If there is one type of sports game we would like to see more of, it has to be football. This type of sport seems to lend itself perfectly to VR< assuming developers can create a compelling game. 2MD VR Football is a valiant effort in this regard, and it is available for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift for the price of $12.99. It is well worth giving a shot, although it is not the most realistic game either.
2MD VR Football has its Moments
Getting sports physics right in virtual reality will remain a big challenge for quite some time to come. Fans of American Football will certainly take a liking to this game, assuming you have always wanted to test your inner QB skills. You control a squad of seven team members. While this is not a championship-style game like Madden NFL, it does provide several hours of fun for all types of players.
As one would hope for, there is an option to create and run your own plays. Do keep in mind a maximum of four can be created at any given time. It is not the widest customization we will ever see in a VR football game, but it is a good start regardless. Routes are drawn by interacting with the whiteboard which is shown between plays. Speaking of customization, there are some options to mess around with your squad in terms of outfits, logos, and so forth. A pretty neat package for this price.
On the actual gameplay front, 2MD VR Football leaves something to be desired. Your role is to play at quarterback and get off the pitch if you can’t advance. This leaves a lot of missed opportunities on the table, but it is understandable why the developers took that approach. If you succeed in scoring a touchdown, there are extra points to be scored through some unconventional manners. It is evident this game is all about fun first and foremost, rather than realism.
Graphically, the game is decent, and the cartoon style works just fine for us. The music is fine too, and can even be changed if you prefer to do so. There is a good amount of replayability with this game, as it is a great game to play when you have friends over. Plus, you can collect trophies and so forth to keep players engaged. It is a decent game for the price, but we will gladly wait for a more realistic approach to football. VR Developers would do well to give this sport a try, as 2MD VR Football shows there is a big market for it.
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