Age Rating: 12+
Review System: Oculus Rift CV1
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Amber
Size: 662.11 MB
Controller System: Head Motion Only
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi Player: No
The Forgotten Chamber (Oculus Rift)
Intro: The Forgotten Chamber is a thrilling experience that comes alive through realistic binaural audio. Explore an ancient emperor’s tomb and discover it’s secrets, but beware: some secrets are better left forgotten.
Experience true chills, through the power of true binaural audio as a spirit whips past you in a blur of shadow and sound. Gaze-driven exploration allows players to step inside the ominous ruins without the need for a controller—where every turn is packed with ghastly thrills.
Review: Some people talked about a legendary chamber located somewhere in Northern China, but it was thought to be little more than folklore myth. But still, treasure hunters from all over the world spent their lives searching for what was said to be a massive underground tomb of an evil and twisted Emperor, but no-one found it and many lost their lives in the search of it. But now, that myth is about to become a piece of history.
You are put in the shoes of a treasure hunter who has managed to find the legendary chamber and has just entered the massive underground tomb. The good news is you have a trusted friend in comms so you are not totally alone. As you navigate around by looking at each waypoint you will soon realise that this is one legend that was best left buried and forgotten.
Verdict: While I am not a fan of the waypoint style of navigating around, it does help control the flow of the discoveries and time the amazing binaural audio effect perfectly. But I would have still liked to have been able to explore in my own time with a controller. There is also a slight chance of suffering from motion sickness as it self-moves you around from point to point, but the slow pace of things should make it OK for most people. But it is the atmosphere and graphics that really make this app shine. With a few jump-scares thrown in for good measure. While far from perfect, this is a short (and free) VR experience that is well worth downloading. A true treasure hunters dream experience.