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Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 11, 2018
Xbox OneApr 11, 2018
PCSep 1, 2017
Nintendo SwitchApr 11, 2018

Developer: Sometimes You

Publisher: BURP! Games

«Deep Ones» is a retro arcade-platformer with multigenre parts, inspired by ZX Spectrum and works of H. P. Lovecraft. The main protagonist of this story suffers a crash on his submarine. The great red octopus is the reason of this, his will of destroying every traveler that he encounters may seem unbeatable, but Diver isn't exactly as simple as he looks. He is encouraged to walk along the bottom of the ocean, plunge into the depths of the darkest corners, to rip and tear through the thick plants of sea weed and fight with the most unknown creatures of the world that is beneath, just to get his submarine back in his command. On his path, he will witness many beautiful landscapes of the scenery and will acquire many trustworthy allies, all of which will also enrich his stories that will be worthy of telling about... That is, of course, if you'll be able to help him survive and triumph over the evil. Features: - Compeling and philosophical storyline - Unsual visual presentation of the game, inspired by the ZX Spectrum - Classic arcade gameplay - Diffirent genre entries, for example, "shoot 'em up" genre will make it's way into the game, at a certain point.

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6 / 10

At first, I liked the unique style and setting of Deep Ones, but the more I played, the more I realized there were some issues with the game. The controls felt too stiff, the time it takes you to fire more than once is too long, and the exploration as a whole felt too long and uninspired for long segments of the game. This is an inexpensive game that might be fun for you, but be ready for an experience that could end up feeling boring and frustrating.

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A puddle cannot substitute for an ocean

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Overall, Deep Ones is not a very deep game. It’s as simplistic as its visual inspirations with slightly awkward and clunky mechanics. I can appreciate the visual style and as a nostalgia trip for those pioneering gamers in the mid-80’s. But standing as a game on its own it’s just a little too uncooked and not particularly compelling to play despite the potential. A mixed bag of level design plus controls being too stiff and unresponsive for my liking. It’s short, but cheap so it’s not the end of the world if you think it looks interesting, but for me, it’s below average as far as the gameplay goes, although other things around Deep Ones do rescue it somewhat, making it not an entirely wasteful experience.

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