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Subnautica

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:35 pm
by Dazbobaby
I got this a couple of weeks ago while it was free on Epic.


https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... utica/home

After spending 200+ hours on Astroneer (another brilliant game) I'd had enough, for now at least, version one is due Frebruary 6th and I can't wait, I wanted something new to play. And Subnautica was it.
It's a little slow at first, especially for a first play through, but man is there a LOT of things to do. It's taken me 24 hours and more just to build a simple base, a seamoth and on my way to a prawn suit and cyclops. Plus the tech tree is enormous.

It's also a beautiful game to play.

Your aim is to survive after your interstellar ship, The Aurora, crashes on a water based planet. Your PDA is damaged and only has a few basic blueprints for materials and survival tools. As you wander away from your crashed life pod, you'll find broken pieces of The Aurora and lots of basic materials, and most importantly, more blueprints, allowing you to make more complex tools and equipment.

In my estimation, I'm around 25-30% through the story, part of that story involves finding your ship mates, their technological discoveries, importing this data into your PDA, discoving vast and forgotten alien technology, and trying to find a cure for your alien bacterial infection, an infection that seems to have killed off the ancient and technologically superior aliens. All while avoiding death by starvation, dehydration, and leviathian sea monsters.

So far it's an awesome game with lots of highs and some lows. The lows mostly based on the constant quest for food and water, Once that problem is solved then it's just a matter of heading out in random directions looking for clues and technology to emulate.
Definitely a cracking good game... and did I mention it was free... Thank you Epic. That said, it's worth the £20 entrance fee.

Re: Subnautica

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:43 pm
by Dazbobaby
That's a bit silly... but hey you can get Subnautica and Don't Starve (together) for £11.69
Two games for even less than paying for one.
https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/7 ... rers_Pack/

Re: Subnautica

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:45 am
by Dazbobaby
Hint: to find a cure for the infection, you have to hatch the sea emperor's eggs and follow the hatchlings, they have the cure.

Re: Subnautica

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:59 pm
by SyM
yeah played it alot on xbox and ps4.
It crys co-op though eh

Re: Subnautica

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:33 pm
by Dazbobaby
SyM wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:59 pm
yeah played it alot on xbox and ps4.
It crys co-op though eh
I had no idea it was on the PS4, but it could definitely do with up to 3 extra people. It'd be much easier and faster.

Re: Subnautica

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:28 am
by SyM
the 2nd part to subnautica comes out tomorrow i think - its all based in the artic - looks promising.

Re: Subnautica

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:24 pm
by Dazbobaby
I'm not done with the game yet and here comes the DLC... :)

Re: Subnautica

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:38 pm
by Dazbobaby
It looks like Below Zero is a stand alone game and doesn't require the original subnautica.