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Submerged Is Capturing The Hearts Of Romantics Everywhere

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You know. Sometimes I love to just get away. Take a vacation. Sit by the sea somewhere and unwind, just listening to the waves, maybe reading a good book (or actually, writing a good booksomething I’ve been known to do from time to time). I want to be submerged in tranquillity.

And that’s what Submerged is all about.

Submerged is a third person game with zero combat. It’s bathed in beauty. A mere look at one of the sceenshots below will reveal quite how serene the visuals are. The way that mute light breaks over the environment. The palm tress reaching towards the heavens. It’s like a relaxing vacation in a paradisal landscape.

There’s no fighting. And in my eyes that’s a good thing. I’ve always been a peace lover (one reason why my other site is all about meditation). Not that there’s anything wrong with virtual combat (emphasis on the virtual). It’s just that sometimes it’s nice to get away from it all.

I guess it’s ironic that a combat-free game is being made by a developer called “Uppercut games”. The name might suggest violence, but their game is all about peace.

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I personally fell in love with Journey, and Submerged seems to capture a similar audience. It promises a deeper, more spiritual experience.

The official website describes Submerged as “A third-person combat-free game in which you explore a mysterious flooded city and discover the beauty of desolation in vast outdoor environments.”

Doesn’t that just sound lush? It’s such a refreshing change from “Run through an enemy camp with a machine gun”.

The developer’s site says, “You take on the role of Miku, a young girl who has brought her wounded brother to the city in their small fishing boat. Navigate the flooded city streets by boat, scale the drowned buildings, and use your telescope to scour the city…”

Navigating a flooded city by boat? Reminds me of Venice. And hopefully there’ll be just as much exploration to do here in Submerged as there is in Venice, the city of which British poet Arthur Symons said, “A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.”

Perhaps a shooter, in Submerged, will become a romantic by mere faithfulness to the beauty of the game.

Just take a look at the trailer:

The romantic poet in me (which accounts for 98% of me), has already fallen in love with Uppercut’s game. It’s irresistibly charming. And I’m far from the only one. Critics around the world have been praising Submerged; sites like Kotaku and Gamespot have gone as far as to suggest this might be indie game of the year. And it’s clear to see why.

Submerged is a perfect example of the sort of poetic romanticism that games can achieve.


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Total Genius Beats Bloodborne Using Rock Band Guitar

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Bloodborne is bloody hard, people will tell you. It’s a game that will whoop your ass over and over. You’re going to die. You’re going to cry. You’ll probably smash your controller against the wall. That’s the average person any way. Benjamin “Bearzly” Gwin is above all that. He’s a master of completing video game… Read more »


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Avalanche Studios Mad Max Demo Blew Our Minds

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Avalanche Studios had us on the edge of our seat with the Mad Max demo. We detail everything you need to know in this exclusive preview.  Civilisation lies in ruin, a vast and barren wasteland. A column of thick smoke rises to the north while oil refineries burn unremittingly into the night sky. Welcome to… Read more »


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20 Games Like Assassin’s Creed Victory – Because Why Wait?

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Oh crap. Assassin’s Creed Victory has been unveiled. It looks awesome, taking players to 19th Century London to meet Jack The Ripper, Sherlock Holmes, and Queen Victoria. There’s just one slight, minor inconvenience… it’s not out for flipping ages. The release date is late 2015. Urghhh. Who wants to wait? Assassins Creed Unity Graphics and… Read more »


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Alternative Games Like Assassin’s Creed Unity

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It’s Assassin’s Creed. You know the game by now. But this is one Assassin’s Creed game you should probably ignore anyway. Given the complete debacle that is Assassin’s Creed Unity, and the sheer insult of Ubisoft’s treatment of their fans, we reckon you should skip right past Assassin’s Creed Unity and play an alternative game.


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25 Games Like Zelda for PS3, PC, iPhone, Android and More

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Zelda is one of the most popular series of games of all time and one of the reasons why Nintendo became as well respected and loved as they did. Games in the Zelda series include a combination of action adventure and puzzle gameplay, with role playing elements added on top. The gameplay has changed as the series has evolved but the basic premise of an action adventure in a fantasy realm has always remained the same.


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