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Psychedelic Space Journey: PETER HOSKIN Review ExoOne and KidA Nesia Exhibits

Psychedelic Space Journey: PETER HOSKIN Review ExoOne and KidA Nesia Exhibits


Exo One (Xbox, PC, £ 13.99 Or included in Xbox Game pass)

evaluation:

Verdict: Quite a trip

Kid A Mnesia Exhibition ((((Playstation, PC, free)

evaluation:

Verdict: Unforgettable

Remember the end of 2001: Space Odyssey? It’s not part of the space baby. It’s not a space hotel room either.

But as astronaut David Bowman crosses time and space, thousands of colors flow past his eyes, an expanded sequence just before that.

Exo One explicitly references the sequence between each stage. You too, as a pilot of a strange spherical spaceship, cross time and space. Thousands of colors pass through your eyes. It’s very 2001 — and very trippy.

But what is the actual game? The point seems to be momentum. Build by rolling along the ground or jumping out of the air, zooming in and freeing as the planetary landscape recedes beneath you. There are no bad guys to fight. You just have to go from A to B.

You too, as a pilot of a strange spherical spaceship, cross time and space. Thousands of colors pass through your eyes.It's very 2001 — and very trippy

You too, as a pilot of a strange spherical spaceship, cross time and space. Thousands of colors pass through your eyes.It’s very 2001 — and very trippy

Each planet used as an intergalactic stepping stone in Exo One has great beauty.

Each planet used as an intergalactic stepping stone in Exo One has great beauty.

Thankfully, it’s a lot of fun, but it’s not as perfect as the Web Swing of a Spider-Man game on the PlayStation, for example. Too often, the camera loses your craft in the air. Or it will be a shivering stop against some alien landscapes.

Each planet used as an intergalactic stepping stone in Exo One has great beauty. Meteors crash into the endless ocean. The dormant structure rises from the lava field.

And it all contributes to an incredibly inspirational experience. You are alone at the edge of the universe because of something that happened far away from Earth. Just keep doing it.

Modern life, eh? Approximately 20 years after its release, Radiohead’s albums Kid A and Amnesiac have turned into a completely digital experience. It is available free of charge on certain gaming platforms.

Actually, there aren’t many games here. The songs fade in and out around you, so you just roam the world of Radiohead, full of artwork, lyrics and cartoon demons.

But it’s definitely fun. If you’re not a Radiohead fan, I doubt. The scenery is so nice, the sounds are so fascinating and it’s easy to spend an hour or two in this strange and weird place.

Actually, there aren't many games here. The songs fade in and out around you, so you just roam the world of Radiohead, full of artwork, lyrics and cartoon demons.

Actually, there aren’t many games here. The songs fade in and out around you, so you just roam the world of Radiohead, full of artwork, lyrics and cartoon demons.

The scenery is so nice, the sounds are so fascinating and it's easy to spend an hour or two in this strange and weird place.

The scenery is so nice, the sounds are so fascinating and it’s easy to spend an hour or two in this strange and weird place.

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Psychedelic Space Journey: PETER HOSKIN Review ExoOne and KidA Nesia Exhibits

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