System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: 360 Video and Animation
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 75
Description: The Bond is a visually stunning VR short about an ancient healer and her connection with all living things – good or evil. Far away, in an alien forest, a TiaMuati and her faithful beast seek out a sacred glade. Here she can connect with the web of life – and see the world through other’s eyes. But there’s an imbalance – a dark presence. As the forest’s guardian she must confront it… and you’re coming with her.
Review: The Bond is a short animated video about a Shaman who has a bond with just about everything around herself. While I won’t be placing any story spoilers here the plot-line revolves around one particular “bond”. Getting back to the review the animation is very fluid and colourful bringing all the characters and scenery to live and making the story that little bit more immersive. I also liked the spoken dialogue being in a weird language to keep an air of mystery and magic about the story. While I will moan that there are some parts that I found rather nauseating it is still well worth a download if you like these kinds of VR experiences.