Viveport Review: A-Tech Cybernetic VR
This beautiful sci-fi shooter offers fans plenty of ways to enjoy high-octane action.
By Joshua Hawkins, Greenlit Content
There is a lot to like about A-Tech Cybernetic VR, from the beautiful sci-fi visuals to the smoothness of the animations, and even the overall feeling of the experience. All told, developer XREAL Games did an excellent job bringing their experience to life in a fluid way.
Combat is a large part of A-Tech Cybernetic VR, and while it follows many of the same principles of other FPS VR games, it also provides a fluidity that I haven’t seen. Bending over and interacting with objects is smooth and feels good, all of which is important when you’re dealing with fast moving enemies that you need to be quick on your toes to attack.
I was also very fond of the way that the developers allowed you to move around. Unlike most games, which limit you to one method of locomotion or movement, A-Tech Cybernetic VR gives you the option of using both free movement and teleportation, all without having to change an option. It’s a nice fluid combination that allows you to do some great things with the movement system, and I found myself able to move around the world much easier with a combination of the two.
Honestly, there wasn’t much about A-Tech Cybernetic that I didn’t like. The game has a very good tutorial that is well-crafted and points everything out. There’s also plenty of ways to play. You can dive right into Quick Play and survive as long as possible. Or, if you’re looking for more investment in the world, check out the campaign. Both options have plenty of content to keep you busy for a while, and it was nice having different ways to enjoy the game.
The only real issue I ran into with A-Tech Cybernetic seems to be tied to the latest update. I kept experiencing crashes while trying to play, and while I was eventually able to get things working smoothly, it was frustrating for a bit getting things sorted. This is a known issue, though, and I’d expect the developers are probably working on a fix, which means it shouldn’t be a problem for that long.
A-Tech Cybernetic VR is a fantastic sci-fi virtual reality experience that offers a great combination of free movement and teleportation to create a fluid combat experience unlike any other VR application available. There are a few small issues with the latest update, but once they’re patched, A-Tech Cybernetic VR will stand tall as one of the best VR shooters for the Vive. It’s definitely worth your time and energy, and I look forward to seeing what the developer does with it in the future.