Call Of The Sea Review (Steam)

Call Of The Sea Review (Steam)

Call of the Sea is an otherworldly tale of mystery and love set in the 1930s, South Pacific. Explore a lush island paradise, solve puzzles, and unlock secrets in the hunt for your husband’s missing expedition.

Pros:

  • Awesome graphics.
  • 36915MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, field of view slider, motion blur, and graphics quality.
  • Controller-Invert axis, sensitivity sliders, vibration, and key bindings.
  • Hearing-impaired subtitles support.
  • Really good voicework.
  • Puzzle survival gameplay.
  • Beautiful island to explore.
  • Journal–keeps track of clues and lore.
  • Set in the 1930s.
  • You are looking for your husband who never returned whilst looking for a cure for your infliction.
  • Occasional prompts will appear with the controls.
  • Puzzle game with exploration mixed in.
  • Unlock shortcuts.
  • All items have a one time use.
  • Requires out of the box thinking.
  • The strong main character.
  • Simple controls.
  • Can bring up the journal whenever.
  • Save when you want.

Call Of The Sea Review (Steam)

Cons:

  • No button prompts just a blob to show it’s interactive.
  • Lacks a tutorial that is helpful, you get pop-ups but the timing is all off.
  • Some interactions require to pinpoint accuracy when clicking.
  • No help or hints system.
  • The opening puzzle is the toughest as you don’t know what the game can do or expect from you.
  • Hard to read the writing in the journal.
  • Slow pace.
  • The interactive blob is hard to see at times as the bright colors and sunshine make it look like a sheen or shiny graphic.

Call Of The Sea Review (Steam)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Call Of The Sea is a puzzle game that excels in the genre by having you thinking outside of the box constantly. It’s laid out in a world you want to get lost in and very picturesque. Not since The Witness has a puzzle game hooked me in like this. But it’s not all rosy, far from it because like the Witness, it has the same issues like poor pacing and such a cold open with no explanation or setup in regards to what the game expects from you or what you can do, it’s this that will determine how or if you continue with the game. I must admit I struggled a lot at the start and once I gave it a break and came back to finish a puzzle it would begin to click, but as soon as it clicked its ugly obtuse head came back and this soon became part of the experience for me. I wanted to play and like the game more but its willingness to let you think outside the box is also its downfall in many ways. Call Of The Sea is a puzzlers puzzle game.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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