Gamestop's release of it's game "Song Of The Deep" is a welcome surprise!
Not saying I didn't know about the release, I am saying it's THAT DAMN GOOD!!! Something the gaming industry has been missing for a long time, is a puzzle adventure game of this magnitude. The graphics are phenomenal, the soundtrack is elegant and brilliantly composed and the story line is sheer poetry.
"Song of the Deep" is the "Echo the Dolphin" of the 21st century. Period.
Everybody and their mother has their first person shooters, action rpg's, mmorpg's, and the like. However I truly feel that it is high time a game such as S.O.T.D. came into fruition.
***SPOILER ALERT***- If you don't want to have the game ruined for you, stop reading now and go buy the thing. It retails for $14.99 BRAND NEW! Yes, you read that correctly. Gamestop being the company that put this out along with Insomniac games and CI Games and Gametrust; they don't have to charge us, the consumers an arm and a leg. And our 1st born child. And a kidney....
But I digress, You start out with the narrative told much like a children's book, with exquisite art that looks like a water color painting. Your character, Marin; is the daughter of a fisherman who told her fabulous stories her whole childhood. Stories about sea monsters, underwater cities of gold and lost civilizations.
One day he doesn't come home from fishing and Marin sets off on her quest to find her father. By building a mini-submarine. You begin your hunt for Dad in the "Glow Kelp Forest"
You start off with just your submarine, but through exploration and adventure you gradually get upgrades such as a magnetic claw, torpedoes, engine boosters, search lights and much much more.
This game challenges cognitive reasoning on an epic scale. You have to think outside the box on this one kiddies. Even on the easiest game difficulty, S.O.T.D. poses a challenge. Even to a gamer like me with 35+ years of gaming experience.
With more games to be released from Gamestop, I can't wait to see what they come out with next. In the mean time, GO BUY SONG OF THE DEEP!!! IT's AMAZING and it's only $14.99!
Great job to all those who worked on this project.
We give Song Of The Deep:
CEO Spike Bowan is the Pittsburgh based Actor/Director/ Author/ Creator of the Alternate History Genre/Fiction saga "War in the Backyard".
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