How VR can change your gaming experience (and more)

Adrian George Nicolae
2 min readDec 8, 2022
Photo by Vinicius "amnx" Amano on Unsplash

Over the past month I’ve been fortunate enough to play on a Pico 4 VR headset. And I’ll tell you what, it has really changed the way I play games, or watch videos for that matter.

I’ve been a gamer for a number of years, and while I have touched some VR here and there, this time I’ve had my fair share of it.
So, because everything is in a first-person perspective, you have to move more, and it accentuates everything.

One of the games I’ve played is Superhot, a game where, if you don’t do anything, nothing happens.
I’ve known about it for years, and while it’s different with a keyboard and mouse, as well as with a joystick, playing it in VR can completely change the game for you. Oh, and make you sweat profusely, too. Because it feels like you’re exercising when you’re just dodging, ducking, and throwing stuff around.

Another game that can change your perspective is this nifty racing game called V-Speedway.
Basically, you maneuver with your hands, change gears with your hand, and pretty much crash with your hands. Compared to just pressing a button, it’s a sensorial difference and feel. One of those things that you have to try.

And while I do like some dancing stuff, having enjoyed Dance Dance Revolution, it’s a bit different using just your hands versus your legs, therefore, playing Moon Rider is quite fun and energetic, and can make even the ones with two left-feet move to some Thriller, YMCA, or Rasputin.

Pretty much, everything is coming at you, or you control, whether its guns, climbing, or crashing down.

Oh, and I haven’t even mentioned the VR videos where you feel like you’re in the middle of a conversation or some drone footage, but you’re not.
Disclaimer: some stuff requires sitting down or you may fall.

Now, I’ll obviously go and play on my Switch or PC, but I can’t really throw a grenade or glide like in one of these games, you know?

And yes, I can see in the future that some of these will be of use to the army or for a driver’s license, not to mention simple traveling, all the while without leaving your couch or room.