First Look: Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue explores the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep sea explorer and scientist. Become a part of a newly-formed research team using groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted.

I was provided a copy of this game for the purposes of this review.

As Mirai, you will be diving into the ocean depths and completing various tasks to help with research. These tasks include scanning the ocean for specific animal sounds, scanning various animals, protecting wildlife that have alarms go off, and more.

Game play is very straightforward and there isn’t much more to say on it. I hope that the further into the game you get, the more of a story develops beyond just being a researcher. It would be interesting to have more strategy involved in what you choose to do on a dive to make it more of a game.

This game is undeniable beautiful. The art is incredible with its realism and it’s easy to get immersed into the waters through it. I will say to fully experience the beauty, you need a computer that can handle it. I did have to downgrade the quality in order to make the game really playable but I also don’t have the worlds best gaming computer.

Beyond Blue is an excellent way to explore the ocean and it’s residents without physically doing it. The devs also worked with leading ocean scientists to make it as realistic as possible. It is atmospheric and great for exploring so if these interest you, give Beyond Blue a play.

Have you played any realistic exploration games? Share them with a comment below.


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