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Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series - Episode I

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Immersive untold chapter in epic Star Wars lore.

Game Oculus Quest 2019
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A long time ago in a theatre far, far away, the Star Wars saga began, giving birth to a sci-fi odyssey of truly epic proportions. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series takes this legacy and brings it into to a new generation of gamers and movie fans. The film series has spanned generations and created a modern pantheon of almost mythological icons, with none quite as imposing (and tragic) as the Sith Lord, Darth Vader. But Vader Immortal feels like less of a game and more like you're an actual living, breathing part of the Star Wars universe. There's so much attention to detail and so much to interact with that easy to lose yourself in the experience. Like at one point early on in the game, while exploring the ship, you come across a podracer helmet lying around and can choose to motion towards your head to actually put it on. It's the little details like this that will leave fans in awe.

Vader Immortal is just about everything that virtual reality is supposed to be. Every motion, every interaction, feels fluid and natural. And there's a sense of scale that constantly takes your breath away. It's one thing to see Vader's dark visage on the movie screen, but it's something altogether more imposing when the you're face-to-face with the Dark Lord as he towers over you. And, of course, there are the lightsabers. While the iconic weapon comes into play just a couple of times in the story, the game includes a
"Lightsaber Dojo," where players can put their Jedi (or Sith) skills to the test in a 360-degree area where they can rack up a high score battling against various droids, earning unique unlockable rewards in the process. The Dojo is a fun, arcade-style game that's a great reason to keep coming back while waiting for the next two chapters of the story to drop. If you've ever watched a Star Wars movie and dreamed of using the Force, then Vader Immortal is the closest you can get to living in that galaxy far, far away.

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