Titanic Diving simulatorThoughts so far but not too far in


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Just picked up this game and while not very far in, i can give you all some thoughts on what i've done so far.
It's about 2 GB of hard drive space and the resolutions can go from 640x480 up to 1900x1200 at least from what i saw on the options. (My monitor is only 1900x1200 so all i could go up to)
The graphics consist of a view from inside the sub with a circle in the center of the screen representing the porthole looking out. The ocean floor seems to be rendered fairly convincingly and the water has particles floating in it.
The lights show only the immediate area around you and objects/bottom which are farther away will be harder to see unless you steer nearer to them. The Titanic, although not perfect, looks pretty good at least to me. It gave me a little taste of what it's like to be down there actually.
As for the game, once you first start the game, you go through a short intro which i think can be skipped once you go through it once. From there you are shown on the bottom near the titanic and given a basic tutorial on how to control your submersible. (Go forward, backward, left, right,camera views, ect)
The entire game consists of 5 days with each day doing something different on a dive and free roam once your finished. You collect pictures and items which you can then sell to upgrade your sub/equipment/ect.
It has 3 levels of difficulty. (easy/normal/hard)
It is HIGHLY recommended that you change the default controls to something you like in the options as the default controls are a little wacky imho. Once you do that it gets a little easier to control with practice although it took me awhile to do so.
You do have a nararrator/guide who will direct you on what to do although it's not super useful honestly except as a basic guide imo. (On easy mode you get waypoints i think but as i am doing it on normal difficulty i had to search for everything)
The first day/dive consists of finding the Titanic using your sonar and listening for an echo return. The closer you get to the wreck the faster the echo return is how it worked for me. Once you find it the next step is to drop transponders that will let you find the titanic again. A little ghost image of the transponder will show up when near it and a cut-scene showing it dropping on the ocean floor will play once you go over the area. From there you will be told to go to the next one. (4 total)
The guide will say which direction to go but seemed to be confused on what side the transponder was located..lol
(My opinion is that there are 2 on each side of the bow area and 2 on or near each side of the split area. Once that is done i headed up to the surface. Once i went up a few hundred feet, the dive ended and day 2 began.
(Think you get an ROV during the cutscene added to your sub)
On day 2 you start out near what looks like the anchor chains on the bow, and after you do a short tutorial on how to use the ROV you are directed to take pictures of certain areas.
Unfortunately, due to company coming i had to stop here. Still having a little problem with the ROV controls but i will get the hang of it.
Later days/dives will let me go deeper into the wreck from what i've read so looking forward to it. I am enjoying the titanic graphics tho even if not perfect.
While this game may not be for everyone, so far i am enjoying it mainly because it gives me the feeling of diving to the titanic. It's not perfect but for someone who likes the titanic i think they will enjoy it once they get the hang of the controls.
Not sure about the replayability but as it's only $24 on sale atm for it on the steam download service/site, i felt it was worth the risk. (May be cheaper at amazon or other sites possibly)
Steam does have a trailer video so may be able to give you all a taste of what it's like also.
(Sorry if this was too long...)
 
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