Glitches. Once you add other objects to be scan to you room they can't be removed, and the game will be giving you an 404 error to start the next time. The roomscale will not communicate with the game and now the other objects are unable to be removed otherwise than the table/couch.
I loved the interviews. This was a different than expected, but I still enjoyed it very much. There's some very interesting presentation choices and a some really good scenes. The interviews were all great, especially the Hiroshima survivor. I felt a strong connection being in a circle of people, there at the end. It was a good choice to do that. But one question: is it supposed to glitch out like that at the very end?
Eye-opening, moving… racist. An incredible experience to begin with, looking at a Hawaiian sunset and seeing incredible visuals. There’s no actual interaction in this three-parter besides picking up a virtual cell phone a few times, so it’s a cinematic experience. The first part accurately portrays and covers the fear Hawaii went through receiving the missile strike warning. The second was an advocacy against nuclear weapons and armament. The third part was very short and degenerated into partisan activism, and bugs out after a hand-holding scene into a still image that follows your vision, requiring you to manually close the app to get out. They actually allowed one person to infer in the presentation that we wouldn’t have conflict if non-male, non-white people were making the decisions. I understand there’s going to be bigotry from some of the indigenous people there, but it was deeply unprofessional and offensive to allow it to be aired in this presentation. The message other than the bigotry is positive and it was a beautiful visual experience, but it was promptly deleted after because no one should have to endure or ignore racism to appreciate a product.
よくやった 👏。 感動的な作品、音と映像の完璧な実行 .
Well done 👏. Moving piece of work, perfect execution of sound and visuals ..
Crashes in chapter 3. Great experience about Hawaiian Nuclear threat in 2018 but crashes in chapter 3 (in the scene with palms) - I tried it twice on my Quest 2. How did this get through QA l, considering this is a linear spectator experience? Let us know when fixed, please.
From Hawai’i. I am from Hawai’i and had to live through this experience. This app is a treasure and also allows many of us to connect to the ontology of cultural practice as well as comprehension of what Native Hawaiians living in the islands face regarding issues such as colonialism and neocolonialism and settler colonialism. The art style is superb and very moving.
Equal parts excellent and odd. First of all, I’m very glad this exists, and I’m very glad that I watched it.
This is a short documentary about the emotional climate the morning of the false Hawaii missile attack notification. I’m In terms of humanizing the fear of that morning and putting it into emotional/personal context, the documentary succeeds spectacularly. I don’t often tear up but I nearly teared up seeing the accounts from families and people on Hawaii that morning, and the VR aspect really helped me contextualize the panic and fear of that day on a human level.
The production quality and art design is outstanding.
What was odd, though, is how it never turns the corner from that, or attempts to educate about the logistics of the nuclear problem from a broader vantage point. All the tools were in place: the visual intimacy, the emotional buildup, and everything else. But except for briefly touching on our global “doomsday machine,” there is very little education or rational dialogue about the history and scope of the problem as a whole. It feels like they gave us the first 20 minutes of an amazing documentary, then stopped suddenly before the main documentary takes off. Even in terms of the Hawaii event itself, there is almost nothing to explain the context of how and why this happened; instead, it is dismissed as a “mistake,” where it’s less important to figure out what went wrong than to grapple with the totality of nuclear weapons. Which is true, I’m not saying it should have been blame-focused. But outside of spoken word poem window dressing, they don’t actually grapple with that totality very much.
Overall, there was so much potential here for something truly powerful. I finished what I thought was part 1, then excitedly clicked on part 2 “The Doomsday Machine,” expecting a deep dive into the logistics of the nuclear war machine. However, “part 2” just took you to a third of the way into part 1, and I realized that I had already watched the entire documentary.
I’m not trying to disparage something the creators clearly put their heart and soul into. But for all the ways it affected me, the esoteric nature of the “solutions” also struck me as strange. This would be a great tool for educating middle schoolers about the personal toll of a nuclear threat, and again, if you’re just expecting the Hawaii episode and nothing else, it’s pretty spectacular. But the rest of it is vague sentiment about “community” and “opening dialogue and learning to feel beyond the individual,” which is sort of the metaphorical equivalent to being told to hide behind a desk during a nuclear blast. The VR medium would have been an incredible tool to illustrate the global, citywide toll of a nuclear war and fallout, and while they spend 5 brief minutes going over it, that section could have easily been a half hour, because there was so much potential for so much more.
Ultimately, while it clearly meant to end on a note of solidarity and purpose, what it made me feel at the end was a sense of vague hand-holding emptiness, like at the end of a true crime documentary when they never catch the serial killer but “all the victims have started a Facebook group, where they are able to share their stories and maybe, just maybe, re-form a sense of community.” There are no easy problems to the nuclear crisis. That’s sort of the point. But I would love to see a sequel, where they actually dive into the totality of this incredibly nuanced war machine, and I would pay to watch it. Four stars, again I’m very glad it was made.
Bloody brilliant. From the imagery to the poetry and story. How has this not won some sort of award for VR masterpiece? I am a Canadian and knew nothing about this story and what happened in those 38 minutes in 2018. I am very thankful to the creator/developer of this experience for sharing this story with the world. Bloody brilliant.
15 minutes to live. ‘Can we pray, mummy?’. You’ve just been told you have 15 minutes to live. What do you do? That was the real question faced by Hawaiians in 2018 as they woke up to a text message of an incoming ballistic missile attack: ‘This is not a drill’.
It took 38 minutes until a false alarm was declared, 38 minutes of panic, chaos and the realisation that you were about to die. Poignantly, it’s also the running time of this extraordinary documentary.
The narration is spun through the voices of those directly affected including one survivor of Hiroshima living on the island.
The most powerful anti-nuclear film since Threads (BBC 1984). Timely and terrifying.
Interesting experience, weak resolution. Both stylistically and content-wise, the first part of this documentary is absolutely gripping. The idea of what one would do in case of a nuclear attack, how one would rationalize one's actions and so one, is an interesting thought experiment. However, the documentary stays at a purely emotional level, documenting uncertainty and panic and a brief albeit very touching segment about Hiroshima. But it remains at the surface (mostly because the nightmare was over after 38 minutes) and then makes the most bizarre turn.
Its conclusion starts with an attempt to exonerate the officer who mistakenly triggered the alarm that caused the widespread panic about a nuclear attack. He maintains that he had orders to trigger a "not a drill" alarm. Instead of going into the question of human error and how that very real issue also affects the other side of the equation - those launching a potential nuke - the documentary decides to just pivot to a narrative of "the mistake was not the problem, the existence of nukes is."
And that's where the documentary descends into a part-naive, part-esoteric narrative about how we should just all stick together, listen to indigenous peoples, abandon individualism and just live as one big happy family. It's a sweet sentiment, absolutely, and I am sure the creators had their hearts in the right place here. But without nuclear weapons, Europe would be genuinely standing at the precipice of an actual World War right now. And as we are being reminded in Ukraine right now, nuclear weapons are not necessary to level cities and destroy millions of lives. Conventional weapons can do that just fine. Kumba-yah-ing in the face of geopolitical realities just won't solve anything. The film thinks that nuclear weapons are the problem, when in fact, the reasons we *need* nuclear weapons at all are the actual problem. And that remains unaddressed. As it is, its conclusion feels a bit manipulative in the context of the emotional narrative that came before it.
I was there... I was living in Honolulu HI (Oahu) at the time. I happened to wake up after the alert message so I guess I wouldn't have woken up if it was real. It was scary to see it and I heard about the children going down in the sewer. I was so grateful to see the "Oops" message although it was no joke at all. Great VR experience!
Very interesting, worth the time. Someone commented something like “if you heard the story, then you don’t need this.” On the contrary, if you heard the story, it was probably through a short-lived news cycle and otherwise through a series of memes and other jokes about it.
Put aside your thoughts on activism and politics, and tune in to see, by way of first-hand accounts, how unprepared, helpless and hopeless things will be once it really hits fan. For example, you hear from a father and his kids who were turned away from shelter- just as you’d see in any apocalypse movie and think how absurd that is. It’s amazing to hear from the people went through that, and to know that they had to face what for them was their absolute doom- and, of course, it was a false alarm but they now have to live with that experience.
The first hand accounts were not something I had really dug into previously. The emotional impact for something that didn’t happen was unexpected. And I think that’s the point. Well made, and my opinion says it’s the best (most impactful) free experience on quest.
Beautiful representation for a cold mome. My wife and I live Oahu and I remember that morning , getting ready for the day, getting the message and then looking at my wife who was asleep. I didn’t want wake her in a panic, I suppose I just wanted to go out peacefully. Hints the 4 out of 5 , I really enjoyed the Hawaiian history and folklore (for a lack of better terms, a part of me really believes in “aloha and mana “ philosophy they preach here) and….. would really love to see more of that type of content in the future !
Great mini documentary. It has a unique visual style with a hybrid volumetric video aspect which is very cool. It's so nice to be able to see a photorealstic person in VR and not be locked into a single perspective.
I realize this isn't officially supported on Quest 1 but it does install/work... However there is a slightly distracting overlay enabled on it that is not present on the Quest 2 version. Typically in the lower right corner of your vision and it's just timecode and a scene index. Would be nice if that was removed or at least something the user could manually turn off.
Visually well made, intriguing story. It's a VR movie about the false alarm for a ballistic missile, that was sent in Hawaii in 2018. I liked the artistic interpretation and the display of what is possible with the Quest 2.
VR Story Telling at its Best! Applause and kudos to the developers ! This is a VR experience all Quest users need to have and watch. Simply amazing and well put together and truly impact your mind and deep into your soul as to humanity and our ever existing need for power and destruction… especially in days that we now live in. This experience speaks to all generations and puts the answer that if we don’t make a change the inevitable will happen…. Skynet will take control and the T1000 will destroy us on Judgement Day! ( kidding) 😂😅🤣😜