Subnautica


#1

I ESCAPED!

Anyone else?

The ending hit me in the feels. The whole final part of the game zipped off in a total other direction to what I thought it was going to.

I thought this was going to be my second 100% game on steam but the last two achievements are bugged unfortunately.

Something interesting I learned from this however is that the ‘Leave Only Time Capsule’ achievement has the chance to send your time capsule to another player’s world with a name, image, story and contents of your choosing.

I’ve put two goodies in mine and called it ‘Liberate tuteme ex infernis’ with an image of a solar eclipse on the planet - look out for it, I found two in this play though!


#2

Ahhh…i wouldn’t know what that meant if it weren’t for Captain Lorca! :wink:

i want to try this in VR but the UI is a bit tricky.


#3

I’m really tempted to pick this up as I enjoyed playing Farsky which is a similar story to this in a way but its basically underwater minecraft mixed with elements of this IMO.

How many hours of gameplay did this give you? I just finished my first playthrough of Prey (great game!) and I r looking for something else to play now!


#4

I’m on 97 hours for the original Early Access price and something like 5 ‘full’ playthroughs of the available content at each point and something like 20-ish hours per playthrough.

Definitely worth picking up and aside from the wiki for quick references I would recommend going in as blind as possible.

One of my Top 5 favourite games ever.


#5

I will deffo pick this up when it’s on sale. Too much to do without it right now so need that sale incentive :slight_smile:


#6


#7

Just started to quickly watch this as one of the youtubers i watch started playing it. It looks really good fun, even if you put it on non survival mode.

Stopped watching as want to play it and not spoil anything of the game


#8

My daughter has been telling me how good this looks for ages, keeps showing me youtube clips…


#9

Dooooo iiiiiiiiiiit!

> YES MY SENTENCES ARE CLEAR AND COHERENT STUPID FORUM BOT! THE COMPUTER IN SUBNAUTICA CAN HELP YOU MAKE A NUCLEAR REACTOR OUT OF SOME ROCKS AND SEA URCHINS - AND WHAT DO YOU DO? WHINGE AT PEOPLE FOR NOT USING ENOUGH LETTERS!!! YOU’RE LIKE AN AD POP UP EXCEPT YOU’RE NOT OFFERING ME A BIGGER NOB OR PERSIAN WIFE!!!


#10

Unlocks today at 7ish.


#11

Off to a poor start with the initial download being a totally empty directory.

They’ve managed to fix it now though it seems since its triggered a download.

Any one else who has picked this up, if it says ‘exe missing’ just restart team.


#12

I love Subnautica and I also recently escape.

Looking forward to Subnautica: Below Zero, can wait for it to finish downloading.


#13

I agree and disagree with points in the article but don’t want to elaborate because of spoilers.

For me it was a must buy that was totally worth the £15.50, let alone the post-EA price (£19.99 I think).

I’ll snap some screenies and post up later.


#14

So the ‘2 hours of gameplay’ thing is rubbish - I’d done everything there was to do in less than an hour so unless they include exploring the mostly unpopulated areas I’m not sure what they’re on about. That doesn’t really bother me though, there wasn’t much more with the original EA release.

Biggest gripes so far:

The biggest negative for me so far is the voice acting - it makes me cringe so much and really ruins the initial surprise I felt on realising that this time I’m not totally alone. I don’t much care about the gender of the speakers or the sisterly banter (though I missed the fact they’re sisters initially and swore they were flirting - only reading later they were related…felt a little incesty), its just the way its voiced sounds so plastic and sickly sweet. Really bothers me, I don’t want a pair of Disney characters narrating my time trapped on a hostile alien planet…hopefully they listen to the feedback since its a common gripe amongst players (also a common gripe bolted on to the hatred for female characters, unfortunately) and go back to the voice actors and try different delivery.

The Leviathans from the first game are now part of the general flora/fauna as well as a host of new bugs/animals and plants. The world isn’t very fleshed out yet but it all looks pretty, if a little bit jarring with there being so much thriving vegetation and other life so close to the surface of the freezing waters - you go down only a few meters and its like a tropical reef, though in the shallow areas under the ice sheets it is a lot more like the mostly barren areas you see in the arctic ocean.


#15

What’s the actual gameplay supposed to be? Tis being looked forward to within VR community and is already getting “airtime”. Mind, tbh, there’s not THAT much excellent stuff out…

O and I CBA to google it right now cos I gotta do washing up. Poor Cindarelly… :wink:


#16

@adrock mentions above that the VR in the first game was pretty janky, if you look at the negative reviews on steam they echo this as well.

The actual gameplay is story driven survival. You set the pace it unfolds at though, so if you want to ignore the story and just build your habitat, survive and explore then you are totally free to do it.

The story unfolds with your character and your PDA computer voice being pretty much the only characters. There are others, but they’re mostly disembodied voice recordings or radio signals - you only ever actually meet one other ‘character’ and that isn’t until just before the closing portion of the game. You’re totally isolated for 99% of the game.

The objective is to survive, unfold the mystery of the planet and in doing so figure out how to escape the planet you’re trapped on by a mysterious alien force.

This new one differs in that there are more characters, you directly interact with one from the very beginning of the game but even so they’ve still tried to make you feel as isolated as possible - its set in the polar regions of the same planet one year after the events of the first game where you play as a member of the Atlas corporation again but this time you’ve got a very clear idea of why you’re there: Find, study and if possible activate and backwards engineer the alien technology found in ruins.