Half-Life: Alyx Player Shows Off Their Crazy Juggling Skills

YouTuber ChrisQuitsReality shows us how creative he got in VR while jumping into Half-Life: Alyx

I’ll be honest with you, I don’t know a lot about Half-Life: Alyx because I don’t own any of the equipment needed to play it but what I do know is that it looks like a hella good time. Judging by one player’s antics throughout his gameplay, you can get up to some fun things that allows your creative side to come to life. YouTuber ChrisQuitsReality has put on the ultimate theatrical gaming display by turning his hand to items found in the game like bottles, plates, and grenades to create his very own personal circus juggling act.

Chris even juggles chairs, cutlery, tableware, and billiard balls – if it’s lying around you can bet that he will find a way to create a special one-man act that not only entertains himself, but also his 1.14K  YouTube subscribers and boy, do we all need a bit of entertainment right now. It’s pretty amazing how far VR has come and how well Chris juggles even though he has said it was a nightmare but thankfully he kept going with some incredible results.

I’ve experimented with juggling in many other VR titles however things feel just wonky enough to not work properly,” Chris says. “Half-Life: Alyx is the first game I’ve encountered that feels good enough to pull some stuff off, that being said it was not easy! Most of these took over an hour to nail, I know to to perform everything IRL and had to relearn all the tricks and tweak everything to get them to work in VR. Biggest issues were the hands trying to grip literally everything, objects flying crazy when thrown, stuff not grabbing correctly, things breaking when juggling, etc.”

YouTuber Chris states that capturing all his juggling acts wasn’t too easy and that while juggling “you stare at the top of the arc however that looked terrible when being recording so I tried to look at my hands as much as possible”. He also tried to work on a 4 ball cascade for a couple of hours but it was too unpredictable stating that “many 3 ball variations could not be performed since you can not have more than one object in your hand at a time”. But in the end, Chris was really happy with how everything turned out and how his dedication finally paid off.

If you’re just getting into Half-Life: Alyx and want a few tips to get the most out of the game, you can check out our handy six tip guide to help you out. You can also check out our review of the game where we gave it a very healthy 10/10.

Half-Life: Alyx is available now on PC through Steam, and supports Valve Index, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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