SUNLESS SEA Review

WHAT WAXEN, BELLOWING, SPONGE-LIKE ABOMINATION DOES SUNLESS SEA CONJURE?

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ALL OF THEM, AND THEY MAKE ME WANT TO EAT MY CREW AND DROWN FOR ETERNITY.

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How good is the SUNLESS SEA story?

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Definitely. Sunless Sea, for all its trading, combat and exploration, is really about experiencing the weird, disturbing stories that fill the Unterzee. There are absolutely loads of self-contained adventures, big sprawling quests and intimate, personal tales filled with intriguing characters and nightmarish crises.

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How much freedom does SUNLESS SEA give you?

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You can sail from one end of the map to the other right from the get go. Of course, you'll probably never make it, and you'll end up with a ship full of starving, mad sailors or stuck in the belly of an evil giant crab.

How you make your way through the world is up to you, as well. You can focus on trading, making lots of dosh until you can afford better ships and a lavish mansion, you can focus on your personal quest, you can go around getting into scraps till you fall, exhausted, into the sea or you can just play it by ear.

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Would you recommend SUNLESS SEA to Steampunk fans?

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If you want goggles on everything and rivets in your top hat, then this probably isn't for you. There are steampunk elements, sure, but this isn't as twee as your typical steampunk fiction. It owes a lot more to Lovecraft, really.

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What strategies have you learned to survive in SUNLESS SEA?

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Experience and taking time to plan my routes have kept me alive. Knowing how much fuel and how much food you'll need to get to a specific port will allow you to plan accordingly and make it less likely that your crew will start starving to death.

Ultimately, however, you never know what's lurking out there in the dark or on the alien, haunted islands. All the supplies and fuel in the world won't help you if you gain and old god's ire or get into a fight with a giant shark.

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How good are the sounds in SUNLESS SEA?

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Beautiful, often ominous, music accompanies each voyage. It's haunting, atmosphere building stuff that's perfectly appropriate for the setting.

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How good are the graphics in SUNLESS SEA?

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The graphics are simply but effective. It's the art style that will win you over, though. The game is gorgeously illustrated, and brings to life the alien world you're sailing through.

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How does SUNLESS SEA run on your PC?

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It's not demanding at all. You could play it on a potato.

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