GameView: Subnautica – Early Access

Hello everyone!

Subnautica has finally been released, and boy do we have something to look forward to. Check out their newest trailer!

I’ve been playing the game, and I must admit, the game is extraordinarily beautiful. The world feels alive with fish and plant life, and there is a huge world out there that hasn’t even been explored yet. The game is still lacking some items which will allow you to explore beyond certain depths, so the dark beyond will stay a mystery until that is updated. Still, the area you can explore is already really interesting. You start out in an escape pod near your crashed ship, in a more shallow area of the world.

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Subnautica really gives you that feeling of being underwater in a living world. The first time you jump off your pod into the water, you are immediately swarmed with small schools of fish, and even the plants have a mind of their own. It’s like a futuristic set of The Little Mermaid on an alien planet. Some of the fish are really cute. So cute, that you might wish that they weren’t a part of the hunger system. While other fish are a little bit on the scary side. Some of the sounds they make are frightening on their own. I’ve heard the sounds of something really large in the deeper parts of the ocean.

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The game is definitely a survival game when played on the normal mode. You have to collect food, and filter water, as well as make sure you have enough oxygen for your travels. There are still a lot of features to be added to the game, and they will only make the game more awesome. Currently the games biggest downfall is the lack of a save feature, but that is supposed to be implemented very soon. It’s still very enjoyable to swim around and explore. You can craft items that make you swim faster, and you can craft tools such as a knife or beacon. You can even terraform! The game allows you to dig, which hints that maybe there will be some sort of building mechanic in the future. If you love the feeling of being underwater, this game perfectly recreates that feeling. Sometimes I even find myself holding my breath until I remember that it’s just my character that needs to be doing that. If you think the world is pretty during the daytime, just wait until the sun sets. Everything begins to glow, and the fish seem to be more calm.

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I definitely think the game is worth checking out. It has been released on Steam, but you can also purchase it from the website. The game is still early access, and not everything is in place yet. There are still some bugs, and features that need to be added, so make sure you’re okay with all of that before you buy the game.

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Until next time…

GAME HARD

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