Look, if you have ever talked to me about VR games within the past few years, there’s a decent chance I’ve tried to evangelize to you about Rez Infinite. The hyper-stylish rhythm game which first released as a launch title back in 2016 for PlayStation VR has since begun making its way to other platforms. As of today, those on Oculus Quest can now add it to their library as well.
Ahead of the release of the Oculus Quest 2 tomorrow, Enhance Games has today published Rez Infinite on the Quest platform. The game is available via the Oculus Store and is compatible with both the Oculus Touch controllers or gamepads.
Rez Infinite is a modernized version of the original Rez, which launched on the Dreamcast all the way back in 2001. Infinite still boasts the same levels as the original game but also contains an all-new level called Area X/ This stage, since it is more modern, contains more particle effects and controls in a bit of a different manner. Oh, and the game has obviously been reformatted entirely for VR, too.
In a general sense, Rez Infinite places you in a number of different levels where you’ll be gliding along as a character while a song plays in the background. Most levels start off relatively slowly and grow over time as the music begins to become deeper and more complex in terms of what is going on. Your goal as you float through each stage is to fire away at the many different objects you’ll come along. Doing so will then help contribute a bit to the song that is being played as well.
You can get a better idea of how Rez Infinite plays right here:
While Rez Infinite is a fantastic experience, however, its use in terms of fitness at face value doesn’t offer much. This won’t be a game that has you swinging your arms around wildly or running around your living room. Instead, you’ll mostly just be moving your head around and clicking some buttons on your controllers. That being said, there are some other health benefits that Rez Infinite has where others may lack.
Strangely enough, Rez Infinite is really relaxing and therapeutic to some degree. The game’s bright lights and sounds make for a mesmerizing gameplay experience that is extremely easy to get lost within — more so than other VR games. While your mileage may vary, I have personally found Rez Infinite to be a title that helps me to relax at the end of long days and, as such, has often helped my mental health to a certain extent.
In fact, Enhance Games is also the publisher of Tetris Effect, which just landed on Oculus Quest earlier this year as well. Similar to Tetris, Rez Infinite’s use of music and visuals in tandem makes for a hypnotic time and allows the rest of the world to dissolve around you. It might sound like hyperbole, but I can verify from my own experience that this is what I have found to be true.
So while Rez Infinite might not be the number one game I’d suggest to you if you’re looking to shed a few pounds, if you’re looking for an application that will help keep you mentally in a good place, this would be near the top of my list of suggestions. It’s not only one of my personal favorite VR games because of the gameplay and music, but it’s one that I think can have some serious benefits to you any time you give it a go.
Rez Infinite is available now on Oculus Quest and can be purchased for $19.99. Conversely, it is available via the PlayStation Store for PS VR and is also on Steam and is compatible with Valve Index, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift devices.