Now that San Diego Comic-Con has passed and there’s no new movie to look forward to until December of next year, you might find yourself in search of a quick Star Wars fix in the meantime. We’ve already given you a list of shows and films to watch and books to read. Perhaps even check out some of the new, upcoming comics. If you’re looking for something to get you off the couch, however, you might want to give the Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges VR game a try. Yes, I’m actually encouraging you to try this at home.
My fiancée, God bless her, fully supports my geekier side and my love of all things Star Wars… so much so that this past Christmas she gave me Jedi Challenges as a gift. She also gave me a daughter less than a month later, so suffice it to say I’ve been a little busy these last seven six months or so. Recently I finally got to strap on the virtual reality head set and give it a go.
One reviewer at wired.com recently quote the wise words of Ben Kenobi in describing the lightsaber: “not as clumsy as or random as a blaster. An elegant weapon, for a more civilized age.” Let me be the first to tell you, there is nothing elegant about you once you strap on the VR headset. And make sure you have plenty of room around you when play. You might want to clear the pets out, too.
Once you’re in, though, it is a lot of fun. You can send laser blasts back at battle droids, duel Darth Maul, and take on the Seventh Sister. If you’re more of a pacifist, you can always just play a friendly game of Dejarik, too.
Sure, it’s not cheap, coming in at $200 for the VR game set, but it will definitely give you a workout. Right about now, I’m just going to settle in and watch Star Wars: Rebels season 4 on Blu-ray.