So, VR has become famous for having a lot of wave shooter games made for it, and while it is nice to be able to walk around there’s nothing inherently bad about them. So is there anything that stands out about Under Water : Abyss Survival VR? No, not really, maybe with the exception of its interesting retro-futuristic aesthetic. But does that mean that the game is bad? Well let’s take a look and find out.
It’s an undisclosed year in the future. Humanity has polluted the Earth’s environment. In order to find some sort of solution we’ve built Bethesda. No, not the company, an underwater sea base with the goal to research about potential deep sea resources and lifeforms. There’s a problem though. The base was constructed quickly, which resulted in problems with the stability of its nuclear reactor. This frequently led to other problems as well. Recently, the reactor’s instability sharply increased. Not too long after that, Bethesda detected a mysterious low frequency signal not too far away from its location, after which communication with the base was lost. The land-based headquarters decided to dispatch a rescue team to Bethesda under the name Operation: Under Water. And that’s when you come in.
Under Water : Abyss Survival VR is a wave shooter, so there are some things you can already expect. You stand in one place and shoot at a variety of enemies that come at you and try to kill you. So that’s the basics, but what’s unique to the game. As a start, this is a 180 degree wave shooter instead of a 360 degree one. Under Water : Abyss Survival VR is fairly short with four levels that take place in the base. There are a total of four weapons, a gun, a shotgun, a lightning gun and swords. There are also three difficulty setting, but let me tell you, the higher ones are really difficult and will take multiple tries to pass. I’d say that the enemies are fairly interesting, there are jumping clams, angler fish-men, facehugger crabs, a boss and some more.
Under Water : Abyss Survival VR doesn’t have a lot of features, but that doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyable. There’s quite a bit of fun to be had with it, and considering the fact that it only costs 3,99€ I’d say it’s worth the money. There’s nothing hidden beneath the surface, you get what you see and that’s fine, especially for the price. If you are interested in the game you can check out its Steam page here.