Unbelievable. I've enjoyed Daydream and VR but this takes it to a whole different level. Seeing the planets as massive structures in space is incredible, but what's even more mind blowing is the use of the controller. The way information is presented is so cool, I feel like I've found a piece of alien technology. Being able to hold a planet in the palm of your hand is surreal, and then holding that planet up to the sun and watching the light affect the colors of the atmosphere is fantastic. It showcases the attention to detail of this app, which makes it so fun and exhilarating to use. Honestly this is the best use of Daydream I've seen to date, bravo Escapist Games.
It's really hard to get familiar with, the tutorials need to be more in-depth.. but after a while it becomes really awesome
Graphically lacking. Saw the moon as a star as viewed from Earth and it made me sigh. These 3d objects are barely more than low resolution 2D and you get no joy to explore them in 3 dimensions.
Super Cool I was really impressed with this app, I still think there are some basic things to work on, but it was a cool experience. My suggestions would be to have the planets look nicer, provide more general information on galaxies and things, and provide some more customizations for looking at the stars. Like changing the time, toning out the less bright stars, it isn't the easiest to use right now for stargazing.
A couple things would make this an even more stellar experience. When traveling to a celestial object, a user should see it in their home position, don't make us crank our necks around. Second, orbit mode is backwards. Make the planet rotate in front of the user, not the planet rotate around the user. Basically orbit facing the planet, like the moon does. Lastly, after a few minutes, the controller becomes very hard to manipulate. Like it is stuck in slow motion. Several events get queued up and the pointer gets laggy.
Got my hopes up too high. This app has a confusing menu interface. And the graphics are quite poor. You feel like you're in a five foot room and every single star and planet are all exactly five feet away from you. The sizes get larger and smaller, but the distance always feels the same. There needs to be more contrast. The space in between stars is kind of blueish instead of black. Make it black will provide more contrast and make it harder to judge distance inside the app. Another reviewer commented that the little stars need more resolution. Well, that is also a hardware issue. Your PHONE display needs more resolution. But the reviewer was also correct. The stars do look generic. I realize this app is only $5 but I still feel very let down by the graphics. I don't think I'll ever use this app again and it's already too late to get a refund. Sorry devs. But I think your graphic artist can do a lot better.
- New Launch Room
- New Orbiting method
- New laser selection method
- New Moments In Time feature, with Apollo 11 (Moon) & Curiosity (Mars) scenes
- Teleporting and scene object selection in Moments in Time
- 3d previews of stars & planets on controller
- Selectable Messiers
- Selectable Meteor Showers