Nintendo now has VR with their Labo kits, released earlier last month with a few family-friendly Toy-Con to go with it. Thanks to more recent patches, the VR works with Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild right now, and I’m not sure if other games will eventually be compatible with the VR kit in the future. While I’m the type of person to get nauseated on the spinning teacup ride at Disneyworld, VR probably would take some getting used to, and I’m intrigued especially at the idea of experiencing Hyrule with the kit.
VR has always been something we’ve wanted to try, but never had the opportunity to. It’s super expensive and there’s the dizziness factor. I mean, we don’t even enjoy movies in 3D, so we’re iffy on trying out VR. However, the Nintendo Labo VR looks promising. It’s designed for kids so I’m interested in learning more and eventually trying it out.
Honestly, I don’t think I would be interested in it if Breath of the Wild didn’t have a patch for it. Knowing myself as I do, I probably wouldn’t mesh well with VR — or, at the very least, it would take me a while to get used to it — but the idea of being immersed into one of my favorite video game worlds has always sounded wonderful. To go and explore Breath of the Wild’s Hyrule would be awesome!
It would be awesome, indeed. I would love to check out Breath of the Wild first hand like that. I’d be so afraid to at the same time though! Then again, hearing the music directly in your ears would be amazing. Now, we don’t know if Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild are the only games that will be compatible with it. If they add more, what sort of games would you like to see the Labo VR have?
I’m not sure. Party games probably wouldn’t be good contenders. While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sounds like a great idea on VR, I think that would end up being a mess or too jarring for it to work well. Mario Kart would be interesting in VR, and is actually a thing and supposedly coming to the US, if it isn’t already. Pokemon would be so much fun in VR! Imagine exploring through your favorite region and seeing wild Pokemon in the field like the Let’s Go titles had. What about you?
Oh, man… Smash would be so jarring! I don’t think I’d be ready for that. Mario Kart is cool, though that’s another fast-paced one that I don’t think I’m ready for. Pokemon would be awesome, of course. For me, I’d love to see Ace Attorney in VR. I think it would be cool to “view” the game as an audience in the court or something. It’d be relaxing too to just sit back on the couch and read/watch Phoenix do his thing.
Visual Novels as VR would definitely be interesting. Choose Your Own Adventure-like video games would be fun to watch and interact with as well, I think. Granted, these kinds of VRs could already exist but, with our limited experience with VR, they’re still dreams to us. Nintendo does seem to be a little behind with the VR experiences, so I’m looking forward to seeing how Nintendo intends to keep up with and improve their VR games in the future.
If they could make it so that it’s not so dizzying, that’d be great… though I’m still hoping to try it sometime soon!