Foggy moonlight, pink skies, and constantly shifting waters. These are just some of the things that you’ll see in the game Submerged. The game drew me in from the very beginning with it’s gorgeous graphics. I knew I had to play it.
I didn’t know much about the storyline when I began to play. All I knew was that it was a about a girl who was trying to help her brother who was gravely injured. The city is completely flooded and I had no idea why. That’s all the information that I was given until I started to explore. The first task is to find something to stop the girl’s brother from bleeding. So from the very beginning I was encouraged to just dive in – so to speak – and explore. I had a boat, the ability to climb buildings, and that’s it. Go.Exploration is definitely the key to this game. There are many collectibles to find. And the story of what happened to the brother and sister unfolded with every box of supplies that I found. I also discovered many interesting places…
Like Atlas Island:
And a submerged ferris wheel:
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this game at all. I wasn’t sure if I could fall while climbing buildings or if the mutated creatures in the water would knock my boat over. It might sound silly to expect something bad from an obviously serene game. But, let’s be honest, there’s something inherently spooky about this game. I couldn’t put my thumb on it until I realized I was being followed by these guys:The storyline does start to take a little bit of a twist. I won’t spoil it, but I actually had to stop playing Submerged in front of Shade. She was becoming very invested in the characters (even playing the game herself – without my help) and I wasn’t quite sure where the story was going. So I had to finish it after her bedtime. The ending was predictable, but still surprising. And I’m sure there are many people out there that hate the ending of this game. I wouldn’t say that I LOVED it or anything, but I was totally fine with it.I loved playing this game. I loved driving around in the boat and seeing the way the light reflected off the water and the buildings. I loved watching all the different weather effects. And the music was very soothing. It’s a great game to play if you’re just wanting a calm, quiet, and absolutely beautiful (but still somewhat eerie) game to play.Submerged is available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It was developed and published by Uppercut Games and you can view the official website here.