So just some updates on Raw Data (the game I posted above).
It's the most immersive "combat" experience I've played. If Call of the Starseed is my top exploration game, and A Chair in a Room is my top horror game, then Raw Data is absolutely my top shooter, even in early access.
You start with two possible "heroes", a guy who is primarily gun based (using "gun kata" ;p) and a cyborg ninja with an energy sword. You can play as either, which determines the weapons you have.
The gunplay starts out fairly straightforward but gives you some nice tricks right out of the gate - for instance, your handgun has a charge up shot (ala Super Metroid or Mega Man) that just wrecks robots, even behind cover. I recently unlocked dual wielding, which is actually taking some adjustment ... it's harder to aim two guns accurately than it looks in the movies!
Also, the swordplay is really fun! You can slash like crazy as you do in other games, but there's also a number of additional tricks. For instance, I can toss my sword and it'll zip away, boomerang style, to smash flying drones or robots, then zip back into my hand. You can also double grip your sword (normally it's wielded in one hand, but you can grip the handle with both hands) to make it even more powerful, allowing you to cut through robots with ease.
The environments are small enough that you can easily see where combat is moving next, but big enough that you never feel constrained. And because you're so focused on the threats coming at you, you tend to get incredibly immersed. The sense of presence in this game is as strong as it's been with anything.
A few days ago, I remember being surrounded by walker robots (they basically just walk at you "slow Terminator style" to try to beat in your face). So I double-gripped my sword, slashed a couple of robots, shadowstepped to the other side to stab a robot in the face, spun around, tossed my sword into the air to smash a flying drone, retrieved it when it came zipping back, and spun to take another robot's head off.
I'm sure in the real world I looked silly, but in the world of Raw Data, I feel like an absolute badass.
The game also supports co-op, so I got to play it with a friend recently as well. Voice chat is built in, and it was really cool how quickly we gelled as a team. Whether it was shouting out warnings about incoming robots, splitting up (you cover left, I'll cover right) or teaming up to take things down, it was a really cool experience.
If you like frenetic combat experiences, then this game is absolutely the best thing on the Vive right now. If I get time later in the week, I'll post another video (I plan to take these videos to Armadillocon for my VR panel anyway, so they're serving double duty).