Review System: Samsung S8+ – Running Android 7.0
Price at Time Of Review: £2.99 ($4)
Comfort Rating: Red
Size: 2.35 GB
Controller System: Gear VR controller
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi Player: No
Rise of Insanity – Episode I (Gear VR)
Intro: Impersonate into the role of the doctor of psychology and discover the mysterious story. Overcome your fear and find out what really happened to your family. Some aspects of the human consciousness today, as well as in the 70s, were a mystery for the doctors. Dr. Stephen Dowell has to face a case of his new patient. The symptoms indicate many different disorders that are not connected with each other. Will the doctor solve the puzzle of the mysterious disorder?
When it comes to horror games in VR even the bad ones can be good thanks to the levels of immersion VR brings. The good news is Rise of Insanity – Episode I isn’t one of the bad ones, in fact, its one of the very best horror games I have played on the Gear VR. Sure, this game has some great looking graphics, good voice acting, good music and some very effective jump scares thanks to the dark and scary atmosphere from start to finish, but it also had a pretty intriguing storyline that compels you to go on even though you really don’t want to. Sure, it only lasts for a few hours tops, but for those few hours, you will so deeply immersed in the game you will start to fear for your own real-world life. This is not one to play on a dark night all alone that is for sure. And besides, it doesn’t cost that much at all and with the promise of more episodes on the way its a storyline that has a real future. Even if many genres fail to take VR into the mainstream, horror games (esspecialy ones that are this good) will carry it on their own back.