I’d largely gone off Star Wars with all the dubious films, but with the Mandalorian, upcoming Squadrons, and Battlefront II for £10 on Steam recently, I am reacquiring a taste for it.
So in the end I didn’t wait for the 8KX to arrive, and grabbed B&S and the Star Wars mods and tried it last night on the 5k+.
And it is a hell of a lot of fun, if somewhat gory hehe. There’s a lot of severed limbs and heads flying about. Makes more sense to be a Sith than a Jedi in this game Nothing quite like blocking a saber swing with one hand, and using the second one in the other to decapitate your opponent muhahaha
While it may not have the AAA visuals of BF II, which are virtually movie like, the lightsabers in the mod are incredibly well done and feel great to use. And there a huge huge number of them based on all the Star Wars lore, which is far more than I know anything about. There is simply a LOT. The rifles are very satisfying to use too, although some could do with a texture update. Even without the mod, force pulling objects to you and using lightning are available. Force push can be added with a mod, and more to come.
The slower pace is both what I personally prefer and better for VR gaming. BF II is a lot of fun for sure, but can be frantic at times. B&S is a one man game though, and the same is true for the mod, so don’t expect anything too complex. A bunch of arena type locations in which to butcher your hapless foes!
For anyone interested in trying it, the mod only currently works on U7 of the game, which is the previous version. You can grab that instead on Steam easily by looking under the beta options. 8.x is now out, which I believe has a lot of performance, graphics, and magic enhancements, for those who prefer D&D or Game of Thrones!
I was running it with PT 2.0, SVR 0.25, Normal FOV, and PP off, and didn’t spot any performance issues, running at 90FPS. The levels aren’t big or complex, and most of the textures are undemanding.
Sometimes I found the Index control setup was not perfect eg I would accidentally turn off a lightsaber when swinging because I pressed the touch pad by mistake, but presumably can be customised and I got used to it with a bit of practice.
I’m grabbing some more mods next, that add various heroes, villains, enemy types, armour and voicepacks etc. If only it had multiplayer!