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Submerged review

As submerged opened for the first time, I had high hopes the story seemed interesting and world it was setting had me intrigued, unfortunately I was left feeling mostly let down.

Submerged tells the story of a wounded boy and his older sister, Miku, wash up on the banks of a sunken city on their boat. Miku’s brother is injured and she has to carry him to s tone plinth for him to rest on, before needing to rest herself. After a short time she reveals she needs to find supplies to help her brother recover.

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There are supplies all over the city, but they sitting on top of hotels, libraries and other city buildings. Miku must explored the city in her boat and find her way to the supplies. She has a telescope that gives you the ability to find crates which are then added to your map, there are secrets to find around the city too, which reveal more of how the city became submerged. There are also upgrades for your boat which allow you to boost your boat’s speed for a certain amount of time.

To get to the crates and secrets you will need to find a way to access each building, before taking on the climbing puzzles. It all feels like very Assassins Creed as you make your way up, but without any of the fun. Miku’s body feels lifeless as she climbs and no there is no fear factor as she can’t fall off. I used the world puzzle because you have to work out the route to get to the supply crates, it’s not as simple as just climbing up to the top of the building, you’ll have to double back on yourself to access different ledges. I never found them too difficult. As you reach each crate the game fades and you begin a new day to go off and explore the city for the next crate.

I enjoyed the peacefulness of the game, it’s worth taking the time to look around as you make your ascent to the supply crates and exploring the city in the boat. The map is fairly big and you’ll soon find that you are not alone as you’ll be accompanied by Dolphins, Whales and other sea creatures. The colour palette keeps reminding me of Enslaved, lots of green and blue, it’s just a shame that the submerged building all seem to look the same, especially from afar. At night the game looks lovely, especially as the moonlight shines off the water. It’s not going to be winning any awards for its graphics but it certainly has it own charm about it.

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Achievement hunters will be pleased as there are 10 worth 100 points each, the only challenging achievement is finding all of the secrets in the game.

I enjoyed playing Submerged as it was a welcome change of pace, once you got used to the fact that the game is more about discovering a story rather than an action packed adventure you’ll enjoy your time with the game much more.

Certain gamers will give Submerged a hard time, I’ve been changing my mind constantly, from loving to hating the game, and as time has gone on I’ve enjoyed it more and more, it’s short, it’s fairly simple, but there was something about it that kept me going back.

Thanks to Xbox and Uppercut Games for their support

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Submerged release announced

Submerged 1Uppercut Games has announced release dates for their award-winning title Submerged. In addition, the indie studio has stated that PlayStation Plus, Xbox Gold members and all Steam users will receive a discount at launch.

Submerged is a third-person combat-free game in which you explore a mysterious flooded city and discover the beauty of desolation in vast outdoor environments. You take on the role of Miku, a young girl who has brought her wounded brother to the city in their small fishing boat. Navigate the flooded city streets by boat, scale the drowned buildings, and use your telescope to scour the city for the supplies needed to save your dying sibling. As you explore the city at your own pace, you encounter the habitat that flourishes in this colorful place and discover hidden objects that piece together the story of a broken world and a broken family.

Submerged will be released PC/PS4 and Xbox One over the first week of August.

Unreal Engine Sizzle Reel – GDC 2015

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Looking forward to and enjoying some these titles? Adr1ft, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, DMC: Definitive Edition, Tekken 7, Batman: Arkham Knight, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, Dead Island 2, AIPD, Space Hulk: Deathwing, Smite, Submerged, Fable Legends and many many more. So are we! All these upcoming Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles have something in common…

Unreal Engine 4.

Check out the new ‘Sizzle Reel’ below from the guys and gals at Unreal ready for GDC 2015. And tune into their Keynote presentation on Twitch.tv, Wednesday March 4th at 9:30 a.m. PST

http://youtu.be/5orTzUuZPOg