Zenith’s Ambitious VR Take on MMORPGs | Tag Roundup #125

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Zenith: The Last City is looking to bring VR into the mainstream with its ambitious take on the JRPG genre. It features thrilling combat, vast exploration, and beautiful details in its fantasy world. Zenith is coming to multiple VR platforms later this month and the early reception has been great!

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Watching the 3.5-minute trailer for Zenith makes me feel like we’ve actually arrived at the previously promised epic-ness of VR. It has everything I imagined you would see in a virtual reality RPG:

  • Fast-paced combat
  • Magic
  • Flying
  • Crafting
  • Cooking
  • Socializing

The most surprising thing is the level of detail in the game. Back in the day when I tried Frostpoint VR, the graphics were blocky and generic. Fast forward a little over a year and we’ve got VR graphics that look like they were pulled from a next-gen console!

Animations in Zenith look crisp and the motions are fluid. The developers went with a vibrant art style that should really shine in VR.

There are 5 different biomes to traverse, each with its unique characteristics. Within these worlds, you meet a variety of interesting NPCs who help guide you on your journey. These classic RPG elements make Zenith feel immediately comfortable.

Exploration is definitely a big factor in this game. You can climb basically anything and glide your way across the map. This experience is only heightened when you have a headset strapped to your head for total immersion.

We’ve been promised 100 hours of gameplay in this adventure, which is impressive for any game, let alone a VR title. Zenith: The Last City has plenty of quests to take on and treasure to discover. Your character will get stronger as you progress and take on increasingly more difficult challenges.

One thing that concerns me is there only seem to be two playable classes available currently. Any RPG fan would expect to see more class options in a full-fledged story, and I expect the developers will release more after launch.

Zenith will be coming to multiple VR devices in 2022 and has already received great feedback from the testing community. You can grab it for $29.99 on January 27 and enjoy crossplay in this exciting open-world VR RPG!

Have you tried any VR MMO games? What would make Zenith really stand out from the crowd? Join the conversation in the comments section, below!

Honorable Mentions in Last Week’s Gaming World

  • PC GamesN – The Witcher 3, but Valheim
  • Nintendo Life – What if the Zelda and Castlevania series had a baby? Would it look something like Infernax?
  • Man of Many – Another handheld device to play games on the go
  • IGN – How much would you pay for a teardown art piece featuring your favorite gaming console?

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