System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £19.49
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 85
Description: Blind is a narrative-driven psychological thriller for virtual reality where the player is blind and must explore their surroundings using echolocation. Waking up in a strange room with little memory of how she came to be there, a young woman makes the shocking discovery she has lost her sense of sight. Goaded by the sinister and twisted Warden, she must explore a perverse and frightening mansion using sound alone. By sending out soundwaves with a cane, the outlines of objects are briefly revealed, enabling the player to navigate the mansion, solve puzzles and uncover the mystery of what is happening to her. As she gets closer and closer to the truth, however, she will be forced to confront her worst enemy–that which she does not, or will not see.
Review: What is it with all the VR games that seem to put you into the shoes of a blind person? Well, weird growth in genre put aside ‘Blind’ sees you playing the role of someone who has lost their sight after a car crash and is on a mission to find your lost brother who was in the same car. Gameplay-wise this is your typical adventure game so expect a few jump-scares, some puzzles to solve and a whole lot of exploring. All in all the game is pretty good and with about 5+ hours of gameplay (more if you want to find all the hidden gems) it does just about give you value for money. It’s not going to be for everyone and the storyline is a little shoddy, but I think this is worth a look if you want something different and interesting.