Review: New Star Trek VR attraction at Dave & Buster's

Yesterday (Wednesday 3/28) Dave and Buster's Little Rock launched a new Virtual Reality attraction based on Star Trek.

D&B has had the VR attraction for a bit now with the first experience being Jurassic Park. On this you are on the island where Jurassic Park is located and have to ride through the park "scanning" an inventory of the Dinosaurs that are loose on the island. You scan them becuae ain't no killing dinosaurs at D&B! :-)

They released a second VR experience called Dragonfrost that was a bit cartoony for me. I played it only once. It was good but Jurassic Park nailed the virtual reality experience.

My friends at D&B and anyone who knows me is aware that I'm a nerdy geek at heart. So when they got wind of the new Trek coming in they let me know and since then I've had high hopes that it wouldn't be something cheesy. Yesterday I was invited to be one of the first to try it (full disclosure - I got to try it on the house).

This new Star Trek VR attraction ups the whole VR experience. The motion and video were on point. You are a crewman on the bridge of a Star Fleet ship that happens on a Klingon Bird of Prey. The Enterprise shows up and all of the sudden it's all out battle. You are really immersed in the story and it is easy to look ahead and glance to your right and left while finding ships and space debris to shoot.... Be sure to take some time to look all around, above and below. It is a nearly 7 minute game/ride and not once was it a disappointment. I'm looking forward to the next time I can ride it... Especially since I found out afterward that it actually has three different endings depending on how you play.

Now if they'd only get a license to do Star Wars!

If you try it, let me know what your thoughts are in the comments.

Matt Cruz

Matt Cruz

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