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Subnautica - Anyone else playing this?

Discussion in 'Scuba Diving TV & Movies' started by charlesml3, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. charlesml3

    charlesml3 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh, NC
    Yes, I realize this is "TV & Movies" but this seemed like the best place to post this.

    Anyway, I've been playing Subnautica for the last couple of weeks. It's a LOT of fun and there really aren't that many underwater games. Specific points:

    - Whoever designed this clearly knows something about diving. The way the fish and creatures move is very good.

    - The game is just beautiful. The kelp forests are mesmerizing.

    - It's a game of discovery. The initial instructions are limited. The goal is to get you out and exploring. You find the things you need and learn how to survive as you go. It's not easy, but really rewarding.

    Anyway, I'm having a blast with this one.

  2. Brian Huff

    Brian Huff Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: North Carolina
    I have it for my Oculus Rift (VR) but haven't loaded it up yet.

    Plan on exploring it over the holidays.
  3. DarrynSami

    DarrynSami Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
    Thanks for the tip. I will check out subnautica. I played the free version on Infinite Scuba a bit. Didn't buy it yet. Can find it at: Infinite Scuba® on Steam
  4. virtualRuben

    virtualRuben Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Wolphaartsdijk, The Netherlands
    YES! This is the closest I've come to a diving experience in a virtual reality and I recommend it to all gaming scuba divers. There is a sequel in the making now, taking place on the same planet, but in more of an icy area. Really looking forward to it :D
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  5. charlesml3

    charlesml3 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh, NC
    It certainly isn't a easy game. It takes a LOT of time to explore and find everything you need.
  6. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC PADI Pro

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: United States
    I've been playing it for a few years. I got into in when it was just launched in Early Access. It was pretty cool to see how far it came from the first alpha to launch. Not a whole lot of replayability once you've beaten the main story, but it's fun to put it into creative mode and just swim around.

    Subnautica: Below Zero is in Early Access right now. It's the arctic expansion and it's pretty cool. Lots of cool new flora and fauna.

    Abzu is another really pretty diving game, but it's more of an experience type of thing.

    If you wanna play sharks vs divers, there's Depth.
  7. McGriffin

    McGriffin Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
    I played Subnautica on Early Access too last year. I may need to play it again now that it is officially released. I really liked it, it has a great sense of exploration.
  8. skippy311

    skippy311 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Korea
    I love Subnautica, but those Reapers!!!:surrender:
  9. descend

    descend Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Toronto, ON
    Subnautica and Subnautica Below Zero are probably the best underwater games I've ever played! Still looking for a DCS mod though - it'd be a lot harder if you had to decompress.

    I recently played through In Other Waters, which satisfies the studying underwater life itch a little. The developer made if after living in Greece and swimming in the Gulf of Toroneos, supposedly to give people the same sense of discovery he felt.

    Koral is another "experience" one that was designed and programmed by a group of people on a boat diving in the Spanish Mediterranean. It's a little short though, which I get - If I was diving beautiful Mediterranean coral reefs, I wouldn't spend to much time programming.
  10. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    There's also a "World of Diving" on steam for 20 bucks. Supports VR.

    Subnautica on Steam subnautica on steam, as I don't think the link has been posted yet.

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