Price at Time Of Review: £14.99
Comfort Rating: Green (No Movement)
Genre: Art and Creation
Supported Platforms: Oculus Quest 2 Only
Supported Controllers: Oculus Touch
Best Playing Position: Standing, Sitting
Age Rating: PG
Description: If you’ve ever watched a painter at work, you’ve undoubtedly felt the urge to try it for yourself. But getting an easel and expensive supplies is a serious commitment. Vermillion brings professional painting equipment into your own room, using Passthrough. If you need some time off from the real world (who doesn’t?), you can immerse yourself in your painting session by disappearing into one of the studio environments.
Review: While ‘Vermillion’ is little more than a virtual oil painting app, it does have some features that really make it stand out. For a start, we have to talk about the colour mixing. This dip and mix feature is far from flawless, but it is still pretty impressive with the ability to mix any colour you want just like you would when doing a real oil painting, only you don’t have to keep washing them off. Then there is the colour running while painting, so you can brush off or brush down if you want to create some rather amazing art pieces. OK, so I couldn’t do that because I have no art skills, but I appreciated that you could do it. In the right hands this will be amazing and it is quite a bit cheaper than the Steam VR version which is a bonus. If you are into oil painting do give this a go, just don’t expect it to be perfect, but do appreciate the effort that has been put into making it feel close it real-life.