Outer Wilds + Echoes of the Eye Review

The launch of the first and only update for this adventure-based game Outer Wilds is a good reason to reminisce and discuss this small masterpiece. We’ve explored thoroughly the small world that’s trapped in a time loop and we’re now eager to share our experiences of the space travel experience through our detailed review.

  • Producer: Mobius Digital
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • Date of release: May 28, 2019 or September 28 2021

The Outer Wilds is a space adventure. Outer Wilds, you are an newly-minted space-traveler, and a member of Outer Wilds Ventures, which explores the solar system in search of answers to the fundamental issue of life, the universe, and all the remote planets that are not explored.

Training for a short time, meeting the people of the village, and there you are already taking an area in the spaceship that is ready to go. The next step is what you can decide: Outer Wilds does not require a specific style of play or give any suggestions and doesn’t direct the player. You can head straight into the mysterious star that is circling the entire system in a massive circular arc, landing on a moon in the vicinity or perhaps remain on your home planet. It, along with many other celestial bodies has numerous secrets.

In the solar system we live in each planet is unique. Venus has storms that rage, Jupiter is a giant ocean of chemical elements and (perhaps) previously living Mars has turned into an uninhabited desert.

The same is true exactly the same Outer Wilds: here each planet greets players with new circumstances, sometimes not the most ideal ones. Two planets which revolve around one another, and close enough that you could literally leap between them. A planet on which tornadoes run all over, sending you straight into space. A planet that has a system of caves that slowly get filled with sand. There’s even a black hole where you can leap!

Even though the universe is small, you will be able to come across a variety of sites that are worth your time. For starters, there are remains of a civilization which was lost to history with the secrets people living in this solar system keen to discover. You’ll be able to decipher the old writings, work out simple puzzles , and travel into places that are hard to access.

It’s not just about idle curiosity, but it is about – not more, and certainly not less to save the universe. There are just 22 minutes before the supernova explodes. Following which your adventure starts again however, all your previous knowledge is in your mind.

The key to unlocking the time loop is beyond the runes carved on the walls as well as the obscure structures, but in order in order to find it, you’ll have to spend hours examining the documents of the early architects. The logbook of the ship, unreadable initially, turns into something akin to an investigation board used in films about detectives: one entry leads to another, and the latest information is recorded, and you can reference it at any point to refresh your memories connect the various “clues” and devise the best course of action.

Outer Wilds unexpectedly creates an atmosphere that evokes the world you’d like to explore. It’s a must to unravel the mystery surrounding Solar System, however Outer Wilds doesn’t require you to run to the answer.

Instead, you can play at your own leisure and you are able to take a break at any time and, for instance cook marshmallows over the stove, keeping another fellow astronaut entertained, or simply watch the gorgeous final moments of the universe with anticipation. The continuous “zeroing” in the galaxy isn’t a problem as the map is extremely compact, and you can go into any location in minutes, and in certain areas you’re not likely to stay for more than 10 or 15 minutes.

In 2021, the game was given its first and last story-based addition. Outer Wilds is Echoes of the Eye cleverly conceals itself within the game’s base game. You can traverse it without having to be able to find any DLC-related content.

However, the expansion was very long and opened the possibility of a brand new area to players as well as an entirely new story. The game also includes stealth scenes, and even a hint of terror (the game warns players of this, and allows players to switch off frightening scenes) as well as immersion in darkness and a chance to confront the terrifying creatures lurking within.

The game’s supplement was much darker than the game itself. Like before, you’ll be able to utilize the Jetpack and flashlight to travel to places that are difficult to reach and also illuminate areas that are dark in areas, while a variety of new puzzles update the classic gameplay.

Outer Wilds It’s a surprisingly good game that has won numerous awards and favorable reviews (the project boasts a staggering 95% score on Steam by itself). Self-contained and self-contained, with the additional game, it is an exciting mix of puzzles and revelations that bring an array of emotions to those who will put in the effort in to discover the game. Do not read spoilers, and do not look up guides. Just take a deep dive into Outer Wilds with a minimum knowledge of the game and you’ll get that elusive feeling of learning something new.

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