This VR action game provides a short yet thrilling arcade-style experience that will make you feel like a superhero, even if it's only in short bursts. Blasters of the Universe will give you a hefty dose of adrenaline with each shot that you fire and dodge in real time. See, virtual reality games are meant to be immersive, interactive experiences that create a whole new world of action and adventure around you. The actual reality of VR, though, is more like a roller coaster. Sure, things are happening around you, but you're just along for the ride. Then comes a game like Blasters of the Universe, a fast-paced, action-packed shooting gallery full of ducking, dodging, blocking, and blasting that puts you firmly in the driver's seat.
Blasters of the Universe has a colorful but basic art style, filled with bright neon that's stereotypical of virtual worlds and fitting for the campy story it puts forward. The controls are generally intuitive, easy even for newcomers to pick up and play, though the insane amount of incoming fire and enemy minions prove to be a challenge even for the most skilled gamers. And while dodging enemy bullets might make you feel like Neo in The Matrix, it can get a little exhausting and disorienting over time. This is one VR experience you'll definitely need to play in shorter bursts ... which works in the game's favor, as it's a relatively small overall package. With only a handful of levels to its name, the game risks feeling repetitive, but with so much going on, it's usually hard to notice. Instead, Blasters of the Universe seems to channel those classic quarter-gobbling arcade days of yore, with a new VR spin that's well worth the price.