Submerged: Hidden Depths Reviews
Although Submerged: Hidden Depths can work excellently in concept, it is advisable to play the game in short sessions. Otherwise, you will get desperately bored.
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Beyond a couple of creative missteps, Uppercut’s sequel also feels reluctant to leave the wading pool and investigate its true interactive potential.
While your mileage may vary, and your perspective on the story can be widened through collecting more of the aforementioned diaries, I found that Submerged: Hidden Depths has nothing worth remembering even a few minutes after setting the controller down.
It may not do anything particularly unique, but its bite-sized ocean world to explore feels relaxing, not threatening, and I appreciate that fact.
There's no mechanics, really, to speak of. There's no combat for us to discuss. You can't even jump on command — only at specific places. Submerged is a chillout experience about exploration with a slight story and basically nothing else, and honestly, we're okay with that. Not everything has to be explosions or sad-times-my-kid-died-and-now-I've-grown-a-beard depressing drama. Pop on Submberged as a palette cleanser between more involved titles or as an escape from the horror of reality and you'll be fine. This is fine.
With no timers, no combat and barely any challenge Submerged: Hidden Depths is a super chill if overly shallow adventure that makes a good palate cleanser between bigger titles.
At the end of the day, random glitches aside this is indeed a relaxing exploration game. You identify interesting locations, make your way to them, explore the area and collect things. This is a very inoffensive way to game for a while and I would recommend it. Yes, ‘Submerged: Hidden Depths’ could be described as a One-Trick Pony, but if you are a fan of this particular trick, it could be worth your time and money.
Submerged: Hidden Depths starts as a relaxing experience and utilizes its beautiful visuals and nice tunes to the fullest but half way through the play time, it unfortunately starts to feel monotonous and repetitive.
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If you want to relax calmly in exotic landscapes, Submerged: Hidden Depths is exactly what you need.
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A relaxing collect-a-thon adventure game, Submerged: Hidden Depths is visually stunning with graphics that are comparable to those of big budget titles. Although the story lacks depth and the main mission can feel a bit repetitive, if you want a game that is very chill and completely devoid of stress, this is worth picking up.
Submerged: Hidden Depths feels like what the first game should have been. The main story is more interesting now, but the ancillary story lacks gravitas since the game can spoil the ending for you. The actual gameplay is easy for anyone to manage, which makes for an enjoyable experience. Some of the stuff you're collecting now actually serves a purpose, even if it's cosmetic. The experience is short if you're just going after the main storyline, but it feels just right. For those who want the equivalent of a walking simulator with more to do, Hidden Depths is well worth checking out.
Free of any combat, and largely of any challenge whatsoever, Submerged: Hidden Depths is the perfect game to relax with. Its colourful visuals and contemplative soundtrack will immerse you in a world that feels sombre yet hopeful, as you explore every nook and cranny on your modest ship. Though for some the action may prove to be too basic. Still, if you’re after a game that you can chill out with while unravelling the fate of a caring sister and her brother, this is well worth checking out.
While enjoyably relaxing and full of wondrous exploration, Hidden Depths manages to shrug off its strap-line sub-name and contains very little depth in content.
Despite not expanding on its gameplay ideas enough to avoid tedium, the ambience, atmosphere, and ease of play do make Submerged Hidden Depths a competent addition to its genre.
Submerged: Hidden Depths is a quiet, puzzled, simple game where the exploration of a city literally submerged in water is encouraged. Even with its flaws, it is a unique experience that we can spend in one or two afternoons -everything depends on the hours you play in each one-, seeing how both brothers are gradually forging an unbreakable relationship. A remarkable artistic and sound section, but too simple in the playable, which may be what is sought by its creators; but it could have been exploited more without being overwhelming for the player and maintaining that constant search for relaxation.
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Submerged: Hidden Depths is an interesting experience that will certainly bring back those who loved the first installment in the series. The exploration is engaging, the world has plenty of secrets to discover, there are plenty of cool moments to be a part of. The lack of conflict makes the game stand out from the crowd and will certainly attract an audience.
A simple adventure offering a short journey across a ravaged world, unfortunately the story doesn't unfold as well as it could have done and the puzzles and platforming sections are very basic. Still, this is a relaxing trip worth setting sail for.
Relaxing and lovely, Submerged: Hidden Depth doesn't have much in the way of gameplay, but it's still a nice experience for anyone who wants to explore its sunken world.
When I first played this game, I thought it bore a striking resemblance to Sea of Thieves. The game’s art style, sea exploration, and colour palette were very similar, but I was very wrong.
For the two protagonists of Submerged: Hidden Depths, Miku and Taku, the allure of a sunken abandoned city, taken over by a dark presence is too much to resist.