That Oculus Quest 2 is one of the systems of Virtual Reality more affordable on the market was something we already knew before putting our glasses on our heads. What we were not so clear about was whether the gaming experience was going to be up to the task. After using them for a couple of months, we can already tell you that Oculus Quest 2 is one of the best options on the market to make the leap Virtual Reality. Perhaps the best of all.
Yes, there are models with better features such as HTC Vive Pro 2 or Valve Index, but their price range is much higher. The great strengths of Oculus Quest 2 are in its simplicity, its price and the fact that it is a system that runs games without needing to rely on a PC.
Virtual Reality Glasses ready to play
Used to the complications of setting up a PC or preparing your PS VR to play with PS4, Oculus Quest 2 is a really important paradigm shift. The glasses have an adjustable strap to place them on the head, the lenses can be placed in three positions so that they fit as best as possible at the distance of our eyes and the controls are tremendously intuitive.
It is true that it took us a while to find the perfect distance from the lenses and the placement of the glasses so that everything was seen with true clarity, but once we find the ideal point, the experience is truly intuitive. This is the first Virtual Reality glasses that, in our experience, fulfill the promise of transporting us to an alternative universe in a simple way.
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Quest is Ready / Friends are Ready
We found the Touch controllers really sensational. The tracking of our movements is, we will not say unbeatable, but it is very close perfectly thanks to its imperceptible delay. The two games that left us freaking out in this sense during our first games were the legendary Beat Saber and Eleven Table Tennis, a ping-pong game in which the movements of our hand / racket are so realistic that it serves as the first Uncanny Valley of Virtual Reality. That moment you think: how is this different from actually playing ping-pong? Well, in so little that it costs a world to stop playing.
The sensitivity of the Oculus controllers ‘ triggers is also very striking. Just by bringing the fingers closer the system already captures our movement, so that we can see our hands doing the same movements in reality and in the game. We noticed this especially while playing The Climb 2, a climbing simulator that is not suitable for people with vertigo and that is surprisingly addictive for a title in which the “only” we can do is climb.
No PC required, a double-edged sword
Oculus Quest runs the games on your own glasses without having to connect to a PC or any other machine thanks to its Snapdragon XR2 chip. This means that everything is as simple as watching a game in the Oculus store, downloading and playing. But the best thing, without a doubt, is that there is no cable involved.