This weekend is going to be a busy one in my house. Mass Effect Legendary Edition is here and in order to avoid fighting over time with the PS5, Abigail and I have agreed to play the trilogy together, enjoying the sights while walking down memory lane and marvelling at the shiny new visuals and lighting. But today also marks the release of Subnautica: Below Zero, which has been staring at me ever since I bought it in Early Access.
I played far, far too much of the original Subnautica before release, meaning that when it fully launched I could almost rush through the first half of the game without really thinking about what I was doing. I vowed to not let the same happen with Below Zero, and I see my steam tells me I looked at it for 4.5 hours and I last logged in during August. It has been tough, since in February they announced that the final big update to the game was done before leaving Early Access. Surely it would be fine to play now… it must be close, right? I found other things to keep me busy between February and now and with that shiny 1.0 patch installed and ready to go, I can’t wait to go and explore the depths and see what has happened since the previous game.
Of course, this also means I am going to have to deal with whatever terrible things lurk deep underwater, and some beasties that want to eat you when you travel across the ice. Have I ever mentioned that I am terrified of being attacked by something while swimming? Even when I was doing lifesavers training, I couldn’t help shake the feeling something was there in the depths of the diving pool, just waiting patiently for a chance to strike.
I can’t wait for my heart to try leave my body when I discover something new under the waves.