Ever since PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the Battle Royale game design has gone viral, and now the underwater battle royale game, Last Tide, has released on Steam. You will need to not only survive from the attacks from other divers, but also face sharks who will come to get you once they smell your blood.
Although Last Tide does not stray too far from the core PUBG formula, there are many design choices that really separate it from the rest. Players are no longer wearing vests and helmet, but diving suits, long flippers, and oxygen cylinders. Players dive into the ocean and scavenge in the aquatic environment such as abandoned marine laboratories, wrecks, and beautiful coral reefs.
100 players hunt each other on a map with a shrinking circle until the last one is left, but its underwater setting is different because of the simulation of being in the ocean. Also, since you are in the water, the gunplay is much different. Due to the lack of friction against the recoil backward force of the weapons, shooting a gun will actually push you back in the ocean. In addition, the bullet trajectory will be more apparent, and the bullets will almost appear to move in slow motion like the bullet scene in Matrix.
The “storm circle” in Last Tide is a shark prevention net, which means in Last Tide, you can feed those sharks with either yourself or get others wounded and watch bloodthirsty sharks chase them through the scent of their blood.
Compared to PUBG or Fortnite, which focuses on PvP, Last Tide uses environmental elements, such as sharks and the deep sea, to add more uncertain PvE elements to the PvP competitive game player. Fear of the Wolves, another high-profile BR game that is highly anticipated for its nuclear polluted and wildlife environment, does the same.
Last Tide is available on Steam for $ 14.99.