Very relaxing! This is exactly the kind of app and experience I wanted out of Virtual Reality. I purchased the Oculus because I wanted a way to manage stress by being able to just be immersed in a relaxing realistic beautiful environment. I didn’t need any gaming, I just needed immersive and crisp high quality experiences that don’t induce motion sickness. The Iceland module is incredible and by far my favorite experience. I am excited for more modules with a variety of experiences. The iceland module alone is worth the price to me!
The main con for me- is the locomotion. I can’t do smooth locomotion as it triggers motion sickness for me. I hope the developers can add a teleport option. I have to close my eyes or look up at the sky when I am moving to different locations. Also the snap turns when you move the controller left or right still have a slight smooth motion component that also make me a little queasy. But if i move myself i am perfectly fine.
1/29/22. i just added a star- I don’t know if I had missed it before before today I was in settings and modified a few things and snap turns were more sharp- no extra smooth motions. And I can move with snap locomotion. This definitely helped my motion sickness and i can more fully enjoy the app. Very happy to see a new location and that more locations are on deck!
7/30/22 Glad to see the summer update! I enjoyed the Gavernie and the Lone Pine Leak. the wind sound made me shiver! I didn’t get to try multiplayer yet but i am glad this is now an option. Looking forward to the next round of diverse landscapes!!
申し訳ないが、他の石や岩、さらに多くの岩を見るのは好きではない。ようやく影を挿入し直したようだが、新しいシナリオは何も刺激しない。しかし、この新しいシナリオは、私に何も教えてくれません。 - チュートリアルをスキップする機会を与えてください。また、チュートリアルをいつでも再生できるようにしてほしい。最初の環境「we welcome you in brink」での「look where you put your feet」は過剰でやや滑稽な表現に思えますが、代わりに全く問題ないです。 -
I'm sorry but I don't like to see other stones, rocks and more rocks, ok finally you have reinserted the shadows, and the new scenarios do not arouse anything. after I saw the quality of a free app called reality viewer (applab) I became much more demanding, there the quality of vegetables and plants is something never seen before, while here they are practically absent except for a few flowers and tuft of dry grass. I appreciate the commitment but the new scenarios do not tell me anything - give me a chance to skip the tutorial, because every time it restarts. I would like to be directly at the first scene without comment from the guide, by pressing a button on the controller. and I would like to be able to play the tutorial whenever I want it for a new user. "look where you put your feet" seems to me an excessive and somewhat ridiculous phrase in the first environment "we welcome you in brink" instead it is perfectly ok - you need a few tufts of added grass and other small flowers, to make the environment less arid. in the first room there is a green mass that looks like rock, instead it is a bush of brambles (to be scanned). it is rendered really bad, it should be deleted and a better one inserted. the new environment with the new waterfalls could be very beautiful, instead it is vaguely ugly, only sharp stones and two streams of river where, however, not even a little water flows, this makes the environment arid and ugly when instead the water that flows there should be. - the long pine scenery with the falling snow is very evocative, it would be nice if it occasionally increases slightly with more flakes with stronger wind float and then comes back weak. it would be nice to be able to see the trout lake with nearby trees done well, very well. it would also be nice to see the reconstruction of the famous pine even if it no longer exists - and in general the lakes in the distance you could look for a ripple effect of the water or reflection from a distance on the panorana, in order to make it appear more real
Relaxing, Inmersing, Educational and Fun. Relaxing?: Very relaxing places, colorfull, relaxing sounds and full of life, just sit relax and you are going to have a great time.
Inmersion?: Truly amazing graphics, almost like real life, you can interact with everything, and depending of how inmersed you are, you are going to fell cold, hot or wind depending of the situation.
Educational?: A lot of information, with interactive items, and amazing photos, You always gona want to learn more.
Fun?: Yes, You are not going to have fun like in other games like shooting or running, but yes exploring and interacting, nothing more fun than throwing rocks from the top of a mountain, or taking photos like a national geographic profesional photograph, also with the multiplayer update you can do all these things with strangers! And thats more fun, fun + fun = more fun.
Worth it?: Yes, for 10 is better than any other exploration app, very cheap and it's updating constantly (i'm peruvian and i would like to see Machu Picchu in this app), i recommend it.
Just Wow! I thought this game was awesome before the new update (July 29 2022) but this is now even better. This is a very informative and fun (now multiplayer) traveling game where you can see sites around the world from the comfort of your home. There are also some interact-able items in some of the locations, and you can take photos of your VR explorations. Great job to all the creators of this game, and if you are reading this and haven’t gotten the game yet, DO IT!
Relaxing! This isn't a game and shouldn't be compared to one.. it's very much a chill take in the sites of nature and relax type of experience. It's not in super HD res but everything looks great for the quest 2. The landscapes are diverse and breathtaking and the ambient sounds and random birds and things happening in the scenery makes you feel like you're really there.
Only thing is I'd like to see more variety like volcanoes, beach island, rainforest etc but overall if you're a geology buff or just like relaxing in nature definitely pick this one up.
Not the best. I went into this game with high expectations because I heard the graphics were amazing. However, far away objects looked pixelated and this greatly ruined the immersion. Would not have purchased this game if I knew how the resolution and graphics were going to be like. There are plenty of other games on the quest store with much better graphics.
Relaxing, Immersive, and a real getaway. The user that finds value in Brink Traveler isn't one that wants to race from adventure to adventure or quickly gather points in games, but instead for the person who enjoys an immersive experience in a relaxed way by taking in the little, subtle details that are easily missed. Some of the locations in Brink Traveler are new to us and some are places we have been but are seeing in a different way than when we physically visited.
The fact that we can travel with others - either joining a public group or in a private party of friends or family - is the bonus that we look for in any VR experience, but especially one like this. With two headsets, we often engage in the same activity at the same time, but it's not the same as being in the same experience and interracting with each other. We love that Brink Traveler offers this option. (We love to take funny photos of us together and it has inspired a whole FB page of our adventures while staying at home that will probably become a silly family Christmas letter someday)
Could it be better. Yes - the adventures are limited to 3-4 points of interest - we would love to learn more and have more interaction. A few have extra places within that site that you can transport to, which is a highlight for us, so we would love to see more of that since the boundaries of each site are rather small and we find ourselves wanting more. There are limitations of what can be achieved through the mixture of photography and generated images, but we recognize that VR is in its infancy and can only improve from here, so we are all in for more virtual traveling.
One of the best parts of most adventures are the little hidden things you can gather. We enjoy them so much that we wish there were more and they were more varied in and are disappointed when every site doesn't have them, but consider them a bonus when a site does have them!
We love Brink and will be sad when we have visited all the sites and then have to wait for more to be added.
Love the new multiplayer modes! If you're bored with the standard, pixelated VR fare - mostly shooting things & hitting other things - give Brink a try. I love how the experience is geared around connecting you to real places in the world - from mountaintops and slit canyons to roaring waterfalls. I'm an outdoorsy type that doesn't have as much time to travel these days as I'd like, but Brink is helping me scratch that itch. The way the developers have managed to capture these locations makes it feel like you're really there, and the new multiplayer modes have made them into the best hangout spots to date in VR.
My parents live across the country and I think I'm going to have to order them headsets so we can do our next family call in person on a mountaintop - so much better than Zoom!
Hand tracking support please! Brink has become one of my go to apps for showing people VR, especially older people as they do not handle more interactive experiences too well. Especially for that case - e.g. showing VR to your grandma - hand tracking support would be great, to make is easier to change maps without teaching how to use controllers
Cool Experience. Pros: Very cool travel experience. Well thought through and great environment exploration. The scenes are nicely created, the narration and information is interesting. Each item is short and digestible. The audio is comfortable and relaxing. The flowing water and flying birds really help the immersion in the experience.
I expect to use this a lot when I demo VR. It's a very uniquely VR experience that impressively shows off the capability of current VR.
Cons: The graphics are still not quite there. Probably at least partially due to hardware limitations. But many parts of the environment can be distractingly flat. Where the curated movement of water and wind help enhance the immersion, the flat, seemingly 2D elements draw me out of it.
Biggest problem with this app is the TUTORIAL. The tutorial built into the game is absolutely brilliant. But you can't replay it! I think it does an excellent job of quickly familiarizing a person with the content and controls. But as an ideal demo app, I need to be able to replay the demo for a new person, and there's not a good way to do this.
Please add an option to replay demo, or enable "guided mode" or something similar! *Edit: updated for devs response
I recommend this app. If you're interested from the pictures and details, you will enjoy the content.
Deserves 100% 5 stars. AMAZING. This isn’t some 2d frame or picture you’re looking at like some other apps I’ve seen on here. You’re in it and it’s like you’re there. When you go toward and edge it looks like you could fall and you can even look over as if you were there.
You can literally pick up rocks, toss them up and catch them, throw them off cliffs and watch them fall, hear the sound as they drop
You have the option to look during night or day
Many maps have different sections of parks and locations you can go to
There are facts you can choose to listen to about each place and you have a notebook to keep track
You can actually walk around the places with your own feet and if your room isn’t large enough you can use the joysticks to help you. It gives you a nice range to walk around before you hit the boundary.
It has a load of different places (I’m hoping someplace tropical winds up there soon) but a really amazing selection. Antelope canyon and the Iceland one are my favorites
The sounds and the birds flying are a great addition
It seems the creators keep up with updates since when I got the app there were about 15-20 places to explore and already 3 just about ready and more coming after that
If I could only have 5 things on here this would be one
The most realistic VR experience so far. Of all the VR experiences I have tried, Brink Traveler has been the best at convincing my brain that I was actually in a different place. Especially the Antelope Canyon location where you are closely surrounded by rock. I really like the locations that have clear blue sky. I would love to see more mundane and familiar environments, and more plant life (but I wonder if there is some technical reason why most environments are rocky). I am excited to see where this technology goes in the future.
Update system could be better?. I like this one as one of experience in visiting places. With and interaction to some objects inside the game make it better. The night enviro gives a different point that other similar game. The downpoint for me is the update of the new locations seems slow. And for me who live in nit that great internet speed area.. upgrade or installing the new updates is the problem... Could you work with the system where we hit the update, it will work in the background while we visit other location. For now.. we still need in postcards section and finish the update. If we leaves the progress and entering a location... When came back to location... The progress is cancelled and back to zero%. And... Could you add more standing spot outside the walking area. Just 360° panoramic view so we can see more .. rather that inside the area.
I love the fact that Horseshoe Bend can be set as a virtual environment in Oculus. I imagine that if you were to offer other locations on a periodic basis, you could increase traffic to your app. Eventually I will personalize my virtual environment (a.k.a. Oculas homeroom) with a different scene, but I think you could add value to your app if you marketed it as having new monthly selections for personalizing your virtual environment.
Completely Immersive. I almost didn't purchase this app because of some reviews that compared it to the app Wander but with much more limited locations. This couldn't be further from the truth. In Brink, you are not looking at an image, you are inside it and the experience is wonderfully immersive. The ability to walk within a small area and have everything shift in 3 dimensions around you makes it feel like you are there. The locations selected are world class wilderness areas. I especially like the ability to experience each location at night by full moon. Thank-you developers for this top quality virtual reality experience. Looking forward to your coming soon updates!
This Travel Game is the best. I hesitated for a long time to purchase this until I read one of the reviews that says it immerses you into the places you go. This app allows you to move around where you are such as the Grand Canyon you can look over the edge and see the Colorado River. You can also pick up items or a rock and throw the rock. You can look at things closer by using the toggle. You can even take pictures on your hand camera and it puts in a book for you. I highly recommend for anyone who wants to be immersed in this countries beautiful sites.
beautiful way to relaxe. Let's be clear: This is not a game. It has no gameplay or goals that need to be fulfilled. This app takes me to another place. Which is presented in front of me with incredible quality.
The textures are incredibly good. The feeling of being in the middle is very tangible. In addition, there is a lot of interesting information about each place.
I find this app very relaxing and informative. Perfect to switch off from a stressfull day. So an absolute recommendation from me.
Suggestion for improvement: Maybe it would spoil the actual goal of the experience. But to share this experience with someone, to make the places available as a chat room, so to speak, might be a nice idea and a way to keep the engaged time in the app higher even if I saw everything already.
Keep it up 👍. I am so happy this kind of apps are coming through in the wild wild world of games. Yes ! We want to travel in VR! We want to see things that are too far or too crowded ! We want more incredible locations all over the world ! Thanks for the good work guys - the interface is almost perfect (compass, watch, notebook, possibility to take pictures ...) - not a lot of sites for now (I counted 12) but price is very affordable so let’s support this team and keep it up 👍
Update : Great to see additional locations coming in !
only if you really like the locations. At the risk of stating the obvious -- note that this is not a general-purpose tourist app. It focuses on nature locations, and not the most world-famous ones either. Check the location list carefully. Have you been there before and have fond memories / want to go back again? Or have you heard of them and always want to visit them one day? Then this is a nice app for you. Nice 3D scenery, with small spots that you can walk around and do minimal interactions.
But if you are (like me) just looking for cool tourist places to view, this may not hold your attention very long. I like the Antelope Canyon (I've never seen such a colorful, high-wall environment before) and one or two others. But "just like being there" is not very special if you don't know the place and don't have a particular interest in it.
For general-purpose tourist/travel app, check out Wander (or other free, less polished alternatives in App Lab) that use Google Street View data. It is just non-interactive, monoscopic 360 photos (and non-Google, user-submitted ones are of varying quality), but the immersive effect is there, and you will find enough places of interest (no matter what you're interested in).
Great for what it is, potential is huge. Only thing I wish is if there was a small trial to get to these places. Trying to show this app to my kids they are like “wow! Look!” And then after moving a few steps they ask why they can go further. I get that there are limitations but I can only imagine what can be done with this technology.