Outer Wilds Echoes of the Eye DLC Review: A gem in a masterpiece

Introduction Outfield: Echo of the Eye Is it worthy of the Hall of Fame, so funnyly hidden, the player can complete the entire Outfield Not knowing that they missed the entire expansion. Once found, the revelation is memorable, and it is worth spending an hour or more to find the well-known front door.Its creators obviously agreed; they managed to hide the entire contents of the DLC Yes From its marketing activities. I appreciate this choice, and at the same time want to know whether this ambiguity will cause people to pay attention to this gem in an already crowded market.

So, I have to do something unusual. I will convince you to try this masterpiece without explaining what it is. Think of it as the key equivalent of viewing a solar eclipse: you will see the shape of an object, but we will never look directly at the sun. I’ll be making a full spoiler review next week, but for now, that’s why you should be excited about one of the best games of 2021.

Outfield: Echo of the Eye It has been sold as a downloadable extension of the original game Polygon’s 2019 Game of the Year. But almost every measure, Echo of eyes Is a sequel. It is almost as long as its predecessor, placing the player in the same large and confusing environment. The creator told a new story, arguably darker and more mysterious than the first one.And you can play the game without revealing any secrets in the original Outlander.

The only reason Echo of eyes As far as I know, this is not a real sequel, because if you don’t find the game in the original universe, you won’t be able to experience its many miracles. When I say “find the game”, I mean it literally.

This is my closest place to destruction Echo of eyes, But in fact I just provided a map to reach it.There is a new note in a museum on the planet Outfield Start. The note points you to a radio station. That radio station, a few photos and a phone number will let you know where you are going.

What if you never find that note? Or too lazy to go to the radio? Like I said above, you will miss the game directly.although Echo of eyes In the same universe Outfield, Reaching its “space” in outer space is more abstract than simply pointing your spacecraft in the right direction.

Once you enter The echo of the eyes, These twists and turns happen constantly, just like the game is a broken gum machine, it can’t stop distributing snacks one by one. Even after five hours, after seeing everything I believed in, I still sat by the fire pit, took a breath, and found that I had overlooked another independent world, within the world, within the world. Outfield.

Does it sound like I am taking ecstasy?I hope so-this is how I feel when playing The echo of the eyes.

In order to honor my promise, I will put aside the pen. Outfield: Echo of the Eye It is a masterpiece that lives in another masterpiece. As a sequel, it is wonderful.If you put these two games together as a single video game, then Outfield It deserves a place near the top of any list of the greatest games of all time. If you want to argue with me, I think you have to try it yourself.

Outfield: Echo of the Eye Released on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on September 28. The game was reviewed on the PC using the pre-release download code provided by Mobius Digital. Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These will not affect editorial content, but Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased through affiliate links.You can find View additional information about Polygon’s ethics policy here.