Virtual Mate Review - The most realistic virtual partner game.
When it comes to interactive devices there are currently two main paths. When a pre-recorded content makes your device move/vibrate/contract and when you make the content react moving your device. The first is like a more immersive version of a movie, the other one is just like video games. Cinema was much better than gaming. Well, things just got a bit more even! Say hello to Virtual Mate!VISIT OFFICIAL SITE
What it is, where the genre was before its arrival.
Virtualmate is a pretty realistic 3D game that comes with a very special controller. The VirtualMate Core is a device that you connect to your PC. It detects the speed of your moves very accurately and the animated character on the screen moves at the same pace. This might not sound too exciting so far and it’s indeed not the part that blew my mind.
Where VirtualMate really excels
What Virtual Mate really nails is how the model actually talks to you. She begs you not to stop and keep going when you stop going. She encourages you to do her harder at just the right times. She asks you to come when you’re ready. Sure, it still has some stuff to iron out and some room for improvements, but nowadays all games come out in such stage and are being improved constantly (looking at you, Cyberpunk 2077), so that’s really not an issue in my opinion. The device is comfortable to hold, not too heavy and the sensors pick up the motion really well. The game reacts with very low latency, so the entire experience is pretty good!
Since the latest update you don’t even need the USB bluetooth dongle that came with the package (the “I’m ready to come” feature doesn’t seem to work without it though and the latency is worse in this case, but that should be fixed in the next update). For now though, just keep using the USB dongle.
The sleeve itself is comfortable and feels really nice. The Core itself is the “industry standard” size, so you can actually fit your own sleeves into it. I tried them and the Core still works in picking up the pace of your moves perfectly. Just make sure to close the end of them first somehow, because the inside of the Core is not waterproof so you’ll want to avoid lots of lube and bodily fluids getting in there. Also only do this at your own risk, as this is probably voiding your warranty! Please don’t hold me responsible for that :)
This is the million dollar baby right here. If VirtualMate keeps improving the software with more variety for the audio, more styles (currently you can already choose between a dominant and submissive tone in some scenes), adds more characters (*Male characters confirmed for a future update!*) and stories, this can really be a new standard of having fun!
When you launch the game you can choose from a few things.
In this mode you choose a story and the game starts with a dialog that’s a few minutes long. Your character chats with the girl and the topic turns steamy leading to you having fun. After the dialog finishes the live action starts and you take control. The difference between the chapters here is basically the base story, the environment and surroundings and the outfit the girl’s wearing in the beginning. It also changes what she says in certain situations.
This is basically story mode but you choose the outfit of the girl, are in the default bedroom with her and there’s no dialog. It’s straight to action. Here you can toggle her having clothes on and off.
I couldn’t test it yet as I don’t have any VR system available for my PC, but there should be a mobile version coming soon, so that’s pretty exciting!
Video Mode (beta)
This is an interesting and fun concept, but I think it’s just that. Here you can load any video file from your computer or browse sites. When you start a video, it’ll play at a speed according to how fast you are. Also obviously loading a file is meant for ‘those’ videos on your computer, but being able to watch the entire Lord of the Rings movie by having to move all the way could be a viral challenge!
Here you have your basic settings for video and audio, and this is the place where you can enable built-in bluetooth mode (new). Using that mode you no longer need the white USB dongle that came with your toy, but it’s not fully functional at the time I’m writing this (2021.05.20.).
How it looks
It’s decent enough to be stimulating! I especially like that when you press switch pose, it doesn’t just jump-cut to the other pose. The character actually moves from one position to the other (except for a few cases)
There are 12 positions and they all look great! You can cycle through them at the moment in the order below. Maybe a positions list editor in settings would be a good idea where you can select your favorite positions and maybe even add hotkeys to get to them faster.
In some of the stories you get to choose which direction the dialogue goes and set the basic tone for the scene. You can turn the lights on and off, but turning them off just makes everything disappear and you only see the girl in a black void, so this is something that could use some improvement.
In quick mode you can toggle her having clothes on or off, and you can switch between positions. When you feel you’re ready just tap the top of the toy (genius feature!) and she’ll start talking about how she wants you to come until you do. When you stop she’ll ask if you came and if the answer is yes, the game will go to the closing scene where she tells you how amazing it was then it’ll exit back to the main menu.
Overall experience and tips
I’m really happy with this game and toy! It delivers an already really fun experience and there’s a huge room for even further improvement. Can’t wait to see what’s next! After using it for multiple times per week for a few weeks, I can confidently say that if they keep up with the updates this game just doesn’t get boring.
OMG THERE’S AN SDK TOO!
So if you’re a game developer or have a cool idea that you’d like controlled by the Core, you can actually contact Virtualmate and get acces to the SDK! That’s so exciting!
Tips to spice it up!
Play with your wife/girlfriend if you’re into the idea of seducing a third girl. Have your partner help you with the core and have her make you do that girl just the way she wants to! You can only come if she allows you to!
If you feel like you need a bit of extra stimulation, just play some videos in the background and “have fun” with your virtual mate imagining you two are watching and playing.
Actually do try to watch the entire Lord of the Rings movie (whichever one) in Movie mode! If you do, message me, you legend!
Talk back to the girl. It might feel a bit silly at first, but it can be great exercise to practice talking during it, and sometimes she’ll say just the right thing, so that’s even more fun.