Anyway, enough about HL2's controls scheme. Strike Suit Zero was so damn awesome I just had to record a video of it!
When I first tried it in the Rift I felt like the FOV was way too low. I read somewhere that it's around 45 and that sounds about right. I know it looks quite wide in the video but most of that is far out in your peripheral vision and what you're actually seeing is very narrow. But you know what? It works! It does get disorienting occasionally when you're being bombarded by heavy fire and indicators are flashing all over the screen, but I figure that's only realistic. Also, the HUD takes some getting used to. It's straight ahead of you, and very close. If you look in the upper left corner you can see objectives, lower right is video comm, etc.
Anyway, there's a problem with this game, and it's something I've run into a few times over this past week. It's an issue knows as... Rift Drift.
There's something off about the Rift in certain games. The view keeps sliding to the left, or right, almost imperceptibly. I think I first encountered it when I tried Portal 2. I got the gamepad's cord wrapped around my leg and when I took the headset off to inspect I realized that I was facing away from my computer. I had swiveled in my officechair bit by bit, adjusting to the new centerpoint of the game, which had slowly crept off to the left. There's a fix for this already, you can configure it in the Oculus SDK Calibration tool, but not all games use the data from this tool, so in some games, like Strike Suit Zero, your view will keep drifting to the side. How much it drifts seems to vary from time to time, when I recorded the video above it didn't happen until after I'd stopped recording. Thankfully most games have a "re-center Oculus Rift" key, which you can press once you're facing forward again, but this unfortunately does not stop the drift, so you'll have to keep pressing that key intermittently.
Anyway, despite that, Strike Suit Zero is a blast. Being able to look off to the side or up to see where the bogeys are feels awesome.