Biolum is a very short on-rails experience where the best thing about it the story carried by an overall great voice performance.
Biolum brings us on an immersive mission into the deepest depths of the ocean to explore the abyss through the perspective of scientific researcher Rachel. Rachel is guided by expedition leader Eva, another renowned marine scientist, but this relationship is not as simple as one might think.
It's a cool narrative, with a twist you can see from a mile away and yet, with an ending that you will definitely not see coming. Talking more about would just spoil the whole experience, so I am going to stop talking about it.
This is an entirely on-rails experience with little to no interaction for you as the player. The only "interaction", if we can even call it that, you can do is just shine a flashlight at the underwater bioluminescent flora and fauna. But again, nothing really happens when you do so apart from a scripted sequence.
Visually, it looks just OK, nothing truly special worth mentioning, mainly because you are deep underwater diving through dark caves only illuminated by said bioluminescent creatures.
Biolum is a very short on-rails experience where the best thing about it the story carried by an overall great voice performance. If you have 4$ to spend and want to support the creators, maybe consider getting it on App Lab. Otherwise, I'm sure you can find the full playthrough on YouTube. Thanks for reading!
The game was reviewed on a Quest 3 using a review copy provided by the developer. Biolum is out now on Meta Quest and PCVR.