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With Kismet, your future is closer than ever.

Main ImageTom Clancy's The Division
Intial Release Date: March 8, 2016
Developers: 
Ubisoft Red Storm, Ubisoft Massive 
Publishers: 
Ubisoft Entertainment 
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows)
Game information was freely provided by IGDB.com
Main ImageSplatoon
Intial Release Date: May 29, 2015
Developers: 
Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 
Publishers: 
Nintendo 
Platforms: Wii U
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Main ImageKismet
Intial Release Date: N/A
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Main ImageBastion
Intial Release Date: August 29, 2012
Developers: 
Supergiant Games 
Publishers: 
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 
Platforms: iOS, Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Live Arcade, Linux, PlayStation 4
Game information was freely provided by IGDB.com

With Playstation VR finally here, affordable VR can now be in every home. While the future of VR might not be clear, Kismet aims to be a glance into the future.

Kismet is a Playstation VR-fueled Fortune Telling experience developed by Psyop. Upon booting it up you meet the virtual fortune teller Kismet as she introduces herself and opens the three different experiences that Kismet offers: Tarot Readings, the Stars, and a game of chance. The tarot reading has you choose three cards from the deck, as Kismet explains the meanings of the cards that you’ve pulled. As someone who’s personally interested in fortune tellers, Kismet does a great job at making you feel like you’re actually sitting there with a fortune teller. The stars have you enter your birthday to receive your horoscope, with explanations and a “fortune” at the end. Lastly, the game of chance is a simple tile and dice game where you try to get three tiles from one side of the board to the other before Kismet has the chance to do the same. The game isn’t particularly difficult, or fun, but it’s an interesting addition to the experience.

gameofchanceEach experience is vastly different if nothing else for the variations of locale that you visit. While the tarot card reading is in Kismet’s hut, the star reading has you teleported into an almost space-like existence where full of magic circles, the star signs, and then kismet’s table. The game of chance takes you to the most different location, being in the middle of a sprawling desert with statues. It’s insane to see the amount of detail put into the different landscapes and settings. Between that and the amount of detail put into Kismet (her ball joints, her mask, the fabric) it’s astounding that Kismet isn’t receiving more praise.

While the contents may feel lackluster to those expecting a full game, Kismet provides a unique and interesting experience for a low cost ($6.99 in America). A virtual fortune teller that transports you to interesting and unique locales on top of an oddly mysterious character make me want to see more and know more about Kismet and the mysterious world she lives in.

Pros:
  • An interesting character in a unique setting bring the fortunes to life.
  • Low cost makes it a great value to show off your new PS VR unit.
  • A virtual fortune teller may help those interested take a chance, while some may fear going to a physical shop.
  • Beautifully crafted environments and tarot cards help to make the world that Kismet lives in special.
Cons:
  • Another sort of game or something to do with Kismet would be a nice addition.
Graphics Pixl Score 5 5
Story Pixl Score N/A N/A
Sound Pixl Score 4 4
Controls Pixl Score 5 5
Fun Factor Pixl Score 4 4