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  • Summary: You’re Jack, an advanced cybernetic AI stationed at a mining facility on the rings of Saturn. Alongside Captain Olivia Rhodes, you’ll use your technical ingenuity and futuristic tools to overcome a variety of challenges and obstacles while you investigate a mysterious spatial anomaly.

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Echo Arena And Lone Echo Launch Trailers - E3 2017
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 20, 2017
    100
    Ready at Dawn has created an experience that every Oculus Touch owner needs in their library, with the only negative point to the whole experience being that it ends.
  2. Sep 1, 2017
    90
    Simply put, Lone Echo is the best VR game ever released. An immersive experience with fantastic mechanics, and well-written that makes us almost forget we're in a video game. Brilliant!
  3. Jul 24, 2017
    90
    It’s difficult to convey Lone Echo’s level of immersion in words. It’s something you have to try for yourself. The game gets so many things right, from the player’s relationship with Captain Rhodes to the interactivity with the environment, that I’m willing to overlook its disappointing finale. For the first time ever, I truly felt like I was in space, an experience only made possible with the power of virtual reality. And for that, I can’t recommend Lone Echo enough.
  4. Oct 12, 2017
    90
    Lone Echo is therefore the killer application for Oculus Rift that many were waiting for, as well as one of the few truly Triple A products for Virtual Reality currently available on the market.
  5. Aug 1, 2017
    89
    Lone Echo and Echo Arena are the rare games that demonstrate the true value of VR and hand tracking. Its sense of movement feels great, and it couldn’t exist in any other way. Lone Echo’s well-acted story and interesting environments move at a slow enough pace that you can soak it all in and appreciate the sensation of virtual weightlessness before jumping into the fast, sweaty, competitive action of Echo Arena. The fact that you can experience the multiplayer without even buying it means it’s one of the first things any Oculus Rift owner should download.
  6. Aug 16, 2017
    88
    Lone Echo is an incredible leap forward for VR via its ability to capture both zero gravity and space environments. It does have its fair share of interaction and progression bugs, but not enough to significantly detract from something truly special. Those prone to motion sickness, ease into it.
  7. Jul 20, 2017
    85
    Lone Echo is a landmark achievement in three key areas of the VR experience: locomotion, UI, and interaction. The winning blend of intuitive movement, discovery-based gameplay and character-driven storytelling create a compelling sense of presence that few VR games could hope to match, while the considered pacing gives it a fresh identity. I hate to mark it down on such a trivial aspect as length, but the package simply feels incomplete, rounding off in the second act and depriving you of both the narrative and mechanical evolutions I was expecting to encounter in the third. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that I expect its sequel to be one of VR’s very best.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Jul 28, 2017
    10
    One of the first VR titles to really get everything right - graphics/visuals, story, movement mechanics, and engaging game-play. Actually twoOne of the first VR titles to really get everything right - graphics/visuals, story, movement mechanics, and engaging game-play. Actually two games in one! An engaging single player space adventure and a great multiplayer zero-g "Ender's Game" like battle arena e-sport game. Kudos to the developer! They really nailed it, especially the feeling of playing in a zero G environment without the nausea. it is games like this that will really help drive VR sales as once you've had a taste of this kind of immersion in VR gaming, you'll never want to go back to a flat monitor ever again! Expand
  2. Jul 28, 2017
    10
    This is one of the best VR games to date, in my honest opinion. I usually get some sort of nausea from VR, but Lone Echo is able to send youThis is one of the best VR games to date, in my honest opinion. I usually get some sort of nausea from VR, but Lone Echo is able to send you careening through space without feeling sick at all. Aboard a mining station in space among the rings of Saturn, you play as a robot helping out your friend Olivia in repairing the station and uncovering a mystery. I won't give away the plot here, but you're destined for a fantastic 8+ hr experience that looks just absolutely stunning.

    Regardless if you're playing on Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, pick up Lone Echo. It's nothing like any VR game currently available.
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  3. Jul 31, 2017
    10
    I've played video games since the late 70's and have never played a game remotely like this. Even the phrase video game, just does not do itI've played video games since the late 70's and have never played a game remotely like this. Even the phrase video game, just does not do it justice. At one point I spent an hour in part of the game that probably should have taken 5 minutes, I was just so absorbed, engrossed, amazed that I was suddenly a robot, floating in space, in these wonderfully detailed, realistic surroundings. This is an experience not to be missed. Expand
  4. May 28, 2018
    9
    A must own for VR enthusiasts. The developers obviously worked hard to polish the game mechanics and gameplay, and it really shows. First off,A must own for VR enthusiasts. The developers obviously worked hard to polish the game mechanics and gameplay, and it really shows. First off, you don't just have lazy floating hands, you have a whole body, arms and legs. The game teaches you how to play in a series of "calibration" exercises that are nicely woven in to the plot. Your companion in the game is realistic enough that you can get interesting immersive feelings when conversing with her. Her animations are top notch as well.

    This isn't a combat game. There is no fighting or shooting. So prepare for a slower pace where you take your time to admire and explore in VR while solving puzzles. They do ratchet up the tension in several moments, and you can really feel it. That said, it never really felt difficult to me. Most of my deaths were because I didn't fully understand the task or mechanics yet. So, overall, it's a cinematic puzzler.

    And it is cinematic. Many times in the game feel like you are in a sci-fi movie. Use of confined spaces as well as vast open space is used well.

    The only thing I wish was maybe for a little bit more difficulty and faster action. Every time I thought it was going to get really crazy I realized it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I can understand that some people might not get their "VR legs" so quickly though, and they had to be careful not to make it too difficult for those people. But for me, after an hour in, I felt I could really whip around quickly. Echo Arena is kind of proof that a faster gameplay is possible.

    I think it spent about 4-5 hours completing the game. To me, that's a reasonable amount. Personally, I get worn out playing games, 2D or VR, and often quit before I've completed them. So, for me, 4-5 hours is a little on the low end, but acceptable. I paid full price and felt it was worth it still.
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  5. Aug 1, 2017
    9
    If you ever dreamed to be a crew member of a spaceship Lone Echo is for you. It's beautifully crafted experience, which beams you to the ringsIf you ever dreamed to be a crew member of a spaceship Lone Echo is for you. It's beautifully crafted experience, which beams you to the rings of Saturns and lets you play a robot on a spaceship. Behind this immersive experience, Lone Echo really lacks a satisfying gameplay. Everything you will do is to go from A to B or to carry something from A to B or turn a switch on/off. Maybe this, not enough to call Lone Echo a great game, but it's enough to call it the best VR experience of summer 2017. Expand
  6. Sep 13, 2017
    9
    Really impressed with this VR title....it's well ahead of all the other titles I own in terms of the feeling of immersion and use of VR toReally impressed with this VR title....it's well ahead of all the other titles I own in terms of the feeling of immersion and use of VR to accentuate the gameplay. Character dialog and story is interesting and well done and the full experience is both polished and looks great. The added bonus of the Echo Arena multiplayer which is intense is just icing of the cake...can't tell you how many times I've smacked my hands off my low ceiling in my VR playspace. Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2017
    0
    This game is your typical tried and true space genre game and adds nothing new to the genre. Unfortunately, this game still has a few bugs. OnThis game is your typical tried and true space genre game and adds nothing new to the genre. Unfortunately, this game still has a few bugs. On top of that, the game is way too short. It's sad to say that It's definitely not worth the price. Expand

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