Echoplex PC Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Echoplex by Output Games.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from the developers for review purposes but like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences.
Echoplex is a first person puzzle game that revolves around solving intricate puzzles while avoiding a copy of yourself called an echo. The game’s puzzles revolve around the collection of puzzle pieces which attach to a box at the end of the level. Completing the box allows you to view a short FMV cutscene which pertains to the story of the game. There are 3 blocks to a set and when you complete the set, you’ll unlock the longer version of what you saw to fill in the blanks of the story.
The game features 27 levels in total and as you progress the puzzles become more intricate. There will also be more obstacles that you’ll need to watch for as well. If you happen to come in contact with one of these obstacles or fall off a cliff, the level will restart from the beginning. This can be pretty frustrating, especially in the later levels because it requires exact precision in how you solve each puzzle.
When you complete the game a time trial mode unlocks, which allows you to try and play through the game in the fastest time possible. It’s more or less a speedrun mode.
The game also utilizes a pretty minimalist approach to it’s graphics. There’s a lot of color but the designs are pretty plain while you’re inside a level. It does run great on lower end systems because of this though.
Overall, Echoplex is a pretty interesting game. It’s puzzle design is well done and it changes up the formula a little bit to help it stand out from other games in its genre. It may not be the most innovative game in its genre but what it does do is pretty impressive and if you enjoy first person puzzle games then Echoplex might be worth checking out. Keep in mind that the game is pretty short which may disappoint some since the level design is so well done.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers Out!
Features of Interest
- Great Level Design
- Decent Replay Value
- Good Minimalist Graphics
- Great FMV Cutscenes
- Strange Story
- It's Short Length May Be A Bit Disappointing For Some
- Music/Sound Effects Could Be Better