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Posted by omfgzell

The notion of Mayan ruins in oceanic Chile is kind of offensive, game. Known limits of Mayan territory are more than 3000 miles away from Isla Robinson Crusoe.

Still, the game looks kinda awesome.

Edited by mrfluke

Cool.

Hey Drew, if you want to do some amazing diving, I highly recommend going to Saipan. Tonnes of WWII wrecks from a major US-Japanese battle both on the island and in the waters around it. My favourites were the A6M5 Zero and the H8K flying boat in about 30 feet of water;

the three Sherman tanks that are stuck on the reefs off the lagoon about 500 metres from shore with the turrets and some of the hull above the water line;

and the grotto cave.

There's also the billion dollar hole, where the Americans just pushed a bunch of their gear off a cliff and into the ocean at the end of the war but the waves and currents there are pretty nuts and it was beyond my comfort level.

GO NOW!!!!

tagging the master chief to this post @drewbert as this seems like something he would be stoked to do.

Edited by spencerelliott

I don't think I've ever wanted to yell at the screen more than this Quick Look :O

Posted by mrangryface

Drew = cool

Edited by fisk0
Edited by Sweetz

Is it just me, or does the game seem a little too demanding for what it is? Having to manage three very limited resources (air, film, and the stars you buy them with), in addition to a picky timing based picture taking mechanic (the auto-focus thing) is more effort than I would want to sink into an ocean exploration game. I'm not sure the game is notably enhanced by their presence. Having very quickly dwindling air supply would also seem contrary to the nature of a game where exploration is presumably a primary draw. Why would you do something to so severely limit how much players can explore?

Edited by RenMcKormack

Drew is a scuba diver, another indication that he is an actual spy.

He has a very particular set of skills.

Posted by enemymouse

If you ever run a scuba charter, make sure to withhold oxygen in exchange for sweet coral pics.

Posted by ThreeRoneC

Watching this after the latest Sleeping Dogs quick look is such a dramatic change of pace. Very relaxing.

Edited by Malarkain

This is cool and all, but what if you threw some Pokemon in? EH NINTENDO? I THINK THAT'D BE A GOOD IDEA.

Posted by PiltdownMan

That underwater housing doesn't look like it would do a very good job of keeping water out of the camera.

Posted by selbie

"Reef Shot" sounds like some kind of porn jargon.

Posted by iragequit

I could use a shot of the reef right about now.

Posted by theBeign

Drew: International Man of Mystery.

If its a thing that can be done, he's done it.

Posted by DirkGently

Ba dum fish!

Edited by Hassun

Drew can be my buoyancy controller any day.

ANY DAY!

Posted by peritus
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Posted by LordAndrew
@sweetz said:

Is it just me, or does the game seem a little too demanding for what it is? Having to manage three very limited resources (air, film, and the stars you buy them with), in addition to a picky timing based picture taking mechanic (the auto-focus thing) is more effort than I would want to sink into an ocean exploration game. I'm not sure the game is notably enhanced by their presence. Having very quickly dwindling air supply would also seem contrary to the nature of a game where exploration is presumably a primary draw. Why would you do something to so severely limit how much players can explore?

Those mechanics make perfect sense if it turns into a horror game later and you have to take pictures of ghost fish in order to survive.

Posted by Winternet

Well, Patrick, I'm not so sure about the white shark being just like any other wild animal. He might be a little tinsy bit more dangerous than your average wild animal.

Posted by drewbert

Cool.

Hey Drew, if you want to do some amazing diving, I highly recommend going to Saipan. Tonnes of WWII wrecks from a major US-Japanese battle both on the island and in the waters around it. My favourites were the A6M5 Zero and the H8K flying boat in about 30 feet of water;

the three Sherman tanks that are stuck on the reefs off the lagoon about 500 metres from shore with the turrets and some of the hull above the water line;

and the grotto cave.

There's also the billion dollar hole, where the Americans just pushed a bunch of their gear off a cliff and into the ocean at the end of the war but the waves and currents there are pretty nuts and it was beyond my comfort level.

GO NOW!!!!

Oh MAN, that looks awesome! Thanks duder!

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Posted by bunkerbuster05

@sweetz said:

Is it just me, or does the game seem a little too demanding for what it is? Having to manage three very limited resources (air, film, and the stars you buy them with), in addition to a picky timing based picture taking mechanic (the auto-focus thing) is more effort than I would want to sink into an ocean exploration game. I'm not sure the game is notably enhanced by their presence. Having very quickly dwindling air supply would also seem contrary to the nature of a game where exploration is presumably a primary draw. Why would you do something to so severely limit how much players can explore?

Those mechanics make perfect sense if it turns into a horror game later and you have to take pictures of ghost fish in order to survive.

What a Fatal twist!

Edited by Jace

@lordandrew said:
@sweetz said:

Is it just me, or does the game seem a little too demanding for what it is? Having to manage three very limited resources (air, film, and the stars you buy them with), in addition to a picky timing based picture taking mechanic (the auto-focus thing) is more effort than I would want to sink into an ocean exploration game. I'm not sure the game is notably enhanced by their presence. Having very quickly dwindling air supply would also seem contrary to the nature of a game where exploration is presumably a primary draw. Why would you do something to so severely limit how much players can explore?

Those mechanics make perfect sense if it turns into a horror game later and you have to take pictures of ghost fish in order to survive.

What a Fatal twist!

Haha I DIDN'T SEE that one coming.

Edited by Bigfroth

This is just like Aquanaut's Holiday on PS3.

Edited by dvorak

Well, Patrick, I'm not so sure about the white shark being just like any other wild animal. He might be a little tinsy bit more dangerous than your average wild animal.

I don't know man. Those horses will bite you on the neck.

Posted by PoisonJam7

I love watching Drew quick looks and learning more about all the cool stuff he does.

Posted by marbleCmoney

Wow, this game is actually more interesting than I would have thought it would be.

Posted by TranceQuina

Wow. I can't even tell what pokemon these are supposed to be.

Edited by Rapid

The intro makes it seem like a there's an element of fantasy, would be awesome if suddenly this game took a major twist and became the exposition to a Bioshock

Posted by Seaborgium

@yoggs said:

"I think what's in the lower right there is what you have to take a picture of."

"Oh! I keep forgetting to look there."

Three Minutes Later...

"D'UHHHHHH!!!! FUCK!!!! I better go to the surface cause im about to run out of air and I have nothing to take pictures of!!! D'UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!"

He had to go to the surface because he ran out of film and didn't have enough star points to buy more.

Posted by Ashler

@bigsmoke77: I'm so happy I wasn't the only one noticing that!

Posted by jaecee

@patrickklepek Dude, super easy to get into diving around here. PADI offers both online and offline courses. Go with offline- it's actually cheaper, if I recall correctly, and you get to hear anecdotes and information from seasoned instructors. PADI's coursework teaches some crap habits that actual instructors will probably teach you better ways of doing things. They can also recommend gear, or even sell you their used gear since they tend to get crazy discounts on shit to test it out.

It takes 2 weeks.

  • You read through the coursework, answer some basic questions to show you understand stuff.
  • 2 days of pool sessions to get you familiar with the gear and how to take it all off and put it back on in the water.
    • The treading water bit, you can basically just float at the surface, and you need to be able to swim 200 yards over no specific period of time. Basically, you need to be able to float on the surface and be able to casually kick your legs from the beach to your dive spot. There are large people that are far from physically fit that dive- none of this requires much in the way of physical exertion. Diving is super, super relaxed and slow-paced.
    • I've always freaked out when I got water in my face in a pool- always needed a mask. Taking the mask off underwater sucked, but it's just to practice being able to clear the water back out so you don't freak out if someone kicks your mask accidentally in the ocean.
  • 2 days of ocean dives.
  • You're certified.

Monterey has some great diving areas. Some people have no problem with a wetsuit. I'm a huge pussy and got a drysuit, which is way warmer. You can rent drysuits.

I only got certified 2 years ago, and have been needing to do more diving. NorCal Bomber dives, anyone?

Posted by ConstantineL

Can you play this with an Oculus Rift?

Edited by wwfundertaker
@castiel said:

@oldskooldeano said:

The bestest underwater game was Treasures of the deep.

Remind me to never let Patrick take my wedding photo's. Composition dude, com-po-sition!

I remember playing the demo of that over and over again back in the day. Good times.

I amazed at how well I actually remember this piece of music.

OMG!!! That was one of my favourite games.

Posted by onkel

The music is very Wii sounding.