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Talk me into the Oculus Quest

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Right now the Oculus Quest 64GB is $399

    Hoping it goes on sale for Black Friday/Cyber Monday but there are no guarantees.


    I already own the Playstation Plus VR.

    Played some games. Honestly, I became a little bored with it, but probably because it was a combination of all the wires and the lackluster gameplay of the titles I picked up.

    I am wondering if I will like the Oculus Quest better.

    Sam Posten has been raving about it, but I would like to hear other opinions.

    I saw a workout game, BOX VR, that would be great for burning calories.

    Other than that, I don't know. Was hoping for a Star Wars game. Saw Vader Immortal. Not sure how good that is.

    I am kind of lukewarm on picking up yet another VR gaming system I may get tired of but am interested in hearing the thoughts of other owners.
     
  2. Sam Posten

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    It's the best value and experience in VR ever. It's the big fish in a small pond.
     
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    I hear that Videodrome is pretty immersive. :3dglasses:
     
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    400 clams US seems a bit expensive for a phone based VR headset.
     
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    You have no idea what you are talking about @Edwin-S
     
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    Ok. Explain why you think this is a good value and where I went wrong.
     
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    It's the best wireless VR experience out there. It's not significantly different from the others.

    You're probably better off holding out for another year or two to see if something comes along that is a significant upgrade. If the PSVR isn't enough to hold your attention and interest, then simply getting rid of the wires won't make a big enough difference.
     
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    There’s no phone in a Quest. No phone quality panels. Then only phone tie is to the store app.
     
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    I rewatched part of a review that found about the product. It was a.little misleading in that he refers to it as being powered by what amounts to be a phone due to it using a snapdragon 835, 4 giga of memory, a 3600 mAH battery and a version of Android. However, you were right it is not a literal phone. It just uses a lot of the parts that a typical phone uses My bad.
     
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    Morgan,

    That makes the most sense.

    I am going to wait another year and see what new developments come to the platform.
     
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    I would tend to agree that if you weren't that impressed with PSVR then you should probably wait.

    However, you didn't tell us which games you played on the PSVR. There is quite a range of titles there, from atrocious to absolutely fantastic, so depending on which ones you played, we could probably recommend some other better ones that might change your opinion on it.
     
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    If you are even a casual fan of VR the untethered experience that Quest gives is the most amazing part of VR as it exists in 2019 and is wildly better than PSVR in my opinion.
     
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    Jeff,

    I played BATMAN ARKHAM completely

    I played UNTIL DAWN completely

    I was 3/4 of the way through RESIDENT EVIL until I gave up as it got too monotonous

    I started MOSS but hated the puzzle play aspect. I have to return to it.

    I did buy ASTRO BOT RESCUE MISSION but never opened it



    My problem is that I have some sort of ADD that I lose interest in things very quickly and move on to something else.

    I get frustrated with puzzle games.

    Back in the day, I was the kind of person that would use GOD mode and play the game where I could easily breeze through it.

    So, I am not really a candidate for these kinds of games.

    However, I do enjoy the VR aspect as long as I don't have to figure out long puzzles or spend 30 minutes trying to beat some kind of enemy.
     
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    If you get a quest you should play:
    Synth Riders
    Pistol Whip
    Tilt Brush
    Vader Immortal
    Beat Saber
    First Contact
    Robo Recall
    Ballista
    Job Simulator
    Space Pirate Trainer
    Angry Birds Isle of Pigs
    Drop Dead
    First Steps
     
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    Ok, thanks for the reply.

    First thing you need to do is open Astro Bot and play that.

    Then try Beat Saber.

    If niether of those grab you then it just may not be your thing.

    Of course, this is all games focused. There may be other things you could enjoy like 360 degree videos and such.
     
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    Honestly, I know this is the HTF where we view the "cost vs. experience" value proposition a bit differently than most people, but if you're not super into the VR offered by PSVR and you are curious about the Quest, I have a tough time recommending that you drop $400 (plus the price of the games) just because you're casually interested.

    There's a ton of stuff you can experience with PSVR. I personally don't find the wires all that bad because of my setup and the fact that I'm not really walking around a room while I play (nor do I want to). If your issue really is JUST the wires, then the Quest makes sense. But it seems like you're not really so much into the games themselves (as in, "games" in general more so than those particular ones). If you want to try some different kinds of experiences with VR then there's a lot of stuff you could check out with PSVR (like YouTube or other apps).
     
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    You make a lot of sense, Morgan.

    I don't find the wires distracting at all on the PS4 VR

    I just lost interest in the games. I'm afraid if I go with the Oculus the same could happen.

    I am going to wait another year and see what kind of innovations come out of the PVR industry.

    PS: If the Oculus drops in price for Black Friday that could be a real incentive
     
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    If I was really in the market for another one of these VR headsets, the wireless "free range" nature of it is the only reason I would consider this as a potential purchase. The biggest drawbacks of the PSVR are the shitty resolution and screen door" effect of the display and the need to use a playstation camera in conjunction with the headset. The need to use a camera is the biggest drawback of the two.

    Frankly, PSVR just seems like yet another add-on peripheral that has essentially been orphaned by SONY.
     
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    There certainly is limited to no advertising for the new PSVR games. I always have to do a deep search online to find what is new, and what has been released 6, or 7 months ago. It all blurs together.
     
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    Despite the lack of public advertising, there are constant new releases for the unit. For the past several weeks there have been 3+ releases a week. Like you said though, if you don't go looking, you'd never know that.

    At least it's still very much supported. And word on the street suggests that Sony is moving forward with the tech and planning on a wireless type for PS5.
     

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