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  • Summary: Below Zero is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean world. It is a new chapter in the Subnautica universe and developed by Unknown Worlds. Return to planet 4546B. Dive into a freezing underwater adventure. Below Zero is set in an arctic region of planet 4546B. As a scientistBelow Zero is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean world. It is a new chapter in the Subnautica universe and developed by Unknown Worlds. Return to planet 4546B. Dive into a freezing underwater adventure. Below Zero is set in an arctic region of planet 4546B. As a scientist posted to a research station on the planet's surface, you are tasked with studying alien artifacts...

    The Vesper space station orbits high above you, sending supplies, instructions, and receiving samples you launch from the surface.When disaster strikes the research station, you must improvise to survive: Construct habitats, scavenge for resources, hunt for food, and craft equipment.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. May 19, 2021
    85
    Subnautica: Below Zero expands on an already very successful and proven formula, delivering an enjoyable and satisfying experience. It may suffer from a few technical hiccups on the Switch, but nothing too bad to ruin the experience.
  2. May 11, 2021
    80
    Subnautica Below Zero does not seem to want to walk in other steps than that of its big brother. By reducing the map or vehicles, Below Zero is more to be seen as a very good expansion of the original game, more scripted version and a little more hostile than the first episode. If Below Zero undoubtedly does better than the competition when it comes to making a scripted survival game, with a universe as enchanting as it is frightening hand-crafted, it would undoubtedly have gained more from the experience of 'origin to fully conquer the veterans of the franchise, who, despite everything, will take undeniable pleasure to go diving again, just like the newcomers, who will have the chance to discover for the first time this atypical and oh so immersive way of approaching the game of survival.
  3. 80
    Ultimately, there is much to discover both below and above the waterline, including aliens, mysterious messages, and even a mech that can walk on the ocean floor. While those looking out for signposting and clear directions should probably keep their feet dry, those who enjoy a more laid-back, albeit grindy, experience can safely dip their toes in these waters.
  4. Jun 17, 2021
    80
    Subnautica: Below Zero does a great job at giving Subnautica fans a new part of the world to discover. All packed in with a story and interactions to help you not feel so alone in the world this time around. Planet 4546B is still an amazing underwater world filled with weird and dangerous wildlife. The story helps keep you focused if you want to see everything there to see with some goals to aim for. Or, if you wish, you can focus on gathering resources, building up your base and soak in the world at your own pace. Subnautica: Below Zero is a solid game on the Switch, and both runs and looks better than expected. If you want an enjoyable survival game or underwater exploration game, you should dive in.
  5. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Oct 6, 2021
    80
    Subnautica: Below Zero is a great example of a game that succeeds by simply offering its players a choice of how they'd like to play. Had I been forced into Survival mode, I would not have liked it nearly as much. But as it is, it's great! [Issue #53 – July/August 2021, p. 17]
  6. May 28, 2021
    75
    While not quite reaching the heights of its predecessor, Subnautica: Below Zero is still a survival game worth diving into.
  7. Jun 1, 2021
    60
    Subnautica: Below Zero embraces all the elements needed to create a strong survival game, though it suffers from repetition and immersion-breaking performance issues on Nintendo Switch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. May 17, 2021
    9
    Great poet. Yeah a graphics downgrade but runs Excellent with tiny few hiccups that's don't interfere with play and plays great in handheld.
  2. Jun 17, 2021
    8
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    CONCLUSIÓN Subnautica: Below Zero no te lleva de la mano, la
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    CONCLUSIÓN

    Subnautica: Below Zero no te lleva de la mano, la información de la historia cae a cuentagotas para engancharte fácilmente. No es largo pero eso no le quita lo emocionante que es y más porque puedes disfrutarlo a tu modo. Ya sea que quieres la rigurosidad aumentada, el sabor original o algo más suave al momento de explorar. Incluso puede ser terapéutico para los nuevos al género, por sus escenarios que destacan a lo grande. El ritmo de la narrativa si puede afectar un poco a su historia, junto a los pocos atorones gráficos. Sin duda le considero una expansión que merece como mínimo una probada si te gusta el buceo o la supervivencia.

    HISTORIA
    Unknown Worlds Entertainment nos lanza una expansión independiente a lo que ofrece el juego base. Robin acaba de perder a su hermana y sale a la deriva porque algo no cuadra en los hechos. La empresa le apoya parcialmente en su búsqueda, pero queda varada en un lugar inhóspito y debe sobrevivir sola. Para revelar la verdad de cómo murió su hermana Sam, debe superar el hambre y el frío en esta tierra.

    JUGABILIDAD

    Subnautica: Below Zero tras terminar una trepidante cinemática donde nuestro vehículo queda dañado, empieza la aventura donde el hambre y el frío acechan. Tu primer objetivo es encontrar tu base marina en donde contarás con los medios para crear las herramientas para sobrevivir. Al igual que en el juego base, hay un gran abanico de objetos a fabricar y sus materiales debes recolectar. Una pequeña expansión que no se considera una secuela directa, pero que aprovecha lo que más agradó del juego base.

    Hay ciclos de día y noche con clima dinámico, junto al elemento narrativo que compone la aventura. Afortunadamente puedes embarcarte sin haber tocado el juego original y disfrutar lo que el planeta 4546B tiene por ofrecer. Para esta ocasión la aventura se visita más el mundo de la superficie, además de la exploración acuática. Los peligros yacen en ambas secciones y las condiciones para esta ocasión, son extremas pero no imposibles de lidiar.

    Contamos con la experiencia estándar donde gestionamos la salud, el hambre, la sed, la falta de oxígeno y la temperatura. Además se agregaron otros modos para los que desean disfrutar a su modo la experiencia que nos ofrece el título. Contamos con modo libre que elimina el hambre y la sed, junto a extremo una experiencia completa con muerte permanente. Este último borra la partida guardada, no hay alerta de exógeno y si pierdes toca empezar desde el principio. Finalmente contamos con el modo creativo, que descarta los peligros para nuestra salud y ofrece herramientas para explorar y construir.

    La base del juego es conseguir lo necesario para crear el equipo adecuado que te permitirá sobrevivir más tiempo. El núcleo jugable radica en la variedad de actividades, diversidad de criaturas por descubrir y cautivarte con sus parajes. Aliméntate, obtén nuevos planos, mejora lo que tienes y decora tu base si te acomoda. Ya sea un equipo para trasladarte rápidamente, una linterna para iluminar o protección para resistir el frío de la superficie. Entre más mejores lo que tienes, más vas a poder explorar e investigar.

    APARTADO GRÁFICO

    Es quizás la mejor baza del juego al presentarnos un mundo abierto cargado de detalles tanto acuáticos como terrestres. La iluminación afecta como percibes los bosques de corales que se vuelven multicolores, junto a su clima dinámico. Algunas zonas casi parecen un reflejo paradisiaco de nuestro mundo y en Switch merece alabanza como destaca el mar. Suele tener un rendimiento sólido y consistente, salvo las súbitas apariciones de objetos y algunas zonas en momentos puntuales. Una experiencia bastante amena y estable les depara, además de unas buenas vistas que les quitarán el aliento.

    MÚSICA Y SONIDO

    Estamos ante un título que usa la música ambiental y los sonidos del entorno para crear su banda sonora. Tus recorridos rara vez tendrán temas musicales abruptos salvo momentos importantes mientras te pierdes en su vasta flora y fauna acuática. Puedo decir que es un juego donde menos es más y funciona muy bien por sus buenos efectos de sonido.
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  3. Jun 8, 2021
    5
    I want to love this game but it just keeps crashing on Switch. The combination of crashes + not having an auto save feature is reallyI want to love this game but it just keeps crashing on Switch. The combination of crashes + not having an auto save feature is really painful. Wasn’t ready for release. Expand
  4. Dec 6, 2021
    3
    This is my first review as the game did annoy me with its crashing bug. I wasn't aware of it and lost 2h of game time.

    While I do think the
    This is my first review as the game did annoy me with its crashing bug. I wasn't aware of it and lost 2h of game time.

    While I do think the game is great and the port itself is decent, unfortunately the game tends to crash, without autosave feature it really can get quite frustrating. Sadly there seems to be no further updates to patch this up, the feedback feature keeps failing. I do hope there will eventually be fix to it but for now this certain glitch really ruins the experience.
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  5. Jul 1, 2021
    1
    Crashes every 10-20 minutes now. I love the game almost as much as the original Subnautica, but the crashes ruin the experience. It makes itCrashes every 10-20 minutes now. I love the game almost as much as the original Subnautica, but the crashes ruin the experience. It makes it borderline unplayable. Imagine playing for about 20-30 minutes and having not saved, losing all of that progress because of a crash. Simply not fun. Expand
  6. Feb 14, 2022
    0
    On switch it crashes and deletes your game... Which is pretty much worst case scenario.