Dimension Hunter by Pocket Money Games, is finally officially available as of September 25th. It's on sale for a mere $11.39 after a 40 percent launch discount. At such a price, it could be grand larceny... for the CONSUMER. Yep, this game is pretty damn enjoyable, and for under $12, it's pretty much a no-brainer. Pocket Money Games may have taken their sweet time finally getting this thing onto Steam, but it was well worth the wait. In this day and age of Screen Door Effect, and Pixel Density this, and Pixel Clarity that.. at a certain point, we have to come back to the thing that brought us here in the first damn place. FUN! Dimension Hunter just seems to have nailed that Fun Factor aspect that so many games forget in their pursuit of photorealism and immersion.
It doesn't take too long to realize that Dimension Hunter is pure Arcade style action. As I hit continue after continue, I actually thought about how many quarters I'd be spending on this thing.
Dimension Hunter mixes Arcade-style gameplay with a Sin-City styled graphical aesthetic. Then throws on some awesome beats to really pump up the whole experience. You feel like you're taking out these bad guys in a nightclub or disco-tech. There is so much red, black, grey and white thrown on the screen. In fact, I think the graphical stylings, and the colors used work well to hide the limitations of early VR headsets. This is something more developers need to understand. Craft your games in ways that tend to hide the limitations rather than expose them.
So far, the only real complaint I have with the game, is that the aiming can be difficult to come to grips with. I'm really trying to get the knack of it, and consistently get head shots, but I just can't seem to line up my shots perfectly. Of course, I'm no expert gamer, so unless this a common complaint, I'd probably ignore it. A demo for this game has been available for quite some time, and it pretty much plays exactly like the demo, just more of it. If you liked the demo, then you should probably grab the game now, because the $11.39 price is going to be hard to beat.