Kayak VR: Mirage Free Download
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Kayak VR Mirage Free Download Unfitgirl When I was a kid, if people wanted to take a small craft down a river, we hopped in a canoe; my childhood predates the current era, when every tech worker and banker has a kayak in the garage. As a boy scout in the 70s and 80s, I did spend quite a bit of time canoeing down rivers, so I have a basic understanding of how rowing works with a current. And that’s why I’m so damned impressed with Kayak VR: Mirage, a new VR title that plops the player (and their kayak) onto some of the most scenic waterways in the world. Kayak VR is almost certainly the most realistic VR game I’ve played. By restricting itself to a very strict set of interactions – a double-sided paddle, water, and the rocks and ice surrounding your little vessel – the development team at Better Than Life were able to go deep on the physics, allowing the player to have a visceral experience that delivers everything but the spray of water in your face. The water in this game is some of the most impressive I’ve ever seen; I spent a few minutes just plopping my paddle into the water and looking at the splashes it made and I saw nothing that looked anything less than natural. The water in Kayak VR flows exactly how you would expect it to in real life, which really sells the illusion that you are maneuvering through real waterways. Even the fish swimming around your boat seem to be in sync with the rhythm and flow of the water and rocks. UNFITGILR.COM SEXY GAMES
Kayak VR: Mirage is ostensibly designed as a racer, but I’ll be brutally honest here: I have almost no desire to master the racing in this game. Much credit to the folks that toiled away for endless hours getting the advanced racing features to function. I tried it out, and indeed you can race against the ghosts of your friends and other players, trying to top each other’s times asynchronously. But that is not where my interest lies, as the world of this game does nothing to inspire my competitive spirit (and I was appalled at how fast the game expected me to go, even on the easiest races). I am much more excited about paddling slowly and happily around in the beautiful environments created by this dev team, lazily creeping along at a snail’s pace and appreciating the near photo-realistic biomes at my own pace. The very first time I loaded into Kayak VR’s Costa Rica level, I immediately set out to the open sea, just to see how far I could get (spoiler: pretty far, but not far enough to reach that distant island). I spent a good hour drifting along with the current in a canyon in Australia, just using my paddle to occasionally give myself a little forward momentum or to push off rocks when I got to close to the shore. I sat in silence in a bay in Antarctica, just bobbing on the water and looking up at the northern lights.
Beautiful and varied locations
And I made myself a little bit seasick, fighting a storm off the coast of some towering fjords, with the waves battering me about and lightning blazing across the sky. These are the experiences that sold this game for me. Let others race; I want to explore. The fact that this game allows both of these approaches speaks well to the forethought of the team behind it. The developers took the time to add some realistic moments to the game. I laughed out loud when I tried to sail right through a log that was downed across the river at one point and bounced off of it; you actually have to duck to get under the thing. I also got a kick out of the animal life surrounding me; fish swimming along side my kayak, a dog barking on a rock, birds sailing far overhead. All of it adds to the spectacular sense of realism Kayak VR: Mirage delivers. One look at the screenshots and trailer accompanying this review can tell you that this is a spectacular looking game, but flat images can’t really do Kayak VR justice. When you see these places in VR, they are jaw-droppingly beautiful. The development team at Better Than Life really sells the scale and wonder of these environments. This is one of those games that can showcase to non-believers just how far VR has come in the last few years. Controlling Kayak VR is beyond intuitive. Each controller represents a hand that is holding your paddle. Yakuza Like a Dragon
It takes zero time before your body just starts making the rowing motion – you already know what to do before you start doing it. That said, I did find that with a little practice I was able to stabilize my motion and create deep, smooth strokes. I was a little over-energetic at first, and I found that precision worked far better for me than flapping about. I’ve seen videos online of folks playing Kayak VR with various instruments substituting for the paddle. One guy seemed to have taped his controllers to a broomstick. Another had some sort of official-looking peripheral that locked his controllers in place. Neat stuff, but I did just fine with pantomime, moving my arms in a cycling motion and pretending I was holding a stick. Kayak VR didn’t seem to mind, and watching me gave my son a good laugh. There is no question that Kayak VR delivers a pretty good workout. Not as good as actually rowing a boat, mind you, but sitting in place and constantly moving your arms in the same repeated motion will have you a little sore the next day. I found that while I tend to drift on rivers, I also tend to go hard on open water, which can actually lead to a little huffing and puffing. For someone with bad knees, any way to get exercise is pretty welcome, and I imagine that those that go hard on Kayak VR’s races will get a good workout.
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The controls here should be obvious as you will use each of your hands to grab a paddle, dipping either end into the water to steer your kayak in the direction you want to go. You start off in a small indoor pool and can mess around or choose from a few tutorial options if you are unsure exactly how navigating a kayak works. For those with the space, there is an option to strap the controllers to the ends of a long paddle or handle to represent an actual paddle more accurately though I didn’t try this as my play area is not conducive to me swinging a large pole. At any time, you can select any of the 4 courses available and either race in them or just take in your surroundings using the free roam mode. There are additional hidden objectives scattered around each map giving the players a little something extra to do besides just look around with a variety of racing options also available from racing solo, against ghosts of other players, friend or even against AI controlled ones that test your Bronze, Silver & Gold medal skills. The near simulation physics will test your skills as one incorrect dip of the paddle could cost you dearly in time which means, to climb to the online leaderboards, you’ll have to practice. Each race won’t take more than a couple of minutes and while the challenge of getting those best times is fun, for myself, that’s not the reason to play this. Yakuza 0
Kayak VR: Mirage advertises its visual presentation as having “Cutting-edge graphics that push the limits of what VR is capable of” and I cannot disagree with statement in any way as this is probably the most beautiful game I have ever played in VR and is easily the most realistic looking one. I have a decent gaming rig and have played the best that VR has to offer but what’s here puts many of those titles to shame. Each of the 4 areas looks nothing short of amazing with every map offering the ability to play during the day or night with one map, a Rocky cove with a lighthouse letting you play in stormy weather as well which is an absolute treat. Dynamic real-time lighting and an attention to detail that I have never seen before make every single moment in this game a jaw dropping one. During free roam mode I couldn’t help but just stop and take in the fish swimming beneath me or admire the water droplets as they left the cavern entrance above me, hitting the ocean and rippling outward. Birds may fly overhead, or a dog will bark at you from a nearby shore or penguins might be chilling nearby as you float through freezing waters with chunks off ice you’ll have to avoid. Everything appears to be rendered in full 3D giving an endless depth to the environments save for the lower resolution still images used for the background skies which did hamper the immersion of it all a tiny bit when I stared at them
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Though I just sort of forgot about those and preferred to focus on all that other beauty around me. I could go on and on about just how gorgeous this game is and there are some settings to mess around with to make things look even better though that could come at a sacrifice of performance but even on lower settings, it still looks good, but if you can run it on max settings, there is nothing else like it. Accompanying that stellar presentation is an equally impressive audio design which has fantastic 3D audio and matching sound effects for each stage. Each level has a unique and chill song to listen to you as you cruise around and they fit great, but for myself, turning off the soundtrack was the best way to truly experience exactly what Mirage is offering. Just sitting in that canyon while water flowed around me, birds flew overhead and nothing but the sounds of the perfectly realized world hit my ears made those moments some of the most relaxing and chill ones I have ever experienced in Virtual Reality. I’m not going to lie; I am in love with this game based solely upon the presentation and the fact there is some solid racing gameplay backing it just makes it more of a treat. With that said, replayability is the name of the game here as with only 4 stages, on the surface that might not seem like much, but I’m telling you, once you are in the game Yakuza 4 Remastered
it’s easy to lose track of time as you explore every nook and cranny each stage has to offer, and you will want to do that. Those additional objectives will extend game time and there is a store you can spend in-game currency on to unlock new kayaks, gloves, hats and pool items with that currency earned by those bonus tasks as well as just playing as you earn money based upon how long you spend in the water. There isn’t too much to complain about as the game is relatively small though each stage and all the mechanics have been refined to near perfection offering something special that needs to be experienced by everyone. There are the occasional visual hiccups when water reflections might look slightly off, or the splashing water can look a little pixely but I’m honestly reaching when it comes to these complaints as the positives here far outweigh the negative. I think just about any VR enthusiast will easily lose more than a few hours just checking out each setting and trying to master the art of VR Kayaking. What makes this so great is that it’s also an easy title to show off as there is minimal VR experience needed to hop in and start paddling wherever you want to go. Kayak Vr: Mirage nails what it feels like to kayak on a river or ocean and the fact it’s the most realistic looking game I have ever seen across any VR platform has me recommending this to anyone interested in seeing what modern day VR is capable of.
In addition to the races and the free roam mode, Kayak VR also offers a nice little in-game store that allows players to trade the games currency – the number of miles you’ve rowed – for skins and funny hats to wear in multiplayer. The devs took the time to hide little challenges around the various environments that will grant you some free milage, and its fun to putter around trying to achieve them. As much as I’ve been enjoying my time with Kayak VR, I do need to note that I’ve been having some technical issues with the game. I’ve experienced several crashes during loading that have forced me to shut down my Quest 2 and Steam VR. This only seems to occur after I’ve successfully loaded one environment and am trying to transition to another. I’ve also seen some pretty severe frame drops upon loading a new environment, but those seem to settle down after a few moments. As this game was developed by a very small team, I think it is appropriate to give them the benefit of the doubt when it comes to fixing things like this, but it is worth noting that the experience upon release is not without some problems. I would expect a patch in the near future, as this team is very open with their roadmap, taking user ideas and feedback into account. I play VR games to get out of the house and experience new things; I love to visit different worlds from the privacy of my bedroom.
Add-ons (DLC):Kayak VR: Mirage
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Ryzen 1600 / Core i5-8600K
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 1070 / AMD 5700 XT
DirectX: Version 10
Storage: 16 GB available space
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Ryzen 3600 / Intel i5 9600K
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 2080
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 16 GB available space
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- Open the Start menu (Windows ‘flag’ button) in the bottom left corner of the screen.
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- Click Apply then OK.
- Return to the Start menu and select Computer, then double click Local Disk (C:), and then open the Program Files folder. On some systems, this folder is called ‘Program Files(x86)’.
- In the Program Files folder, find and open the folder for your game.
- In the game’s folder, locate the executable (.exe) file for the game–this is a faded icon with the game’s title.
- Right-click on this file, select Properties, and then click the Compatibility tab at the top of the Properties window.
- Check the Run this program as an administrator box in the Privilege Level section. Click Apply then OK.
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