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So I just got back from PAX South and I managed to get into the AMD booth which had two crescent bays set up. While I've been pretty excited about the tech this is the first time I've actually been able to try it. Got to try the EVE: Valkyrie demo, which lasted like 5 or 6 minutes or whatever.
In short, it was amazing. Was not disappointing in the slightest. I was a little worried going into it that I had built it up quite a bit in my head and it wouldn't live up, too. So I'm pretty sold on it, unless something goes really terribly I'm likely going to let my preorder happen. Also watched a few people try some of the other demos, including one called Chronos which I hadn't seen before. Basically it's a 3rd person game, which I was sort of on the fence about how well they would work with VR. However, it showed off a few neat things like having puzzles where the character is operating a lever and you, the camera, can look over at the gate it's opening whenever. Seemed very natural and people who played it seemed to enjoy it.
These things start shipping next month and that's not soon enough.
My thoughts so far in FFEX having made it into the 3* quests. I've been playing as a Knight.
Everything has been pretty easy so far. The boss fights have kept me on my toes but I wouldn't call them difficult either. Basically as long as you're looking out for their ability usage and blocking/moving out of telegraphs they shouldn't give you any trouble early on. However, I get the feeling that the game is easing me into it still. There's a ton of abilities, I'm starting to have to think about actual builds since there's nowhere near enough slots to fit everything you get. Then you can upgrade everything, abilities, equipment. By late game I can see there being tons of mat grinding to max out anything. I'm enjoying it for sure, my one complaint is that I wish it ramped up a little faster, but we'll see how the 3* bosses go. I'm waiting on some friends to pick it up before I dive into multiplayer.