System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Non-Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 45
Description: This is Virtual Reality! The FOO Show is a 3D rendered, interactive talk show, featuring Will Smith. Every week, starting this summer, Will will chat with interesting people from the world of games, virtual reality, film, television, and more, and you can come along. This week’s episode features Firewatch. You can explore the fire watchtower in room-scale (or standing) VR!
Review: While I do have to give credit to the talented Will and his team for coming up with the idea, I feel that they have wasted their time and ours. Sure, in the future this might well be the future of chat shows. But for now the animation was too crappy and the 3D renditions of the real people talking just looked like they were from the 80’s VR world. The idea is good and one day it will work. But that day is not now.