Outer Wilds DLC impression (minimal spoilers) 

Three and a half hours in, just ended a session by ending before a designated stopping point, quitting the game, and taking off the headset while saying to myself "Whew! Haha, OK! Lot of information there! All right, then!"

Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (spoiler) 

Tonight, my first session after visiting the Endless Canyon (and no other similar location) for the first time, I decided to try something radical: to remove the 22-minute timer by bringing the warp core to the Stranger. I assumed that it was expected due to the emphasis the DLC placed on itself being outside supernova radius, that time would continue post-nova into a longer era of lengthy dream exploration and potentially fatal risks. No such luck, though

Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (base game spoiler) 

I only felt comfortable trying it because 1) I consider just the act of picking up the warp core and not putting it back the game's canonical Good Ending, and 2) IMO, the player accepting finality is essential to the game's conclusion, I thought it'd be rad if you could do it as an optional way of removing some backtracking from the experience of solving the DLC's central mystery

Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (spoiler) 

Today's session had me stumbling across a party! I think next time I'll crash it and try to hide somewhere

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Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (spoiler) 

Did another session today for kicks! This one had me visiting all three libraries and soaking in every piece of knowledge each of their slide reels had to show me; I confirmed with my partner (who's completed it) that I'm through the stealth sections, so I can say with certainty that IMO, even post-patch, the player *still* needs more info on how these creatures react to light

Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (spoiler) 

Other areas of the game have a Hearthian you can talk to about this sort of thing for helpful hints; this one has no such thing, since the Stranger is a mysterious, desolate artifact by nature and its inhabitants are very proud and secretive, you can't expect to find anyone exploring it or any documentation about the weaknesses of its people. I figure a clever enough writer can find ways around that, though

Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (spoiler) 

*Hearthian stirring soup*
"Land's sakes, I caught one of those riverbed critters rushing toward my food stores earlier today!
Wasn't a big deal, thankfully, I just had to point my flashlight directly at 'em and point the beam at a nearby surface to distract 'em from where they were headed.
Those poor dears spend all day and night in the dark, if a bright light hits 'em in the face they have no idea what to do with it!
Or with themselves, at all, really."

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