Submerged: Hidden Depths is the stand-alone sequel to Uppercut Video games’ 2015 indie hit, Submerged. Going down years after the primary recreation, Hidden Depths as soon as once more put gamers in charge of a younger feminine named Miku, who has been cursed, or blessed, with a wierd energy that she doesn’t totally perceive.
Following beside her is Taku, her youthful brother that gamers will keep in mind performed an vital story centric position, this time he’s a playable character and nonetheless holds weight with regards to Miku and her story.
Submerged isn’t a fight centered recreation, Uppercut Video games has known as it a ‘relaxploration’ journey recreation, which is smart when you get an opportunity to take a seat down and play it. Hidden Depths is a third-person exploration recreation that focuses extra on permitting gamers to freely marvel round with out the necessity to fear about dying or continues.
The story units Miku and Taku on an journey to discover ruins which have been taken by the ocean, it’s right here that they set off to cleanse a mysterious plague that has overtaken the overgrown vegetation that covers the ruins. Utilizing her powers, Miku is ready to sense the areas of unusual orbs which are able to therapeutic small part of the mistrust lands.
Because the participant progresses by way of every plagued part, they may come throughout hidden notes and trinkets, this stuff unlock lore and backstory alongside the occasional cutscene that performs after every part. Discovering hidden trinkets will unlock cosmetics for Miku and the boat that she and her brother makes use of all through their journey, it’s a enjoyable motive to return to completed sections and discover some extra.
Graphically Hidden Depths appears to be like fairly to take a look at, the intense colours are stunning throughout day cycles however they type of free their splendor at evening, every part of the sport appears to be like distinctive design sensible. The water appears to be like respectable, which is one thing that gamers can be taking a look at lots and the world itself is so mysterious in its familiarity, you’ll wish to discover each inch of the water and land.
Miku and Taku are each expressive and does an important job displaying emotion, which is vital since they converse a language that’s native to them and never English, the sport makes use of subtitles when story beats are concerned, and the siblings aren’t on display.
Gameplay in Submerged: Hidden Depths is straightforward and could be simply performed by anybody, gamers will information Miku or Taku by way of platform puzzles, just one sibling could be performed at any given time, and it at all times will depend on which part the participant picks.
Miku’s sections are larger and extra complicated in comparison with Taku’s, he largely operates the boat and might fish out trinkets from the ocean. Miku has the primary sections that cope with the story and the vile plague, she’s the one one who can sense the orbs, often called seeds, that may heal the land.
The puzzles are made to be loved, so gamers don’t have to fret about getting caught an excessive amount of on a piece, there’s one option to remedy every puzzle and so they all encourage exploration to seek out the answer. That is the place the ‘relaxploration’ and the gameplay meet, the siblings can simply hop and climb objects which are clearly coloured to face out.
Gamers received’t have to fret about falling from excessive locations when climbing pipes and leaping from platforms, the siblings will routinely attain for every platform and land simply positive, this offers the sport an important really feel that gamers can actually discover with out being punished for a mistake.
Going by simply the primary hour of the sport, Submerged: Hidden Depths has the makings of a enjoyable, enjoyable, stress free journey that would assist many new gamers get into open world video games. It’s an important entry even for veteran gamers that detest the overbearing collect-a-thon that trendy AAA open world video games are identified for however needs an open world recreation that strikes at their tempo.
It’s nice to see an open world recreation that understands, generally much less is extra.
Submerged: Hidden Depths is ready to launch on PC through Steam and Epic Recreation Retailer, PS4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Sequence X/S and Google Stadia on March 10, 2022.