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Lone Echo II has arrived in the Rift Store - trailers, reviews and impressions

RuneSR2
Level 15

Lone Echo 2 has arrived - get it here:

 

www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1711938725528735/?locale=en_US

 

Trailer: 

 

 

- but I'm not going to watch it myself - often trailers spoil too much 😇

 

Some shots:

 

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dburne
Level 15

Interesting they advertise Rift S and Quest at the end.

Rift CV1| Rift S| Quest| Reverb G2| Index| Vive Pro 2

kojack
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About to release some time within the next 24 hours. Yay!

My CV1 is ready.

 

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Same here - unless it can regain life in other forms 😎 

 

That said - if the trailer experience still represents the game, then this is a game made for oled hmds. The TAA blur in the trailer was beyond massive, but image quality is perfect and totally sharp with the CV1. At least 50% of the game's time in development was done when oled hmds ruled the Oculus world. 

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RuneSR2
Level 15

My old review of the Lone Echo 2 trailer experience - man, was that really 3 years ago 🤔 😮

 

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Well, maybe not a bad idea waiting 3 years - now I believe my rig is ready for Olivia! 

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pyroth309
Level 14

Seems odd that there's no advertisement for the game still. Can't even find it on Oculus experience page by searching Lone Echo. I just Dug up this page from search engines www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1711938725528735/?locale=en_US

 

But can only wishlist it. Some red flags. Seems like a very quiet release considering the impact the first one had.

 

Not only that but if you go to Ready at Dawn's site, there's no mention of Lone Echo 2...  Seems like it's being swept under the rug.

Agreed, this may not exactly be a Quest promoting game, although Quest owners can just use Link.

 

Btw, 21GB and GTX 1080 for recommended do seem much like the old game - but that one is still one of the most demanding VR games when you start to increase res 🙂

 

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Screenshots also look somewhat dull - if you'd really want to sell the game, you'd want close-ups of Olivia and some great textures...

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RuneSR2
Level 15

Just read that 10 - 10:30 AM PT should be the launch time. Thus in 30 - 60 minutes.

 

Also I stand corrected - a GTX 980 was recommended for Lone Echo, and a GTX 1080 as recommend gpu for Lone Echo 2 indicates much higher system requirements. Asgard's Wrath and Stormland also had GTX 1080 as recommended gpu - Medal of Honor had a RTX 2080 (and Alyx a GTX 1060). 

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RuneSR2
Level 15

The game is out - just got it 😃

 

REVIEWS

 

Windows Central - 100% (5/5):

"Lone Echo II is 2021's Half-Life: Alyx in just about every way. It's a singleplayer experience that's simply unmatched in its scope, from the story to the environments, the puzzles, and the way you control your character. It's a game that wouldn't make sense without a VR headset and, because of that, it sits alongside the list of must-play titles."

https://www.windowscentral.com/lone-echo-2-review

 

RoadToVR says 4/5 - or 7.5/10:

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https://www.roadtovr.com/lone-echo-2-review-oculus-rift-quest/

 

Shacknews 8/10:

https://www.shacknews.com/article/127071/lone-echo-2-review-continuing-conundrums-of-space-time

 

UploadVR - 3/5:

https://uploadvr.com/lone-echo-2-review/

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RuneSR2
Level 15

Oasis wasn't exactly negative, lol 

 

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