Personally, the only Castaway-like games I ever really played were: Sims Castaway, Virtual Villagers, and The Villagers. But unlike Under the Ocean, in those games, you’re basically taking care of a group of people so it’s more like Lost than the solo adventures of Tom Hanks and his inanimate buddy, Wilson. Needless to say the solo survival aspect of Under the Ocean intrigued me while its aesthetics and features hooked me. In terms of other games sharing the same genre, it has revamped some features in the game and for me personally, made them unique in its own way. I know that’s pretty vague so I’ll get on with the review for y’all you lovely readers.
First Impression and Gameplay
I am sorry Mr.BlueMan! I didn’t mean to hurt Yououuu
Pleasing to the eyes and ears this game is (Yoda voice)
I fire up the game and was greeted by a beautiful melody in the background. In my opinion, its serene yet melancholic which I think is perfect for the game. I know I can listen to it all day everyday. I was given 3 options to choose from: Base Game, Free Build, Random (New feature).
Possibly one of the prettiest mode selection interface I’ve ever seen 😡
- Base Game: Normal mode pretty much. You explore the island, craft and survive with the items you can scavenge and eventually try to get home.
- Free Build: Go cray cray with building whatever the fudge sticks you want! You’re pretty much set in terms of materials. Think of the creative mode of minecraft except instead of having all the items in a nice window, the items in Under The Ocean basically gets dropped on your cranium. As you keep walking on, every new destination has a different mine of materials.
I hope you look forward for the next part of this review! I appreciate your response guys! Love you all!