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Wheelchair Simulator VR (Steam VR)

Wheelchair Simulator VR (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £11.39
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 40

Description: We believe that the power of VR can help solve real-world issues by putting you into other people’s shoes. Or in this particular case, a wheelchair. Experience the world from a different perspective and help us battle inaccessibility in Ukraine! The story is written and voiced by (the very much real) Dmytro Schebetyuk who suffered a spinal injury that bound him to a wheelchair but hasn’t stopped him from having a full life. He shares his thoughts, cracks jokes and sarcastically comments on your actions and failings.

Review: Some people might think I am being a little heartless giving ‘Wheelchair Simulator VR’ such a low score. But look, I get it! While this is a fun little game to play there is a powerful message about how inaccessible some places are in the world, but there are better ways to go about it than a crap looking mini-game with hardly any content. It could have been done with animation or some sort of VR experience rather than a vastly over-priced mini-game. Yes, making the world wake up to wheelchair access is a global problem that needs addressing, but this is not the way to go about it.

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