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.
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!
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.
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.
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.