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« on: October 31, 2019, 04:05:21 pm »

Shinsekai: Into the Depths Is The Best Apple Arcade Game No One’s Talking

This mini-masterpiece blends awe, danger, and a haunting sense of loss in a beautifully realized underwater world.

The biggest, most popular video games tend to be power fantasies. They let us make gravity-defying leaps, mow down evildoers with pinpoint accuracy, and save the world from destruction. Capcom's Apple Arcade-exclusive underwater adventure Shinsekai: Into the Depths flips that on its head.  As your weary, baggy-suited hero waddles ever deeper into the remains of a world long past saving, you only grow more and more aware of how small and helpless you are.

Sure, Shinsekai is a "Metroidvania" — an action-adventure game that lets you wander freely around a large map, discovering upgrades that gradually give you access to previously unreachable areas. But it's a sterling example of that well-worn genre, and all the rarer for its status as a Mac exclusive. Maybe Untitled Goose Game has (deservedly) stolen its spotlight, but I'm surprised more people aren't talking abou...

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