Velocity Vector
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During last week’s VR Game Roundup, we saw the release of the highly anticipated The Climb 2, a new rhythm game, and a title built around testing your spatial reasoning. This week doesn’t have a ton of big releases, but there is still an array of interesting titles that might be worth your time. Highlighting this week’s new releases are a unique racing game called Velocity Vector, a spellcasting title for both Oculus headsets, and a duo of World War titles.

Warplanes: WW1 Fighters

Kicking off VR Fitness Insider’s VR Game Roundup is Warplanes: WW1 Fighters. This fighter pilot game is based upon the aerial combat seen during the first World War. With fully customizable flight models and plenty of options to make the game as much of a simulation or arcade-style experience as you’d like, there is a lot of content here. There are also two campaigns and more than 15 playable planes. On top of solo play, there are cooperative and competitive modes. Early reviews are quite positive, so this seems like a real winner for flight simulator fans.

It’s also worth noting that Steam has a free demo available if you want to check it out yourself before buying.

Fitness Potential

You will be dropping bombs, aiming various guns at enemies, and using your arms to successfully steer your plane around environments. While your arms will be semi-active, this won’t deliver a workout as a rhythm game will. However, for the type of game it is, it is more active than most other flight simulators due to all of the combat options.

Developer and Publisher: Home Net Games

Release Date: March 11, 2021

Compatible With: Oculus Rift, Valve Index, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality.

Price: $14.99

Link: Oculus Store, Steam

Velocity Vector

The latest virtual reality racing game is Velocity Vector, which will have you avoiding obstacles at a high speed and fly through tunnels. Since your car has no brakes, you’ll be constantly drifting to get through the obstacle-filled courses. Each level has its own soundtrack as well, so this game is quite a unique experience that you won’t find elsewhere.

Fitness Potential

The coolest part of Velocity Vector is the controls as you steer your car by using two special ropes. There’s no wheel to steer, you just move your hands in order to change the direction you are going in. That means you’ll be moving your arms around a good bit for this seated title. It’s still not enough for a true workout, but you’ll burn some calories while playing, which is better than if you were using analog sticks to steer.

Developer and Publisher: Alpha Lyrae

Release Date: March 11, 2021

Compatible With: Valve Index, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift.

Price: $12.74 ($14.99)

Link: Steam

Flow Weaver

The biggest release this week is Flow Weaver, a magical escape room title. Players will learn new spells in order to move between dimensions as they attempt to escape their jail cell. Gameplay revolves around going to different dimensions and using the differences between them to uncover new puzzles and objects that will aid their escape.

Fitness Potential

This is a fully seated title, so unfortunately this isn’t going to be appearing on any workout lists. This week has been quite the dud for true workouts, but you will be using your arms to interact with different objects and to cast spells.

Developer and Publisher: Stitch Media and Silverstring Media

Release Date: March 11, 2021

Compatible With: Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest.

Price: $19.99

Link: Oculus Store for Rift, Oculus Store for Quest

Days of Heroes: D-Day

Wrapping up this week’s VR Game Roundup is a World War II title called Days of Heroes: D-Day. This military title takes place in two perspectives: an airborne division that is sneaking into enemy territory at night, and a soldier that is crossing Omaha beach during D-Day. There are various missions that will find you going up against Nazis in this stylized title and there are over a dozen different weapons to use. After you beat the campaign, you’ll find several shooting range challenges to test your skills with.

Fitness Potential

This shooter has a very distinct art style and you’ll be using your arms to see its campaign to the end. Once again, this is a bit of a dud from a workout perspective as shooters don’t tend to be the greatest rhythm titles as you aren’t moving your body to avoid damage here.

Developer and Publisher: Zen Apps Studio

Release Date: March 11, 2021

Compatible With: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Price: $14.99

Link: Steam


That will do it for this week’s VR Game Roundup. Let us know if you are picking up Velocity Vector or any of the other new titles in the comments below.


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