1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Reviews Subnautica Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 26 Jan 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2001
    Posts:
    1,252
    Likes Received:
    21
    Read more
     
  2. Dave Lister

    Dave Lister Member

    Joined:
    1 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    848
    Likes Received:
    6
    I've heard it's not very good in VR compared to the regular flat mode, is that something you guys test yet?
     
  3. SinxarKnights

    SinxarKnights Member

    Joined:
    21 Jan 2007
    Posts:
    252
    Likes Received:
    3
    Sweet didn't even know it was finally out of early access. I've had it for quite some time but never played more than an hour or so due to not wanting to get spoiled and/or burned out on an incomplete game. Excited to play it now!
     
  4. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

    Joined:
    13 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    2,326
    Likes Received:
    112
    My experience of it in VR has been fairly good, it's very immersive as you feel like you're really wearing a diver's mask. The first time you go into the depths wearing a VR headset is absolutely terrifying.
    What lets it down in VR is the UI... it can be a bit of a struggle to look at and use the interface in VR so most of the time you'll just be swimming around and not actually doing a whole lot.
     
  5. Dave Lister

    Dave Lister Member

    Joined:
    1 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    848
    Likes Received:
    6
    @suenstar

    I'll keep an eye on it's updates and hopefully they iron out the clunky UI, it does look like it'd be a fun game in VR.
     
  6. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

    Joined:
    8 May 2010
    Posts:
    2,460
    Likes Received:
    164
    It's very immersive in VR, but there's some major problems all related to it being a game that can be played while wearing a VR headset and not a game designed for, or modified for VR.

    - Motion. If you're susceptible to VR sickness, this is not the game for you.
    - Tracked controllers. Nope, you can't play with them - not even using them as a joypad.
    - UI. It's controller or m/kb only and not optimised for VR.

    Do the negatives outweigh the immersion of playing in VR? No, not in my opinion.
     
    Dave Lister likes this.
  7. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

    Joined:
    19 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    2,673
    Likes Received:
    124
    As mentioned, you would think this would be super immersive in VR given it's an experience that at actually requires a mask IRL. I guess you could wear a wetsuit too... And sit the bath :)
     
  8. DeckerdBR

    DeckerdBR Active Member

    Joined:
    9 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    21
    Subnautica is just so damn good. Excellent review of what makes it so good :)
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page