“Humanity, Consciousness, and the Horrors of the Deep Perfectly mixed in this Spooky and Existential Narrative”
Both the sci-fi and horror genres explore the realms of the “what if”. Sci-fi tries to peer ahead and paint an estimation of what life would look like if we follow mankind’s progress to it’s inevitable conclusion. Meanwhile, horror pries into our deepest fears and puts them front and center. SOMA capitalizes on the inherent unknowns of these two genres to offer tense moments of introspection that will cause players to question both their understanding of the in-game reality and their own. Stuck in an underwater facility at the mercy of an omnipresent A.I., twisted humans, and unstable robot denizens, caution is critical if the player is to unravel the truth behind the protagonist’s and humanity’s fate.
SOMA provides those brave enough to venture into it’s folds a story which questions the fabric of what makes up consciousness and identity, cocooned in a narrative that is sure to give most players nightmares for weeks to come.