive.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@DeathDog
Shooting the shotgun had literally no recoil, sound and didn't turn half the zombie and the dude wrasslin' the zombie into a mush at five meters, so they already fucked up.

Methshot
Methshot

@happy_sad
At 5 meters buckshot would have a 5" spread, instead, since overkill are obviously nogunz cucks, it has a ~40" spread.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@viagrandad
I'm imagining a game like Homeworld, where the regular game UI is a holographic display on the bridge of a ship and you can turn around and look out of a window to see what's happening from the mothership's perspective. Would be neat, even if completely superfluous.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@Sharpcharm
Elite: Dangerous is kinda doing that, but you can't fucking get out of the chair in that game, and can only fly one man ships for now, so it's pretty shitty.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

There's really nothing wrong with this, as a matter of fact VR headsets, their cost, and the fact that they work so well with prop items and weird controllers might as well be what makes Arcade come to life once more.

How are you people not happy about this shit?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@StrangeWizard
High-end arcades are dead in the west, and that type of delicate VR gear is never going to work in an unsupervised arcade situation.

I agree that games based around highly specialized peripherals can be excellent in an arcade setting (Japan does an excellent job with this), but I can't ever seeing that work at the consumer level.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Fried_Sushi
This is always the first wave we're talking about, I'm sure they'll get more sturdy as time goes on, especially if there's a demand for them to be used in arcades.

Both Valve and Facebook have done a big investment in this tech, I could see them trying to make small changes to it to make it work in arcades if it fails in sales directly to the consumer.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@Lord_Tryzalot
Do you really see arcades making a comeback, though? I think this is a do or die situation with selling directly to the consumer. Frankly I'm perplexed that all of the titles are shitty shooting galleries or casual games that wouldn't appeal to the hardcore crowd, and the casual crowd aren't the ones going out and buying high-end PCs and expensive VR headsets. I mean shit, look at the HTC Vive. Recommended requirements are a fucking 970 and a i5 4950, and the headset itself is $800. That's crazy.

That's seriously like if the Wii was ~$1700 at launch.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Fuzzy_Logic
rail shooter

Nope, nope, and nope. I loathe being stuck on rails.

@StrangeWizard
I'm not saying that VR is dead to me by any means, just this particular game for being on rails. That's always been a deal breaker to me.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Fuzzy_Logic

That's it? You're stuck on a wheelchair and have to be pushed around to get anywhere?

B-but muh vr
L-look they give you a shotgun instead of a controller!

Yeah, but guess who is going to bother to make all those purchases.

Nobody, that's who, the game is just some niche crap that it will only appeal those who're stuck with that expensive piece of plastic, plus it tries too hard to be cinematic, which just makes it even less of a game and even more of a… what the hell do I call this?

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@StrangeWizard
Normalfags and casuals LOVE vr.
My roommate has a DK2, we invited some people over and we spent the night playing stuff in VR and they were going apeshit over it.

I think if there's one way Arcades could come back it would be trough VR, not to mention like 90% of the games out for vr right now are arcade experiences anyways and the tech lends itself really well to non-games and arcadey things.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@Evil_kitten
Oh I know they love it, but do they love it enough to fork over the asking price?

Inmate
Inmate

@VisualMaster
Well, no, that's why arcades would be a good settlement for them to use VR

RumChicken
RumChicken

was excited for a video I saw of a esagonal tapis roulant with VR and a rifle as controller
arcade back to live!
see this

FFS they are wasting the potential here. Even making a railway shooter but putting you on a wiifit board and the different posion of your weigh would make it move or take cover as house of the dead or time cops arcade type or even actually simulating a movement with the balance differance
instead you are a paraplegic that get pushed around

TreeEater
TreeEater

@Firespawn
Are people
No, just idiots.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Fuzzy_Logic
Fuck, that looks even worse than overjew 2.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Overkill

DeathDog
DeathDog

@iluvmen
generic zombie fps
but with 3d helm gimmick

totally innovative when the ninturd virtua boy did it

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