System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Non-Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 65
Description: Aleppo-Helsinki was a pilot project developed together with Yle (Finnish Broadcasting Company) around the possibilities that room scale virtual reality offers for journalism, storytelling and personal experience in the beginning of 2017. In the virtual experience, the audience is taken first to a familiar scenery in a normal day Helsinki. After a while the Helsinki scenery changes, now resembling more like the news images of a bombed down and deserted city of Aleppo in Syria.
Review: Unless you already have some sort of want to view the non-interactive experience ‘Perspectives: Aleppo-Helsinki’ it really isn’t for you. The good news is the quality of it is OK and it is little more than a static positional cinematic experience and nothing else. It’s free so try it if you want, but I am not going to jump onto the political bandwagon that has plagued this experience in the Steam store reviews. Does it work? Yes Is the quality of it good? Yes! So it gets a thumbs up from me.