The “Wow Moment” is the elusive something every fan of VR has been chasing like a drug. Whether it is looking at a mountain vista in Tuscany, watching a dinosaur approach and then walk above you, or sitting down on a carpet for a hedgehog’s birthday party.

The VR sequence that is coming with PlayStation 4 game Concrete Genie had such a wondrous moment for me, but the experience started simply. You stand in a room with three concrete walls before you, to your left and right, and forward. You hold a magical paintbrush in one hand and a book, that lays open like a painter’s palette, in the other.

A cartoony genie that looks like a cross between a splash of paint and a ball of flame appears, named Splotch. You can begin painting strokes on the wall, though it appears more like colorful chalk than paint. Soon you are just not drawing lines, but also flowers and trees. Splotch’s eyes and mouth shows a range of expressions as you fill the walls with art.

In the non-VR version of Concrete Genie, the magical paint that the genies empower you with can bring power to electric bulbs, and you begin to do that on these flat walls. Soon, the concrete walls fall away, and now there are walls of a cave with crystal. Your book of brushes besides containing trees and grass, also has flowers and stars to paint on to these walls. You do so, the magic fueling the crystals. They hit full capacity a glowing purple light gives you maximum magic, like in the campaign mode of Genie, and you beginning painting lush, glowing versions from your palette of natural elements on the walls.

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