3DPornReviews 2017 Year End VR Porn Wrap Up!

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3DPornReviews 2017 VR Porn Year in Review!

What's up fappers?! Hope everyone's been enjoying a happy holiday season! I took a nice break on the porno's for the last couple of weeks, enjoyed a lazy Christmas chillin around the house and am feeling refreshed and ready to get goin in 2018.

As we wind up 2017, I wanted to look back at some of the highlight moments for me over the last year in the VR pornosphere.  It's nuts how fast time flew when sitting back to recap the releases and I can't believe the website has been going for almost 2 years now or how much porno I have commented on and screenshot in that time!

Best VR Porn Studio - 2 Years Running - WankzVR

WankzVR

For the 2nd year running, WankzVR would be my top rated studio overall.  Building on their successful launch momentum in 2016 and expanding things nicely with a second site, MilfVR, the Wankz brand rolled hard and steady through 2017 winning just about every one of my movie of the months this year.  If I am honest, the only real contenders month to month, were Czech VR for me in 2017.   With the same core production behind some 300 movies at this point, WankzVR are serving up some of the most consistent chili in town and the recipe was flat out hard to beat for many this year.

3DPornReviews WankzVR Movies of the Month from 2017

Raising the Bar in Adult VR

Major highlights that stood out to me over the 2017 season at WankzVR included the elevation of the GFE as a thing in VR, some fun multi-threaded plot lines between movies, post fuck cuddles and seemingly everyone's favorite this year, the oft requested "patented missionary position".  Where I might argue the actual patent holder in the case of VR missionary lies with Czech VR, WankzVR certainly took that ball and scored big with fans this year to the point that it is a regular request from viewers right now, across all of the studios.   

Experience Shines at MilfVR

MilfVR also put out some solid movies in 2017, with standout performances in Stepmom Blackmail, Client Privilege and my personal favorites Power Play and Teachers Pet.  I didn't get to review as many MilfVR titles as I would have liked this last year, but most of the scenes I caught were quality, featuring point n shoot style performances from some sexy ladies that were more than able to carry their scenes. 

Top picks from MilfVR that I viewed in 2017

Another Winning Year for WanzkVR/MilfVR

Overall, I thought 2017 was another great year for WankzVR winding up on an awesome note with 12 days of sweetass X-mas giveaways for their loyal supporters.  WankzVR still feature decidedly middle of the pack tech specs in terms of pixels and audio, but in all other regards, Wankz continued to push the envelope open in VR porn production , finding a way to keep viewers tuned into single session porno scenes lasting an average of 60 minutes.  WankzVR boast one of the most active VR porn communities online atm and continue to be leaders in the space largely due to their willingness to implement feedback from the VR porn community regularly and their creative production team.  It's going to be interesting to see what comes out of the Wankzshop next in 2018!

3DPornReviews supports this years XBIZ and AVN VR best in category nominations for WankzVR!

Top 3 Studios for 2017

Top 3 Studios for 2017

WankzVR & Czech VR at the Top

With WankzVR as my number one pick, close behind is Czech VR for my number 2 spot in 2017, with BaDoinkVR playing 3rd to the former 2 by a fair margin.  WankzVR and Czech VR are clearly the state of the art in 2017, with both studios offering a unique spin on VR porn and when I get a little overbought on one, I love bouncing over to the other atm, for an equally powerful and distinctly flavored virtual experience.  Though I tend to prefer U.S. content culturally speaking, the movies Czech VR are putting out this year are absolutely top notch. 

BaDoinkVR

In my number 3 spot, BaDoinkVR/VRCosplayX put out some nice moves this year, switching to primarily U.S. based content and largely mirroring WankzVR's bookings.  Unfortunately, they continue to lag some in terms of both tech (really bad audio for much of the year/video quality came down in 2017) and in terms of pointing the camera in manner that makes for visceral feeling PoV's vs. comical feeling ones.  I feel like they had a good year though, and bumped Naughty America solidly out of the top 3 for me in 2017.  A few more tweaks to production style, and gear, and I feel like BaDoinkVR could have a really solid 2018 season.  They need to employ some of the viewer feedback that Czech and WankzVR have been able to capitalize nicely on in my estimation, such as advice on tuning in PoVs and camera angles.

Best Tech - 2 Years Running - Czech VR

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Best Tech @ Czech VR

The best tech crown clearly goes to Czech VR once again this year and that's about all there is to say about that! From the sharpest image in the game to the most detailed audio, to moving rigs capable of shots no one else is getting, Czech VR remain at the technical bleeding edge of adult VR production in 2017.  If you want to see the best looking adult VR atm, sub to Czech VR for a month and see what they have to offer.  From where they started, to where they are now, is pretty amazing in just 2 years.  

Best Production

Party Girl cover from Czech VR

Best Production: WankzVR & Czech VR

In terms of the production teams, WankzVR and Czech VR are the head and shoulders leaders in the space in my book.  These are the crews that are building on past wins month after month, and pushing the artform forward for all of us to enjoy as opposed to crews that are still shooting 15 minutes of lean back cowgurl action or trying to figure out how to shoot a missionary setup for VR.  All that slows Czech VR down in many cases in my mind, is the English barrier, which is on clear display in a movie like Good Housewife Always Swallows, featuring Samantha Rone in an English speaking performance that absolutely killed it. 

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Applying Feedback from Viewers

Both these teams listen to viewer feedback and it shows clearly in the pile of movies at the end of 2017.  I wish the space had a few more Wankz/Czech VR's and these 2 deserve a ton of accolades at the end of this year for leading the pack and showing how it can be done at a more craftsman type level. 

Best Director

Jimmy Lifestyles

Jimmy Lifestyles @ WankzVR

That pervy voice from beyond at WankzVR.....Grunge Santa, Agent Lifestyles, Wankzo, The Tragic Professor, .....Captain Amurrrica himself, Jimmy Lifestyles.  Ruining  hour long VR porn movies (and managing to shit out a couple good ones) since 2016. 

Performer of the Year

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Elena Koshka

For my money, hands down the best performer in VR this year was Elena Koshka.  From full on experiences in the Elena Koshka GFE and Model Misbehavior, to painfully short dick teases in Sorority Hookup and Christmas Bonus, Elena had the special sauce for my hot dog in 2017.  I saw more than one bro say her performance in the Elena Koshka GFE from WankzVR wuz "too real".  Word. That says it all for me.  Drop dead gorgeous and at ease in front of the camera, Elena is a VR porn natural and I hope we get more with her in 2018. 

Top Performers

Favorite VR Performers

I thought all of the ladies below rocked their respective scenes this year! These were 45 of my favorite performers to watch in VR in 2017!

Kimmy Granger, Piper Perri, Jenna Reid, Holly Hendrix
Alex Grey, Adria Rae, Violet Starr, Elena Koshka
Alex Blake, Khloe Kapri, Nancy A, Stella Cox, Carolina Sweets
Dolly Leigh, Natalia Starr, Gia Paige, Britney Amber
Gina Valentina, Anna de Ville, Natasha Nice, Mistress T
Reena Sky, Lily Adams, Carolina Abril, Amirah Adara
Giselle Palmer, Aidra Fox, Samantha Rone, Jaye Summers
Lauren Phillips, Angela White, Ashley Adams, Veronica Avluv
Cherie DeVille, Lily Labeau, Naomi Woods, Kira Noir
Elsa Jean, Riley Reid, Adriana Chechik, Megan Rain
Taylor Sands, Luna Star, Sybil, Zoey Monroe

Best GFE's

WankzVR GFE's

The best GFE's this year for me were at WankzVR, and these proved to be some of my absolute favorite movies of 2017, pushing the boundaries forward on first person adult virtual experiences and playing to the strengths of what the medium has to offer in many respects.  If one on one virtual experiences low on porno factor are your thing, than these movies fit the bill like nothing else right now.  

Honorable Mentions

I also can't mention GFE's this year without talking about Samantha Rone's performance at Czech VR in Good Housewife Always Swallows and I loved Nancy A's performance in Sunday Breakfast at VirtualRealPorn as well.  Light My Fire with Alex Grey I thought was the most GFE'y feeling scene from BaDoinkVR that I saw this year, making some genuine attempts at focusing proximity and intimacy and Alex is great at this kind of thing. 

Best MFF

Best 2 Girl Scenes: WankzVR & Czech VR

For fans of 2 girl scenes, I think WankzVR is probably the clear leader here with Czech VR also offering up some nice selections. The movies above were some of my standout favorites this year. 

Best Reverse Gangbang's

Christmas Bonus and Sorority Hookup Pt. 1 & 2

My favorite reverse gangbangs this year would have to be Christmas Bonus and Sorority Hookup Parts 1 &2.   Neither one of these movies is without technical issues, but it is damned hard to argue with the casting and there are sections of both that are awesome.  My number one complaint about either one, would be the criminally low screen time with Elena Koshka. 

Christmas Bonus lost some footage to some technical problems and VRBangers are still trying to figure out how to shoot VR, but these were 2 movies for the senses this year that were worth catching if you were fans of the various casts. 

Best Innovations

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Elena Koshka GFE

Close Up Missionary from Czech VR/WankzVR

While Czech VR was doing early missionary scenes last year, it was 2017 that saw it become a thing in VR porn with WankzVR and Czech VR leading the way and others like Naughty America VR scrambling to try to throw the shot together to lesser degrees of success.   This was by far the flavor of the year and I think it's no surprise given what a lot of guys seem to respond to in VR porn vs. traditional flat porn.   Perhaps if one single thing illustrates that contrast in a nutshell, it is close up, face only footage without visible penetration. 

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Alex Blake - Home Alone, Time to Bone

Post Fuck Cuddles at WankzVR

Along the lines of close up missionary footage without penetration being visible, simple post fuck cuddles also seem to ring the bell for many viewers, and WankzVR, being one of the only studios to respect the cooldown period after a fuck scene, has been pioneering the use of them this year.  This is another example of something you wouldn't know was working unless you turned to viewers for feedback and another easy nut WankzVR has picked up off of the ground. 

Worst Innovation

Welcome to the Mia Malkova Pornstar Experience! Is this thing on??? 

Black PSE Intro's - Naughty America VR

Running away with the headscratcher award this year, was Naughty America and their Pornstar Experience series, which at one point were employing up to 4 mins of absolute blackness to start off the movies.  The ladies whispered sweet nothings in your ear on subpar audio capture largely lacking in any real ASMR effect, leaving you staring at blank space and wondering why the fuck you had a mask strapped to your face!  This was mercifully dialed back in terms of duration in future episodes as complaints mounted, but this wound up being one of my favorite what-the-fuck-are-they-thinking? examples this year. 

Most Interesting Scene Setups/Plot Devices/New Techniques

Road Test from WankzVR

I thought the most adventurous, out of the box scene I saw all year was Road Test with Jenna Reid from WankzVR.  A lot of it, technically looks like crap! But it is the spirit of adventure present that I enjoyed, getting out of the sandbox, going for a crazy feeling drive and Jenna fuckin Reid killed it.  If you would like to go for a drive in VR while Jenna jacks you off, pull over in a random neighborhood and commence to get your don't-get-caught fuck on, Road Test is a blast and not to be missed.  

Dream Like Never Before from Czech VR

Czech VR had many innovative shoots in 2017 and the moving camera utilized in Dream Like Never Before was one of my favorites.  And plus, I am an easy mark for any movie with Sybil in it. /swoon. 

Dahlia's One Night Stand from WankzVR

The setup for this scene feels a lot like pickin up some random chick at the bar, and taking her to the bathroom/back for some quick fuckins. Some simple mood lighting and music go a long way to adding some atmosphere to the scene, adding to the immersion and this proved to be one of my favorite setup sequences this year. 

Higher Learning from WankzVR

Higher Learning featured a cool outdoor setup with Adria Rae, as you first blaze and then do some spying through an open window on the tragic professor and Kali Roses, shooting some footage for later use as blackmail.  I have been thinking about a window shot like that for a long time, and it was fun standing next to Adria outside in this section in the virtual sense.

Harry Pudder from VRCosplayX

Harry Pudder I enjoyed for the amount of CGI used for effects during the scene, as well as a really nice looking set.  The PoV's were pretty bad I thought, but everything else was pretty great, and Stella Cox is slammin.  VRCosplayX seemed to dial back on the effects after this release, but I thought this was a nice example of how some of that could be incorporated for fun in a VR porn scene. 

Amirah Adara Hardcore Casting from Czech VR

I could have picked a few of these moving cam style shoots from Czech VR this year, but I enjoyed this one and probably Lola Myluv's scenes the best, for out of the box, 3rd person voyeur views.  This is a total breath of fresh air for me currently, with the focus being first person in VR atm, but I think as more studios adopt moving tech like Czech VR, the more room we will see for capturing immersive feeling voyeur content. 

Cookie Cutter Award

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PSE/TNA/FMA @ Naughty America VR

The VR Porno cookie cutter award for 2017 went to Naughty America VR, who seemed at times to have about 3 different recipes going with it's Pornstar Experiences, Tits n' Asses and Fuck My Ass series of repetitive sets and plot mechanics making for a pretty bland year for me at Naughty America VR in retrospect.  There were also some more memorable shoots at NA in 2017, but the cookie cutter scenes were a trend this year in my view, as contrasted to years prior.  I get that it's a thing with their brand, but it feels a little lazy, safe, and plug n play.   In truth, not a lot worked for me this year at Naughty America VR and I consider myself a fan, at least of their golden age VR content. Hoping that 2018 sees less shuffling of new crews and more progression from what should be a top studio in VR porn at this point in terms of production. 

Best Anal Scenes

Best Anal Scenes

Being an anal fan, I actually missed quite a few scenes this year that I would have liked to have caught and reviewed just due to them dropping at odd times for me, but out of the ones I did get to see, these were some of my top picks in 2017. 

Best Lesbian

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Dream Like Never Before

I don't often watch lesbian scenes, but when I do, I like em like this adventurous moving camera movie from Czech VR, Dream Like Never Before, featuring Sybil, Lexi Dona and Daphne Angel.  

Best Parody's

Star Wars & Women of Wonder

VRCosplayX pretty much owned VR XXX parodies this year, but WankzVR also had a strong release with Woman of Wonder featuring Christiana Cinn.  I loved the outdoor Canary Islands location for the Star Wars parody with Taylor Sands as well as the fun opening drone shot. 

Best 3rd Person Observer/Bodyless PoV

Dream Like Never Before/Lola Myluv/Amirah Adara Hardcore Casting

I gotta give Czech VR and their early moving rig the tip of the hat on voyeur PoV's for VR this year.  I see moving tech as crucial to putting out good looking 3rd person stuff in VR and the rig Czech VR was using early in the year—as opposed to the later "strapped on the dude" rig—seemed perfectly suited for this in my view.  I loved all the movies I watched that utilized this tech, as they just felt light years ahead of the competition and out of the box of the limited static shots we currently live in.   I don't think these movies, especially the ones with dudes in them were super popular for Czech VR, but I am glad to see them taking chances in this regard and really liked these scenes myself.  

Best Squirting

Carolina Abril - Virtual Taboo

What can I say, I'm an easy mark for Carolina Abril, she got her hooks in me early on in VR porn at VirtualRealPorn.  I had no idea tiny Carolina was such a gusher though, as she showed in Step Sisters Pussy Rain......er....flood from Virtual Taboo! Towel please!  

Best Horror/Spectacle

Semon Demons from WankzVR

This scene wasn't everyone's cup of blood.....some hated the other dudes, some hated the clown, some hated the lighting, but it is hard to find another VR porno this year that rivals Semen Demons in terms of pure visual spectacle.  The jump shots with Gina in the beginning were a personal highlight for me.  Much like Zombie Slayers last season, Semen Demons stands alone on a hill where no one can really fuck with it!

Best Blowjob

Kira Noir in We'll Be in Touch from WankzVR

Sexiest blowjob of the year goes to Kira Noir for me.  It's rare that a girls cocksucking technique bridges the gap on video for this viewer, and this was a case of "holy fuck, I wish that was ma dick!"

Shweddy Fuck Award

Giselle Palmer in Head to Toe from WankzVR

I love a good sweaty fuck and Giselle Palmer gets positively drenched in this excellent scene from WankzVR!  Towel and bottled water please!

Best Entrance/Most Memorable Line

Lilly Ford - Trespassers Beware from WankzVR - The Light a Match Award

First you get baked outside with Lilly on a shady feeling deck by a shady feeling Jacuzzi and then she comes inside and drops a fresh steamer in your bathroom!  This line/section dropped folks left n right and was my easy favorite for the year! Lilly gets a Schweddy fuck award for this one too! And a dirty feet award!

Best Virtual Smokeouts

Best VR Burn Sessions

Every stoner watching VR Porn likes getting his bake on in the Holodeck and the smoke looks/feels pretty crazy when seen in the mask.  These were some of my favorite burn sessions in VR this year, with WanzkVR being the clear 420 friendly studio atm. 

Best Photosets

BaDoinkVR

We're all here for the videos, but we also love looking at the pictures and week to week this year when I would pop open the promo pics for the new BaDoinkVR/VRCosplayX releases, I would say, shit goddam!.....these are some amazing looking pictures! 

Kimmy Granger at BaDoinkVR

Kimmy Granger

Violet Starr at BaDoinkVR

Violet Starr

Alessa Savage at VRCosplayX Christmas

Alessa Savage

Taylor Sands Cosplay VRCosplayX

Taylor Sands

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Riley Reid

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Emma Hix

The Come-Back-in-5-weeks Award

HoloGirlsVR & VRBangers

The cut-up-your-scenes-into-parts for the purposes of drip feeding and stretching subs award went to HoloGirlsVR and VRBangers this year, Bangers nudging Holo for the win with a smarmy part 1 and 2 release schedule on flagship movies like Sorority Hookup 1 & 2 that just happened to stretch over the duration of a monthly subscription.  Nothing screams immersion in VR for me like come back in 5 weeks, and it became very hard for me to view these types of releases from either studio seriously by the end of the year with other studios dumping 45-60 minute scenes twice a week.   

HoloGirls, appeared to shoot around 6-10 scenes for the year and then clip them out for dripfeeding, such as flagship releases like An Action Is A Go with Holly Hendrix and Piper Perri.  Then, they turned around and re-released these clips later in the year as "extended cuts"!  A big shout out to Holo for naming An Action is a Go after me, (it's my reddit uname) but I was hating the clippy nature of their content this year and it really hurt these movies in my estimation. 

Best Headcropping

Naughty America VR Movie Review Images

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Naughty America VR

No one lopped off more heads due to poor camera framing than Naughty America VR this year, with the above image playing out over and over again over the course of 2017 on top notch talent like Mia Malkova.  This is due to pointing the camera DOWN, when the framed action is UP and nothing more! Will Naughty America production get the message in 2018??? Tune in to find out! 

Epic Fails

Kink VR Beta

Burning Angel VR, KinkVR, RonJeremyVR

Epic fails for 2017 included the on-again-off-again KinkVR label, who's ship appeared to have finally sunk mid Summer this year after being partnered up with HoloGirlsVR for the first part of 2017.  Also on the HoloGirlsVR failboat this year, Burning Angel VR, which was up and running for about an entire month and one reddit post before ceasing production.  Both of these studios are still offering active subs btw.  

The 2016 award winning HoloGirlsVR label, similarly took a huge dive this year around the same time that KinkVR and BAVR failed, having released very few original clips over the last quarter of 2017 and offering up non exclusive content from VR3000 to fill the gaps.  They have abandoned their updates on reddit some time ago and if I was a rat on the HoloGirlsVR boat right now, I would likely be scurrying for some tasty driftwood.

Last but not least,  RonJeremyVR came into the space this year pimping some of the worst looking mono giantass 360 "VR" I have seen up to this point.  Similar to Burning Angle VR, they lasted exactly one post on reddit, and were last spotted spamming girls tweets with their adverts on Twitter.


     


Cherry Picking in 2017

2017 proved to be a cherry picking year for me, where I was naturally inclined to view movies from studios that were "getting it" after 4 years, and less inclined to watch content from those I felt were not.  This is in sharp contrast to years past, where I might have entertained more experimental/beta type content as that might have been all there was to choose from. 

In many ways, 2017 felt slower for me when contrasted to 2016, where there were several new names throwing their hat into the ring and things seemed to happen more from month to month in terms of small advances or things that we had never seen before.  While release density increased greatly this year, the pace of monthly changed rolled off some, and in some cases there were established studios that felt like they actually regressed in 2017.

The Strong Got Stronger

2017 for me as a viewer, was a year of the strong getting stronger, and the laggards playing catch up on production essentials that VR porn consumers are beginning to expect as bare minimum requirements because the stronger players are serving these elements up consistently and setting the bar for the rest to follow.  We are no longer living in the novelty phase of VR porn adoption that existed in years past, and we are entering a new phase of consumer sophistication in the space where the metrics of quality weigh more and more when considering a monthly subscription to a VR porn site. 

2018

I'm really looking forward to watching new developments unfold in the space in 2018 such as the new generation HMD's that will be coming online, new camera options and the promise of many potential changes offered by growing blockchain technology.  Here was a look back at some of my favorite moments of 2017 and here's wishing yall the best in the coming new year!  Thanks for visiting the site! My top scenes of the year list will be up around New Years eve.  Dirty D

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