Aquanox Deep Descent Released

Aquanox Deep Descent is now available for Windows on GOG.com and Steam, allowing you to once again immerse yourself in this submarine first-person shooter series. Here's the Release Trailer and here's a deep dive:
Aquanox: Deep Descent is a first person underwater vehicle shooter, in which players control a variety of customizable ships to engage in fierce battles in the dystopian deep sea world of Aqua.

In the near future, the Earth's surface has become uninhabitable. What remains of humankind lives in former mining and research stations, deep below the surface of the sea. Born and raised in the only world we know, the loose network of underwater settlements, torn by the war for resources and dominance between various factions.

Take control of a team of highly trained fighter pilots and experience an epic story in the deep sea world of Aquanox. Send your enemies down to Davy Jones's Locker with well-aimed torpedoes, mortars, mines and more. Explore the deepest corners of the oceans - mysterious, hazardous, uncharted.

Features

  • Fight: Unique underwater vehicle combat with a wide variety of play styles
  • Co-op: 4 player drop-in co-op, with four distinct pilots who are all involved in the game story
  • Customize: Choose your ship, and upgrade it to fit your preferred playing style
  • Explore: Explore, salvage, and loot- all while discovering the deepest corners of the ocean
  • PVP: Classic multiplayer modes, including Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch Dogfighting

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Oct 17, 2020, 20:41
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 16, 2020, 21:37:
This looks pretty good actually, I guess I'll add it the potential buys list.

Some somewhat disturbing reviews out there, one on GoG claiming the ending is locked behind DLC? I haven't read up on this game at all, is it still incomplete?
From the game page:
The Collector's Edition contains Aquanox Deep Descent, its official Soundtrack composed by Kai Rosenkranz and the Digital Extras: A Making-of video, the Digital Artbook, the Exclusive Manticora ship (coming soon) and the extended Ending scene, closing the game between the original series and Aquanox Deep Descent (coming soon).

What a cash grab!
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Oct 17, 2020, 19:38
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Jonjonz wrote on Oct 17, 2020, 06:30:
Looks like just another six degrees of freedom vehicle shooter that have never had a large audience.

The original went nowhere, why does anyone think this (same thing just more pixels) will do/be better.



It's not six DoF, you can't rotate your ship like you can in Descent. (i.e. the ground is always undearneath and the ocean surface always above ) It's more like having a jetpack in duke nukem :-)
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Oct 17, 2020, 15:49
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Acleacius wrote on Oct 16, 2020, 21:54:
Be careful, Steam reviews are bad, mostly negative.

Edit: Hah, they got boosted positive a bit. Now it's only mixed.

Wow yeah, those Steam reviews are rough. I guess I'll be avoiding this for a year or so.
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Oct 17, 2020, 13:39
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RogueSix wrote on Oct 17, 2020, 13:05:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 17, 2020, 11:29:
... and this is what happens when a total noob dev has to manhandle UE5 - not an easy engine to work with...

It's Unreal 4. Unreal engine 5 is still in development at Epic with a preview version scheduled for spring 2021 and the 5.0 release should happen in late 2021. Games that are originally based on Unreal 5 (developed on UE5 from scratch) will obviously not come out for quite a while but the current version 4.25 of UE has a migration upgrade path to Unreal 5 so we will at least see some upgrade versions in 2022. Fully original UE5 AAA games probably won't be out before 2024.

You are absolutely correct.. was mixing up the engine versions Still an incredibly ugly game for UE4, which can do SO MUCH more than this. Also no underwater explosions, no torpedoes, everything is wrong about this new Aquanox imo.. the originals are better in some ways... and in others.. not so much. ^^
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Oct 17, 2020, 13:05
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eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 17, 2020, 11:29:
... and this is what happens when a total noob dev has to manhandle UE5 - not an easy engine to work with...

It's Unreal 4. Unreal engine 5 is still in development at Epic with a preview version scheduled for spring 2021 and the 5.0 release should happen in late 2021. Games that are originally based on Unreal 5 (developed on UE5 from scratch) will obviously not come out for quite a while but the current version 4.25 of UE has a migration upgrade path to Unreal 5 so we will at least see some upgrade versions in 2022. Fully original UE5 AAA games probably won't be out before 2024.
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Oct 17, 2020, 11:49
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Despite the Unreal engine, this is not looking great. Especially the damage on your own sub is diplayed by 2d textures just tacked onto your cockpit... Pathetic. The gamplay does not look too great, either, I have watched some videos and some tests and they all said it is VERY repetitive and the opponents' AI is MOVE DIRECTLY AT PLAYER SHIP FIRING /the end. Also: almost no difficult/different fights or many boss fights... *sigh* This could and should have been as good as Star Wars Squadrons but is not BY FAR.
EDIT: Also, the lighting system is very, VERY limited. Even more limited than it was ages ago in Aquanox (e.g. the light coming from torpedos).
EDIT 2: The one but very big pro argument for this game is that it is open to modding a lot. Hopefully, modders can turn this into a good game in the next few years.
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Oct 17, 2020, 11:35
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Jonjonz wrote on Oct 17, 2020, 06:30:
Looks like just another six degrees of freedom vehicle shooter that have never had a large audience.

Because that's how we roll here, unless it is super popular Blue's News puts its nose up to it.

To me what is interesting is how close a water sim is to a space sim.
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Oct 17, 2020, 11:29
 
Ending locked behind a 10€ paywall
1080p resolution lock even if you run at 4k (meaning you get downscaled and can count the pixels, enjoy!)
no 21:9 support
no fov slider

Yep, it's a THQ Nordic game alright, and this is what happens when a total noob dev has to manhandle UE5 - not an easy engine to work with...
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Oct 17, 2020, 09:24
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Jonjonz wrote on Oct 17, 2020, 06:30:
Looks like just another six degrees of freedom vehicle shooter that have never had a large audience.

The original went nowhere, why does anyone think this (same thing just more pixels) will do/be better.


The original "Schleichfahrt" (Archimedean Dynasty) was awesome back in '96.
The sequels were never really able to capture that same spirit again imho.
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Oct 17, 2020, 06:30
 
Looks like just another six degrees of freedom vehicle shooter that have never had a large audience.

The original went nowhere, why does anyone think this (same thing just more pixels) will do/be better.


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Oct 17, 2020, 06:28
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Its very basic late 90s gameplay. Doesnt really feel like its underwater either....
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Looks pretty damned cool to me, but too much else to play to warrant an early purchase. All the same it's a wishlist and I'll check it out sometime in the future I'm sure.
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Be careful, Steam reviews are bad, mostly negative.

Edit: Hah, they got boosted positive a bit. Now it's only mixed.
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Oct 16, 2020, 21:37
 
This looks pretty good actually, I guess I'll add it the potential buys list.

Some somewhat disturbing reviews out there, one on GoG claiming the ending is locked behind DLC? I haven't read up on this game at all, is it still incomplete?
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Oct 16, 2020, 20:32
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Lol the title reminds me of the supe porn in The Boys.
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