by FastLawyer on Steam
Valentine's Day 2019 Update
Watch my video review & gameplay here: https://youtu.be/S71O-3NPPsI
original review below:
Experienced on the Oculus Rift with Touch Controllers
So this app finally comes to Steam! This was one of my favorite exclusives on Oculus, but I'm glad that Vive and WMR users now also get to experience this. Amaze is a VR video platform that is different than most because they actually have good streaming quality and original content. They are head & shoulders above the competition. I should know as I have put in over 21 hours viewing their content (on Oculus, not even counting my Oculus Go viewing time!).
I'm not going to lie, a lot of the content is Maxim style content targeted towards men ... so a lot of beautiful girls dancing. Magga Braco is probably the breakout star of Amaze. She did this video dancing to Despacito which got millions of views, except now the song is not Despacito. They basically kept the video and dubbed in a nondescipt song. So you new guys can still watch it, but it's not as good as the original. I guess just play Despacito over it and maybe the dance moves will make sense. There's also lots of pole dancing videos. My favorite one was Toxic, but they did the same thing and dubbed in a different song. Well, at least the pole dancing style TV show is still the same as the original.
There's also beautiful girls doing other things besides dancing in scantily clad clothes. There's singers, there's fitness, there's dating a model, there's dressing a model (Ziva Vass, she's very popular). But perhaps my favorite is the choose your own adventure 180 videos. I believe 2 of them are free and you basically go on dates and if you choose wrong, the date ends.
There's also premium content. I believe currently there are 5 different ones. I believe only 2 of them are paid premium content. Two of them are very good, two of them are just good, one is okay, and one is bad (IMHO). Stuck in the Middle is my favorite. It's a raunchy choose your own adventure 3 part series. The first episode is free so I recommend you check it out. Reminds me a lot of The League. The Willows is also very good but it's hard to describe other than eery & strange, like Twin Peaks. The first episode is also free.
There is a lot of content there. But they are slow to bring in new content. It's not like there's new videos every day. On a good week, they will have 3-4 new videos. On a bad week, only one. But most of it is good. And it's not just Maxim style stuff if you're not into that. There's lots of nature, food, & travel stuff and even some horror (only one of the non-premium is worth watching though). And none of the current comedy selections are good (IMO). But you can laugh at the video comments or make your own funny ones! You can also download any video, although the streaming quality makes that only useful for offline or repeated viewing.
Rate 8/10. One of my favorite apps. If you don't see my playtime increase here, it's because I'm watching it on another platform!