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Lone Echo

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Available on:Oculus RiftJul 20, 2017

Developer: Ready at Dawn

Publisher: Oculus

Genre: Adventure

The last stop before the system’s edge, the Ring Worlds are the new frontier in Solar colonization. Here you’ll find a host of terraforming colonies on Titan, Enceladus, and Dione, along with the greatest energy resource beyond the asteroid belt – the Rings of Saturn. Nestled among the rings themselves, the Kronos Mining installations drill for the valuable helium-3 locked away within the ice. On Kronos II, Captain Olivia Rhodes is about to make history by handing her operation over to her second-in-command: Jack, a fully adaptive, Echo Unit android. But space doesn’t always cooperate. And a mission’s not over until your boots are back on solid ground.

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8.9 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

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.

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I think VR developers are getting the hang of things. I'm no longer suggesting friends pick up titles because "it's a good way to kill 20 minutes," but rather because these are video game experiences worth having and enjoying. Lone Echo strikes an exciting balance between exploration and puzzles that make space seem like a playground for the player. It really nails the relationship between the two main characters and does a great job of telling an interesting, if a bit predictable, story thanks to a unique conversation mechanic and great voice acting.

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For the first time ever, I truly felt like I was in space, an experience only made possible with the power of virtual reality.

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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 !

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