System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift Price at Time Of Review: £7.19 Comfort Rating: Green Genre: Interactive Experience Input: Tracked Motion Controllers Best Playing Position: Sitting, Standing, Room-Scale Multi-Player: No Age Rating: PG
Description: Feeling stir crazy in our current pandemic-riddled reality? VR Nara Park can provide a quick escape and offer you a ticket to a virtual park inspired by Japan’s famous Nara Deer Park. Take a breather, sit back and enjoy this leisurely ride.
Review: Having been to the real Nara Park in Japan in the past I kind of knew what I was respecting here and for the most part, it does kind of deliver what it needs to. This is a very small experience in which you can teleport around a small area of a virtual recreation of the real-world park. There is no turning here whatsoever and just teleport movement. So you will have to play in a swivel chair or play standing up. It looks OK I guess especially as you can play about with the time of day, but there is nothing here to justify the £7.19. You can’t interact with anything and there is only a small amount of educational material telling you all about the park. Some might find this relaxing I suppose, but I just found it a little bit of a con.