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The Book of Distance (Steam VR)

The Book of Distance (Steam VR)

The Book of Distance (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 75

Description: In 1935, Yonezo Okita left his home in Japan and began a new life in Canada. Then war and state-sanctioned racism changed everything—he became the enemy. His grandson leads us on an interactive virtual pilgrimage through an emotional geography of immigration and family to recover what was lost.

Review: ‘The Book of Distance’ is an interactive experience about the ‘Okita’ family and their immigration from Japan to Canada in the 1930s. What they must have been thinking and what they went through to get there. While a little low-poly in style the graphics are good enough to carry the story along and keep you amused for the 30+ minutes it takes to finish it. While you won’t want to watch this more than once it should keep you immersed long enough to justify the download. Some people hate this type of cinematic experience, but I personally love them as they take me away from the world for a short time. This is one that is well worth a look and all the better for it being free as well.

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