Viveport Review: C O S M Worlds Within Worlds
Go deeper than ever before as COSM takes you on a journey that you’ll never forget. You won’t miss a single cell!
By Emily Medlock, Greenlit Content
Science geeks, beware! You may spend hours living out your dreams in COSM Worlds Within Worlds.
Remember the hype about the game Everything where you could play as anything in the universe, from a bumble bee to the blade of grass it’s crawling on? Well, COSM is reminiscent of that general idea. Only this time, you’re not playing as these objects, but exploring the deepest levels of them, peeling away at their components as if they were onions ready for you to find their center.
In COSM Worlds Within Worlds, you get to choose an object or substance such as solar energy or a human hand. Then you are taken to that object. From the outside, you cannot move, but can only view the object and its simple purpose. From there, you go on a Magic School Bus-style field trip to the object’s innermost layers. You get to see human skin, skin cells, and everything beneath (just remember not to sneeze, Ralphie!). You can hover over something and zoom in for even more definitions and explanations. The truth is, everyone has wanted to take part in one of Miss Frizzle’s field trips, so that’s definitely the best part of this game.
However, if you’re not really into science or informative experiences, then you’ll likely get bored with this one, no matter how much you loved after-school specials. The entire point of COSM is to teach you things that you didn’t know. You may know everything there is to know about human skin, but that doesn’t mean you are well versed when it comes to the anatomy and functions of sea bottom plants. That’s something that SpongeBob just can’t teach you, even with a million memes. Do you truly know what a plankton is? Maybe the next COSM DLC will help you with that. The truth is, kids these days do want to learn new things, but it takes a VR experience like COSM to teach them in a way they can easily understand or want to understand. It doesn’t take a long attention span to enjoy this one.
COSM Worlds Within Worlds is an all-around great experience that has much to share with anyone who opens it up. It may not be that top-rated RPG you are looking for, but if you want a hands-on science adventure, then this is right up your alley. Besides, it’s better than reading a 30-pound biology book. Like I said, not a bad way to research for your report on solar energy!