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Child of the Wind (Oculus Rift)

Child of the Wind (Steam VR)

Child of the Wind (Steam VR)

The VR Shop - Gold Award
System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £5.79
Comfort Rating: Green (No Movement)
Genre: Strategy
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG

Description: Navigate your oriental ship safely across the many table-top seas using two hand-fans to influence the wind. Steer enemy ships into ruins and avoid natural dangers, including thrashing whirlpools while collecting your cargo and bringing it to safety in a beautiful, Japanese-inspired environment.

Review: Let’s start with saying what a great use of VR and indeed the motion controllers Child of the Wind is. It’s a work of genius and Freetale should be very proud of themselves. It looks amazing (both the playing room and the playing area), has a great soundtrack and even the wind from the fans is well animated. Sadly the lack of any storyline or any sort of tutorial is what kills it for me. Sure, I managed to work it out after an hour of playing, but I shouldn’t have to work it out. There wasn’t even the slightest of hints on what to do! So yeah, a steep learning curve that will leave many players feeling frustrated. But look past that, get into this game and work out what you have to do and you will have yourself a fantastic VR game. Maybe it’s a little overpriced for my liking, but still well worth owning. It’s VR innovation at its best.

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