Subnautica is an aquatic survival game available on most platforms and I strongly recommend it.
I’m going to keep this as spoiler-free as I can, but since the definition of a spoiler is in the eye of the beholder, I will leave it to reader discretion on how far you want to continue reading.
Some of you may not be familiar with “survival” as a genre. In short, it’s the kind of game where you find yourself marooned/alone/naked/whatever in a hostile environment and you have to survive.
Most of the time, that involves starting out by punching a tree or a rock or something, then crafting some kind of weapon. By the end, you’ve built an impenetrable base of awesomeness.
Minecraft is a survival game. Ark, Don’t Starve, Rust … even Fortnite falls into this bucket.
Subnautica is by FAR my favorite one that I’ve played.
Okay, but Water?
I know, I know. “The Water Level” is gamer code for “Horrible, Terrible, Worst Level Ever.”
Subnautica got the water level so right that the few times you need to move around on land feel awkward and garbage. Underwater movement is fluid, easy, and for the most part intuitive. Never thought I’d see the day, but there you have it.(more…)