Eidolon PC

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  • Summary: A narrative exploration game located in a massive, post-human Western Washington. Navigate an open world that has been reclaimed by nature. Use journals, letters, zines, and other documents to learn the interconnected stories of the people who lived here once.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Nov 15, 2014
    81
    Eidolon is a beautiful, meditative experience. Sure, it's a bit simplistic and walking does get tiring after a while, but there a few games that manage to create such an absorbing atmosphere. [Nov 2014]
  2. Aug 25, 2014
    80
    Eidolon demands patience from its audience. The glacial pace of its most basic operation, the fragmented mass of narrative provisions, and the initial sense of indistinguishable aesthetic diversity seem intent on wrecking Eidolon's sprawling sense of discovery. Sticking with it inevitably reveals a multifaceted excursion into an intimately assembled and oddly exotic interpretation of a distant Earth. The reward is putting it all together, provided you can summon the drive to find all the pieces.
  3. Aug 15, 2014
    62
    The prospect of fresh exploration still holds a spell over me.
  4. Aug 28, 2014
    50
    The problem is that by the time you get anywhere near something that resembles a scratch for your itch, the entire area of your body that prompted the search for it is already decaying, and just like an Alzheimer's patient without a GPS bracelet, you'll find yourself lost in the woods, confused and wondering what exactly it was that you were doing there in the first place, apart from chasing those kids off your lawn, of course.
  5. Sep 15, 2014
    30
    Eidolon just randomly throws you into the middle of western Washington of the year c. 2400, leaving you only with an idea that humanity is in short gone. Who are you? What are you? Where should you go and what should you do there? The questions accumulate, and the answers are not coming. You have to find them by yourself. And so it begins one wannabe artistic adventure but of the value that will disappear like morning mist.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Dec 27, 2014
    10
    I'm just making a review to counteract the negative reviews, because it doesn't deserve such a low rating, it's very cool in a slow methodicalI'm just making a review to counteract the negative reviews, because it doesn't deserve such a low rating, it's very cool in a slow methodical way. Now the rest of this rating will Expand
  2. Sep 22, 2014
    10
    I made an account because I saw the low review score and I HAD to change that, this is my first review so here it goes!

    This game isn't
    I made an account because I saw the low review score and I HAD to change that, this is my first review so here it goes!

    This game isn't super heavy on survival mechanics, but it's there, there is hunting, fishing, starving, freezing, infection, all that good stuff but they aren't super complex mechanics, they are there, but in their simplest form.

    The critics are freakin' idiots, I saw a review here that said they probably expected a survival game, no, this game is more story based than anything else, the lore is REALLY well written.

    The only small downer is that the game assets are kind of limited, but the developers are working on that, and will add more models, lore and location
    (the world itself takes several hours to cross,if you don't explore and going in one direction. that's HUGE).

    I really enjoyed this game, a ton, please, please, please, please, please, PLEASE don't listen to the idiot critics, they clearly didn't spend enough time with the game and that's just straight up unprofessional.

    I'm gonna make my friend make an account for this game just to review it, LOL, the game deserves a way better score.
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  3. Dec 6, 2014
    10
    This is a Marmite game - you'll either love it or think it's a waste of space.

    Personally I love it - I find it absolutely enthralling.
    This is a Marmite game - you'll either love it or think it's a waste of space.

    Personally I love it - I find it absolutely enthralling.

    Initially it appears as a survival game, where you have to forage in a simple but beautiful wilderness of forested hills, lakes and rivers. However, you begin to find narrative (and other) clues to a series of events in the past, which steadily builds into a compelling story.

    This is beautifully atmospheric and mysterious, but not fast-paced. If you want a fast-twitch game, avoid this, but if you enjoy patiently unravelling an absorbing tale, then it's an excellent buy.
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  4. Sep 22, 2014
    10
    I really like this game, my friend told me about it and it sounded cool, so I bought it. He told me about the score of the game and I felt itI really like this game, my friend told me about it and it sounded cool, so I bought it. He told me about the score of the game and I felt it was a little too low...
    Not disappointing so far, cool game.

    Only downside is that there is a ton of walking, but that's alright because the world is beautiful!

    I especially like the music, it's really amazing. Look up Eidolon ost on youtube.
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  5. Sep 20, 2014
    10
    This game is a masterpiece from every aspect. The mystery surrounding where and who you are are enough to make this journey a truly thrillingThis game is a masterpiece from every aspect. The mystery surrounding where and who you are are enough to make this journey a truly thrilling ride from start to finsih. The graphics are truly next-gen. Expand
  6. Aug 8, 2014
    9
    If you sit down with an open mind, Eidolon will find you. This game will not make rules, or explain anything, what may be repulsive for some,If you sit down with an open mind, Eidolon will find you. This game will not make rules, or explain anything, what may be repulsive for some, but very appealing for most, who got bored of today's soulless blockbusters. Expand
  7. Jan 1, 2015
    2
    I just don't see what everyone else sees in this game. It's a gigantic world, yes. It has some nice soothing atmospheric music, yes. There areI just don't see what everyone else sees in this game. It's a gigantic world, yes. It has some nice soothing atmospheric music, yes. There are even some interesting visuals, despite the lack of any textures better than Minecraft quality. I feel like this is an unfinished game by a college student and not a professional release by an independent studio. I'm glad that I got this game as part of a Humble Bundle, or else I would be mourning the money I spent.

    I think I see what the creators were trying to do, but the execution just isn't there. The world is actually much too large (unless there were some kind of directionhuidance given beyond a crude map and compass that endlessly leave you lost). The hunting and fishing aspects of the game are a joke. The HUDwatchinventory system is somewhat interesting, but it and many of the pages you collect and read hint at beacons that could possibly be cool, but I feel like I'd be long dead (IRL) before I ever get to that part of the game. Ultimately, you just run around endlessly, pretty sure that you have no idea what you're doing, and there is very little reward (pages that advance the story) for your efforts.

    If I were the creators of this game, I would look into providing more subtle direction for the player, refining the visuals, and perhaps even shrinking the map. All of this would lead to a better game play experience. In its current state, I can't recommend this game, and I suggest saving your money for something better.
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