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Phantom: Covert Ops
Phantom: Covert Ops

Genre: VR
Release Date:
26th June 2020
Friday, 26 June 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:53pm 26/06/20 | 1 Comments
A stealth game you play through entirely VR-bound on a *checks notes* tactical kayak -- as an elite covert operative that works entirely on water. Of course, the premise is silly. But in the immortal words of Homer, "I will not hear another word against the boat". Yeah the whole kayak deal makes perfect sense in VR and what developer nDreams has pulled of with Phantom: Covert Ops is damn impressive.

Available now for Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest, this is a VR cant-miss.
With Phantom Covert Ops, developer nDreams plays it straight, with a tone and setup reminiscent of a Call of Duty campaign. Cinematic with great performances, including a turn by the voice of Solid Snake himself as the big bad. Though David Hayter's barely recognisable thanks to a thick fog in the form of a gruff Russian accent. What makes it all work so well is this serious approach, never really addressing why Phantom works only “on kayak”, and the fact that it has been built from the ground-up and designed specifically for Oculus Rift and the PC-free Oculus Quest -- with Oculus Touch controllers.

Impressive 1:1 movement and comfort that lets your chair-bound body become fully immersed in the world presented and the task at hand. Using the Touch grips to pick up your paddle and slowly turn and move through water is integral to not only the objective at hand, but to the format and platform Phantom Covert Ops makes its debut on.

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