Superhero games are not going anywhere and it’s time that we accept that. This is a popular genre in the media right now with Marvel’s and DC’s escapades in the movies. So, it was normal that the gaming industry will follow this trend, although it always offered a wide range and varieties of heroes for us to play.
But if anything can make the superhero games more interesting, it’s an opportunity to control your own hero and play it in Daydream VR. And that is exactly what Slightly Heroes, a fresh game by Hatrabbit is all about.
Released just days ago, Slightly Heroes is visually interesting title looking like a Pixar’s animated film. Swedish developer Hatrabbit keeps it simple and doesn’t try to deliver something that is too much to handle a multiplayer first-person shooter.
In the game, you will choose your character and play in the 1v1 arena with other players from all around the world, or your friends. It’s all up to you. If you are an introvert and don’t want to play with others, don’t worry there are a number of bots that will certainly give you trouble. This option also works great as a tutorial so you can perfect your gameplay before facing others. In the beginning, you will be able to choose from only two characters and use one weapon. But this will change as you progress in the game, so don’t give up just yet.
The controls, though, are a little bit wonky. This is because of the Daydream VR controller which has only two buttons you can actually use and a directional pad. Teleportation doesn’t work like on other VR shooters and you will have to hold the direction and move your head at the same time. It’s a bit disorienting and stopping to figure things out will do no good since then you are an easy target.
Another issue I had with the game was respawning. The spawn points are not far enough from your enemies so that you can get yourself together and get back in the game with some semblance of dignity. Moreover, I ended up pretty close to my nemesis and ran for my life. Now, maybe the idea behind this was to respawn in their vicinity and destroy them with vengeance, but it’s really hard to figure that out when you are surprised by seeing them so close in the first place.
For now, the game is available for Android devices with a promise that version for other platforms will arrive later this year. Additionally, even with these remarks, the game was fun, although remedying these control issues with Daydream VR would make it fantastic. Who knows, maybe they will improve the controls by the time other platforms get their versions so we can all have fun blasting one another in the animated world of Slightly Heroes.