August 14, 2022

Close your eyes and picture the streets of London, sometime in the 1800s. Strewn among the brickwork tapestry of the scene are six magic wielders — witches or wizards, if you prefer those terms — slinging spells back and forth at one another in an effort to dispatch their apparent rivals. If you’ve ever read a Harry Potter book or seen one of the movies, there’s little doubt this scene can be immediately conjured up in great detail in your mind.

That sort of scenario is exactly what Wands Alliances for Oculus Quest 2 (opens in new tab) is all about. You and a team of two other witches or wizards — controlled either by human players or AI bots — set about to duel a team of three others to the death, fighting 3v3 battles in large city environments using a unique tactical teleportation style of locomotion. You’ll have a wand in each hand and four spells to sling at any given time. Only your speed and your wits will save you and your team from an untimely end.