Everyone will agree horror games can truly shine in the world of virtual reality. More often than not, though, those games are mediocre at best. The Exorcist: Legion VR for the HTC Vive is a different game altogether. In fact, it shows how much this new technology can benefit horror games in general. We have high expectations for future offerings in this genre after playing The Exorcist: Legion VR for a while. The game is also available for Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR.
The Exorcist: Legion VR has Plenty of Potential
For most VR horror games, jump scares are the go-to solution. While that works out quite well for a few titles, most games are utter disappointments, in the end. Whenever a game loosely based on a popular movie franchise gets VR version, there is no real reason to be excited. However, this particular game is a more than welcome surprise for all the right reasons. It is downright scary and suspenseful at any given moment. This game has one of the most immersive atmospheres of any horror game in existence today.
Throughout The Exorcist: Legion VR, you as the player will be tasked with solving riddles, exploring areas, and picking up a few bits and pieces to gain more insight into the background story. Everything you need in terms of objects and controls can be accessed through the radial menu, which is a nifty addition. Moving around throughout the game world is done through either free movement or teleportation. Both options work fine, but it is always good to have options at your disposal.
While this game is not necessarily as dark as we would expect, it doesn’t make for a joyous atmosphere either. Every lighted area still has a boundary in which the light doesn’t penetrate. It is this specific approach which sets the tone for the entire game at all times. Knowing something might be lurking out there and trying to kill you is pretty scary, to say the least. As you find and solve more clues, the game gets a lot more intense and weird things will happen on a regular basis.
For the price of $5, owners of the HTC VIve get plenty of content to keep themselves busy. Although this is not the lengthiest VR game by any means, it feels a lot longer depending on your playstyle. People who rush everything can easily complete the game in 45 minutes, but those who like to explore every nook and cranny will squeeze a good two hours out of the game. Do keep in mind there will be additional content added later on, but for now, we’ve had our portion or horror games for the rest of this month.
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