Oculus Quest 2: Expectations vs Reality
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Oculus Quest 2: Expectations vs Reality

When VR first released there was a lot of excitement and assumptions about what VR really is. Many people assume that it’s just a flat screen in front of your face that you then play games on. It is, however, so much more than that! Virtual Reality has come a long way since it’s inception in originally in the 1950s!

The Good Stuff:

Immersion

Everyone talks about immersion when it comes to video games. How much do the games on the Quest 2 draw you in? Well, thanks to the amazing features available in modern VR, such as built-in sound, microphone and basic hand-tracking; we can experience games like never before!

Oculus Quest 2: Expectations vs Reality

The immersion is definitely there as once the headset goes on, the rest of the world seems to fade away.

Fully 3D

Thought VR was just a flat-screen? Think again! Modern VR sets place you in fully 3-dimensional worlds and videos.

Oculus Quest 2: Expectations vs Reality

This further adds to the immersion, as you can travel to all kinds of places, within games and videos, all from the comfort of your home.

4K Resolution

Not all games support this quality of resolution at this time. However, the Quest 2 boldly features a brilliant 4K resolution!

Oculus Quest 2: Expectations vs Reality

This makes videos and some games even more beautiful and adds to the wonderful immersion that VR has to offer!

The Downsides:

There are two main downsides that we’ve found with the Quest 2. The first is that, as Oculus is owned by Facebook, you will require a Facebook account to create an Oculus account. When you purchase Oculus games, it will even come up as Facebook in the payment statements.

The other main downside of the Quest 2 is the requirement of Oculus Link to get the full VR experience and use things like Steam VR. The official Oculus Link cable runs currently for about CAD 110 on Amazon.

BUY/WAIT/AVOID:

Priced at CAD 399.99, the Oculus Quest 2 is a steal of a headset. The battery life is a little lacking but with a long enough USB-C cable, you can play with your quest plugged in to extend the battery life. If you add in the Oculus Link cable for the full experience, you’re looking at about CAD 510.

Oculus Quest 2: Expectations vs Reality

Compared to other headsets, such as the Valve Index, you really can’t beat this price!

Verdict: BUY!

Oculus Quest 2: Expectations vs Reality