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Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition

Publisher: Digerati

  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • I’m going to put one of my heavy biases out there right in front to better explain how I feel about Sunless Sea and games like it. As I only have so much time to dedicate to individual games one of the first sins an indie title can commit is making me feel like it’s wasting my time. While I don’t doubt that at some point there’s a pot of something decent at the end of this game’s rainbow when I’ve already sunk about an hour into it and still have no idea what is really going on while still feeling a bit bored it’s a really bad sign. The game throws an abundance of text at you quickly, trying to establish some sort of general feel and perhaps a sense of lore, but since this was provided in lieu of clear guidance on what you should be doing it just felt like a text wall I didn’t know enough yet to even remotely care about. Mechanically sailing was pretty basic, even boring, and again without a sense of real purpose it felt like I was floating around in search of a point. Perhaps it just hit me the wrong way and with a bit more time the game would make more sense but with the massive number of eShop titles to play out there if a game is unable to engage me or make it clear what it has to offer within the first hour it’s a bit of a lost cause in my eyes.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.4]

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