Strategic duel card games aren’t that easy to come by. We decided to check out a few of these games last week and received some mixed results in the process. Battle Summoners VR is still in Early Access, but the game is pretty interesting in its current form. Owners of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift can pick up the game for under $10 right now.
Battle Summoners VR has Potential
As is always the case with Early Access title on Steam, there are a lot of things which may change by the time you read this review. Battle Summoners VR, as it stands at the time of writing, is a fairly complete game which has received a few major updates already. The developers want to ensure their strategic duel card game continues to appeal to the masses. For the current price, it is certainly worth picking up.
In the game itself, you play a competitive card game which requires you to defeat opponents. Finding an opponent can be done in single player through a “campaign” mode, or by going online. As is the case with any multiplayer game, it remains to be seen how large the Battle Summoners VR community will become over time. Most multiplayer games don’t do that well in VR right now, mainly because the concept of VR multiplayer hasn’t gained any significant traction.
After spending a few hours playing Battle Summoners VR in single player mode, it becomes evident there is plenty of content to be enjoyed. Three difficulty settings are there to choose from, each of which will offer better rewards and more compelling creatures. There is also a ‘ranked” mode where you need to get the best score. The multiplayer is still in beta, and we had a few dropped connections during our playthrough. Nothing we didn’t expect, though, as it is a pretty common issue in the world of VR multiplayer.
If there is one gripe we may have, it is how playing with keyboard and mouse may fit the game better. That will not become a possibility in the future, though. Proprietary controllers for the Rift and Vive seem to work just fine, but it’s a matter of personal preference. All things considered, it is one of the best VR card games available right now, especially with such a low price. Well worth giving a try if you are a fan of the genre, even though it certainly won’t be something everyone likes.
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