The “what” of Farpoint isn’t as vital as the “how.” Even among its virtual-reality-enabled peers, it’s a fairly standard shooter about an unnamed space shuttle pilot who, along with two scientists, ends up stranded on an uncharted desert planet while investigating an anomaly near a wormhole orbiting Jupiter. When you wake up, you’ve got nothing but an assault rifle...
Virtual reality is supposed to be the next big thing in video games, but we’re still waiting for a singular title to demonstrate the platform’s trailblazing possibilities. Outside of notable exceptions like Resident Evil VII and Robo Recall, the majority of experiences so far have been little more than demo-sized proofs of concept. Impulse Gear’s first VR game, Farpoint, is much more ambitious...