Sea of Solitude - A weird but captivating game

in Hive Gaming6 months ago

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Sea of Solitude is one of those games that I found by accident, but when I saw the trailer for it, I knew I needed to check it out. It was creepy, dark, beautiful and interesting from the trailer.


Plus the trailer has a Billie Eilish song in it and my daughter and I jam out to her songs all the time.

When I started playing the game, I had no clue what I was doing. There really isn't any explanation at all as to what you are supposed to do. I like these types of games that don't really spoon feed you how to play or do some long drawn out tutorial.

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After a bit of wandering around and figuring out the buttons, you find this glowing girl in the darkness. She teaches you a how to shoot a light flare from your hand, and that flare is what you use to guide yourself around from point to point as it lands in the direction you are supposed to go.

Now this game has a warning at the beginning that says that it has some subject matter that may be disturbing to some. Whenever I see something like that at the beginning of a game, I can usually tell that it is going to be pretty good, because those games usually push the boundaries and do something different. Much like Hellblade did.

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As you wander around, you come across these different monsters, that I am assuming are your character's inner demons. They talk to you and say all sorts of mean shit to you about how horrible of a person you are, which makes you start to wonder what kind of person your character is.

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You have to go around and collect these orbs of light that are surrounded by corruption. One of the orbs of light that I collected turned my character into a Super Saiyin and increased your power level to over 9000 so you can Care Bear Stare the monster with your belly light. That pushes the monster back so you can progress further into the game.

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After you shoot your belly lasers at the monster, you start chasing this huge bird monster around for a few hours. Every time you get close to it, it flies away.

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You begin to learn that the bird is actually a representation of your brother Sunny. As you follow the Sunny bird around, you begin to learn how he was bullied by kids at school and that the kids had been beating him up and saying they were going to kill him.

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Sunny takes you through a school that has a bunch of dark figures that have been tormenting him. You end up having to protect Sunny from them by collecting the orbs of light to push them back.

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As you had been following Sunny and fighting the dark figures, you learn that Sunny had been trying to tell your character that he had been getting bullied. You also learn that Sunny had been thinking about killing himself.

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After defeating the dark figures in the school, you free Sunny from the bird form and he transforms into himself again.

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This is where I have stopped playing the game for now. I am looking forward to finishing it. There really isn't much to the game in terms of difficulty or anything. You basically shoot your flare up and follow it to where you have to go and you learn about your character's life as you do.

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There is some difficulty to the game as you try and avoid a monster that swims around in the water, but the monster cannot go into the light, so as you unlock parts of the world and turn them from darkness to light, it pushes the monster away.

Overall, the game is a lot of fun if you like games that are more story driven. I like these types of games that unfold a gripping story as you play, but don't really punish you for mistakes along the way.

If you have never heard of this game or tried it, I recommend looking into it. It has been a lot of fun so far. I think I have about 2 hours left in the game before it is complete. I can't wait to see what the rest of this story has.

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This is really a good game review with personal insights. Nice! 👍

Thanks. It is a pretty awesome game so far.

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Awesome review! Never heard of the game until now, but it looks pretty cool. I enjoy the darker themed games like this myself.

Thanks. You should give it a try if you have the chance. It is pretty fun. I am actually going to try and finish it after I am done replying to comments.

That sounds really interesting and original! What a strange trailer, the music is so melodic and the images so scary! What a contrast! 😂

Great work on the review!

Thanks. Ya, the trailer is what caught my attention in the first place. It is a really different type of game and pretty fun so far.