While most of the people I know out there are constantly clamoring for the latest adrenaline-fueled shooter, fighter, or action game of some sort, believe it or not there are people who don’t only enjoy a slower pace, but prefer it. Mythic Ocean is a title aimed directly at that crowd, placing an emphasis on exploration and experimentation in who you talk to and the conversations you have with various gods in a variety of underwater environments. It does struggle a bit in terms of providing you with much direction but as you use your sonar to spot creatures to talk to you’ll work it out quickly enough. With full runs consisting of only a handful of hours the emphasis here is on tackling each time through in a different way in order to affect different outcomes. It won’t be for everyone but if you’re looking for something more serene and thoughtful than average it’s worth a look.
Justin Nation, Score: