Codename Ocean Keeper Preview (Steam Early Access)

Codename Ocean Keeper Preview, The entire underwater world will be hunting you. Find caves and dig tunnels to obtain valuable resources to upgrade your mech. Combine a vast array of weapons and create your unique build that will allow you to last as long as possible and unravel the mysteries of the ocean.

Codename Ocean Keeper Preview Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 495.59MB download size.
  • Controller support.
  • Graphics settings – screenshake, fullscreen, fps limit, graphics preset, and resolution.
  • Roguelike gameplay.
  • Opening tutorials and ongoing pop-ups.
  • The game has a top and underworld theme going on, you go underground to enter cave systems and farm materials whilst on the top ground you will explore the ocean but also deal with enemies that can attack.
  • When you go mining underground you leave your mech and use your drill to smash blocks.
  • Gather materials and resources by selecting them and attaching them to yourself and then going to the entrance to bank them.
  • Find fossils and relics to get a randomized choose one of three upgrades for you or your mech.
  • A timer shows on screen and when it hits zero you get attacked.
  • Weapons generally shoot automatically and you just move but you can get weapons to aim and shoot yourself.
  • End of run breakdown.
  • You can pause the game.
  • Materials and resources are used to upgrade your mech, your diver, or your machine gun.
  • As you break down walls in the mines you get to see the next set of blocks.
  • When holding materials and resources they can drag you down and slow you down, you can drop some of them to alleviate this and each piece uses physics and can get stuck or snap off.
  • Twin stick shooter-style shooting.
  • Mining is just a case of swimming into the blocks over and over.
  • It’s a good idea.
  • Get good enough and you can have a lot of fun with the combat due to how many weapons you can attach to your mech.
  • The underwater setting is beautiful, I love that you see the fish and other predators just going about their business.
  • It is very satisfying when you get a good cave to mine and haul a old of materials and resources out.

Codename Ocean Keeper Preview Cons:

  • No Steam achievements.
  • The controller only works in certain places and even then all the functions do not work.
  • No map to help see enemies coming in.
  • So easy to die quickly as the enemy’s density and strength are up and down continuously.
  • Slow starter.
  • No real good feedback on getting damage and it always lands up you just getting the dead game over screen.
  • The upgrades are basic and new weapons are far apart.
  • Combat is slow and not that fun.
  • Attacks don’t leave a lot of time or room for your mining expeditions.
  • Nothing carries over to new runs.

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Codename Ocean Keeper:

Official website.

Developer: RetroStyle Games

Publisher: RetroStyle Games

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Steam Early Access

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!