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Magnificent Ships: Volume 1 (Steam VR)

Magnificent Ships: Volume 1 (Steam VR)

Magnificent Ships: Volume 1 (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £7.19
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 50

Description: Model ship lovers rejoice! This is a collection of six finely-detailed vessels for viewing at both “model” and “actual” size with a VR headset. Stroll their decks as they sail upon a beautifully-rendered ocean with dynamic day/night cycle. Remotely control them at model-scale on a park “boating” pond, where you can compete against a “ghost-ship” to capture the most buoys or pick them up for a closer look. Each ship includes an “action” event while at sea, whereby mighty cannons fire, ship horns bellow, or the submarine dives.

Review: There are no half measures with Magnificent Ships: Volume 1. You will either be the type of person who loved building model ships and maybe sailing some radio controlled ones, or you will be someone like myself who find this app to be little more than some very overpriced models of ships with almost zero fun or playability. OK, so this app isn’t going to be for everyone, but I can see the hard work and effort that has gone into making the ship models. Someone out there will go crazy for this app, but that person is not me. If you think it might be something you will enjoy, then it probably is.

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