What’s better: mixed dual use or VR support?
Last time, you decided that cache provides better boss battle than resource too good to use. Honestly, I’m proud of you. Look at you, feel free to use all the tools at your disposal, have no fear of the future, live a life full of splendor and fireworks rather than having reserves to start over. I can’t be you, but I’m happy for you. This week, you have to choose between vivacious violence and virtual reality. What’s better: mixed dual use or VR support?
Mixed dual use
“Give a man a gun, he thinks he’s Superman,” says an old adage. “Give him two and he thinks he’s God.” I’d like to add: give him two different guns and honestly, he’s not thinking at all; he’s too busy trying to suppress his gleeful giggle while he makes cool and moody poses.
Why do I have to stash my sawed shotgun in a magic bag and slowly pull out my revolver to take down a villain when I shoot both at the same time? Surely it would be more realistic to hold different guns in each hand?
I think the most about mixed-use shooters. Max Payne 3. Shadow 2 (even four-handed, if you count the two demon heads that are biting from your tentacles in the upper corners). Aura 3. Humiliation with swords and crossbows. EYE: Divine Cybermancy with guns and swords too. One or two Half-Life mods aren’t on my mind right now. It’s also good with melee weapons. Dark Souls 2’s Power Stancing lets you combine weapons to show off. I’ve always liked the feeling of my World Of Warcraft rogue mixing a dagger and a sword. So is Skyrim. I’m sure you can remind me of more.
I could argue that using a mixed dual weapon is very logical, very practical. I could argue the freedom to optimize my payload for flexibility and cover a wide range of scenarios with mixed dual-usage. I could argue that it’s faster than switching weapons. But let’s be honest, my excitement is mostly because it’s so cool.
virtual reality support
“Give a guy a screen, he thinks he’s Zero Cool,” an old saying. “Give him two screens right over his face and he thinks he’s Johnny Mnemonic.”
The goggles (and other forms of 3D glasses) don’t work with my eyes. The images do not merge. I discovered this while watching Avatar, a movie that really, really doesn’t stand out if you can’t see the visuals and just get stuck with the plot. Other than that, I have no interest in VR right now. And yet, I know that playing games in cyberspace is an absolute pleasure for some people.
I don’t mean purpose-made VR games, ones that are explicitly designed for VR and possibly VR-only (possibly with a non-VR mode coming later). No, only regular games support VR. Games have gone to great lengths to ensure that the user interface and controls and other technical parts and manipulations also work well in cyberspace. A transform for those who hop on a pair of goggs.
But which is better?
Mixed dual use. Yeah, goodbye. But what do you think, dear reader?
Choose your winner, vote in the poll below and make your case in the comments to convince others. We’ll convene again next week to see which wins—and continue the great competition.