Lethal VR is a first-person shooter in which you play as an FBI training recruit. You need to prove your shooting skills while going through several simulation tests. The game brings the fun of the classic arcade shooting game from the 90s back to virtual reality. and the shooting sequences are inspired by famous movie scenes. I personally remember playing this games using a physical plastic gun and shooting moving targets, so I'm sure that Lethal VR will bring up those nostalgic memories back.
Each weapon simulation features five short challenges which you are given different weapons to master. At the end of each trial, you will be graded based on your performance. The game rewards players for accurate hits and headshots, so makes sure you land those bullets in the right place to maximize your score, so you can obtain your bragging right and star on the online global leaderboard.
Lethal VR is a stationary shooter so it was designed with comfortability in mind. Indeed some VR games do offer dodging capability and have covering mechanics, but Lethal VR is purely focused mimicking that classic arcade games which many of us like. Trying to do all-in-one, and you probably won't nail it down and I think that the developer made a good choice focusing on a certain type of experience and did its best to nailed it down perfectly.
Lethal VR features a wide range of weapons which are inspired by some of the most classic movie action scenes. For example, there is the gold plated fun which is inspired by "The Man with the Golden gun", the big knife from "Crocodile Dundee" and throwing stars from the movie "Kill Bill" by Quentin Tarantino.
As you progress through the game, you'll be unlocking more challenges and more classic weapons, each one resembles a different sequence in a classic movie, which gives the game its own unique twist compared to other stationary shooters. It's that added layer that adds to the overall experience. The game was developed using Unreal Engine, and it not just looks good, it runs smooth as well, as you expect from a modern shooter.
I think that the developer also has a great option in providing more challenges as DLCs that showcase more weapons from even more classic action movie scenes.
The weapons rendering, lighting and special effects are top notch, and I like the more simplistic background setup which helps bring back that experience from the arcade days, where the focus is on cardboard-like targets without any distracting background objects. It's a pure arcade shooter that was designed to be simple to grasp yet really fun to play in VR.
The game was designed to be played with the PlayStation Move (PS4) or HTC Vive (PC) tracking controllers. I really want to test it out and see how it feels throwing a knife with the PS Move controller - hopefully, I won't throw the controller itself, LOL.
The game set to be released on November 8, 2016 for the HTC Vive and in the end of the year for PS4/PSVR.