Viveport Review: Glaive
Battle creatures of the dark in this addicting and challenging wave-based survival game.
By Joshua Hawkins, Greenlit Content
Glaive is a simple kind of game where you stand in the middle of a massive arena bathed in darkness. The goal? Throw a frisbee-like device at enemies before they go in for the kill. It’s similar to the weapon in the 1983 action movie, Krull. Despite the game’s simplicity, Glaive is one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve ever had in virtual reality. Find out why this title is a must play!
Bottom line, it’s all about the combat! Using your weapon is similar to throwing a frisbee, and it’s all in the wrist as you mow down the game’s monsters; some waves result in new baddies to take down, with massive bug-like creatures eventually joining the fray. Your weapon acts similar to a boomerang. You throw it by flicking your wrist and pressing the trigger, and it flies outwards in an arc, slicing through enemies. When you’re ready to pull the weapon back, simply hold out your hand and pull the trigger once more. The fun trick here is that you can hold out your hand in a direction opposite of where you threw the weapon, which causes it to fly back to you in a different direction, allowing you to pull off trick shots or just chain attacks together.
This is what I found so addicting about the game. As I played through wave after wave, I was lost in trying to achieve cool attacks that let me take down enemies efficiently. Before I knew it, I’d spent around three hours just grinding away at enemies, trying to come up with cool new ways to slaughter them.
In all, Glaive is not a unique experience, but that doesn’t change my opinion that it offers a fun and mindless way to get lost in virtual reality. It’s worth checking out if you enjoy wave-based survival games, especially if you’re looking for something that doesn’t rely on guns to get the job done.
Grab your virtual glaive and come out flicking!