With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to dive into why VR is such a great date night activity.
There are quite a few reasons for this but I have 4 main ones I want to talk about.
Number 1, is of course that it’s different. Not may people have tried VR before and it just makes for a fun night out. Trying something different than the norm is always a good thing in my books and who knows, maybe you’ll both find something you are good at! It’s not a movie and it’s not a nice dinner but it’s a perfect complimentary activity to any of those things. Instead of dinner & a movie or dinner & a show, you do dinner and VR. It’s completely interchangeable.
Number 2, is that it’s Multiplayer. One of the best things about VR is obviously how immersive of an experience it is, and it can absolutely be fun watching each other play and taking turns, but the fun really goes up to eleven when you each step into a booth. Go on quests together in Trickster, survive the zombie apocalypse in Arizona Sunshine or even just play ping pong in Eleven: Table Tennis. There are many experiences to choose from, even if you’d rather share a station and take turns. A lot of single player games are score-based in VR so you can simply play a couple of rounds set a high score and your partner can try and beat it. I would say that Beat Saber takes the cake on this one, and Space Pirate Trainer is a good second place contestant.
Number 3, is, well, it’s just so much fun. A movie is cool because you’re watching an amazing cinematic masterpiece by your favourite director, or you want to laugh or cry, but VR takes an activity like that to the next level. Instead of sitting and watching, you’re actually doing the actions and guiding your own experience. I know it sounds silly to compare a movie to VR in that sense, but you can even watch short films that take place in a 360 environment if that’s more your speed. The Great C is a great 30 minute animated story that takes you along a journey into the unknown. Cry, laugh, and enjoy the immersive aspects that only VR can bring to the table, or to the booth in this case.
Number 4, is it’s not just for gamers. I know, crazy proposition, right? Because with VR, you are actually fully doing the action, it’s way more natural than trying to remember buttons on a controller or mouse and keyboard. If you want to aim your gun, you simply hold up your hand and aim your gun. If you want to pick something up off the ground, or spin a lock, you just reach and physically do the action. It’s very fun and fully immersive. With room-scale VR, if you crouch in real life, you crouch in game! The reason I say that it’s not just for gamers is because it’s usually pretty natural to do the movements, people pick it up very quickly. It becomes natural within minutes and the barrier of controls fades away, and the fun takes over.
So book your session today, just in time for Valentine’s Day 2019! There’s still time for a great date night!