Review System: Oculus Rift CV1
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: 360 Animation and Video
Size: 1.33 GB
Controller System: Head Motion Only
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi Player: No
Foodie 360º visits Taiwan (Oculus Rift)
Intro: Confucius Was a Foodie is a 13 x 1 hr documentary series in which celebrity chef and former Food Network host Christine Cushing takes viewers on a voyage of fun and delicious discovery, exploring the best Chinese food imaginable and uncovering the fascinating traditions, philosophies and history of Chinese culinary culture and its surprising influence on food culture around the world.
Review: Have you ever wished you could be at the filming or a cooking/food program so you could smell the food and see all the sights around you? Well, sadly smell VR is still a long way off, but thanks to 360° video you can at least be there to see the sights and sounds. Foodie 360º visits Taiwan sees you join Celebrity Chef Christine Cushing on a fun, foodie-inspired adventure, exploring the foods, history and culture of traditional Chinese cuisines. There is little more to do here than sit back and watch the choice of 3 360 videos. No controller needed, just head movements to select the video you want.
Verdict: The echoing sound and badly stitched 360 video are never going to blow anyone away, but yet it was a good use of 360 video especially in the lantern festival. But this was supposed to be about food more than anything else and if only you could smell things in VR this experience would be amazing! But you can’t and it just wasn’t much use in the food market, I would have preferred a simple hand held looking at all the different foods. If you really love lanterns and food, maybe this will keep you amused for a while. At least it was free I suppose.