This will be my first ever review on my website and I figured it was really appropriate that it was a get-your-body-moving-and-dancing-to-some-awesome-music-in-VR type of game. I was a Beat Saber addict, so I knew immediately (from seeing the trailer to this game) that I would fall in love with it. I say ‘was‘ because (and this is the second point) my PC can no longer handle intense VR games. Sadly, I discovered this during a live stream testing out Audio Trip VR. Every few seconds during a song, my PC would stutter frames like it was choking attempting to process. I refused to let that affect my reviewing the game and despite the lack of capable PC I was able to play through each song that was available at the time of playing.
Those songs by the way, we’re awesome (the likes of Skrillex and Deadmau5 graced that playlist). However, as of the time of this review, Audio Trip VR only comes with 10 songs. They’re still great and never fear, because that number will become 20 tracks in total upon full release. All the choreography is handcrafted by a professional dancer and thankfully there’s a tutorial to ease you into the game if you’re playing for the first time. The visual aspects of the game can’t be left unmentioned and are a great visual trip that completely compliments the audio trip 😉 and for those who are visually sensitive the game provides a ‘Comfort Mode’ for your… comfort. I actually really love that idea in order to make the game more accesible (I have sensory processing disorder with one of my symptoms being light sensitivity, and sometimes a lot of light and erratic light movements can be quite difficult to handle). So the fact that the developers encorporated this mode shows their consideration to accesibility.
I should also elaborate on my third point about not being able to ‘cheat’ the play area space; There are some VR games where if you’ve sneaked a few extra centimeters/inches (or 20) over low furniture, it won’t really matter to your gameplay experience. In Audio Trip VR? That’s not the case. The minimum 2m x 1.5m HTC Vive play space WILL get utilized and you will 100% hit a piece of furniture (or 3) and hurt yourself, if you’re like me and have been ‘stretching’ your VR play area space for other games.
I would suggest this game if you enjoy dancing/moving to Pop and EDM music and if you like VR games which require you to move around and utilize hand-eye coordination. Let me tell you, the nano second I can afford to upgrade my entire PC… my Audio Trip VR play hours are going to go through the roof.
Official Website: kinemotik.com/audiotrip/
Steam Store Page: store.steampowered.com/app/826540/Audio_Trip/
Testing was done using the HTC Vive VR Headset.
Review test completed on November 9th, 2019.
This review is not sponsored.