After riding the hype train to nowhere, I became quite content for VR to find me when it actually had something to experience. After playing a few demos at work I started stumbling around the store and came across one with good reviews. Fast forward about 5 minutes and I was shouting at everyone to come try out Echo Arena. I had had my VR moment.

The locomotion is like nothing I could have predicted. Floating through zero gravity while pulling myself along railings and pushing off of obstacles felt so natural. I didn't have to think about it. Then of course I would also have little rocket boosts on my hands to fine tune my movements. Then the game opens up and the competition takes over. I started looking for Ender Wiggin and almost lost my mind. Thanks for that, Echo Arena.

Games of 2017

Throughout January, the Games of 2017 will lead the way towards The 2017 Grimmys - Horrible Night's Games of the Year Awards.

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