In Other Waters

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Self Isolation got you down?  Why not spend hours upon hours with only 1 character stuck 20 meters below an alien ocean surface?  I know that may sound eerily similar to your current situation but trust me, if you’re looking for a diamond in the rough this is your game!

The premise is simple, a scientist climbs inside you and forces you to lead them on a search for another scientist below the ocean surface of Gliese 677Cc.  Oh, I forgot to say that you’re an AI for a dive suit… I bet that sounded a little weird for a second there. Along the way you will find aquatic alien creatures, test materials found along the way, and try to solve the mystery of why Minae came to Gliese 677Cc & where she has gone.  Travel does not come cheap though as your dive suit will use more power or oxygen in different parts of the ocean and you will need to use your resources to power your suit. While early on you will have a hard choice to make, keep your samples for testing or use them for fuel, later in the game you shouldn’t experience too many problems.

One of the unique aspects of IOW is the overall design of the game.  The entire game is a user interface from the perspective of an AI, complete with everything you need to guide Ellery through the foreign ocean.  While it’s lacking any groundbreaking effects and textures, Fellow Traveller has done an amazing job making the ocean floor amazingly beautiful through such a simple display.  While you may only see shades of green for the first portion of the game, yellows, blacks, and reds gradually move in to make your UI come alive. Through your UI you can also hear the water, creatures, and environment around you all brought together with a stunning soundtrack that follows the intensity of the game extremely well.  While the music might be a little quiet in many parts for something like streaming online, it does a great job of immersing you in the surrounding world, whether playing with headphones or speakers.

Fellow Traveller has put together an amazing game.  With a gripping story that slowly pulls you in, an innovative display, and amazing audio, In Other Waters is a must have game!  Grab it on Nintendo Switch or Steam as soon as possible.

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Amazing

Pros

  • Gripping story
  • Amazing music
  • Innovative design
  • Stunning visuals

Cons

  • Main character thinks the AI is a person (stupid scientist)
  • Got stuck early because I'm dumb