A Virtual Japanese Schoolgirl Makes Everyone Want Sony's Morpheus

By András Neltz on at

We missed shaking our heads at a Japanese school girl at Tokyo Game Show this year, but some lucky people got to last month, and it looks like they enjoyed it.

On November 29th and 30th, Sony held a demo event for their virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus. One of the demos there was Summer Lesson, a demo in which players can interact with a virtual Japanese school girl.

Japanese gaming mag Dengeki PlayStation asked those who got to try the game what they thought of Summer Lesson. The results are as follow:

What did the character do that surprised you?

People's Impressions of a Virtual Japanese School Girl

What sort of things did you try in the game?

People's Impressions of a Virtual Japanese School Girl

Did playing Summer Lesson make you want a Project Morpheus?

People's Impressions of a Virtual Japanese School Girl

People's Impressions of a Virtual Japanese School Girl

Player opinions:

  • The character was so close it made me nervous. Maybe the room is too small?
  • It's amazingly real!
  • I really want them to make a full product out of this.
  • I was surprised at how detailed the room was.
  • When she got close, my heart skipped a beat.
  • I think I'm in love.
  • I never thought a game character would make me this nervous.
  • I wanted to move around the room.
  • It was like she was really in front of me. I felt really bashful.
  • I kept smiling.
  • It was a very new experience for me. The possibilities seem endless.
  • The character was cute. I felt a natural charm about her.
  • The character presence was amazing!
  • She was a lot closer than I thought she'd be.
  • I still want to play it.
  • I was nervous the whole time. I felt the sound design was very important. The character felt closer than I expected.
  • I wouldn't want anyone watching me while I played.
  • The closeness of the character is amazing. They should make a simulation game where you try to get into Tokyo University together!
  • It was like she was right next to me. I want to live in that world.
  • It was amazingly stable. It's a shame you have to experience it to understand it.
  • It would have been even more immersive if they had voice interaction. It feels like she's really there.

The event was made available to only 700 people who were selected from Sony's official community site, but it's extremely unlikely that this will be the only/last chance anyone will ever have to try out Summer Lesson.

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