Zero Latency - VR Gaming Experience
I'm sure many of you are familiar with VR, with games such as Beat Saber blowing up online. However, the problem with these games is that you'd have to cash out a huge amount of money to buy yourself the set up and then buy the game to experience the VR gaming experience at home, alone. There are many limitations to playing at home, with space being a huge factor. You'd move two steps and end up breaking your mother's prized vase! With Zero Latency, you never have to worry about any of that! Zero Latency originated from Australia and has captured the hearts of its visitors by providing a one-of-a-kind virtual reality gaming experience, catapulting themselves onto the world stage and setting up venues across the globe. Naturally, they've come to Singapore to give us a taste of the adrenaline that comes with their free-roaming, multiplayer virtual reality concept.
What this means is that you can freely move around this large space, wearing the VR equipment on you. Using their state-of-the-art wireless technology and motion tracking, it'll be just like you've entered the game world and you've truly stepped into the shoes of the protagonist in game. What's even better is that you can experience this with friends!
There were a number of game stories and packages we could select.
Sol Raiders (approx. 15mins)
This was a PvP (Player VS Player) competitive team-based shooter experience where you'd explore the 3 unique maps raiding of Sol - a valuable power source. This map is set in a post-apocalyptic future where technology is advanced beyond understanding. The last remnants of humanity are travelling the universe in search of new worlds and new wealth, and in this case you've just stumbled across Sol with your team and unfortunately, you enemies. Team up with your friends and fight it out!
Engineerium (approx. 15 mins)
Engineerium is a laid back gaming experience, perfect for those who need some extra time to get used to the VR experience. You can walk among flying whales and parrot rays and connect the platforms to progress through the puzzle. Characters are bright and colourful, and friendly music accompany you along this trippy journey. Teamwork is key in this unique virtual reality game that lets you walk up and down ramps and twisty, curvy walls, defying gravity. Engineerium is suitable for all ages and is the first game to use VR to experience physics based puzzles, which means this will be both a fun and educational experience.
Zombie Survival (approx. 15 mins)
Zombie Survival is my personal favourite. If you game often and you've heard of or played through popular franchises such as Resident Evil and Left For Dead, this experience will not lose out to those! Zombie Survival is an intense and immersive VR experience for those wanting to test their zombie apocalypse survival skills. You’ll need to work with your team to fend off swarms of ruthless zombies, rebuild defensive barriers and hope you can survive long enough for help to arrive. Will you survive or will you succumb to the deadly virus?
Singularity (approx. 30 mins)
Singularity is also set in a futuristic world where you've to battle robotic enemies with four weapon modes (scatter, beam, pulse rifle, or rail gun), all powerful enough to obliterate anything in your path. You’ll also be equipped with a deployable force shield that’ll keep you protected under heavy fire. To survive, work together with your team and find the answers you’re looking for. Why are the robots after you? Find out!
Outbreak Origins (approx. 30mins)
Outbreak Origin has the strongest storyline out of the 5, A deadly virus is wreaking havoc, creating hordes of zombies that are taking over the cities. Your squad needs to do something quick! Prepare yourself for epic battles on your mission. Will you find the truth behind this outbreak or will you be another casualty?
These are the package details.
Package 1: 1 x Zombie Survival + 1 x Engineerium ($59/person)
Package 2: 1 x Singularity ($59/person)
Package 3: 2 x Zombie Survival ($59/person)
Package 4: 1 x Outbreak Origins ($59/person)
Package 5: 2x Sol Raiders ($59/person)
I recommend package 1 if you think you'd need some time to get used to the VR world before throwing yourself into danger but if you're confident enough, you can always try any of the other packages! I went for Package 3!
Entering Zero Latency, the place was dark and the atmosphere promised of a fun time. The staff were all very friendly and as excited as you are to let you undergo their experience. First, we registered on iPads at the side and then we were ushered into the briefing room.
In the briefing room, we were given a brief introduction of the game stories we've chosen and some house rules. We were taught how to use the equipment and how to wear them. As we all geared up for the experience, the excitement was buzzing in the air.
We were handed a backpack looking thing to wear. Apparently, it was a military-grade backpack that contains a high-performance Alienware PC gaming computer, and this was what powered our free-roam experience. We donned the backpack and it was okay. Not too uncomfortable or heavy.
We were then given the VR headset to wear and this is what would be transporting us to the game world. We were also given Razer headphones to wear so that we could truly immerse ourselves. Then, we were given a custom-made simulated weapon. It was in the form of a gun, with reload buttons and pumps as well! It wasn't too heavy and the grip felt just right.
We were then escorted into the game room, which was essentially a large empty room. I felt safe to know I won't be knocking into anything anytime soon. Furthermore, in game, it'd show you warnings when you're too close to your friends or close to a real-life wall. When the game started, I truly forgot that we were in a game. It felt so real and it was amazing and horrifying at the same time, seeing zombies rush to you. The sense of achievement of actually aiming and moving away was amazing. With the headset, you can communicate with your friends as well and at one point of time, we were all just screaming in panic and excitement!
This is truly an experience that you cannot miss. Bring your friends down to try out the VR gaming experience brought to you by Zero Latency.
3 Temasek Boulevard #03-346 (between Tower 2 and 3 Suntec City Mall, 038983 (Promenade MRT/City Hall MRT)
Mon - Fri: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM - 11:00PM
Sun: 10:00AM - 10:00PM