The terrifying sci-fi masterpiece from the minds behind Amnesia called SOMA is making its way from PC to the Xbox One. The game itself received "Overwhelmingly Positive" reviews on Steam, so it's no wonder that many are excited to check out the robotic horror adventure themselves when it makes its way over to the Microsoft console.
The story centers around identity and what it means to be human with a narrative driven by desperation, isolation, and pure terror in the ocean's depths. Essentially, the game is ... it's incredible. Intricate, immersive, challenging - because of that, the Xbox One version will implement a new "Safe Mode" to make the experience a little more bearable for the weenies (me, I'm the weenie).
According to Xbox, "Dive into the depths from the 1st of December - with optional Safe Mode, giving you the chance to explore the story without being eaten by monsters." Which ... alright. Player experience, but with the layers that the team put into this game - those monsters were a part of the experience. Sounds like a good excuse for multiple playthroughs!
SOMA will be making its way onto the Xbox One on December first. For more info about what the game entails and how exactly it earned such a fantastic player response:
"SOMA is a sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games, the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It is an unsettling story about identity, consciousness, and what it means to be human.
The radio is dead, food is running out, and the machines have started to think they are people. Underwater facility PATHOS-II has suffered an intolerable isolation and we’re going to have to make some tough decisions. What can be done? What makes sense? What is left to fight for?
Enter the world of SOMA and face horrors buried deep beneath the ocean waves. Delve through locked terminals and secret documents to uncover the truth behind the chaos. Seek out the last remaining inhabitants and take part in the events that will ultimately shape the fate of the station. But be careful, danger lurks in every corner: corrupted humans, twisted creatures, insane robots, and even an inscrutable omnipresent A.I.
You will need to figure out how to deal with each one of them. Just remember there’s no fighting back, either you outsmart your enemies or you get ready to run."
SOMA will be available for the Xbox One on December 1st.