Reaching out in Virtual Reality

When I was growing up, my mom would always keep an eye on what games I played. My console and TV were in the living room and she bought all of my games. She knew what I was doing. Now that I am a father, I enjoy watching my children play video games on their various consoles as well as play along. All of our consoles, except for the Oculus 2, my 10-year-old plays. I just bought the Oculus 2 to not only see what he’s been playing but to also join him in his gaming, because I have no idea what that looks like for the most part. The question now is, what games should I get?

When my oldest expressed that he wanted to play Oculus games with me, I knew I would get one at some point. When I bought the console, I realized that I only know some of the games he knew of, his favorite being Gorilla Tag. When he played that game for the first time, he came out of his room drenched in sweat. Now having played Gorilla Tag: I get it. It’s a physical game where you move your hands to emulate the movement of a gorilla (albeit a super-strengthened gorilla).

Regarding the VR realm, I have watched several videos from BMFVR via YouTube, but I’m curious if anyone has recommendations for games I should check out. I enjoy adventure games like Legend of Zelda, exploratory games like Metroid, and story-driven games in general. Maybe you have a hot tip on an indie release? My gaming likes are vast, so I turn to you!

As Proverbs 15:22 says, “Without counsel, plans fail, but with many advisers, they succeed.”

So, advisers, what would you recommend? Best free games? Paid games? Did you program or create a game for Oculus that you want me to play? Games I can play with my son?

Looking forward to all of your advice, so leave a comment below or message us on social media with your recs!

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Matthew lives in the Thumb area of Michigan with his wife of 10 years and their three children. His faith was planted while he was a young child and began to sprout at the age of 12. He has been a Christ-follower ever since. Filled with dad jokes, puns, and sarcasm so deep that he sometimes has to question himself about whether he’s being serious: Matthew is comfortably himself.

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