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I wish I could experience In Other Waters all over again in book form

A deep sea deep dive

My relationship with ocean navigation 'em-up In Other Waters has been a bit up and down over the years. When it was first announced on Kickstarter way back when, its premise of exploring an alien sea and seaweed-tinged concept art had me hooked. I don't remember seeing any actual images of the game at that point, but I do remember feeling distinctly disappointed when I finally sat down to play it at EGX Rezzed a while back. "Is this it?" I remember thinking to myself. In my head, I'd imagined it to be something else entirely, not some kind of topographical interface populated by dozens of dots, and my excitement for it immediately cooled. But then Alice Bee's excellent review convinced me to give it another shot - and I'm so glad I did, because it turns out that giving you the freedom to let your imagination run wild is actually the game's greatest strength. And now I'd very much like a book of all its beautifully written observations, too.

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Katharine Castle: Katharine was RPS' editor-in-chief from 2021 to 2024. She first joined the team in 2017 as their hardware editor, and she continues to play pretty much anything she can get her hands on. She's very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests, but also loves strategy and turn-based tactics games and will never say no to a good Metroidvania.
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In Other Waters

PC, Nintendo Switch

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