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  • Summary: After receiving your Gauntlet, a mysterious new power in the palm of your hand, you must travel to Ember, a long-forgotten world whose past holds many secrets. Find Elsie, uncover the history of Ember, and reveal the true intentions of the dark figure in the Starseed.
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  1. Oct 20, 2017
    The Gallery’s second episode isn’t a great deal bigger than the first, but it’s a heck of a lot richer. You won’t visit many more locations or even spend dramatically longer with it, but the entire package feels grander and more considered. Though it’s still very much one installment in something much bigger, it’s evolved to meet our heightened expectations of the second year of VR content, and yet again left us begging for more. This is one adventure you won’t regret going on.
  2. Oct 19, 2017
    The Gallery -Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone is a longer, stonger and more immersive experience than the first in the series, and shows that Cloudhead has put in the hours producing a visually and emotionally adept story that feels like it hasn't outworn its welcome. Puzzles are innovative, and while they aren't particularly difficult, they always reward you with something worth pursuing.
  3. Oct 27, 2017
    The Gallery: Heart of the Emberstone proudly carries the torch from the first chapter in The Gallery series. It offers an experience that feels totally unique in the gaming world. It does a fantastic job of breaking away from the stigma of short, proof-of-concept VR titles to deliver a quality narrative experience that’s a must-have for any fan of the genre.
  4. Nov 6, 2017
    The Gallery: Episode 2 – Heart of the Emberstone isn’t massively long – a run through should take around 5 hours or so – but it’s big enough to offer a satisfying experience, especially if you play episode one for a refresh. Cloudhead Games has done exactly what it needed to, create a compelling sequel that expands and improves the series.
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  1. Jan 20, 2019
    One of the best adventure VR titles I've played, Hearth of the Emberstone improves literally every aspect of the original Call of theOne of the best adventure VR titles I've played, Hearth of the Emberstone improves literally every aspect of the original Call of the Starseed, especially amount of actual gameplay.
    If I have to nitpick some flaws, it would be those: there are still barely any item interactions, puzzles mostly require precision and speed rather than logics and reading diaries in VR is a bit awkward, narrated logs would be much better.

    I'm very excited to check out next episode of the Gallery when it comes out.