System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £4.79
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: 360 Video and Animation
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 75
Description: Chained: A Victorian Nightmare is a haunting VR adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol that puts you at the center of the story. It’s time to disbelieve your senses. Sit back and prepare to confront your past, present and future, in this bone-chilling journey of self-discovery. Heed the spirits warnings as your future is yet unwritten.
Review: ‘Chained: A Victorian Nightmare (Steam VR)’ is a 360 Video style experience that lasts longer than many others I have watched. In fact, it has a run time of almost 30 mins! It’s very much an autumnal experience with its Halloween thrills and festive scenes, but it does ramp up to be pretty scary in the end. While not the best looking 360 video I have ever seen its not that bad and remains pretty clear from start to finish. Given the quality of the production value of this experience, I feel the small £4.79 asking price is about right, even if it is little more than a non-interactive experience.