That in mind, let’s dive right into some of the horrible ways I’ve died.
- Failed to fully grasp ship controls and rammed into walls until I sunk (that was embarrassing).
- Giant crab.
- A slow, bobbing white mass—almost tumor-like in appearance—called a “lifeberg” approached me. “Huh, wonder what that thing’s deal is?” I thought to myself as I slowed my steam engines to meet it. I was presented with two options: fight or flee. My chances of escaping were basically zero. And the combat option’s description? “Lifebergs can maybe be defeated… in theory.” Fuck. One brief card-game-ish battle later, I was lifeberg chow.
- Giant-er crab.
- I decided I would voyage to the northernmost point in the world. I would see The End, and I would gaze into its maelstrom and cackle into the gushing eye of madness. In part because Sunless Sea is still an Early Access game and not content complete, I succeeded! However, I hobbled across the figurative finish line with no food, a mutinying crew, and just enough fuel to take me to the foot of a massive glacier… thing. And you know what I found? Nothing. At the end of the world I found nothing. AT WHAT COST, etc.
- On the upside, I’m learning. For instance, I saw something called “Nomad, the glass mountain that eats ships” closing on my tail rapidly, and you’d better believe I ordered my crew to put us full speed ahead in the NOPE direction. Miraculously I survived despite the fact that Nomad is rather sprightly for a goddamn mountain.
- Then I got killed by the biggest fucking crab I’ve ever seen.