The very highly rated InDeath Unchained is an example of the dearth of quality content in VR. It’s a decent enough archery game, but it’s so lacking as a full experience. It would be trounced if something like this would release on the non-VR market. Let’s hope the entire market starts to heat up in 2022.
What the game does it right?
-Art. It looks nice for a Quest title.
In what other areas is mediocre, if not bad? In most of them. Some of my complaints:
-Half the enemies are ‘elite’ reskins. Real enemy variety is actually lower than I’d like.
-There isn’t basically anything beyond normal archery. There aren’t traps that you have to avoid or use against the enemies.
-Or there isn’t anything interactive like breaking a oil barrel and then putting it on fire with a fire arrow, or elemental effects like using an ice arrow to make a icey patch in the ground.
-There isn’t any player progression in a run, beyond getting money, health or arrows (and money only serves to get the latter in shops). No attribute progression, no randoms perks like wall climbing or arrow splitting or faster running. No builds or combos to do with perks (imagine if you combine the previous example with 'extra damage depending on your speed).
-No weapon random traits, weapon levels, or ugprades.
-This is obvious, but being an archery game, there are no other player classes, and in fact only two weapons, normal bow and crossbow.
-There is a big difficulty curve in between the trivial first level and the second one, much harder (combo of open spaces, more enemies, enemies that fly high in the sky are hard to hit, even the traversal is harder given the verticality).
-The game fails on important stuff like sound feedback. There is a special sound f/x that sound when an enemy teleports, but there is no good indication of where they are , nor they make a sound if someone in walking towars you from behind. They are strangely silent (well, they are spirits and shit so it makes sense in the lore, but still gameplay wise, it’s a bad choice!).
But because it’s a bit more involved than a shooting gallery, it’s considered good.