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Lone Echo Is AMAZING! First 25 Minutes of Gameplay

vrgamerdudevrgamerdude Posts: 295
Nexus 6

OK all I can say is WOW.... Lone Echo is amazing! This game has everything that I look for in a single player story driven VR FPS game. The graphics are top notch, the 3D audio is nicely done and the voice acting is high quality! Unfortunately I never got a chance to try the Echo Arena Beta but in some ways I'm glad I waited and experienced this one first. If you own an Oculus Rift I highly recommend giving this a look!
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  • andysonofbobandysonofbob Posts: 217
    Nexus 6
    Yeah, it's really good.  Incredibly polished. 

    The only thing that lets it down for me is that I wish you could make yourself rotate using your arms

    Amazing game though! 5 Stars.
  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,573 Valuable Player
    Please copy and paste your scores in the review thread.

    https://forums.oculus.com/community/discussion/55055/lone-echo-user-reviews


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  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,530 Volunteer Moderator
    @Shadowmask72are you going to throw up a separate review thread for Echo Arena?
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  • ApplecorpApplecorp Posts: 741
    3Jane
    I appreciate the positive opinions but I'm going to wait on this one to see how long (and good) it is. I know VR is more of a "niche" product but too many of these higher profile games have been very short imo.

    If this is a good 8-10 hours then I'm in.
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,108 Valuable Player
    Applecorp said:
    I appreciate the positive opinions but I'm going to wait on this one to see how long (and good) it is. I know VR is more of a "niche" product but too many of these higher profile games have been very short imo.

    If this is a good 8-10 hours then I'm in.
    I too would like to see the average game time for VR Titles doubled soon... but we also live in an era where people spend $20 to spend 2 hours watching a move on an IMAX Screen. So $40 for 4-6 hours of VR immersion kinda fits the bill, na' mean?

    Once VR titles are $50-$60 then we can most certainly demand 8+ hours. Hell, for $60 I better get over 40 hours.
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,573 Valuable Player
    I've spent over 30 hours in Preta Vendetta Rising. Phew!


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  • ApplecorpApplecorp Posts: 741
    3Jane
    edited July 2017
    I don't go with that attitude, it only enforces the attitude that it's fine to charge so much if people are willing to pay it.

    I respect developers who provide good games of a decent length at a good price, and there are many of them out there, so there is no excuse for greedy grasping publishers to charge so much.

    Edit: So I discover on another thread that Lone Echo is only 4 hours long. There you go then, I'm just not paying £30 for that. 


  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,573 Valuable Player
    nalex66 said:
    @Shadowmask72are you going to throw up a separate review thread for Echo Arena?
    Yeh I threw up a separate poll.




    https://forums.oculus.com/community/discussion/55057/lone-echo-arena-user-reviews


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  • FunkyLasagneFunkyLasagne Posts: 121
    Art3mis
    Length isn't everything though.  In fact it is a pretty small thing.  Good games are not always long games.
  • ApplecorpApplecorp Posts: 741
    3Jane
    edited July 2017
    Yeah I learned from a young age the saying "quality over quantity", but there comes a point where the quantity is just a bit too limited for the price you pay.
  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,988
    3Jane
    Length isn't everything though.  In fact it is a pretty small thing.
    thats what. . nevermind
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,108 Valuable Player
    edited July 2017
    Applecorp said:
    I don't go with that attitude, it only enforces the attitude that it's fine to charge so much if people are willing to pay it.
    It's not an attitude, though, it's an observation.

    People are paying $20 for 2-hour movie experiences. Even for VR movie experiences these day.

    Take the VR Cinema in Amsterdam which charges $8.00 for only 30 minutes:
    https://thevrcinema.com/now-showing

    (to get 4 hours it would be $32)

    I have no personal opinion on the matter - other than I expect over 40 hours for a $60 video game. The market is speaking for itself though :*
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  • vrgamerdudevrgamerdude Posts: 295
    Nexus 6
    Applecorp said:
    I appreciate the positive opinions but I'm going to wait on this one to see how long (and good) it is. I know VR is more of a "niche" product but too many of these higher profile games have been very short imo.

    If this is a good 8-10 hours then I'm in.
    I haven't finished it yet but I have read that it is around 4-6 hours depending on how you pace yourself playing it. I do agree with some others in this thread though that for something this polished it is worth the price of entry.
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  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,549 Valuable Player
    I was hyped for Lone Echo but I was suspicious of it when they wouldn't reveal how long it was. I was ready to pre-order if it was at least 6-8 hours. 4 hours is a bit steep for 39 (35 w/preorder) bucks no matter how good it is for me. I know you get Echo Arena free which adds a lot of value but I'm just not that huge into competitive multiplayer anymore so that value is low for me personally.  
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,108 Valuable Player
    edited July 2017
    I'd be interested to hear @vrgamerdude's final gameplay time after beating this. Because back when I was hesitant to purchase Robinson: the Journey, I kept reading that it was 4-5 hours of gameplay. Yet I'm easily over 10 hours in due to the side-quests and multiple "unlocks." And I still have a few unlocks that I never figured out.

    Sometimes people rush through a game's "main tasks," avoid everything else, and then publicize a seemingly false "total game time." That might not apply here but I'd like to find out!
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  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,549 Valuable Player
    Yea that's the approach I'm taking right now. I'm waiting to see how long it actually takes people to play through. If there's enough meat there I'll jump in. 
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,108 Valuable Player
    edited July 2017
    I'm gonna buy the game no matter how little gameplay time there is lol

    The only reason I'm waiting a few days is because I'm still so busy after moving in to the new house. Plus I still haven't finished all the games I bought from the Summer Sale :o
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  • vrgamerdudevrgamerdude Posts: 295
    Nexus 6
    Zenbane said:
    I'd be interested to hear @vrgamerdude's final gameplay time after beating this. Because back when I was hesitant to purchase Robinson: the Journey, I kept reading that it was 4-5 hours of gameplay. Yet I'm easily over 10 hours in due to the side-quests and multiple "unlocks." And I still have a few unlocks that I never figured out.

    Sometimes people rush through a game's "main tasks," avoid everything else, and then publicize a seemingly false "total game time." That might not apply here but I'd like to find out!
    I am only about an hour in and haven't really progressed much past where I stopped in the video... There is so much to explore and play with in each section of the game I feel it will heavily depend on the individuals play style... as you said, if people rush through it and don't stop to smell the roses so to speak I'm pretty sure it will clock in at about the 4 hour mark but I easily spent an hour in just the first area. I will try to remember to chime back in and let people know my total playtime.
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  • SharpfishSharpfish Posts: 1,300
    Trinity
    edited July 2017
    prolly 4 hours if you play it on point and don't take time to smell the roses (which kinda misses the point of VR). Playing time is already quite hard to state in many cases with non VR games, one guy can rush through Horizon Zero Dawn in a week, while for me it'll take many months (busy) and when I do play I'll do more than just rush to get each main quest done

    VR is going to be harder to state these things about, for a start many people will still play them like 'experiences' and get some value from that, just dropping into a VR space station and chilling out, sitting on the floor etc for an hour before going to the next area (it takes all sorts). In VR you are, and we have to come to realise, paying somewhat for the virtual environment to "exist" in, the replacement reality, not just a traditional game. I don't think I'd enjoy seeing games forced down that route for VR, to pad them out, to compromise on detailing and quality only to fill a time quota/quantity.

    In an ideal world of course we'd have an 8 hour lone echo.. or a 12 hour.. or.. .etc but who's to say if lone echo was a typical 20 hour game it wouldn't have cost £50? 

    I think their only mistake is not reducing the price while echo arena is free as it removes value from  buying the full game while a big hyped part of it is basically zero. Maybe £15 then after 3 weeks put it back up to £30 but includes echo arena which is no longer free. That would make more sense to people.

    I pre-ordered it, played it up to where you go check out the bridge window and feel the girl's ass (whoops? was that just me and NOT part of the game?) so not in a place to comment on the depth of the game but it does seem very well produced and pretty atmospheric so far for a gen 1 VR game.

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  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,549 Valuable Player
    This review might have convinced me to jump in. https://www.roadtovr.com/lone-echo-review-oculus-rift/   It took him 6 hours to complete and he blew past the easter eggs and most of the side quests. 
  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,549 Valuable Player
    A spanish review just sold me so I picked it up. Below is translation. 

      Lone Echo is a logical step in the progression of the VR content ecosystem. Developers already know what works and what doesn't. Touch shows its full potential and the graphics and resolution of the Rift are not an impediment to play the hours that are needed - so far I have 5 hours and the game seems to give for much more. The size of the environments is much wider than in other games but sometimes Ready at Dawn does not take full advantage of them due to the route the story takes you. Lone Echo would leave an excellent taste if not for the lack of Spanish language support and for the minor performance issues (even with a GTX 1080). It is an immersive game, an experience on par with regular monitor games, and gives the feeling that when game design is taken seriously in VR, our the results shine bright. With an entry price of €39, it is undoubtedly one of the best VR investments of today.


  • ZazastanZazastan Posts: 12
    NerveGear
    I need to play this!!! Cant wait for my rift!
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,260 Valuable Player
    Applecore - You get Echo Area to play as long as you want with the game.
  • ApplecorpApplecorp Posts: 741
    3Jane
    Yeah I know, just not really interested in multiplayer games sadly.
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,260 Valuable Player
    edited July 2017
    Zenbane said:
    Take the VR Cinema in Amsterdam which charges $8.00 for only 30 minutes:
    https://thevrcinema.com/now-showing

    (to get 4 hours it would be $32)

    I have no personal opinion on the matter - other than I expect over 40 hours for a $60 video game. The market is speaking for itself though :*
    You pay $32 to use a Gear VR for 4 hours. Why not just buy one?
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,260 Valuable Player
    edited July 2017
    Applecorp said:
    Yeah I know, just not really interested in multiplayer games sadly.
    When I go down the pub I usually spend £25 on five pints of larger that I normally consume within 5 hours. That's how I look at it and that's why I've purchased the game. For me it will be more entertaining then playing dominoes with a bunch of oldies down the pub this weekend.  When you go to something like £39.99 for the game called "The Climb," then I definitely want more out of that game.
  • whoa182whoa182 Posts: 381
    Trinity
    You can get over 6 hours out of the game if you don't rush through it. There are side missions and lots of objects and tings you can learn about and interact with around you. :)   Amazing game, well worth it. Just having a few issues running on gtx 970, especially when outside.
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  • stewjwstewjw Posts: 28
    Brain Burst
    A while ago I sold my Oculus and then recently took up the offer with the hand controllers. Lone Echo was the first game I tried since coming back. As usual with Oculus the setup was straight forward. I had since upgraded my graphics card from a GTX1070 to a GTX1080TI and upgraded to a Kaby Lake chip set and so I was expecting faster frame rates. I had two immediate impressions. First moving around didn't cause me to suffer motion sickness which I suffered from badly in early VR games. The hand controllers and the second sensor allow room scale VR which is a lot of fun. The game did initially give me a bad headache but the second time around wasn't as bad and I was better able to control my character and play longer. The game has excellent graphics and voice acting. I also liked having proper arms rather than detached hands. This game's mechanics are definitely a step forward in the VR genre. It's good to see some progress. 
  • Arock387Arock387 Posts: 727
    Trinity
    This game cost me a lot of money.  I had a GTX 980.  I couldn't max this game out and I wanted to see the beauty of its full potential.  I ended up ordering a new GTX 1080ti FTW3 edition, a new RGB 750 watt PSU, 16 gigs of faster ram (had 8 gigs before) and my old 980 ripped out the PCIE port off my old mobo so I had to order a new mobo. however I now want to get a new CPU, and an aura controlled board and new RGB ddr4 ram

    I want an RGB build for some reason, the eye candy



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