SOMA updated with safe mode
Posted 02 December 2017 - 11:46 AM
I wanted to mention it here because that's the kind of gameplay mode I always wanted to play in these games. I like exploring, enjoying a good storyline. I like scary atmospheres, but I don't particularly enjoy being killed or being afraid for my life. This is what's prevented me from purchasing SOMA... so far.
I play all games on the easiest setting, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
Posted 02 December 2017 - 03:37 PM
The horror elements always felt shoehorned in; I felt like they were put in there because Frictional didn't want to get accused of making a Walking Sim. (Like the Machine for Pigs Devs). There was actually a mod released a while ago that did this already.
BTW if you've played it and you'd like more science fiction that deals with these themes, I recommend the work of Greg Egan, especially Permutation City and Diaspora.
Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:21 AM
Some parts of certain levels are still a bit boring and bring little to the game, there are cheap jump scares and unanswered questions, but I enjoyed the game overall.
Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:51 PM
"Answered questions" are overrated. It's the unanswered ones that you think about.
Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:12 PM
(my 'world of hurt' that my kids built in a day & is easier to maintain than Windows)