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Diluvion is one great sea adventure like you’ve never seen. A must-buy if you hold on to the stigma around under water games.
Diluvion is something I really sunk my teeth into, and though there were some snags, I thoroughly enjoyed my time. The excitement of exploring the deepest nooks and crannies of a fictional ocean is something I kept with me throughout my play through, wondering what mysterious creatures lurked beneath me. With a little bit more polish I can see Diluvion sitting in the top seller chart for a while.
With Diluvion you can explore a vast underwater world and fight submarines and dangerous creatures. If you can manage and control your submarine.
Described as “Dark Souls underwater,” this tactical action game is a brief, but fun little journey.
An interesting setting let down by frustrating checkpoints and rough UI.
Diluvion is a gorgeous exploration game with an unpolished user interface and an uninspired narrative. Lovers of submarine exploration will love it, but gamers looking for a complete package will definitely feel something’s lacking.
Developers Arachnid games have created a world the is full of charm that is very vivid and fun, the game certainly has issues with its technical state and the horrendously frustrating camera but still provides an enjoyable experience.
When the game is at its best, it provides exactly what a video game about a submarine should provide — that childlike sense of wonder and adventure that can only come from a new discovery or a narrow escape from a tough battle. It is just a shame that the game is hampered by some major flaws that shouldn’t have been terribly difficult to avoid. If you can stick with the game, it rewards you suitably. When the credits rolled, I was left smiling, with a positive impression of the game, but that was only five hours or so after I decided to quit the game and never pick it back up again.
A spectacle first and a game second. It’s wonderful to look at, listen to and experience. You could easily get lost in this subterranean adventure, but the lackluster controls and repetitive gameplay chip away at the luxurious coat of paint, and you may start to forget about those few fascinating moments of tense exploration. Whilst it is a competent experience and offers some fresh new ideas, you may find yourself bogged down by some of the game’s less polished attributes.
Although it isn’t an exploration game per se Diluvion remains full of wonders, as long as you remember nothing is instantaneous underwater. Movement will be clumsy but graceful, and each vista carries either riches or treacherous death. The unknown beckons. Diluvion tugs at the soul of the land-bound adventurer that longs to experience the mysteries of the deep. It ties together RPG elements, resource management, combat, and the salty appeal of a marine environment in a brilliant blend of whimsical and exciting.
Good proposal, good ideas and good influences. Diluvion is a nice game with some problems about controls and variety of situations, and with a great artistic work.
It is still an icy tomb, but even the wrecks are rather glorious once you get up close to them (and loot them for rare books and whatnot).
Diluvion is at its best when allowing you to pilot your sub wherever you want at your leisure. It’s almost marred by the addition of any combat, as awkward and inaccurate controls often make it more frustrating than exciting.
Diluvion has really good ideas to be more than a submarine shooter, but the execution isn’t that good. We recommend it if you like this type of setting.
Like many other indie games, Diluvion is packed with great ideas but suffers from a lack of polish and budget, to the point where we would have loved to see it as a triple A game.
Diluvion brings submarine post-apocalyptic exploration based on the Jules Verne novel, but fails on multiple aspects when the game is running. Very good ideas but not a great performance.
Good ideas but not the best way of making them true.
The post apocalyptic world of Diluvion has a steampunk mixed with sci-fi feel to it, and the story reflects that too. I just wish there was less travelling from A to B, or a busier, more detailed landscape to explore along the way.
Diluvion has an interesting art style but the repetitive gameplay, along with sometimes irritating navigation, checkpoints and controls, may put some players off.
Diluvion is a true beauty to look at and there are some moments that will make you sit back and just enjoy the view. To dive (pun intended) deeper into the guts of the game, however, shows a very flawed experience that can hopefully be fixed as the game continues to evolve post release.