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Orkhon Inscriptions Mongolia VR (Steam VR)

Orkhon Inscriptions Mongolia VR (Steam VR)

Orkhon Inscriptions Mongolia VR (Steam VR)

The VR Shop - Bronze Award
System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £7.19
Comfort Rating: Yellow (Mild Movement)
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting, Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG

Description: Turkish writings, discovered in the valley of the Orkhon River in northern Mongolia in 1889. They are deciphered in 1893 by the Danish Philologist Vilhem Thomsen. They are on three large monuments, erected in AD 732 and 735 in honour of the turkish prince Kül (d. 731), his brother the emperor Bilge (d. 734) and Tonyukuk (d. 716) the councelor of four Turkic khagans. They relate in epic language the legendary origins of the Turks, the golden age of their history. The polished style of the writings suggests considerable earlier development of the Turkish language.

Review: Normally even the most basic of virtual tours and interactive educational apps are kind of interesting and it is more a matter of judging them on point of interest rather than value for money. ‘Orkhon Inscriptions Mongolia VR’ is not even a good virtual recreation of the Orkhon inscriptions found in the Orkhon Valley in Mongolia. It is not educational, nor is it going to be of interest to anyone who is interested in the subject matter! The 3 stones are not high-res enough to see the amazing details on these stones (a major POI to scholars and tourists) and the English translation narration of the text is so terrible it is barely understandable! There is NOTHING here to justify the asking price no matter how interesting the subject is.

If you want to know about the Orkhon inscriptions don’t bother paying for this crap, just check out the wiki page with some amazing images of the stones so you can see the detail and intricate writing on these stones –

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