Parents' Guide to

Lone Echo

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Great space adventure showcases great story, VR technology.

Game Oculus Rift 2017
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This adventure showcases what's possible with virtual reality because it really gives players the sense of weightlessness and exploration in space. From a production standpoint -- with excellent graphics and animation -- Lone Echo is a beautiful, believable thrill. For those who are concerned about motion sickness in VR games, the developers at Ready At Dawn did a great job ensuring that movement is fluid and enjoyable. Aside from the atmosphere, one of the highlights of the single-player game is the dialogue between your character (Jack) and Liv; the two chatter as they accomplish tasks together. It's unclear if your answers change the story at all, but it doesn't matter, as you feel like you're still interacting with Liv the way you want. Puzzles aren't too challenging and mostly involve using the right tool for the job, flicking switches, or fitting boxes into place, and so on, but it feels natural and intuitive since you're using the Oculus controllers to manipulate the objects. Truly, the game makers did a great job here. The multiplayer option is fun, too, with its zero-gravity arena in which you fight against other Jack-like AI android bots in teams. You glide, boost, grab, and punch your way to victory, while tossing a flying disc to the opposing team's goal. Anyone who owns an Oculus Rift headset should download and play Lone Echo, especially if they're into space-themed entertainment, puzzles, a great story, and adventure.

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