mysteries under lake ophelia has big atmosphere. it’s by the same people that did fatum betula which i haven’t played but plan to. you play a kid camping out in the woods that only fishes. it’s ps1′d out with the ground textures that are kinda moving. the kid is wearing a dreamcast shirt.
i like the way they did sounds. you don’t actually see a lot of the stuff creating the noises, but birds chirping in the day and crickets chirping at night for example have this slow doppler effect to them. it makes the small play area feel bigger. it gets quiet when the lure hits the water, and that’s when i noticed how much was going on above water audibly. it’s a cool submerge effect. it’s very calm under water and you’re only able to control the camera really as the lure sinks. no pause or menu underwater. the short draw distance under water works well.
i haven’t finished it. it does start a little slow but the feeling of “there’s a lot more to see down there, got to see the mysteries” is keeping it interesting.