9 Best New VR Games We Played At Oculus Connect 4
Brass Tactics is a VR real-time strategy game from some of the creators behind Age of Empires II. You can play it against the AI or 1v1 with a human opponent. Like traditional RTS games, you have a base to defend and need to manage your forces to attack your opponent. You won’t have to worry about resource management since they generate over time.
To set the stage in VR, there’s a very large rectangular table in front of you that serves as the battlefield. There are nodes scattered throughout the map, which serve as points for you to plop new barracks down to form your army. You have many different barrack options that allow you to spawn archers, foot soldiers, tanks, and more. You can use your resources to increase the size of your army, build new structures that will upgrade your troops, and more.
Across the two maps that I played, there are multiple nodes and pathways scattered across the map. While you navigate most computer RTS games with a mouse, what makes Brass Tactics unique to VR is that you’ll need to pull and push the table around you with your Oculus Touch controllers to navigate the terrain. This can make it feel like you’re a floating general crawling across the map as you issue orders to your troops. You can get a taste for the action when Brass Tactics launches on February 22.