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Construct - The Volumetric Movie (Steam VR)

Construct – The Volumetric Movie (Steam VR)

Construct - The Volumetric Movie (Steam VR)

VR Shop Score – Silver Award

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £2.09
Comfort Rating: Yellow (Mild Movement)
Genre: 360 Video and Animation
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting, Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG


Description: Construct is a world premiere, it’s the first movie produced in the PresenZ format which allows to combine 6 degrees of freedom with photorealistic rendering. Construct VR is both an incredible technical achievement and a breathtaking story that will delight sci-fi fans.

Review: When it comes to 360 immersive short movies in VR it is fair to say there has been a few of them. ‘Construct VR – The Volumetric Movie’ is a monster download of 33.3 GB and a run-time of just over 8 minutes (with end credits). In short, a load of construction robots have a fight (there is a lot more to the story than this, but I didn’t want to include any spoilers). Most of the time it looks…OK and the animation is at times smooth. But it does have some issues for sure…

My first issue is all the jumping around. It happens too fast with no rhyme or reason to the jump transitions which can be nauseating, then there is the constant pausing and stopping. Running a 3090 I shouldn’t have any issues like this, but they were happening. And it was the size jumping. One minute you are tiny, the next you are massive and it breaks the story apart and I wish it was an option to be big or small throughout the movie as it would also give it some much-needed content length. Sure, it’s still worth a download if you enjoy this type of experience, but there is nothing to interact with and Robert Rodriguez’s THE LIMIT is far, far better. I can only presume I missed the point this movie was trying to showcase to me, but I still managed to enjoy it anyway.

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