Beyond Blue takes players into the near future, where they will have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. She and her newly-formed research team will use groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted. The game features an evocative narrative and exploration of an untouched world. Embracing the same inclusive development process that was used to create Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), E-Line’s BAFTA award-winning game about Alaska Native culture, the company partnered with BBC Studios (developers of the acclaimed Blue Planet II), OceanX Media, world-class game makers, and some of science’s leading ocean experts to craft an experience that reflects the awesome wonder and unbounded mystery that infuses our planet’s beating blue heart.
Exploring the ocean and its inhabitants not only turns out to be quite calming, it also manages to find the perfect balance between education and fun. Definitely worth your time and investment.
Beyond Blue is a beautiful and enchanting journey. The attention to detail and devotion to its creation, along with the companion documentary segments, show a love for the ocean. It’s a little on the short side, but there’s still so much to enjoy in this gorgeously crafted game.
Despite some occasional framerate drops and a slightly twitchy camera, Beyond Blue is a thoroughly relaxing and educational dive through some of the most beautifully-diverse underwater landscapes on the PS4.
Beyond Blue is an educational game that delivers its lessons in a very relaxing manner. Players spend most of the game swimming around and looking at fish, and that’s totally fine. Though it doesn’t nail the story, that’s not really the point – the documentary footage is informative and interesting. Beyond Blue is well worth the time for those curious about the depths of the sea, and the subtle ecological lessons it teaches are valuable enough to overlook its shortcomings.
Beyond Blue excels at being a relaxing experience set in a beautiful ocean. The waters teem with wildlife and its environments are diverse enough to tempt multiple visits. The result is a great educational tool to teach people of all ages about its wildlife. Unlike its partners, it misses its chance to drive home the importance of conservation, though. With more time devoted to the important issues it raises, it could have taught us so much more.
Beyond Blue is a relaxing, short $20 edutainment game that’ll be a fun time for gamers who are curious about the deep blue sea and its inhabitants. Just don’t go into it expecting gameplay that’s deeper than a puddle.
Beyond Blue is a concise experience. You can finish it in about two to three hours, and you can 100% it in less than five. While I really enjoyed all of the educational value that the game provides, if you don’t happen to be interested in the real-world ocean, there isn’t any reason for you to play this game. So, if swimming around for two hours scanning fish, watching educational videos, and learning more about the ocean sounds up your alley, Beyond Blue is perfect for you. However, the game’s subpar graphics, terrible technical performance, and melodramatic plot make it tough to enjoy the surreal adventure under the sea.
An immeasurably wonderful and insightful experience that highlights an area of our world that we will not be able to live without, just like nature in general, regardless if it’s above or below sea level. The oceans and their ecosystems sustain our world and if we don’t work towards a sustainable future we will all perish. The people who can only see themselves as the center of the universe are a scourge and a blight on our lovely planet and we need to instead promote people who are trying to make changes for the good of both ourselves and the for the future.
Beyond Blue is a beautiful and immersive game that brings such important topics as these to light. People who are complaining about this game being boring etc. don’t really understand that not all games need to be high-octane action or a constant bombardment of the senses. Games, like any form of art, can be whatever the developers want them to be, and in this case we have an exploration-based swimming experience where you learn about the oceans of our world in an interactive way we haven’t seen before. If anything, the majority of humanity needs to calm down and stop having excessive expectations and stop putting more stress on the world and instead start seeing beyond their own short-sightedness and learn how to experience games like Beyond Blue for what it is and immerse themselves in the important story this game is trying to tell.