The Garden of Unearthly Delights

Until March 17


EULOGY is a tricky beast to review. In part it’s because the experience is an individual one, so what I experienced won’t necessarily be the same as anyone else, meaning I’ve experienced a version of EULOGY, but obviously not every potential version of it. Keep that in mind.

What is the same for everyone is sitting in a compartment in a shipping container, in a darkness so thick it cloaks everything, wearing a pair of noise cancelling headphones. Using immersive, binaural sound, the story unfolds with you at the centre.

Speech recognition means you can make YES or NO responses at some moments, sending your story in a direction determined (to a degree) by you. It’s an impressive set-up, in a deliberately unsettling environment.

But EULOGY just didn’t stick the landing for me.


The story lacked enough context for developments to really matter. It was intriguing but ultimately left me underwhelmed.

As much as I wanted to be blown away, it didn’t happen – which could have been my choices through the story. The ending felt sudden, the lights came on and just like that it was over. And it’s left me not quite sure how to review an experience I simultaneously thought under delivered, but I wanted to go longer. Like I said, EULOGY is a tricky beast.


2.5 out of 5 stars


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