Mysterious games are wonderful, and playing them without knowing much about them is often a large part of the appeal. It’s also the kind of thing that is hard to manage now because the internet kind of ruins any kind of surprise you might be hoping for. It’s tough to play something, or at least to find out about something without the special part of that something being ruined. Well, Exo One is one of those kinds of games, so I’m pretty hyped to write about it.
Now, given that I’m specifically avoiding any spoilers, mostly because I know nothing beyond what’s been put out there already, details are fairly thin on the ground here. However, it’s worth bringing Exo One to your attention because it looks beautiful, and the mystery of it is a huge part of the allure. Sometimes just playing something without knowing anything is the best way to experience a game. I’d say that’s true of something like Journey, or There is no Game, but also of a game like this one.
So, all the Steam page says about the gameplay is “Ride thermal updrafts into boiling cloud formations, careen down hillsides and launch off mountain tops, all the time drifting toward the shining blue beam on the horizon. Atmospheric, diffused visuals are merged with otherworldly sound effects and a hypnotic electric guitar soundtrack.” That sounds like it could be a lot of fun, and it might be that it’s one of those games that’ll be talked about for years in hushed tones.
Jason is the Editor of The Indie Game Website. He’s a lover of roguelikes, soulslikes, and other kinds of likes. He basically spends a lot of time getting beaten up in games and seems to enjoy it.