Intro: Dive into the tropical waters of Cocos Island and explore one of the world’s most extraordinary marine ecosystems. Join research scientists as they investigate the myriad sea creatures that call this area home, and, as night falls, witness a shark hunt like no other – all in captivating 360.
Comfort Level: Extreme
Internet connection: Not Required
Number of Players: Single Player
Space required: 5.32 GB
Supported Controllers: Oculus Go Controller
Age Rating: PG
Price: £3.99 ($5)
Movement: Forward facing only
Playing Position: Sitting
Review: If you suffer from Selachophobia (the fear of sharks) this is not the app for you because this is a 360 video documentary about the shark-infested waters of Cocos Island. What makes this island so special is that it’s surrounded by deep waters with counter-currents which makes it perfect for hammerhead sharks, rays, dolphins and other large marine species. These incredible animals are what brings the divers to this island and it seems one of them got a 360 video recorder for Christmas and decided to try it out.
While I can’t say I believe in this sort of content is the future of VR I am willing to accept some people might like it. So is it worth downloading? Well, if you can ignore the low 360 video quality and the short length of this experience and you really, really, really love sharks then give it a go. But no, I don't think its worth the money and dare I say since this is made 360 video technology has come a long way. Maybe if they refiled this with today's 360 cameras it would have looked far better, but even then it would probably still not be worth the asking price.