SOMA was a game that was gifted to me and I had no idea what it was about. The problem I now have while trying to give my first impressions I still don’t really know what it is about. I am torn between the type of game it is, it has given me quite a few scares and although seems very story based, it also seems quite an open world. Which is something it has going for it, because after an hour and a half I am still trying to find my way around and what I am supposed to be doing.
This game does remind me quite a lot of Fallout New Vegas not because of the story on the genre it’s in but because of the play style. I didn’t have much success with Fallout New Vegas much to my shame I ended up playing about 10 minutes of the game before I shelved it on my Xbox 360 and never went back to it. SOMA, however, will be different because it has my interest, I didn’t feel as invested in Fallout New Vegas and the gaming community is probably shouting aloud at me on how can you not like Fallout? The truth of it is, I like games that have a line to follow and for me Fallout was lacking enough direction at the time.
Overall I would say so far I am still confused about where the game is going, but the intrigue is there and the atmosphere is awesome. I have taken to playing the game with headphones as opposed to TV Speakers just so that I can appreciate the music and atmosphere they have created and be completely submerged in the world. As it stands SOMA sits at 7/10, not a must play but that is still just my gut feeling things could change as I get further into the game.
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