Game Earth Atlantis hits pretty close to home since the overall theme regards climate change that has gone out of hand very much so. Not that ours is in good shape right now, but we are trying hard to avoid making it worse. And Earth Atlantis shows precisely what that “the worst” would be if we don’t take care of our planet and put a stop to the irresponsible and detrimental behavior.
The game takes place in the cities submerged in water due to the global warming. The player travels in an underwater vehicle and tries to survive in the deep waters where giant sea creatures now rule. Earth Atlantis is a 2D side-scrolling shooter video game published for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in 2017. The developer Pixel Perfex Studio did an excellent job to wake up the spirit of old 2D gaming that, although linear, was a thrill to play.
If you had an opportunity to play arcade games, you would notice the similarities right away. The post-apocalyptic setting gives the gameplay even more dynamic, as well as the graphical solution used to depict it. Twenty years ago that would probably make the game uninteresting since the colors and textures were trendy in the 2D gaming industry. However, today, the lack of color and a more comparative approach make this game look like a piece of art.
This is the game that is focused on defeating foes with bullet showers and navigation through narrow passageways. The world is full of caves and labyrinth-like paths, so you will also think twice before you choose a particular direction. The deadly sea creatures tend to emerge from corners and surprise you, but they are nothing you can’t handle with some concentration and patience. However, if you die the game ends, and you have to start it all from the beginning. But there is a silver lining in this situation. Namely, the overall progress is transferred to your new game, so not all is lost.
If you want something light and refreshing to play, then by all, try Earth Atlantis. It may lack the 3D environment, but you won’t miss it due to its graphics and moves. The game has physical limitations, but they don’t define the gameplay, and you will have fun, which is probably the most important thing when it comes to this type of game.
Earth Atlantis is an excellent game for those who don’t want to trouble themselves with complex narratives and gameplay. If you like space shooters, then you will probably find this game entertaining as well and definitely should include it in your gaming list. After all, you can’t leave the Earth to the mercy of the giant sea creatures.