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Nintendo Labo VR Kit

Nintendo Labo VR Kit

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Nintendo Labo VR Kit Review: Cardboard VR isn't dead

Nintendo Labo VR Kit Review: Cardboard VR isn't dead

Posted   04.30.19
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79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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The Labo VR kit isn’t going to reinvent virtual reality. But it is a step forward for Nintendo’s line of cardboard Switch accessories -- the projects are easier to assemble and sturdier. For the price it offers decent VR with a lot of potential for growth thanks to updates to existing games like 'Super Mario Odyssey.' If Nintendo continues to expand its Labo and virtual reality ecosystems the VR kit will be more than worth the price of entry. But even now it’s still a good deal if you opt for the cheaper starter kit.

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Pros
  • Easy to assemble
  • The headset looks good and feels comfortable
  • Projects feel sturdier than those in previous kits
  • The VR experience is decent
  • The blaster is deeply satisfying to play with
Cons
  • More expensive than other Labo kits
  • Lack of a strap on the headset is annoying
  • The wind pedal takes up a lot of room
  • VR updates to popular games are terrible

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79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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