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Published on July 27th, 2017 | by Edwin Millheim

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Virtual Reality Experience

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Virtual Reality Experience Edwin Millheim
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Summary: A very short taste of something that could make for a spectacular full game. If only it would happen.

3.4

Being Spider-Man...so cool


Spider-Man: Homecoming – Virtual Reality Experience as the name implies is not a game. Rather, developer CreatVR in an almost cruel way gives us a fleeting look and feel of what a first person Spider-Man VR game would be like.

It is clear with a great story, plenty of action, with great voice acting and Spider-Man like things to do, a full game would be well worth it, and it would be one hell of a game to have. It is too bad that this is more of an advertisement for the movie than anything else. A nobility that the folks at Sony decided perhaps was a throw away project for publicity for the film and that is it. Sad really, because I could get into a full Spider-Man Homecoming adventure game in VR.

However I digress, Spider-Man: Homecoming – Virtual Reality Experience has a few game elements in it. The player suits up as Spider-Man and gets to try out the new tricked out suit and web shooters that Tony Stark created.

With that said, Spider-Man: Homecoming -Virtual Reality Experience really makes excellent use of the Oculus Touch controllers. The controllers have been designed in such a way, that they feel part of the user. Therefore, when you pair them with a game that simulates Spider-Man’s web shooters, you have a winning combination.

With a little target practice trying out a few different web modes, it is pretty freaking cool. We soon have some kind of event that requires Spider-Man to have to make it up to the top of a crane. The Vulture soon enters the scene, and after an attack, the player as Spider-Man uses their webs to avert a disaster and save people far below.

Vulture takes off, we are in hot pursuit, a web swing away, and it is a spectacular presentation… the feeling of web swinging is spectacular. Then… that is it… the experience is over.

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Virtual Reality Experience is a small taste of what could have been… in reality, it is more of a cool VR advertisement for the movie.

Come on devs and publishers, stop teasing us with what could be an awesome gaming experience and make a full game already!

A well-done game of Spider-Man in first person VR would be a reason to purchase a VR Headset for any a fan!

Have fun, play games…Edwin Millheim

Title Details

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Virtual Reality Experience
Developer: CreateVR
Publisher: Sony Pictures Virtual Reality
Reviewed on Oculus Rift
Free Download
Also Available on STEAM
Review by Edwin Millheim


About the Author

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Edwin Millheim is a freelance writer since the 1980's has worked in comic book scripting and story writing, for such magazines as Shadis magazine, Anime A2. and also has worked on role playing game creation and adventure creation in the role playing industry as a freelancer (For such companies as Hero Games ,Palladium Books Rifts Index and Adventures Vol 1 hook line and sinker story contributor) working over the years with his editor and co writer for many projects, Donna Millheim, his wife, together... wrote the "electronic games" article for Funk And Wagnalls Encyclopedia Edwin has also worked as writer on comic adaptations to some of his writer/created role-playing games such as Bright Future (Sci Fi) and Unknown Eagles (Based in World War II), and Moonsfar: Warrior's Creed.(Sword and Sorcery) Released Ebook on Amazon 'Unknown Eagles Special Operations" in 2014. Edwin has worked on articles ranging from, previews, reviews and interviews, for various media over the years including magazine and internet, and pod casts, video media shows. Currently the United States Editor For www.impulsegamer.com Over the years Edwin with his often co writers Wife Donna Millheim and Daughter Shael Millheim have written well over 400 articles and reviews and various role playing game books and game supplements. Edwin Millheim is also an actor and stage combat stunt fighter, and has been acting in shows and productions since 1989. Edwin has an over 22-year background in Whitelotus kungfu, a mix of northern and southern Shaolin. Bringing those skills to film and live action stunt shows was a natural thing. Over the years, he has been Cast Coordinator for interactive shows, as well as stunt and fight and action coordinator for various film projects (Sanctuary film from NiceWonderFilms) (BFF Zombie from LifePlay Productions) (Hunter X from Jab Haus)and live action stunt shows. Edwin has had many featured parts as a stunt fighter/actor, and has choreographed hundreds of hours worth of scenes over the years.



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