Pros and Cons of Subnautica
- Beautiful world.
- Great use of the underwater world.
- Deeper story than one would imagine.
- Truly captivating landscapes.
- Great crafting system.
- Good balance between difficulty and exploration.
- Multiple game play paths.
- Good balance between story and freedom.
- Relatively easy to pick up and play, difficult to master.
- Much better navigation than in most underwater games.
- Feels unique, which means a lot in this genre.
- Mechanics can be hard to grasp.
- Navigation isn’t always easy.
- Story can be hard to follow.
- Sense of progression isn’t always great.
- Too reliant on online guides for success.
- A few bugs that make it feel progress-breaking.
- No support for multiple world saves.
- Story is hit or miss.
- Meters – the gauges by which you manage your resources; a vital part of this game.
- Roleplay – playing ‘in-character’ as the game’s protagonist; the gaps left empty by the story which the player must fill in.
- Survival – a genre largely based on managing a character’s health and resources.
- Underwater Level – a level of a game that switches mechanics in order to present a zone that’s totally underwater; the setting of this game but traditionally the worst level of any other game.
- Z-Axis – simply speaking, ‘up’.
- Game visuals: 5/5.
- Gameplay and mechanics: 4/5.
- Storyline and lore: 3/5.
- Sound design and music: 4/5.
- Level of fun: 4/5.
This Subnautica review strongly comes down in favor of the idea that doing something different is enough of a reason for a game to succeed. Are there some things that can be fixed in this game? Sure – and you’ll notice them all.
At some point, though, you’ll stop caring about the flaws and start embracing the fact that the game is unlike most that you have played in the past. Subnautica is a good game that any PC fan ought to play.
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