I love the ocean. In fact I once had an opportunity to work on an ocean research vessel that routed between California and Hawaii. I didn't take the job. I was too young and I wasn't ready to do something that big yet. But thinking back on it now I kick myself. I've swam with sharks and sting rays in Bora Bora. I've swam in the shallows in Tahiti. It was lovely to be there floating in that warm, crystal clear water. But deep -truly deep water, scares me. Earth's oceans are the least explored places on the planet. And for good reason. It's a beautiful place, romantic and mysterious. It piques our human curiosity and makes us wonder while also being a dark, hostile environment that would crush anything not meant for it's cold depths to dust without a moments hesitation. Subnautica is a story about an ocean. But also more. Stick with me and I'll tell you what I thought of my play through. Read more
Hey guys it's me, Scrooloose. Welcome to another round of the Twinstiq Game Club. Ive been very busy playing many important video games and other things like: working and spending time with family members over the holidays so I haven't been writing much. But here I am now (yay) and this time I've nominated a game that I hadn't played until very recently. That title is called Abzu and I got it for Christmas. It's short, it's artsy and it looks very pretty and happens to have been developed by the same folks that did Journey. I actually nominated Abzu before I played it, but as luck would have it I was able to remedy that in a short time as my game wasn't chosen first this round.
So, Abzu: A game about diving in the ocean and watching ocean-y things. I'm down if you guys are. I couldn't help but smile during my time swimming and playing with dolphins and the plethora of other sea creatures in some pretty spectacular, yet relatively simple environments. Only visual and musical story telling is to be had here and what a beautiful presentation it is. This one only takes about three hours to play to completion so we'll be running through in one go. I hope you'll join us in checking out what is certainly a pretty great and immersive experience.