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  • Summary: Beyond Blue takes players into the near future, where they will have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. She and her newly-formed research team will use groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact withBeyond Blue takes players into the near future, where they will have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. She and her newly-formed research team will use groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted. The game features an evocative narrative and exploration of an untouched world. Embracing the same inclusive development process that was used to create Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), E-Line’s BAFTA award-winning game about Alaska Native culture, the company partnered with BBC Studios (developers of the acclaimed Blue Planet II), OceanX Media, world-class game makers, and some of science’s leading ocean experts to craft an experience that reflects the awesome wonder and unbounded mystery that infuses our planet’s beating blue heart. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jun 14, 2020
    90
    Without a doubt, Beyond Blue sets out to blend immersion of the deep blue seas and real, high-quality documentary material to provide an unforgettable experience. It may be short, but it should not be missed. While it is also available on mobile devices, it is certainly best experienced on a PC or console with a nice, large screen and some headphones.
  2. Jun 11, 2020
    82
    Beyond Blue does exactly what it set out to do. It isn't trying to compete with action oriented games but instead focuses on a part of our world so often overlooked to create an incredible sense of place, beauty, and conservation out of the people playing it.
  3. Jun 11, 2020
    78
    Despite its short duration and rather repetitive core gameplay loop, Beyond Blue is a beautiful, educational and well-made effort that aims to inform and raise awareness about the issues that plague the deep blue world and its inhabitants.
  4. Jun 11, 2020
    70
    If Beyond Blue didn't try its best to tell a personal narrative with a cast of characters, I still would've enjoyed it despite its simplicity as a game. Even though the aquatic simulation feels too surface-level at times, I can't deny the game's beautiful imagery, education-minded ambition, or tranquil appeal.
  5. Jun 11, 2020
    70
    Beyond Blue isn’t going to be for everyone. If you’re after action and excitement, this isn’t going to be for you. It’s a slow but rather peaceful experience and I was pretty relaxed while playing though. Imagine Subnautica in creative mode, minus the building elements, and imagine David Attenborough is narrating it. You can add or subtract a few points depending on how interested you are personally in ocean studies.
  6. Jun 22, 2020
    65
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Jun 22, 2020
    50
    If you want to learn more about the ocean, this would be a great experience for you. If you want a beautiful, relaxed experience about fish, Beyond Blue just about misses the mark on that, unfortunately.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 27, 2020
    8
    Yes, this game's a bit on the slow side. But that's good since it's relaxing and if you're ever having a bad day or feeling low, you NEED toYes, this game's a bit on the slow side. But that's good since it's relaxing and if you're ever having a bad day or feeling low, you NEED to play this. I firmly believe that games like this can be a great aid for mental health; it's certainly done that for me since I still suffer from depression occasionally. Those giving this game low scores are doing themselves a disservice. Expand
  2. Jul 6, 2020
    6
    Very beautiful, but absolutely boring game. Gameplay is just swimming and scanning, swimming and scanning... And searching for some objects...Very beautiful, but absolutely boring game. Gameplay is just swimming and scanning, swimming and scanning... And searching for some objects... Just great Expand

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