The developer studio Hyperbolic Magnetism released on the Steam and Oculus Store the Beat Saber game for virtual reality, which will surely become the ideological heir of the legendary Guitar Hero or Thumper. Here we use the classic gameplay of rhythm games, but the moving colored blocks need to be cut with a superbly realized imitation of real Jedi lightsabers . To all those who wanted to wave a legendary weapon for cheerful music, it is recommended.
The game is optimized for virtual reality, so the colored blocks do not just disappear when they come into contact with swords – they can and must be cut at different angles, so that only the sparks fly to the sides. Each block has its own color of the sword, there are false baits and obstacles, which must be avoided. The speed of the gameplay is such that most of the movements are intuitive, as in real combat.
The game has three modes, with two conventional or multi-colored swords, and the classic is one Jedi, one lightsaber, many enemies. They have their strengths and weaknesses, which prepare the player for the main, frantic meat grinder for wild, but harmonious musical riffs, to feel like a real warrior from a distant galaxy. In the helmet of the BP it is more than real.
Now Beat Saber is presented as a game with early access, it has only a few balanced arenas with music. The developers promise to lay out the level editor in the shortest time so that users can use their favorite music to design new arenas. And who knows, to what heights will the Beat Saber grow? In the meantime, this is a great way to spend time in virtuality with a light sword in hand.