VR Shop Score – Silver Award
System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £2.89
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
Description: Put on your Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset and take part in a first-of-its-kind VR experience: Kismet. Developed by award-winning creative studio Psyop, Kismet is a collection of three activities, including a past-present-future Tarot Card reading (“The Cards”), daily Astrology session (“The Stars”), and ancient boardgame Ur (“A Game of Wit”).
Powered by a deck of 22 hand-painted Tarot cards and an accurate real-time map of the solar system, Kismet is meant to be experienced daily, with unique outcomes that are directly tied to not only the cards that you choose, but your birthday and the actual alignment of celestial bodies at the time of your reading. Seated across a table from an enchanted automaton with the power to look into the future, you’ll be transported to a place where magic is real, brought to life in a beautifully detailed, handmade, Gothic style.
Kismet isn’t designed to be a replacement for your regular visits to your spiritualist, it’s designed to be a “use once” spiritual reading. Just a little bit of harmless fun. Sure the game can be played over and over and there are loads of cool animated tarot cards to see. But for less than a fiver you get a quick spiritual reading, some amazing graphics and a fun board game to play. But those looking for something more serious in the way of virtual reality spiritualism, you might want to look into the cards and ask when it will happen. Because Kismet is not it.