Best VR Games of September 2018
The first we saw of Transference was at E3 2017 when Elijah Wood introduced Spectrevision and their new game. Now, it has arrived on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and while it can be played without a headset, it’s far more effective in VR.
The premise is a little complicated. You are exploring a small house, but it’s through a computer simulation that’s developed from the minds of the family that lived there. As you explore, you begin to work out what happened to them, and how the crazy scientist father terrorized his innocent family.
The game is terrifying from start to finish due to the flickering lights, phenomenally designed world, and piercing screams that come from seemingly every corner. It’s reminiscent of the first few hours of Resident Evil VII, with you slowly creeping through the strange house, analyzing every object and jumping at every sound. It’s intensely unnerving.
You shouldn’t expect to play for more than an hour and a half, and the storytelling is a little heavy-handed, but Transference is worth playing as proof that narrative focused VR games have huge potential.