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Claude Monet - The Water Lily obsession (Steam VR)

Claude Monet – The Water Lily obsession (Steam VR)

Claude Monet - The Water Lily obsession (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £2.09
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Non-Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 75

Description: In 1883 painter Claude Monet first rented a house in the French town of Giverny. After purchasing the property and adjoining land, the artist transformed an existing small pond into a water garden with water lilies and a Japanese-style bridge from which he could observe the water and the flowers. From 1899 to 1926, Monet painted more than 250 scenes devoted to the water lily theme, which became what he himself called “an obsession.” Through a dialogue between Claude Monet and his old friend, stateman George Clemenceau, this contemplative VR experience invites the user on a sensory journey starting off in Claude Monet’s garden, stopping along the way at the workshop of the artist and ending in the exhibition rooms of the Orangerie Museum. The user is given the opportunity to relive a perpetual renewal of nature, to explore time and space while immersed in the Waterlilies paintings.

Review: Much like all the others in this series of non-interactive paintings ‘Claude Monet – The Water Lily obsession’ is really only going to appeal to art fans or people who enjoy short cinematic VR experiences. Personal I like art and short VR experiences, so this is my cup of tea so to speak. While this experience is well worth a look I found the ‘Isle of the Dead’ experience to be a lot better graphically. While I do wish these experiences were free I get that the small fee goes towards the quality productions they are. Whiles its not for everyone, I enjoyed it.

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