SportsBar VR

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SportsBar VR
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Information
VR/AR VR
Developer Perilous Orbit, Cherry Pop Games
Publisher Perilous Orbit
Platform SteamVR
Device HTC Vive
Operating System Windows
Type Full Game
Genre Casual, Indie, Simulation, Sports, Strategy, VR, Pool, Local Multiplayer, Physics
Input Device Tracked motion controllers
Play Area Standing, Room-Scale
Game Mode Single Player, Multiplayer, Online Multiplayer
Language English
Review Very Positive
Release Date Jun 1, 2016
Price $19.99
App Store Steam
Website http://www.poolnationvrgame.com
Infobox Updated 09/15/2016
SportsBar VR is a VR App.

Review

There are multiple SportsBar releases on Steam so seeing yet another one didn’t really impress anyone. However, if you look closely and see the VR tag attached, things get a lot more interesting as you think about how pool might work in VR. SportsBar VR is here to help you take your pool experience to new heights.

What I liked the most in SportsBar VR is the ability to see ball physics and I also enjoyed the interaction with objects. Aside from the regular matches, you can create trick shots with bottles, plates and a wide range of other items. You can easily interact with anything you want in the game and you get to have a lot of fun as you explore all the options!

There are tons of customization options as you can easily decorate the table top, customize the pool, dress up the avatar and so on. They really outdid themselves when compared to the previous games and overall you get a very good value which is what matters the most.

You can play against the AI but you can also play online against friends if you want which is really exciting. They also allow you to play VR darts as a downtime before you enter the pool game which I found to be a very good addition and a fun one as well.

The VR experience here is astonishing and the game does feel very realistic. It does feel like you are playing pool and it’s one of the best VR gaming experiences as well. The fun factor here is off the charts, mainly because you can easily play against the AI and just enjoy your time instead of dealing with challenging enemies online. Of course, if you want to engage in online battles you can do that as well which is very nice.

The replay factor is there and unless you get tired of the VR experience, you will replay the game over and over. Since each new game comes with endless possibilities and there are multiple game modes, it’s really hard to get bored of this especially if you love pool.

What I did note while playing is that the VR experience can get a little blurry at times. It’s noticeable sometimes but it won’t affect your gameplay that much. It won’t cause any motion sickness, but you can sense and see it at times.

This is only a minor hiccup though because the game is frankly a ton of fun and it does bring in front some of the best VR gaming experiences that I have ever seen. Not only is it delivering an amazing gameplay, but it’s really neat and in the end it does show how proper VR pool needs to be made. Another thing to keep in mind is that the game’s community is very friendly and they will help you play whenever you need any pointers. It’s a great and friendly community which you can rarely see in gaming nowadays. Overall, SportsBar VR is amazing and well worth your time, especially if you like playing pool!

8.5/10

Description

"Numerous comments exploded the web all talking the same thing, that this might be the biggest game released on VR by far…” VR Headsets 3D

"Though the HTC vive is incredible early in its life-cycle, it already has its first “killer-app.” Hooked Gamer

"our time hanging out with each other in SportsBar VR was borderline historic" Tweet Town

SportsBar VR demonstrates more than just how pool physics will be experienced in the VR space. Players are able to interact with all sorts of objects, and each other, create trickshots with any plates, bottles and other items in the pool hall, play virtual darts, and take part in the time-honored pastime of throwing empty beer bottles against the wall. With the most advanced proprietary physics engine honed for billiards realism, SportsBar VR aims to deliver the most interactive VR pool experience in the most chilled VR hangout.

Key Features!

  • Play Real Pool - Delight your senses with an immersive and accurate representation of the sport using motion control and real pool physics (be careful not to lean on the table, it's not really there). Choose from several variations of pool with popular rule sets, or just hang out and hit some balls in free play.
  • No Consequences - Enjoy the pleasure of throwing a bottle at your opponent or breaking one against the wall. Aggressively throw things around the bar without the worry of being arrested or thrown out! We won't make you clean-up in VR.
  • Customize Your Game - Dress up your multiplayer avatar, customize your pool cue and controllers, decorate your table top and even the environment around you with tons of unlock-able goodies.
  • Online and Offline Opponents - Play against the AI or with your friends globally Online, including voice chat so you can really talk some smack!
  • Kill Some Time - Play VR darts while waiting for your turn on the table, change the music or just explore the bar.
  • Go Crazy - Grab, stack, and smash objects in the world. Create a tower of bottles, stack them high and launch a pool ball at it.
  • Enjoy a Polished VR Experience - Years of VR / AR know how help provide a fun and comfortable VR space to hang out with your mates from the comfort of your own home.

Features

System Requirements

Windows

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 980 / AMD Radeon™ R9 380 equivalent or greater
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Setup Instructions

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