Narcosis is the kind of game where you find yourself holding your breath within seconds. And not only because you’re deep underwater and enclosed in a hard hat diving suit with limited oxygen supply. But also because the game is about facing some of your worst fears: claustrophobia and drowning.
When you start the game, you soon enough sense something is going to go wrong. And we can say it without spoiling all the suspens: it does go wrong. You end up progressing alone at the bottom of the ocean, walking through endless submerged tunnels, in search for survivors. When you start feeling like you might never see another living soul again, you get attacked by giant squids and scary spider crabs, with a knife and a few flares as sole weapons.
If you grow a little frustrated with the keyboard experience, plug in the 3dRudder and put your feet on it. One of the big ‘plus’ is that, as your feet enter the action, you start seeing more of what surrounds you. And Narcosis is pretty big on graphics. You can really focus on your vital oxygen supply and feel the force of the scenario.
Navigating with the 3dRudder will let you enjoy more of the imminent sense of danger that makes Narcosis such a great horror and adventure game. And actually, it also works great in non-VR.