When new VR games come to market, is it evident there are some high expectations associated with these creations. Panzer Panic, for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, is a shooter game with a few maps to choose from and different game modes to explore. For the price of $999, it is not a terrible game, but there are better offerings out there.
Panzer Panic has Promise but Doesn’t Always Deliver
From the get-go, it is evident Panzer Panic embraces a cartoonish style to deliver this tank-shooter game. There are different game modes to explore in this regard, which is always good to see. As one would come to expect from shooter games, the game modes range from Team Deathmatch to Capture the Flag. It is quite fun to play with tanks, at first, but the novelty seems to wear off pretty quickly.
One of the reasons why this game doesn’t feel innovative is because the controls seem to be a bit wonky. On several occasions, one of the controls did not respond properly, although these issues always resolve themselves pretty quickly. It seems a fair few players suffer from these issues, and we have to wait and see if the developers can address this problem soon.
On the visual and audio front, we have absolutely no complaints. Panzer Panic is an excellent game, and the environments add to the overall experience. It is a pretty immersive game, although there are some limitations as well. There is no online multiplayer, which seems quite odd for a game like this. LAN multiplayer is possible, but it is not something we commonly see in VR games. For the single-player campaign, there are upgrades and unlockables, which does extend the number of gameplay hours a bit.
It is evident the game itself has a lot of potential and it does provide a fun experience for an hour or two. Once the novelty wears off, there is little to do unless you want to set up a VR gaming LAN party. Rest assured most players will not bother doing so. With a proper multiplayer option, Panzer Panic can certainly find its niche. Right now, it just doesn’t warrant the full price.
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