Robots are taking over the world and humans are taken in “to job”. Job Simulator takes you to a chaotic but fun world of the workforce. Let’s play.
Have you ever been wishing that you could have a tutorial to do your job right? Or do you ever wish you could try out some odd jobs that you may want to have in the future? Well, now you can. In a virtual reality game named, Job Simulator. As what the name implies it is a virtual reality simulation in a VR game format that let’s players be in different simulation to do some jobs like in an office setting or a fry cook’s corner. The gameplay is in a playful, almost cartoonish feel but very conducive in a game with a lot of pressure from your robot bosses. Job Simulator is very at home with the HTC Vive and the controllers. Holding some tools and other instruments are almost natural to do and very fun to mess around the workplace.
What is really amazing with Job Simulator is your ability to throw a stapler at your boss. Yes. That’s gotta be the first selling point if you want to vent out some anger to a floating robot face. You will certainly feel satisfied doing just that, only without you getting fired on your real job. Next up is its accuracy of the physics. This is how the movements from your HTC Vive controllers and headset is translated to your view of the virtual world. It’s accurate to the millimeter and with this you can juggle some VR tomatoes. Yes, if you failed to catch all of them, then no worries, you won’t have to clean up after.
One thumbs up factor for the Job Simulator is you can let your kids play the VR game and let them know how it feels like “to job”. Very cool way to train them, kinda.
Although some may agree that the game just lacks the slightest sophistication in graphics quality, it is just the nature of the Job Simulator. It’s meant to be cartoonish and vibrant with some strong even hurtful colors to the eyes. But it can be taxing to the eyes as well. It can increase stress levels the eyes can handle in long VR gaming sessions. Like most virtual reality simulation, there is still that disconnect between the movement of the hand to the actual response in-game. The HTC Vive controllers are good at picking up things and holding them up but there is that annoying moment where it cuts off the hand and puts the object as if you’re holding it.
Overall, engaging but lacks some realistic hand movement.