Review: De-EXIT – Eternal Matters

Welcome to our review of De-EXIT – Eternal Matters, a really fun game that suffers from a wonky camera angle that is really pushing your buttons at times.

We will be alive, even beyond death. Embark on a surrealistic afterlife journey to discover the secrets of the broken and mysterious Plane of Memory in this cinematic adventure with a hint of stealth. Explore a warm voxel world with an intense cinematic approach. Dive into this deep reflexive experience, meet its inhabitants and save the day!

 

 

A Cinematic Voxel Experience: DE-EXIT embraces the clash of minimalistic voxel aesthetic and simple textures on one side, complex cinematographic features, more realistic VFX, and even motion capture animation on the other.

A Mysterious Journey into a New World. You wake up in a new and intriguing and surrealistic world. Where are you? What are you doing here? Why does everything seem so different? Commence a voyage full of questions, broken worlds but hopeful people. Of strange, unexpected sights and grandiose sceneries. Discover what happened to the Plane of Memory and help fix it.

The Story is the Core. Set out in a thrilling journey where puzzles, stealth, platforming, and action work as tools to potentiate cinematography, story, and setting. A Reflection about Death and the Afterlife. Death tends to be a taboo subject. With DE-EXIT we want to open the discussion around these fascinating topics from a more positive perspective than we usually do. You will be able to experience and hear about death from plenty of different perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy our ode to life.

De-EXIT – Eternal Matters is a game that perfectly balances itself as both a puzzle game and a platformer of sorts. Proving to many that an indie platformer can still shine in this platformer-abundant gaming world we live in. De-EXIT – Eternal Matters does so many things right, from a really smart approach to a genre. Lighting up cubes to push back the darkness, using the momentum to maneuver those cubes into position so they allow for safe passage.

But there is more, the light is not eternal, no, you need to properly time your time spent with the cubes. Getting caught by the darkness, not so good, luckily for instant restarts, something that really should be the standard today and very well executed by the developers. You never truly feel like this game is wasting your time when it comes down to the puzzles, the platforming is another thing completely and the weird camera angles often chosen, are something else.

From either being too close or just not focused properly, De-EXIT – Eternal Matters does feel like it is lacking specifically in this part. I really felt the desire to call them out on this one as soon as I had that first chase scene, where you run away from that Donovan character when he hunts you down. Sure, front-to-back is not that uncommon but suddenly mid run changing it into a left-to-right run, it is just madness really. Not even being sarcastic, the change in camera POV is just annoying

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In conclusion, De-EXIT – Eternal Matters is fun to play and if you can look past the camera angles, you are looking at a game that is great at its core. Maybe a future update will smooth some of these issues out?

7.5/10

Tested on PlayStation 5