65 of 89 people (73%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Its so bland, everything about this is bland, even the guy who is constantly (and I can't stress constantly enough) talking to you is a computer generated voice, its not a person saying monotoned lame lines its a computer. the ship you dive down to see resembles the Titanic if the titanic was all one texture and all of the furniture in every room suddenly became nonexistant.
The Idea of the game is good but is no real training using the sub, no emergency instructions the game let you die when the oxygen or batteries are getting down (you start underwater), the instructions about how move the sub to specific locations are terrible, no instrumental, no degrees, no angles, no radar, no continous sonar, no scaner, just a compas!. The graphics are from late 90's the game is real terrible.
I think I like this. It's...different. Part sim, part game. You control a submersible, a small roving camera, and claws on each. The game part involves accomplishing certain goals each day before your battery and oxygen levels run out. There are 5 days in the story mode, then it looks like you get a free-explore mode.
The good: They did an excellent job reproducing the Titanic and you get decent touristy lectures from time to time highlighting points of interest. The bad: The one voice in the game is your navigator and he sounds like Tommy Wiseau. Thick accent, strange cadence. And when you navigate it's only with him telling you a cardinal direction or up and down. He's not familiar with "northwest" I guess. This makes finding your objectives frustrating, given the time limits involved. The jerk won't even give you distances.
If you do play, save regularly, so you can restart a day that goes badly or so you can recover from an occasional crash.
The game will barely even start for me. It just crashes most of the time when i try to start it..
But from what i've seen from it then this game the times it choses to work is not at all far from the regular Simulator games that we see so often (The farming simulator, ship simulator yada yada). And for a game of this type that focuses alot on exploration and realism of a famus shipwreck then you must really focus more into Details and really give you the wanting to continue exploring (Like different furniture in rooms or the water particle effects around you. You also need to focus to make textures on things look really detailed and good, and even for game engines and such existing in 2010 then this looks at most part really hidius (The sub looks rather alright but the game doesn't really focus on the sub now does it?) Not to mention its price tag of 20 Euro!
Just keep away from this game, unlike the other simulators, this one offers no funny gags in horrible physics or funny bugs, its just pure bad looking boredom.
14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful 2 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2012
This is a warning. Do not buy this game. If you do, play it with no sound.
The ambiance of the game is great. the actual history and such, incredible for what little I've seen of it.
Two things seem... ♥♥♥♥♥♥. First, all the control presets are wrong. When it tells you to press something like pg up, it's really supposed to be insert. for EVERY. SINGLE. KEY. aside from the armature controls.
What made me stop playing this in a rage, is that ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ voice. The operator, your assistant. When you get him gabbing, it's enjoyable and/or interesting. But when he has nothing better to do, every five seconds, keeps telling you to head towards the dot with "Go East. Head East. No, Backwards. the Other East." Even when you're on course. That's what the marker is for! I know where to go! SHUT THE BLOODY ♥♥♥♥ UP! If you think you can get through the collapsed halls faster, YOU do it! Get lost, get nagged, get raged, rinse, repeat. That was my experience in a nutshell.
23 of 38 people (61%) found this review helpful 13 people found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
I bought this game to encourage my girlfriend's 10 year old child to play and learn more about the Titanic for a school project, and having played the entire thing myself it would, quite frankly, have been a better and less painful experience had I just drowned him in the ice-cold waters of the North Atlantic.
This "game" is detritus of the worst possible kind, playing it is like having a sandpaper and vinegar ♥♥♥♥♥, it fails on every level a game could and whilst playing it I truly wished that like Leonardo DiCaprio's character in the movie I had died.
It's not all bad though, you can turn it off and uninstall it save your money.
“Dive to the Titanic” Review, 1 May 2015 To make Steam/TML Studio’s “Dive to the Titanic” more enjoyable, I’ve assembled notes from the forum, reviews, game files and my experiences at the (not very) “Easy” level. A fairly difficult game, it becomes more so with each dive. You will become familiar with the parts of the wreck in play and how to pick your way around debris. The game resembles a real dive: long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of terror and triumph. There’s more (or less) to see than you might expect; graphics, while dated, are effective. You must install DirectX 9.0c even if you have newer versions; later DirectX versions do not replace earlier ones. Some report needing to replace their version of Quick Time; an installed is provided. There are no add-ons, patches or updates. I use a modest older laptop with good results. Game specifications are at the end. Expect to re-map the keyboard; key assignments are often wrong . Don’t immediately change the navigating, camera or claw operating keys or the tutorials in the first two dives will not sense the correct keys. Do any initial key re-mapping such as the number keys from ‘Settings’ in the main menu and fine-tune them later in the game after the tutorial by pressing ‘ESC’ for the menu; you can also use this menu to save a dive in progress. Check all the keys (use the ‘DOWN’ arrow to get to the later pages; click on the key’s assigned value and press the one you want instead. The left mouse button (button 0) does what you expect: in the sub and ROV outside views, click the right mouse button (button 1) then move the mouse to change the view. There are five dives leading to a free-roam exploration scenario, and three levels of play: o Easy: for familiarization with the game. A grey visual cue shows the direction and distance in meters to the objectives, in order. There is extra time to look around. Use TAB to pause the game when needed. o Normal: no visual cues, the battery charge and your range are reduced, so time is more limited. You will need to know where you’re going, how to get there, and what you’re looking for. o Difficult: for experienced players. Operational parameters (battery, range etc.) are more critical; you have little time to spare. At the Easy level, just follow the cues. Except on the last dive, you have some extra time to use to explore as you go. At the advanced levels you must plan your dives with increasing care so you know what you’re looking for, where it is, and how to get there. The map will help, but not everything is shown. Deck plans from the Internet help, but some game locations, especially cabins, don’t match the real thing. At the Difficult level you probably stand no chance without having a few practice runs behind you. For a retailed step-by-step, see http://18.104.22.168/titanic.html
This is a good game that has some minor issues. The controls can be complex, the voice acting can be dull, the story is linear, the title screen is laggy, and you most likely could have an issue with Quicktime. If you get past all these issues, it can be a beautiful game. I don't recommend this if you have a fear of the ocean, I do and it scares the hell out of me every time I play it. :(
I was excited to check out this game. Since I was a child I have always been fascinated by the wreck of the Titanic, so the chance to explore it virtually was very appealing. Sims are not usually a genre I invest too much time in, but I hoped that the control scheme would be simplified enough to get to the real meat of the game, exploring the wreck. Unfortunately, while the game does have some nice graphics the control scheme is absolutely deplorable, and quite frankly one of the worst release day implementations I have seen. The tutorial directs you to push specific keys in order to move the ship back and forth, but these keys do not actually work, as though the keymap is mis-aligned and pushing all the correct characters to another location on the keyboard. Making matters worse, there seems to be no rhyme or reason to which keys have this issue and which keys legitimately work. In short, I was unable to even discover the Titanic wreck. Skip this game.
This game is very hard to play and control, and it requires a very beefy computer. I've tried for hours learning, and playing this game just to get it to work, I have given up days upon days to attempt to play. It keeps crashing, and the controls are horrible. The whole gameplay of this game is just bad. Just don't waste your money on this game.