I wanted very much to like Echo of the Wilds. You can expect to die more than once, it seems, as you figure out the ropes of the game. Unfortunately, it's too random to promote your survival, so that you will likely quit in frustration.
As you explore, the game allows you to remember the locations you find, but only so many of them at once. You have 9 location slots, and if they are all full and you find a new, awesome location, you can't remember it and, therefore, can't come back. You can delete locations you've seen before, but it's a balancing act against the randomness of the game and the questionable usefulness of places you discover. You can also get recipes for crafting items by sacrificing food to an altar, but you may not get recipes that fit your level of progress so far. You'll start with a hammer recipe, a digger, an axe -- but it's very possible that you'll get a recipe to snare a rabbit but have no way to skin it and harvest its resources. So you just have to keep giving food to the altar, getting other recipes that do you no good (or none at all, for reasons I don't understand and are not explained), and just hope to get the recipe you need at that moment.
Not to mention, the game is on a schedule. As you're trying to gather resources and find a way to a mystical place where all your questions will be answered (and, I assume, the game ends), you're fighting time and the coming of the seasons. In Fall, there is very little food, so that you could easily starve fast. In winter, however, if you've even managed to survive to then, there is virtually no food. Oh, not to mention, it's freezing. Unless you have managed to craft the variety of items you need to survive the cold, you die in about a day.
I played two play-throughs in about 5 hours, and I don't intend to play it again. Even if I managed to find ideal locations and the resources and recipes I needed in the right order, I would be flying through the game, trying to stretch every day to it's limits before nightfall, all to craft the items I would need to survive the deadly winter, just so I could continue to simply PLAY the game.