Subnautica

I m sorry but it looks like a bland Subnautica rip-off. To me the name doesnt even make sense as it suggests a realistic experience but just copies many features (crafting, collecting, building..with some type of high-tech gadgets no less) directly from Sub. Yes it might look "better" (tho its a promotion trailer....) but I see a direct copy only here....unable to credit or admire it to be honest.

Good games are going to be copied sure....happens all the time but most devs at least try to give it a different spin or add something of their own....from the video this one doesnt seem to have anything unique.
 
Its not really a copy of Subnautica, Deep Diving Simulator is not even in the same genre. Its one of those "semi simulator" games from Polish devs like Car Mechanic Simulator.
Just happens to be underwater :)


Have not played it tho, really getting annoyed by all those Polish/German games with "simulator" in the title haha. Just look at the releases from PlayWay S.A, if there is a boring job in real life - they make a game about it thats for sure
 
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didnt dig too much into it...I simply watched the video. It just looks exactly like Subnautica with all the mining, exloring caves with lights, scanning animals and using hand-held devices to do all kinds of stuff you know?
 
Cant blame ya, at the first glance it looks exactly like that!
Anybody here plays Subnautica Below Zero? I keep getting update news about it on Steam, looks like they adding helluva stuff to it. Kind of shame that its not an expansion for the first game and that games dont share new cool vehicles and what not.
 
I refrain myself from playing it, both because I still have Subnautica to finish (I'm close to the end I think and as always when totally adore a game I have hard times to finish it as it generally lets me with a depressing "aww it's over! :'( " mood), and because I want to discover the game in its fully fledged shape.
 
I refrain myself from playing it, both because I still have Subnautica to finish (I'm close to the end I think and as always when totally adore a game I have hard times to finish it as it generally lets me with a depressing "aww it's over! :'( " mood), and because I want to discover the game in its fully fledged shape.

Cant say I had that problem mate. The moment it was over I started a new game and now knowing what counted and how to do things focused on the parts that I enjoyed the most aka base building and exploring. But I m known to be a "twinker" so maybe I have a high resistence to starting over I dont know :)
 
I m sorry but it looks like a bland Subnautica rip-off. To me the name doesnt even make sense as it suggests a realistic experience but just copies many features (crafting, collecting, building..with some type of high-tech gadgets no less) directly from Sub. Yes it might look "better" (tho its a promotion trailer....) but I see a direct copy only here....unable to credit or admire it to be honest.

Good games are going to be copied sure....happens all the time but most devs at least try to give it a different spin or add something of their own....from the video this one doesnt seem to have anything unique.

It actually does not matter if it's rip off. Many other games are rip offs and still are good. Real questions here are, is it playable, does it have good atmosphere, does it force you to play more ...
 
The plot thickens.

Finally got the big sub and need to upgrade and found the [REDACTED][REDACTED] on one of the islands.

I like how the computer calmly tells me "these biomes and depths are the type that cause humans to feel terror" as i go deeper with my sub...why did it have to say that.
 
I got this for free via Epic Games but only started playing it today .... 6 Hours in on my first play and absolutely loving it ... A bit of a learning curve about how some of the machinery functions (floating air pumps and pipes - got the hang of that now), I am begining to build my first habitat ...
 
The plot thickens.

Finally got the big sub and need to upgrade and found the [REDACTED][REDACTED] on one of the islands.

I like how the computer calmly tells me "these biomes and depths are the type that cause humans to feel terror" as i go deeper with my sub...why did it have to say that.

It doesnt aim for it directly like a horror game would but it certainly creates levels of anxiety and fear that make me clinch my hands when I think about exploring another deep sea cave. Awesome game :) and dirt cheap both as a product and in development.
 
Is that really it? It's hard to believe that this would be enough to cause a stir, unless the game is also leaning on identity politics real hard in the story or something. I never even thought about the identity of the protagonist in original Subnautica, so (s)he could be anything and it wouldn't have made any difference to me. If that's all there is to it then I imagine I'll enjoy Below Zero just fine.

I still haven't tried it, but the most common complaint I see about the game at the moment has nothing to do with the character, but with the fact there's far too much "direction", which is the complete opposite of the original game "feel" of isolation and survivalism. Apparently according to user reviews in Below Zero you're constantly told where to go and what to do next.

Much of the original Subnautica's atmosphere came from the sense of isolation and desperation, "I'm fracked, what am I gonna do now", and you would start finding solutions and figuring things out slowly as you explored on your own. Apparently, Below Zero is a much more story-driven experience. If that is going to make it better or worse, time will tell and of course will depend on each player's taste, but I truly loved the original game's feel of being stranded alone and having to figure stuff out slowly by myself.

Still will give it a try when it comes out. The dev's have earned my benefit of the doubt.
 
I got this for free via Epic Games but only started playing it today .... 6 Hours in on my first play and absolutely loving it ... A bit of a learning curve about how some of the machinery functions (floating air pumps and pipes - got the hang of that now), I am begining to build my first habitat ...

Yep me too. Been having a ball in VR with this and NMS to a lesser extent
 
It doesnt aim for it directly like a horror game would but it certainly creates levels of anxiety and fear that make me clinch my hands when I think about exploring another deep sea cave. Awesome game :) and dirt cheap both as a product and in development.
Now, imagine it reskinned with a more realistic tone and less cartoony and we would truly have an undersea horror survival adventure.
 
I played this game through on the XBox when it came to Game Pass. I only realised it was available in VR recently, and also on Game Pass. All I can say is that playing it in 2D was pretty enjoyable (enough for me to complete the story, which doesn't happen with many games these days :) )... But in VR, it's stunning. First time I completed the story in whichever mode doesn't need food and drink (I don't normally like that in games - I need to do it in real life!). I've started again today in VR in survival mode, and suspect I'll be locked in now for quite some time...
 
I just randomly bumped into mid game in subnautica.. wow.. its completely amazing.

The point where you have a decent amount of blueprints, have a scanner room for collecting resources, found the second tier of monsters so that the basic ones aren't threatening anymore, and had a reaper leviathan introduce itself to my seamoth. Geez lucky i was in it at the time.

At the moment i badly want the second 1/2 of the moonpool blueprints so i can upgrade and go deeper.. but i know spoilers kill it so...

Yeah when it opens up.. you truly experience awe in all the environments. Punches above its weight.
 
I’m still waiting for them to “finish” VR so I can complete (from the beginning) the game. Technically it’s playable, but it’s the kind of “playable” that makes me sick. YMMV
 
I’m still waiting for them to “finish” VR so I can complete (from the beginning) the game. Technically it’s playable, but it’s the kind of “playable” that makes me sick. YMMV
There are some reasonable mods out there but I don’t think it will ever get optimised. After all they dumped VR completely for sub-zero
 
I tried subnautica on my psvr hack a few years ago... it definitely caused motion sickness at strong intensity. Guess they would have to do a no mans sky type alternate movement system for it.

Interestingly i also tried it on a precursor to vr.. nvidia 3d vision, and it worked great.. you get the same stereo visuals but none of the motion sickness because your head doesn't move. Shame they abandoned it.

Also found my moonpool blueprint.. didn't know it also charged power cells.. don't need rubies anymore. Yet.
 
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