As a fan of VR it has lost growth over the last year but hopefully things will change this year but with the focus more so on AI and machine learning I dont get my hopes up but there is still a keen interest in VR and over the Christmas period I have seen plenty with VR headsets with in my circle of friends and family and being purchased in stores. Argos have sent us this Jurassic World pack to try out which for me is nice as I do happen to like the movie franchise so it will be interesting to see how it complements the films.
To begin with its a well presented package with plenty of information at hand on the box and nicely illustrated also inside everything is well secured with cardboard compartments so this will keep things as is during transport of the product it will remain secure. Inside you get a generic VR headset which we have covered before a remote control that requires 2 X AAA batteries not included, a cloth, instructions and a baton which the controller fits into and easy to set up you will also require small philips screwdriver to open the battery compartment.
You then will need to download the app and check for compatibility which is for most smartphones both on Android and iOS the list provided on the box is not extensive by any means but covers popular branded handsets, We have tried to test this on a Nokia 8,Samsung S8 and S8 Plus smart phone and others not listed but again this may not have been available at time of printing the package, Any decent Android phone should run this app but anything under the €100 mark may have issues with it as from testing some VR apps in the past such devices could not even load the app or find it in the store.
What is the game about.. Escape from Isla Nublar
Return to Isla Nublar for an intense Jurassic World VR gaming adventure. Use the game-themed motion controller to fend off hungry Velociraptors in the jungle or hold off a pursuing T-Rex as you speed towards the Visitor’s Center. Can you complete your mission and make it to the rendezvous point, or will you be devoured by the island’s most dangerous predators?
Once you have installed your batteries and app you may begin.. You will need Bluetooth turned on and will be told so if not to proceed. But here is where it came to an abrupt halt big time disappointment..
Having read up on reviews the same consistent problem came up with no answer nor a reply from them on their app store or Amazon where a raft of reviews come in the same. Even since my own response on Amazon there has been more complaints of the same issue and NO RESPONSE not even on Twitter where I did request some form of feedback.
Hugely disappointed with the lack of support and seeing the amount of complaints and the app has not been updated since September either so be it a control issue or app issue it needs to be addressed immediately . And all of a sudden a stack of reviews are now missing from Amazon including mine and the product has suddenly gone out of stock in some regions There is however some reviews saying all is well but that its in the minority , I would really want to test this in store before handing out your hard earned cash no matter where in the world you buy it..