Half-Life Alyx is an innovative and most iconic virtual reality game.
It is the third part of the legendary game series, which was produced by Valve. The brand has conquered the PC gaming market thanks to the Steam platform. Now steps have been taken to also work on a virtual reality level. Among other things, they have launched the HTC Vive glasses and the best-selling game Half-life Alyx, which has taken over the VR world. Half-life Alyx has an estimated rating on Metacritic of 92 points. Such statistics have led to very good sales and gaming users. According to TweakTown, the positive opinions of players and reviewers were reflected in the simultaneous launch of the title with around 43,000 fans. In addition, information from the SteamSpy platform speaks of an estimated sale of 400,000 copies. Some influence on this result has been that Half-Life: Alyx has recently been added to VR goggles from several manufacturers.
This is a real bestseller among VR games!
The action of a certain game takes us back to the moments that occurred between the first and second parts. In the previous parts, the main character was Gordon Freeman, a key person in the game world. In Half-Life Alyx, on the other hand, the player takes on the role of Gordon's companion Alyx Vance, who, along with his father, researches the Combine's weaknesses by alerting them to a group of aliens controlling Earth.
Since Valve's production has received so many positive reviews for the level of immersion, game mechanics (technical aspects) thanks to the use of virtual reality technology in the game, we have to deal with different modes. The developer made sure that the world presented was as interactive as possible. During the course of the game, we struggle with three different modes: fighting enemies, solving puzzles that require us to use environmental elements, and moving around.
Specific information about the game:
Through the camera - we control by moving our own head.
Use of objects using the controls held in the hands.
When we shoot, we also use our body by, for example, leaning out of corners and avoiding objects or bullets. We also have to manually reload the weapon we are holding in our hand (in some cases after collecting bullets lying here and there).
Interestingly, we can use the Oculus Quest 2 goggles to play the game, thanks to our Oculus Link cable. Oculus Quest 2 doesn't use satellites and run simple games without being connected to a computer, but it can work similarly to the Oculus Rift S when connected to a computer via Oculus Link cables.
Considering the statistics and user reviews, it can be said that Half-life Alyx has officially become the biggest VR success in the entire history of Valve's platform.
Oculus Link is required during gameplay.