Badminton has always been a fast paced game, in fact its the fastest racket sport in the world. As such it was always going to be a challenge to bring such a high energy game to virtual reality but FiveStarGames have managed to pull it off (just) in ‘High Clear‘.
As you can probably expect there are a number of different game modes to choose from. Match mode has you competing against various characters with varying abilities. The AI is suprisingly impressive and they won’t be giving up easily. Along with single player you can also match up with and play people from around the world also playing The High Clear.
The developers have also chucked in a bunch of mini-games and what they call a ‘Funny’ mode which basically having a laugh trying to hit abstract targets with your shuttlecock such as ‘Smash down the drums’ or ‘Hit the fish’.
Overall game mechanics and VR performance is pretty smooth and the slow motion is cool. That said the serving can be tricky and performing a light hit of the cock so it just goes over the net can be tricky. Overall a decent virtual sports game for the HTC Vive and a must try for all badminton fans.
A great VR badminton game
OS: Windows 7 SP1 | Processor: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 | Memory: 8 GB RAM | Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970