Many recent virtual reality experiences have been designed so that people can experience being a human in a virtual world, but VR Monster Awakens allows the player be a monster.
The premise is simple: you, the monster, are disturbed in your sleep, so you awake and wreak havoc! The visuals look very much like Minecraft: boxy people, buildings and environment. FIGHT4DREAM, VR Monster Awakens’ developer and publisher, announced that the following features would be included in the initial Early Access phase of the game.
It’s clear right away that you don’t merely stumble around and smash things as the monster. Eat people, dodge projectiles, attack with your whole body (not just your hands), shoot powerful beams from your mouth, grab missiles and lob them back, fight arcade-style bosses and more. Perhaps the best reason to give this game a try during the holidays is that it has 3 different party games so that you, your friends and your family can mess around.
Without a chance to play it, it’s hard to say whether the destruction mechanics will feel thorough and satisfying or not. The trailer just shows buildings crumbling generically: does VR Monster Awakens have a deep and immersive engine? Of course, this is only Early Access, so give it a try if you’re looking for a new game to pick up for your HTC Vive.