Real-time strategy games can be a bit of a hit-and-miss in the virtual reality industry. Not too many games in this genre exist today, which is somewhat surprising. One of the games many people overlook is Landfall, a game available for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Contrary to what one would expect, this is one of the better RTS games we have seen to date. That applies to both inside and outside of the VR industry, mind you.
Landfall is a Brilliant VR RTS Game
Although the concept of an RTS game in VR may not sound appealing, the Landfall developers show it can be done properly and without too many concessions. While it is not an RTS on the same level as Civilization, it has a lot of the genre’s elements. There is also some action involved, which makes it seem similar to a shooter. This mix of strategy and action from a top-down perspective works extremely well and results in a pretty engaging experience.
During the first missions in Landfall, players will get more acquainted with the controls and part of the background story. There doesn’t appear to proper Touch support for the Vive controllers, but it is not a huge miss by any means. The game is definitely designed to play with a gamepad, but that isn’t a letdown either. It does take some time to get used to the camera controls, but that is also why the first missions are pretty simple.
One thing Landfall does extremely well is presenting a game with stunning graphics. Everything in this game looks and feels absolutely brilliant, which is something very few VR games have accomplished so far. Players will fight across different regions as well, which allows for custom tactics and replaying missions with a different approach in mind. Rest assured, you will spend a few hours – if not dozens, of hours – playing Landfall if you are a fan of this genre.
There is also a multiplayer component to Landfall, although it may take some time to find players. Matches can be played 1v1 or in team co-op, which is pretty interesting. For those players who prefer offline gaming, co-op with a friend is also available. Landfall does a lot of things extremely well and is certainly worth picking up. The multiplayer aspect may be a bit of a letdown, but that is something we see in a lot of games these days. Overall, Landfall is a very solid game well worth checking out.
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