See the world of W40K through the eyes of a Sister of Battle ferociously committed to completing her mission in the service of her Emperor.
Exterminate the enemies of the Empire with utmost and extreme prejudice in this bloody gore fest of flames and blood. Death to the heretics!
Admire the W40K universe from within the game itself as you move through it and try to find the twin sister of the Nun that you portray.
If you've ever played any game in the Warhammer 40K franchise, you will know how huge the game's universe is. With it's myriad of races and factions (both good and bad), one can barely fathom the possibilities of interconnecting and branching story lines the game world in it's entirety presents. What more, the popularity of W40K has exponentially risen in the past few years from the original tactical/strategy board games to computer and video franchises not to mention the various offshoot merchandize as well as the live adaptations during cosplay events where it isn't un-common to see a hulking Imperial Space Marine lugging about.
One of the most popular factions of W40K is the female version of the Astartes Space Marines. The Adeptus Sororitas aka The Sisters of Battle, the futuristic sexy gothic looking armored "Nuns with Guns". The Sororitas and their various orders (they do have orders just like the real Nuns) seem to be one of the most played factions by gamers and fans of W40k (that is of course probably second to the Astartes Chapters). For those still un-initiated to the gaming franchise, W40K foremost is an RTTS space game (predating games like StarCraft) with it's game world branching out through several different genres through the years.
Battle Sister VR is a VR FPS where you get to run around the W40K universe in the shoes of a sister of the order of the Martyred Lady. To give more detail, not all sisters function as Imperial warriors. Some work as religious diplomats, medical professionals, some as researchers and many more valuable occupations. Sister Ophelia however is a Sister of Battle. In the grim world of 40K, the Church and the State has become one. The doctrines and edicts of Christianity had been passed down and evolved through the countless centuries and what exist at the time became a dogmatic, fanatical and very strict un-compromising version of the Vatican which we know today. The story line probably accounts to why so many love and play the game. At the very (subliminal) core...W40k is a game about one's religious beliefs. The Astartes Marines
themselves can be considered as "Super Monks with Guns".
With reference to somewhat it's predecessor, the FPS PC game Space Marine (which by the way was an awesome FPS with an immersive story line), one will find oneself in a similar setting yet in a very different role. In the game, you somewhat play the girl version of Brother Capt. Titus (Ultramarine Chapter). Ophelia is one spunky bad-ass err...Nun. Her mission is to exterminate all Xenos (aliens) and Heretics (those touched and influenced/possessed by Chaos demons) and on a personal level, try to find her missing twin sister. Being a VR game, the game can be completed at a much quicker rate and unfortunately has a high rate of vertigo when played for too long. However, it is still awesome.
Sis. Ophelia has available to her a wide selection of Imperial weaponry as well as those she can pick up in the midst of combat. There are supply crates loaded with ammo strewn around in the game. Aside from her Imperial standard Issued Sororitas Bolter Pistol, she can use other standard weapons like Lazguns, rifles, clubs, chain and power swords, grenades and many more that can stone or rip a Heretic to pieces and much much more. Make no mistake, Battle Sisters may look and sound Angelic (they sing hymns in the middle of combat) but they are bloody gory violent which unfortunately makes the game really really good.
Though the graphics may still need improvement, but if you love staring up the huge cathedral ceiling during mass and reading all the Latin verses you can find, you will appreciate (if not love) the visuals in the game. Cathedrals, Convents, medieval looking towns and cities all under a backdrop of war and flames and the high-tech world of the 41st millennium. Combat is quick and straight forward FPS and an added feature (compared to a Space Marine) is that Sisters are very powerful. What they lack in strength they have in Faith which is their greatest weapon. (The Aderptus Sororitas have in many instances been labeled as fanatical religous zealots by their Astartes brothers.) Sisters have strong Psychic powers and Ophelia can use hers by picking up Rosaries (Rosaurous) wherever she can spot them.
Ophelia is not alone in the game. She has her sister comrades to lend a hand every now and then and of course a huge hulking Astartes of the Black Templar Chapter. Black Templars can be considered one of the most religiously fanatic chapters of the Space Marines and think in similar ways to the Sisters of Battle as to why they jive well as compared to the other chapters that tend to look down or scoff at the Sisters Militantes. However, time and time again it has been proven that a group of Space Marines and Battle Sisters working together make the best combination during combat situations. The Nuns outweigh their brothers if fury and ferocity despite the difference in size and no matter the chapter, many respect the sisters for that.
Battle Sister VR is a very straight forward FPS game. Nothing really special about that. Missions to complete and enemies to be dealt with. At initial release a single player game, but scheduled to have an added co-op feature by 2021. The audio is beautiful (just like Ophelia) and if you've been playing with 40K and familiar enough with the game world, the game comes highly recommended. Being the first VR FPS game in the W40K franchise makes Battle Sister special in that regard as the Adeptus Sororitas has become one of the most alluring factions in the game franchise. After all, what gamer wouldn't get the hots for futuristic Nuns with Guns. Don't be a Heretic!
The Emperor Protects!