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SOMA - Are you ready to NOPE?


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Gamespot has given it a 9.

These missteps of tedium shine a light on just how incredibly assured SOMA is elsewhere. I came in expecting something similar to Amnesia, just in a terrifying new location, but what I found is an intelligent game that forced me to think and contemplate ideas as only the best sci-fi is capable of doing. It may not stir the hordes of wailing YouTubers looking for the next best haunted house, but SOMA succeeds at crafting something much more meaningful in a genre that’s deserving of more than just simple jump scares.

Let the nopage begin!

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Eurogamer gives it a recommended verdict: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-09-21-soma-review

That Frictional has been able to take such an over-used concept as exploring an abandoned research base, populated by bloody corpses and monsters, and turn it into a sombre philosophical adventure that is also exciting and even funny, is quite the achievement. It may not move the genre forwards much in terms of mechanics, but it spins a story you'll be glad to have experienced.

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God is a Geek – 8.5/10

Push Square – 8/10

LaPS4 [spanish] – 8/10

GamesRadar+ – 3.5/5

Twinfinite – 5/5

ZTGD – 9.5/10

The Escapist – 4.5/5

Eurogamer Italy [italian] – 9/10

3DJuegos [spanish] – 9/10

GameWatcher – 9/10

Destructoid – 9/10

Gamespot – 9/10

Gaming Nexus – 8.8/10

PC Games (Germany) [German] – 8.6/10

Game Informer – 8.5/10

IGN – 8.1/10

PCGamer – 8/10

Eurogamer Poland [Polish] – 8/10

The Jimquisition – 8/10

IGN Spain [spanish] – 7.7/10

Shacknews – 7/10

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Yeah it is. I'm jumping in later myself, can't resist.

Whilst I do enjoy big open world games it's easy to burn out on them. So this will be a nice change from MGS.

Totally agree, I also have open world burn out syndrome at the moment after playing The witcher 3, Mad Max and now MGS. Can't wait until later to relax on the sofa and soak in the spooky sci-fi atmosphere.

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Meh more expensive on Steam again. Won't be bothering with this for a while then. Damn. :(

I picked it up on Steam even though it was cheaper at Gog. ill often pay a little extra for the convenience of having all my games in one place.

Played some of this last night on PC. Seems very promising so far although there seems to be a weird gamma bug going on. I had to turn my TV brightness down to stop everything dark loooking light grey.

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That's me finished it. Pretty high up on my fave game of the year list. Great music, atmosphere and design. One of these games that only has a touch of gameplay to it though, so might not to be to everyones taste. Genuinely jumped a few times, which is pretty rare for me and horror games so that was a nice touch.

Here's parts 3 - 6 (final 20 minutes) of my playthrough. Spoilered as the thumbnails are a bit spoilery.

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Finished it, really enjoyed it - with a slight ending annoyance ...

The ending would've been better if Simon hadn't been a bit thick and accepted before sitting in the machine what was going to happen, like I'm sure 99.9% of the audience already had - maybe witness a few last moments of contemplation or flashbacks to his former life as the power drains and Catherine vanishes and he's just left.... alone in blackness. Left a bitter taste because I was just left thinking the guy is a bit of an arse.

After credits ending saved it though.

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I totally agree.

The actual act of launching the ARK felt really undercooked. Having said that though, it was nice to have the game allow you your own time to contemplate stuff rather than having Simon explain what you're meant to be thinking in the manner of someone that's taken 3 weeks of a Descartes class.

This will be GOTY for me, for sure. it was absolutely masterful. A bit on the nose at times with the dialogue but the atmosphere and story itself was fascinating and measured.

And I loved

the repeating of the questionnaire, post-credits

, as I was thinking as I was playing that my thoughts on


and related concepts touched on had changed a little over the course of the game and what better praise for a piece of sci-fi than that?

It was also utterly beautiful at times, i can't think of a piece of fiction that captures the terror of the deep sea and the engine of decay it becomes than this.

Instant classic ladz. I hope people arent too disappointed that its far more psychological in terms of its 'horror' than Amnesia.

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