Meta Quest: ‘David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies’

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Meta Quest’s latest film ‘David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies’ takes you on a journey that feels otherworldly, and yet is presenting our planet in a whole other dimension. From the most intricate flutter of wings to the swooping flight of the world’s most amazing birds, this is an experience that cannot be missed. The documentary is another release from the critically acclaimed Meta Movies, including ‘Micro Monsters’ and ‘Kingdom of Plants’. ‘Conquest of the Skies’ however, opens up a new realm of documentary making. Alongside its majestic nature, you also discover the savagery of the natural world, through a fresh and innovative medium, giving you the key to the creatures of the sky. The films are based on previous documentaries and converted for the innovative technologies of VR. The end product allows you to witness some of the world’s most amazing animals up close for the first time.

The VR experience takes you on a historical journey of the evolution of each flying animal. Each episode is less than 10 minutes long, providing bite-sized wonders of the planet. The first episode: ‘Vanguards’, takes you on a journey of some of the world’s oldest and most majestic flying creatures. You can discover the intricate and perplexing world of insects, including the beauty of dragonflies and butterflies.

‘Rivals’ follows on with the world of reptiles and dinosaurs. You are transported to a world where they hold dominion over the world with a mite and force that leaves much desired from the history books. You also see a whole new side to reptiles, which may be a tricky part for some. Admittedly, I am usually quite scared of animals like snakes and lizards, and yet I found the lives of lizards compelling for once.

The final episode, ‘Victors’, witnesses the development of birds. This part was my personal favourite as you really take flight. You witness the evolution of these spectacular animals through appearances from tiny hummingbirds to majestic hunting owls that swoop and dart in front of you.

As always with Meta, the graphics are incredible, so you are able to see every tiny feather. Unlike other VR games that I experienced, this one made me feel a little less nauseous, which is always a bonus. The sound system is also something to behold, as it really helps you encapsulate the environment you are in. Not to mention the fact that it elevates David Attenborough’s iconic documentation to a whole new level. Unlike watching one of his documentaries on TV, you feel like you are joining him on the expedition, bringing even greater connectivity between the world’s greatest animals, and a wonderful source of knowledge.

Overall, the Meta ‘Conquest of the Skies’ cannot be missed. It immerses in a world that was never thought possible away from your TV screen. It can be enjoyed by all ages, as there is something timeless about the wonders of our natural world.


- Amazing graphics and visuals.

- Unlike anything else available.

- The surround sound is really in its element.

- Educational and compelling.

- It’s free!


- Still made me feel slightly nauseous (but better than other games).