Conclusion: around the ocean like a whale….heck, a game where you play as a whale seems more interesting by comparison. But just as they were able to convince you that a home garden could serve as a virtual playground of fun, Nintendo is taking a risk to bring personal passion into their latest IP, Steel Diver.
Excerpt: Steel Diver is a 3DS game that you'll either love or hate as it's not your traditional Nintendo style of game and borders more on realism as opposed to arcade cutesy fun. In essence, Steel Diver is a submarine simulator but throws in a few interesting twists and turns like mini-games to make full...
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Summary: " Steel Diver " is a mixed bag. It offers a selection of games that are all very different and entertaining in their own way, but all varied that it is hard to imagine them being appealing to anyone person.
Excerpt: As a launch game, Steel Diver intrigued me prior to release given the premise of controlling a submarine on a series of missions. The only game that I can think of that closely resembles this premise is the Seawolf series of arcade games.
Conclusion: In short, Steel Diver is an extremely underwhelming launch game. The eight missions can be knocked out in about 2 to 3 hours and the two player Steel Commander mode is buggy in addition to boring when playing against the AI.
This tedious underwater adventure is as short on content as it is on thrills.
25 March 2011
Summary: Steel Diver is a drastic departure from what you'd expect in a game made by Nintendo. The company that created countless franchises with an emphasis on accessibility has taken a sharp turn in the opposite direction, and that shift is not for the better.
Pros: Nice implementation of 3D visual effects, Periscope Strike is fun in 30-second bursts
Cons: Uneven balance between simulation and action, Long, grueling boss fights, Only a few hours of content, Banal competitive mode relies too much on luck