System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £11.39
Comfort Rating: Green, Yellow, Red
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 70
Description: Ellie’s Travel Diary is a sightseeing VR game where you can travel to miniature versions of Korea’s famous landmarks (Incheon Airport, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, Namsan Seoul Tower and Jamsil Han River Park) with Ellie and his family and immerse yourself in numerous experiences. Freely visit the beautiful miniature 3D cityscape in a third-person view, and also switch to a first-person view in cultural experiences to fully enjoy the experience.
Review: ‘Ellie’s Travel Diary’ is a weird little collection of mini-games and virtual tours of some iconic landmarks from Korea. Before you switch off I have to tell you these landmarks and indeed the mini-games themselves are presented in a stunning looking diorama with little pieces moving about. Sure, the mini-games are pretty basic, but those are not the showpiece for this app. Sadly there isn’t a whole lot of content here and I think you could smash through all the mini-games in less than 30 minutes. But I took well over an hour as I was enjoying looking at the dioramas and appreciating all the effort that has gone into making them. Even then the full £11.39 price does seem a little high, so do try and grab this in a sale for the lowest price you can. Trust me, this experience is so much better to see than it sounds which is why I easily recommend it.