One of the biggest draws for me when it comes to VR is immersion. I love that feeling that you’re actually in another world and can look around and take it all in. If you’ve ever felt or heard someone say something along those lines with regards to VR, then Espire 1: VR Operative is a game made just for you!
In this title from Digital Legends Entertainment, you play as an agent who’s been recruited by the mysterious agency known only as Espire. Your mission? Eradicate a terrorist group set on plunging the world into chaos! Thus begins your training at the hands of Wing Commander Owens. Over time, your skills will be sharpened until they’re ready for real missions against the enemy(s).
In the beginning of the game, you’ll start at a very rudimentary level. A tutorial will teach you how to use your hands – yes, one of VR’s biggest challenges is presented right off the bat here. If you’ve ever used the Vive or Oculus Touch controls, then this should become second nature to you in no time at all. Once you’ve got a good grip on using your two virtual hands and how they relate to objects inside Espire 1: VR Operative, you’ll be ready for real missions!
Time has been kind to Espire 1: VR Operative too. The graphics are just stunning and really give that immersive feel that was mentioned earlier in this article. You can see individual threads in peoples clothing and incredibly detailed hand movements. The soundtrack compliments the story at every turn and helps set the mood for each mission you undertake. Espire 1: VR Operative uses 360° perspective to its advantage so your entire surroundings are utilized rather than just looking straight ahead or only being able to move forward via teleportation.
As for how long you’ll be playing this game, it really does depend on how much time you have available to dedicate to it! There are a total of 20 missions that span 5 different worlds(air, land, sea) where there’s plenty of time to get lost in! Add onto that the fact that 21 Steam Achievements are up for grabs while you’re exploring these virtual environments and Espire 1: VR Operative could potentially give you hundreds of hours of playtime!
In case I haven’t said these things enough already, my final thought on Espire 1: VR Operative is that it definitely deserves a spot on any virtual reality gamer’s list! The amount of effort that went into crafting a truly immersive experience has paid off in a big way.
Fans of FPS games, stealth-based missions, and immersive VR titles are definitely going to want to jump into Espire 1: VR Operative! You can pick it up on Steam here, Oculus Store here, or Playstation Store here for $19.99 USD!