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  • Summary: A strange signal… an alien craft… Exo One is an interplanetary, gravity-defying journey through space and time. Master a truly alien traversal system and move through enigmatic and desolate landscapes in ways you’ve never experienced. Use gravity and momentum to reach colossal speeds andA strange signal… an alien craft… Exo One is an interplanetary, gravity-defying journey through space and time. Master a truly alien traversal system and move through enigmatic and desolate landscapes in ways you’ve never experienced. Use gravity and momentum to reach colossal speeds and exhilarating heights. Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Dec 10, 2021
    90
    Exo One is a notably well-crafted audiovisual journey that is quite enjoyable to simply play through. While the story is lackluster and can even sometimes get in the way of the real joy of actually playing the game, it still adds some degree of depth and direction. Still, the game could do with an option to skip the story all-together and a level selection option after beating it to go back to your favorite planets. Leaving the story aside, flying through the different planets alongside your alien craft is quite an experience on Exo One. Headphones recommended.
  2. Nov 18, 2021
    90
    As confusing as this might sound, Exo One is every bit relaxing as it is intense. Its exploration of the mysterious and deep reaches of space combined with its perfectly arranged soundtrack creates a different kind of sci-fi experience that should definitely be checked out by fans of the genre. As far as I know, this is Exbleative’s first title, but it’s an absolute banger. I’ll be eager to see future projects from the studio, science fiction-based or otherwise.
  3. Nov 17, 2021
    85
    Exo One is almost a perfect sci-fi puzzle game, let down by one poor level right in the middle. The movement, the beauty of its scenery, and the peculiarity of the narrative is something I really appreciate about video games as an art form.
  4. Nov 24, 2021
    80
    A very powerful experience, which can be completed in less than three hours but capable of burning itself into your eyes and mind.
  5. Dec 3, 2021
    80
    Exo One can be included in the list of most unique games that have appeared this year. Not because it is so innovative, but in which other game do you ride like a marble through the cosmos? This game puts you in a state of movement and wonder.
  6. Dec 29, 2021
    78
    Visually with some breathtakings moments of space beauty, Exo One is like a No Man’s Sky made by Thatgamecompany, a journey trough beautiful alien planets where you cannot die nor lose. Where is the challenge, then? In the journey itself, a contemplating and at the same time interactive journey with a simple and accessible gameplay where gain momentum is the key to all. The story is not very well narrated and the game is simply too short, but jumping trough asteroids fields and sea worlds is definitely something.
  7. Nov 22, 2021
    70
    Short and sweet but in no way significantly dented by its own strict vision and run-time, Exo One‘s picturesque voyage through one far-flung planet to the next, though not without fault, is more engaging and novel than it is mildly indulgent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Nov 23, 2021
    10
    This game is something that everyone should experience, it is something that will stay in your memory forever, sorry if this review is shortThis game is something that everyone should experience, it is something that will stay in your memory forever, sorry if this review is short with constructive explanations and more of my emotional feelings, but what are the games suppose to do at the end of the day ? I think to leave a something that i cant explain, its just a mystery. I RATE THIS GAME AS A PEACE OF ART of 2021 ! Expand
  2. Nov 27, 2021
    9
    Exo One is as calming as it is intense, as perplexing as that may sound. Its exploration of the strange and deep realms of space, paired withExo One is as calming as it is intense, as perplexing as that may sound. Its exploration of the strange and deep realms of space, paired with its brilliantly orchestrated soundtrack, produces a unique sci-fi experience that aficionados of the genre should absolutely check out. This is Exbleative's first title, but it's a doozy Expand
  3. Feb 8, 2022
    9
    I loved the game. Super relaxing and fun. Game could be longer, I hope the game will be playable on console
  4. Dec 1, 2021
    8
    Un juego muy bonito, con unos paisajes increibles. Muy recomendado si te gusta el rollo astronomia
  5. Jan 9, 2022
    6
    I wasn't expecting much from this indie game to begin with, but the clean visuals and the idea of space travel got me interested enough toI wasn't expecting much from this indie game to begin with, but the clean visuals and the idea of space travel got me interested enough to give it a shot. It was free on the Xbox Game Pass, so I figured, why not?

    Sadly, the gameplay is rather monotonous and there is not much you do besides going from Point A to Point B. The planetary environments become repetitive quickly, and contrary to what you are led to believe, the gameplay isn't designed with a zen mode in mind—you have to perform physics-based movements in order to travel, which requires a bit of finesse.

    Sadly, the nail in the coffin that ultimately caused me to abandon this game was when I later encountered one particular object floating in the air that I simply could not reach no matter how much I tried. I'm sure there is a proper solution, but by that point in time, I was already teetering on the brink of moving on, so I simply did not care anymore.

    In any case, if this game is your cup of tea, then that is great, but otherwise, it is not a game to lose your sleep over. It's an interesting proof of concept, but that's about all it is. A student's class project.
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  6. Nov 25, 2021
    5
    This game is painfully average with controls that make you feel like you are constantly fighting the camera to see where you are going.This game is painfully average with controls that make you feel like you are constantly fighting the camera to see where you are going. Nothing here is new, the story is not thought provoking at all, and the worlds have the depth of a puddle. Once you get past the awe of the art style, (which is actually pretty good) you will notice that after the 3rd world which is 10 minutes in you've already seen everything the game has to offer. This makes the rest of the game a dull slog to the finish line with some levels very uncomfortable overstaying their welcome in run-time. The developers seem to have had a great idea here, but when push came to shove, they couldn't flesh it out enough to make it work well which ended in a lot of bad design decisions. I don't think this game is worth the buy and you will probably get more enjoyment watching others play this walking sim rather than playing it yourself. Expand
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