Coming from the Atari 2600 generation, it seems that each passing year gets a little bit harder to become fully addicted to a game. At least in the same way that I was addicted to the very first Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, or Metroid titles. Over the years certain games have re-sparked that gamer addiction: WarCraft 2, StarCraft, Diablo 1 & 2, Dark Age of Camelot, Myst, Riven, and Morrowind, to name a few.
I've also hit some fairly impressive gamer "dry spells" over the years. However, with the breakthrough of Virtual Reality my gamer addiction has been ramping up quite nicely. For instance, I spent over 60 hours with Eve-Valkyrie, I beat Technolust and Dead Secret twice. I completed Chronos in a few short days (and very little sleep).
But it wasn't until I launched The Unspoken the other night, thanks to the special Oculus Touch delivery, that my true gamer addiction returned in full force. I spent 3 hours non-stop between practice rounds and ranked games. On top of which I found myself thinking about strategies and combo's all damn day. And that's the true mark of the gamer addiction: when your mind plays through multiple scenarios throughout the day, creating the anticipation of coming home just to try out hours of theorycrafting.
One thing I found overly special about The Unspoken is the games ability to spark my real life fear of heights. When I first received my Oculus Rift back in May '16 I had a lot of problems with games like Eve-Valkyrie at first. Because my mind was not yet familiar with VR immersion, so everything felt quite real. As time went on, I did acquire my "VR Legs," and I have been able to play any title that attempts to keep me on the edge of the highest peak without any problems.
Until I was in a lengthy battle with The Unspoken, and the ground kept falling beneath our feet. Next thing I knew it was Round 3 and every single pillar stood over a massive chasm. I felt my heights phobia kicking in and it actually impacted how I played the game. I kept looking down and my arms were moving way more slowly, suggesting that I was afraid I'd fall over. I lost the battle due to my fear of heights, and that's badass!
The Unspoken was the title I was most looking forward to with the release of Touch, and it did not let me down at all. If anyone else is enjoying this game, feel free to look me up for some fun battles. Cheers!