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Aeros
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Mon Mar 05 23:52:27
You guys have to play this game. Its the tour de force of the survival crafting phenomenon that Minecraft unleashed way back when. Its been in early development for years now, but unlike early access games it was released in January as an end state game.

It eschews procedurally generated environments for environments that are hand crafted and serve relevant purpose both to the alien worls ecology and the story.

Btw it has a story and a very good one. Its done brilliantly in that it is "there", but can be advanced at your leisure. And can only be advanced if you do open ended exploration to unlock the further crafting mechanics that enable you to go farther and go deeper. And like the story the crafting is not in your face either. Its "there" and you can complete the game doing the bare minimum or create your own underwater sealab 2021. It all culminates in a great ending where all secrets are made known and you can have your aha i am so smart for seeing this coming moment.

The game is also beautiful both visually and audibly. If it was not for some technical issues it would be an easy 10/10. As it is its a 9/10 game and will become a classic representation of its genre and video games in general. 50 years from now people will still want to play it.
Aeros
Member
Tue Mar 06 00:02:08
and i will admit as i went through the preflight activation of my escape rocket i actually teared up. Only great works art create that kind of emotion.
Hrothgar
Member
Tue Mar 06 10:56:06
Never heard of it, but I'll have to check it out! It's on Steam I suppose?
Aeros
Member
Tue Mar 06 11:22:07
Yep.
Paramount
Member
Tue Mar 06 12:11:20
How deep can u go? Is it a scary game? A survival game?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BtP8r8nRfko

It looks like it could be like No Man’s Sky but under water instead of in space?
Paramount
Member
Tue Mar 06 12:12:10
Does it come for Mac? Can I play it on my iMac?
Paramount
Member
Tue Mar 06 12:18:07
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Rz2SNm8VguE

The game looks cool. This is not Earth, right? The guy must have been exploring the universe and then his space ship crashed in the ocean on some planet?
Aeros
Member
Tue Mar 06 12:24:40
Without being too spoilery, the Main Carachter is a crewman on a Private exploration ship that was sent to uncolonized space to construct a new phasegate (the method of interstellar travel).

Story takes place on an ocean planet.

There are some horror elements, yes, but its not the primary focus. Its there to give the exploration a sense of danger and it does it well.
Paramount
Member
Tue Mar 06 12:31:16
I guess the goal of this game can’t be to get laid with as many as possible, but rather to rebuild your spaceship and leave the planet?
Aeros
Member
Tue Mar 06 12:36:26
Ultimately, yeah, the story ends when you figure out how to leave.
Aeros
Member
Tue Mar 06 12:37:12
Course, It can take upwords of 40 hours to complete the game, and that is if you death march through it. I've actually logged about 100 hours on it.
Paramount
Member
Tue Mar 06 12:43:33
lol, this guy is kinda hysterical about this game

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yAKhFIbpKeI

So you explore, collect raw materials and build stuff? The guy is talking about building bases. What are these bases used for? Are they like safe houses?
Aeros
Member
Tue Mar 06 13:04:50
Kinda, though if you build it near an apex predators spawn area they can be attacked I believe. My base started out as just a place for me to store all my shit, but it expanded to include a lab, living area, farm, and a whole bunch of aquariums that I used to create representations of each biome and its animals.

That is all optional though. You don't have to build a huge base. Just a bare bones place to park your vehicles and store resources for crafting
Paramount
Member
Tue Mar 06 13:11:14
Yay, the game is available for mac also. It’s only 22,99€ on steam. I might gonna give it a try. Looks like something I haven’t played before so it may be fun.
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