VR Universe, Buena Park - cagesVR Universe is a virtual reality games center at The Source, Buena Park. 

The Source is a four-story shopping, dining, and entertainment complex mainly geared towards the Asian population of Orange County, with Korean, Chinese, and Japanese stores and restaurants.

The mall is becoming more international with American, Italian, and Mexican choices.

If you have a couple of hours to kill while at the source, head to VR Universe on the third floor for some mindless fun.

I say mindless because you don’t have to use your brain too much, just your coordination skills.

The place has Chinese VR equipment, including a few one-person games and two group game cages.

When we first entered, we were greeted by friendly staff who explained the games and made suggestions. 

We picked the cage games and selected two to try: Dead Hospital and a Jurassic-themed game. 

VR Universe, Buena Park - RacingThe VR headset was very good, with a comfortable fit and clear picture.

The Dead Hospital game was basically a Zombie Attach, and the Jurassic game had many Dynos attacking us from every angle. 

Both games were fun to play and very intense, but there were some shortcomings.

There was no way for the players to communicate and coordinate. I would have appreciated coordination when facing foes from every direction. 

There was no indication of the player’s health or the remaining shots in our weapons, and when some instructions were displayed, they were in Chinese. 

The car and motorcycle races looked like fun, but we didn’t try them during this visit. 

If you are a diehard gamer, you probably should skip this place. Otherwise, go have fun and ignore the shortcomings.