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  • Summary: A strange satellite photo that can’t be explained. A new museum exhibit that marks the trailhead for one last journey into the wilds. Should you pull at the thread and unravel the solar system’s deepest secret, or is some knowledge better left in the dark? Welcome to the Space Program!A strange satellite photo that can’t be explained. A new museum exhibit that marks the trailhead for one last journey into the wilds. Should you pull at the thread and unravel the solar system’s deepest secret, or is some knowledge better left in the dark? Welcome to the Space Program! You're the newest recruit of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly evolving solar system. What lurks in the heart of the ominous Dark Bramble? Who built the alien ruins on the Moon? Can the endless time loop be stopped? Answers await you in the most dangerous reaches of space. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 18, 2021
    90
    Mobius Digital has once again proven that they are masters of their craft. Echoes of the Eye carries on the legacy of Outer Wilds by delivering a riveting narrative told in a beautiful new world, paired with an excellent use of the main game's mechanics to deliver its story. While some parts of the DLC are frustrating in their implentation of horror elements, the option to make these parts easier, as well as the other parts of the game, make them worth going through.
  2. Sep 28, 2021
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Oct 11, 2021
    90
    Everything you wanted from an Outer Wilds DLC in a package you never thought to expect. Echoes of the Eye puts its own twists on the base game’s formula without a single misstep.
  4. Sep 28, 2021
    80
    Echoes of the Eye is a wonderful return to the clockwork solar system of Outer Wilds, even if its occasional horror game sections aren’t quite as interesting as what came before.
  5. Oct 16, 2021
    80
    That's what makes Echoes of the Eye unmissable if you couldn't get enough of Outer Wilds. It manages to push you in new, challenging directions with puzzles that scratch the same part of your brain that the original did while not relying on the same tricks. It's a feat that shows the depth of design prowess Mobius Digital first flexed in its debut title, but stumbles slightly when it tries to redefine its means of progression in the final third. These are the weakest moments in all Outer Wilds, but they aren't enough to sully what this fantastic expansion adds to an adventure that still stands as captivating and engrossing.
  6. Oct 2, 2021
    80
    Despite a few flaws, Echoes of the Eye brilliantly replicates what made the magic of Outer Wilds, with a new area that is both puzzling and awe-inspiring, both sumptuous and mysterious. It's simple, the first few hours of the adventure are absolutely thrilling, when the player slowly takes ownership of the workings and secrets of an environment that seems to be there from the start. An excellent start, however, a little spoiled by new horror-oriented phases, where you will pace in the dark if you do not have the right information, at the risk of being spotted by frightening creatures and having to go back and forth. frustrating returns to try your luck again. As usual, you may also be frustrated if a crucial clue passes you by, Echoes of the Eye calling more than ever to be an observer. Otherwise, it's a complete success. A goodbye worthy of the name to the great Outer Wilds.
  7. Jan 13, 2022
    70
    This DLC simply isn’t as good as the base game - unless you really like horror and really hate reading old texts in which case the reverse might be true. At any rate, this is a very good pretext for returning to one of the best games of the decade.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Oct 17, 2021
    10
    I didn't think they could make an expansion that could meet the expectations of the first game. Not only do they surpass expectations but itI didn't think they could make an expansion that could meet the expectations of the first game. Not only do they surpass expectations but it complements the base game even better. While the stealth portions aren't perfect. Everything else is a masterpiece. Expand
  2. Oct 5, 2021
    10
    Gotta give Mobius full props for developing an expansion that is just as compelling and mysterious as the base game for all the right reasons!Gotta give Mobius full props for developing an expansion that is just as compelling and mysterious as the base game for all the right reasons! 100% worth it. Expand
  3. Oct 2, 2021
    10
    Loved it even more than the original. The ending especially is perfect and the whole thing Integrates seamlessly into the original, evenLoved it even more than the original. The ending especially is perfect and the whole thing Integrates seamlessly into the original, even explaining open questions from the base story. 11/10. I wish I could wipe it from my memory and play it again there are so so many holy **** moments throughout. Expand
  4. Oct 18, 2021
    10
    Better than the original if such a thing is even possible.
    Replayed the original before moving on to EotE.
    If your brain after the base game
    Better than the original if such a thing is even possible.
    Replayed the original before moving on to EotE.
    If your brain after the base game is hit with an emotion hammer, your brain after EotE is hit with a 100 megaton bomb.
    It's longer than the base game (or at least it felt bigger). It is also more complicated and atmospheric.
    Masterpiece. Perfection again.
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  5. Feb 2, 2023
    10
    Builds upon the world already established by the base game in a way that feels completely natural. Amazing DLC.
  6. Oct 2, 2021
    10
    Mobius managed to do it again. They nailed the base game and I was content with it. To be honest I was even a bit worried about this DLCMobius managed to do it again. They nailed the base game and I was content with it. To be honest I was even a bit worried about this DLC ruining the game's legacy by not living up to the base game's standards. I am so glad to say I was wrong. Extremely wrong in fact. The expansion has some frustrating parts but just like the base game, has very satisfying and meaningful outcomes. Highly recommend this to anyone who has played the base game and liked it! Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2021
    4
    If you want to start totally clean and be (potentially negatively) surprised by its themes, skip this.

    I really wanted to like this but
    If you want to start totally clean and be (potentially negatively) surprised by its themes, skip this.

    I really wanted to like this but instead feels like an annoying emo phase of the base game.

    Reasons I consider this inferior:
    - several gameplay aspects of the base game I loved are no longer prevalent
    - way easier to confuse yourself into getting stuck by progressing out of order
    - while the story is excellently weaved into the lore, I'm not happier for uncovering all the details
    - much more forced aesthetic than the base game

    Craftsmanship is excellent, but I can't justify saying I liked it, if it just didn't feel fun:
    - I didn't feel the same wonder as before, sans a couple brief jaw-dropping occasions
    - the theme is not what I signed up for, even though I anticipated feeling some extra eeriness
    - original game's ending fell flat for me, that was my only gripe with an otherwise masterpiece, but this felt even less rewarding
    - half my game time was permeated by frustration

    It detracted from how fondly I remember the base game due to repetitively playing a subset of the mechanics, half spent in an aesthetic that I did not enjoy, for too long.
    Spent half the length of the base game doing 20% of what I liked about it.

    I'd love another DLC that has more of the original mechanics, the capacity for greatness is 100% here.

    I don't think the people who praise it are delusional, I just don't think as many people who loved the base game will feel that way as the amount of high scores suggest.

    [minor thematic spoiler below, regarding the "emo phase" comment]
    The theme was just really damn nihilistic, I don't see why it had to be to this extent, and I'm simply not into it
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