What is Beat Saber about?
In Beat Saber, fat electro beats merge with sweat-inducing lightsaber choreographies, which at higher levels of difficulty can certainly be called a real workout in VR. This is mainly due to the fact that the simple but captivating game principle not only incorporates precision and rhythm, but also big movements. Furthermore, loud headphones will definitely make you sink into this abstract game with its stylish world of music within a few seconds. The songs are almost perfectly tuned to the well thought-out punch combinations and the play of colours within the minimalistic backdrop make for a fun gameplay experience.
Combine all of this with a cheap price and you are all set up to dive into a beautifully designed world with your sabers ready to take on any rhythm.
Beat Saber is a fantastic game that should belong to every Virtual Reality collection - especially drummers will have a lot of fun in this game. Otherwise, it also works perfectly as a morning workout. One of the only flaws of this game is, that PSVR owners may have to make some adjustments to their game location first. The camera must be able to capture you completely, even on the furthest swings, and you can't play this game sitting down. Otherwise, Beat Saber does many things right, and you don’t want to miss this game for a cheap price. 16 tracks underline the individual levels, and different modifiers make the game even more fun. Beat Saber has what it takes to become the new Guitar Hero or Rock Band of the VR squad. If you get along with the bass-heavy musical impact of the game (that's how the game is most fun), nothing will stop you from spending some time in the Beat Saber universe. It’s very easy to see how much love and work has been put into the game, especially considering that the old team of Pen Island had a great amount of influence on this piece! You can almost say that they transformed a fast-paced survival game for HTC Vive into another awesome VR Game! No matter who has this game in front of them, everyone with a little tactfulness can enjoy it wonderfully and can let off steam without hesitation. Compared to other games, Beat Saber's purchase price for the necessary hardware makes for quite the hurdle if you don't have a VR device yet. The cheapest system to go with is probably a PlayStation 4 with PlayStation VR, which will set you back around 700€. If you have a compatible PC, you can get devices starting at 330€ (Windows Mixed Reality), with the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift also having their advantages. In addition, Virtual Reality might just not be for you. To test and experience the intoxicating flow state of VR, it is worth visiting one of the myriad of upcoming widespread VR arcades.