Subnautica Simulation Game Review

Subnautica Simulation Game Review

Subnautica is a unique survival horror crafting game that is set almost entirely underwater. It is now available on Xbox One and PS4 makes a memorable perception from its very first episodes when your character fastens into an escape pod of a falling spacecraft, only to appear stuck on an odd and brutal ocean world.

It is a wonderful setup, performed with accuracy and eagerness, but the sea legs of Subnautica extend far beyond its emergence to the opening. After the wreck, players are free to dive into the abyss below their floating, smashed escape cockpit, which in the early hours of the game serves as an actual staging ground. You’ll need to investigate your environment, collect supplies, customize and create new equipment, and eventually learn what occurred to your team while you find out if there’s any way to get away from this subaquatic horror.

And, to be honest, it’s a disaster for Subnautica. While Unknown Worlds has achieved a terrific job portraying the bioluminescent beauty of life beneath the sea, that sense of wonder and excitement will eventually turn into abject fear when you start to discover the monsters and cryptides that inhabit the same waters.

And, to be clear, Subnautica is very much a nightmare. While Unknown Worlds has done a fabulous job capturing the bioluminescent beauty of life under the sea, that sense of marvel and curiosity will eventually devolve into abject fear as you begin to discover the monsters and cryptids that roam these very same waters. All of us are deeply rooted in our psyche with a touch of thalassophobia, and Unknown Worlds perform sincerely into that widespread fear of not understanding what resides beneath when swimming in the deep waters.

Especially the sound design of Subnautica is fantastic when you play with your insanity. You will often hear the faraway howls and shrieks of unidentified beings across the gloomy vastness of their various ecologically unique habitats, while the smart deployment of terrifying choral and futuristic techno tracks in the game elicits poignantly the alien, orchestral scale of your tangy place.

It’s accurate that you can forge a bunch of arms to defend yourself, but in this interstellar environment you’re on the bottom rungs of the food chain, and that fragility feeds into the worst moments of the game with Subnautica’s lore of large and small predatory animals.

Unlike other survival games that appear to remove the story in favor of more thematic sandbox gameplay, the narrative of Subnautica is a well-written, remarkably well-acting sci-fi mystery that adds further momentum to keep your playthrough well within the 30-hour milestone.

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