Preview: Exo One: Prologue

Preview: Exo One: Prologue

Exo One: Prologue is the beginning of a surreal and otherworldly adventure into the unknown, serving as an introduction to the mechanics and mood of the main game, Exo One, coming later this year. Developer studio Exbleative is treating us to a 10-minute first taste of Exo One, a game that is coming to Steam and the Xbox Series X!

About the game

Exo One is a single-player, exoplanetary exploration game where you pilot a mysterious alien craft capable of manipulating gravity. You drift and flow across enigmatic and desolate alien landscapes using a gravity-based movement system. Transform between a sphere and glider to maintain momentum, using the geology beneath you and the clouds above to build colossal speeds and heights. See amazing, high-sci-fi planets, float through boiling cloud formations, slide and roll downhill and mountain faces, and drift toward alien horizons.

First impression

As advertised, the prologue was a very short demo, giving the player an idea of what to expect. At first, I had no idea what the hell was going on because I hadn’t done my research about the goal of the game and wanted to dive in and be surprised. If you don’t know what to expect, you might also get a little confused when first trying out this game. Because of this, the demo was a very good idea.

This is going to be quite a mesmerizing game, let me tell you that. If you’re looking for a game that’ll get you to relax, this is your new go-to game. Or it will be, I’m sure of it. You’re floating around, enjoying beautiful landscapes while also listening to a great soundtrack. It all creates an amazing atmosphere. It’s confusing in a compelling way, if that makes sense. My favourite part was when it started raining a little and droplets fell on your screen. It honestly felt so real and just magical!

In conclusion

Exo One: Prologue is an intensely relaxing demo. I’m very curious to see if it can keep this up throughout a full game. Personally, I mostly enjoyed the beautiful graphics. If you haven’t had the chance to try this game out during the Steam Summer Festival, you’re getting a second change now. The short demo is free to download on Steam!