If you want to picture out what The Climb is about, imagine this – you are standing on the edge of a wooden platform with two hands that have chalked fingers stretching out to you. What lies in front of you is a series of handholds that will lead you across a barren rock face where you dare not look down. But when you do, you will be left with fear and amazement as the scenery unfolds before you as everything below you already looks like toys. This is what you’re going to get from this VR game coming to the Oculus Rift.
Experience The Climb Without Leaving Your Home
There is something really magnificent about the entire virtual reality experience, and much can be said the same with The Climb. Developer Crytek has been playing with some VR demos for quite some time as of late. If you are a follower of the virtual reality franchise, then you may know Crytek with the Back to Dinosaur Island demo that was released on Steam for the Oculus Rift DK2 developers’ kits. After that, there was Back to Dinosaur Island 2 which was shown at E3 2015 (behind closed doors, of course).
With The Climb (Oculus Rift), you play a rock climbing game that focuses on the absolutely horrifying but very astonishing free solo climbing experience. This is the kind of rock climbing that is done without the use of ropes, harnesses, or any kind of protective gear whatsoever. This is the kind of rock climbing that will make Ethan Hunt from the Mission Impossible movie franchise proud.
The aim of this game is as simple as it can get: gat your way to the top of the rock with the use of handholds. You will pass through multiple checkpoints. Oh, and by the way, don’t fall. Even though this is just a virtual reality experience, it does feel mighty real when you slip off a rock and start plummeting to the jagged rocks below.
Even though the task is as simple as it can get, the guys at Crytek has managed to make the VR world so immersive and realistic that it feels insanely real and utterly intense.
When you try out The Climb, you will have a VR experience unlike anything you may have immersed yourself into in the past. There is that prime sense of utter achievement when you reach the top as you stand triumphant and perhaps even shouting that you’ve actually made it, even though everything that is happening might just be within your living room.