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Afterlife (Steam VR)

Afterlife (Steam VR)

Afterlife (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £4.79
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 65

Description: After the tragic death of their 5-year-old son, a family struggles with his loss and attempts to mend their frayed bonds. Experience the struggle through the child’s ghostly eyes and explore Afterlife’s multiverse of different realities as the family acknowledges his absence, or presence, in their own lives. Using a cutting-edge VR filming technique, Afterlife takes you through a 360 VR branching narrative that seamlessly reveals a story that shifts based on the characters that you choose to follow and the objects you activate within the environment.

Review: Afterlife is a non-interactive experience about the tragic death of a small child, based around a series of choices. So there are said to be thousands of unique playthroughs and multiple endings, but to be honest you will be bored after just a few playthroughs. It’s kind of an interesting idea I suppose, but it never really feels interesting to the player, with a long, drawn-out narrative. £4.79 is just too high a price point for this, given that it is more a testbed for this sort of experience. It’s worth a look if you can get it cheaper, but do make sure that price is as low as possible.

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