Rise of the Tomb Raider's new DLC chapter is worse in VR


In the early days of virtual reality games, experiences can largely be divided into two categories: those built explicitly for VR, and those that tack on VR like a promotional bullet point. The latter is a great way to get people interested in the medium — hey, it’s Final Fantasy in VR! — but because of a lack of investment, both in time and forethought, these experiences range from forgettable to terrible. When VR is an afterthought, you can tell. Unfortunately that’s the case with "Blood Ties," the latest downloadable add-on for Rise of the Tomb Raider.

"Blood Ties" is a curious thing. It feels sort of like an epilogue to a larger story. Instead of the action-heavy intensity of the rest of Rise of the Tomb Raider, it’s a much more...

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