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HELI (Steam VR)

HELI (Steam VR)

HELI (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £7.19
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: Flight Simulator
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 25

Description: HELI is not a VR game per say. It is a VR app that emulates helicopter flights around New York City. The tours are not interactive and the simulator is a lot of fun but simplified for easy play. HELI is an exploration of the exhilarating aviation and tourism experience. HELI is full room-scale VR: you can physically move around the helicopter. Do not judge it against FPS VR games: the helicopter is not equipped with rockets. (yet) Read the specs requirements: HELI requires a powerful computer for seamless play. HELI was developed by helicopter pilots.

Review: I’m not quite sure what HELI is trying to be. It’s not a game as sorts, it’s not educational and it’s not a serious flight sim! In fact, it is three things, none of which will ever justify the £7.19 asking price. The first is a 360° video of a real-world helicopter flight around New York, the 2nd is a graphically bland-looking, very basic controlled actual helicopter flying simulation that is shorter than some meals I have had and the 3rd is a high resolution 360 photo from the top gargoyle of the Chrysler Building! If this was a single quid or even better free I might have suggested it was worth a go. But not at its current price, nowhere near it in fact.

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