Subnautica (Series) Review
Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
A new update Subnautica Below Zero takes the adventure to a new freezing cold location. This is available first on PC and will come to consoles at a later date. The Switch version is due for release early 2021
This game is free with Xbox Game Pass.
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.
This game was rated PEGI 7 for frequent mild violence and scenes which younger children may find disturbing. It is not suitable for persons under 7 years of age. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Violence is very mild and is viewed entirely in the first person. Fend off alien creatures with your survival knife. Although some of the aliens bleed a little, injuries are not visible. Some locations can be dark and combined with the strange creatures, may be scary to younger children.
In addition to the rating parents should note that at one point players add bleach to water to make it drinkable in the game.
How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
Select Difficulty: Select difficulty from a range of presets.
How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.
Moderate Reading: Moderate reading required.
Some spoken content has subtitles: Some spoken content has subtitles.
All Dialogue is Voiced: All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced.
How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.
Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.
You can customise the controls for the game as follows:
Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.
Remap Sticks: Remap the stick controls to buttons/keys.
Remap Mouse and Keyboard: Remap mouse and keyboard.
Remap One Action to Multiple Buttons: Map multiple buttons to a single action.
Invert X/Y Axis: You can invert the direction required to control looking and aiming.
Adjust Mouse/Stick Sensitivity: Adjust how sensitive mouse/stick controls are.
How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Customise Audio Levels: Control volume levels of specific events and elements in the game.
Visual Cues for Audio Events: Text or other visual indicators of audio events.
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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