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  • Summary: Boat, climb, interact and explore in the beautiful ruins of a sunken world.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mar 10, 2022
    90
    It works because, as much as it’s a “bigger, better, more” approach to a sequel, Hidden Depths it never feels excessive or like it’s just about pushing bigger numbers for the sake of it—a trap that far too many sequels fall into. Everything here, from the more pristine visual finish to the way the relics you dredge up help paint a picture of the world that was, helps to build up that atmosphere that made the first game so captivating: peaceful, serene, a little melancholy. There’s a serious warning tucked just beneath the surface, but it’s also a game that wants you to just enjoy being in the moment and find a piece of peace. It’s that atmosphere that made Submerged so memorable, Hidden Depths never loses sight of that.
  2. Mar 21, 2022
    80
    All in all, would I recommend this dip into the ocean blue? Absolutely, but only if you consider what you’re getting into. There’s no denying this game is eye-candy of the sweetest caliber, with rarely any part of the vine-strangled world lacking vividly colored details. That said, you have to go in knowing that this is a perfect example of peaceful gaming, with no death or combat in sight. Exploration is the name of the game here, and it’s best to go into Submerged: Hidden Depths with low tension, an open mind, and a good pair of headphones. Admittedly, it’s on the short side, but if you’re eager to uncover the secret of these decaying cities, you’ll find the perfect game to scratch that urban exploration itch.
  3. Mar 10, 2022
    75
    Submerged: Hidden Depths is an interesting experience that will certainly bring back those who loved the first installment in the series. The exploration is engaging, the world has plenty of secrets to discover, there are plenty of cool moments to be a part of. The lack of conflict makes the game stand out from the crowd and will certainly attract an audience. Unfortunately, I never felt that the world or the story were engaging enough to keep me moving forward. The ecology undertones and the link between the siblings are only marginally interesting. I liked seeing the ruins and guessing what they represent but I never cared about the journal entries or the collectibles the game relies on. Submerged: Hidden Depths is a good indie effort that will appeal to players looking for non-violent adventures but fails to extract everything it can from its premise and mechanics.
  4. Apr 1, 2022
    65
    If you are well aware of the nature of the game and what it offers, it is possible to have a good time in the heart of Submerged: Hidden Depths. Thanks to its absolutely delightful universe, its peaceful rhythm and its neat soundtrack, the title of Uppercut Games does not claim to be anything other than what it is: a simple experience of exploration and of contemplation. Despite everything, drowned under a ton of dispensable collectibles and served by an optimization not always perfected, Submerged Hidden Depths certainly does better than its predecessor, but does not completely manage to embark us in its universe.
  5. Mar 31, 2022
    60
    Looking for a challenge? Then Submerged: hidden depths is not the right game for you. After all, this game is meant to be a quiet adventure, and it is. Maybe even a little too quiet.
  6. Mar 31, 2022
    55
    Submerged: Hidden Depths is the definition of wasted potential. The setting is a rare treat that deserve to be experienced, but the world is too empty of significant content and the gameplay is too straightforward without any challenging aspects. This ocean might be quite beautiful, but it’s far too shallow.
  7. Mar 10, 2022
    50
    Although Submerged: Hidden Depths can work excellently in concept, it is advisable to play the game in short sessions. Otherwise, you will get desperately bored.

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  1. Mar 19, 2022
    8
    SHD is a game aim at children. The story is serious. It is setup in a dystopian future with a strong ecological message (silent but strong).SHD is a game aim at children. The story is serious. It is setup in a dystopian future with a strong ecological message (silent but strong). The game is quite simple tho. Even the platforming elements are automatically done. No fighting, this is an exploration game with a very relax approach. The music is pretty good, the graphics aren't always perfect. You have some clipping and tears at places. But I must say that the water rendering is fabulous. The sailing is fun and very easy on the movements. I give the game 82%. Because of the tone and atmosphere. The game isn't very challenging, and the bother/sister interactions could have been deeper, but it was a nice and relax game to play. Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2022
    8
    Whilst I like this game I am totally aware this isn't for everyone . There is no danger here and the real aim is to uncover Al the season ofWhilst I like this game I am totally aware this isn't for everyone . There is no danger here and the real aim is to uncover Al the season of the post apocalyptic style sunken City. The jumping and puzzles are not hard either so younger players would be gone. If your after something to chill out to then this is likely to be gor u. Expand