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Shinsekai: Into the Depths

CAPCOM
Mar 26, 2020 - Nintendo Switch
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

84%

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Critic Reviews for Shinsekai: Into the Depths

Shinsekai: Into the Depths falters from time to time, but it more than makes up for its shortcomings with an original premise, immersive sound design, and expert worldbuilding. If you end up playing this game – and I strongly recommend that you do – just make sure to wear headphones.

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Even if you notice its "humble" mobile origins and it's not really very spectacular, Capcom has helmed and interesting view on the metroidvania genre, with nice ideas, a not very explored setting and a style that maybe can result repetitive, but it's fun and will hook up the genre fans. Special mention for the sound: play it with headphones.

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Fans of whimsical, artful indie titles will find much to love about Shinsekai Into the Depths, and ardent Metroidvania purists will get a kick out of its aquatic take on the genre. It's not going to be everyone's favorite game for the Nintendo Switch, but I'll be damned if it doesn't top at least one person's list.

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It’s not hard to recommend Shinsekai: Into The Depths as a very good Metroidvania.

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Shinsekai: Into the Depths is a game worth playing. Its large world is addictive to explore, its oxygen mechanics are innovative and create dramatic gameplay moments, and its audio is a real delight.

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Shinsekai: Into the Depths is an pretty interesting indie like metroidvania game developed by Capcom. It has a lot of personality and new ideas based on underwater exploration.

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Shinsekai: Into The Depths is a bracingly fresh Metroidvania with a memorable underwater setting and compelling movement mechanics. If you're after a platformer that values exploration and navigation over arcade action – and that isn't afraid to try something a little different with the format – then we wholeheartedly recommend dipping your toes into Shinsekai's exotic waters.

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Shinsekai: Into the Depths may have started as a mobile title, but has found a new home on the Nintendo Switch. The sound design is simply incredible and immersive, and the game even recommends you playing while wearing headphones. Its an atmospheric side-scrolling adventure game that'll roughly last 8-9 hours on the standard difficulty.

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