System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £4.79
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 65
Description: This is a VR escape room game based on a Korean scary folk tale. “The Forbidden Book” is a book that puts the reader to death when it is read. In this folk tale, the protagonist’s son finds the book accidentally and reads it. Then, he becomes terminally ill and the protagonist seeks a Shaman’s help to save him. The shaman tells her to find the original scripts of the book and put them back to their original locations in order to lift the curse. The original scripts are in this small dark library and the protagonist needs to find them all and put them back before the sunrise.
Review: I like a good escape room game as much as the next genre fan, but ‘Korean Scary Folk Tales VR: The Forbidden Book’ is one of the worst you can download. From the incredibly small amount of content to the graphics being far too dark for their own good, this game just doesn’t even try to sell itself in any way. I live the spooky folk-tale theming I really do and the storyline is worth following along with. If this was a free game it would have got the thumbs up from me, but even for the small fee of £4.79 I simply can’t recommend it.