[PlayStation 4] Call Of The Sea Review | PS4Blog.net
First-person adventure Call of the Sea from Out of the Blue and Raw Fury is ready for you on PlayStation 4. Learn more about it in our Call of the Sea review!
In first-person adventure Call of the Sea from Out of the Blue and Raw Fury, you’ll be on a journey as Norah, who has crossed the ocean following the trail of her husband, who went missing during his expedition to try and find a cure for the illness that has befallen upon Norah. The game takes place in 1934, and you’ll be exploring a gorgeous tropical island where the mysterious ruins of a long-gone civilization are waiting for you. You’ll start your journey after waking up from a nightmare that has you swimming around a weird cave, ending with a broken music box that seems to have some special meaning for Norah. You have three days to find Norah’s husband since that’s when the ship that dropped you off will be back to pick you up.
Since this is played from a first-person perspective, you’ll move with the left analog stick, running by pressing and holding down the R2 button. You can look around you with the analog stick – something that you can switch around if needed, thanks to the options menu. You’ll interact with things with the X button, which you’ll also press to use them. Your journal can be opened with the Triangle button, and it will contain lots of valuable information for your journey. You can move between sections of the journal with the L1 and R1 buttons and can change pages by pressing left and right on the D-Pad.
There will be several puzzles for you to solve during your time with Call of the Sea, and you’ll need to pay attention to your surroundings at all times as you start to pick up clues here and there that will point you in the right direction. All of this information will be noted down on your journal, so pressing the Triangle button every now and then is not a bad idea since all of the photographs, documents, and other information you find will be added to it, with page after page after page of clues.
There are hundreds of collectibles for you to find in Call of the Sea, including items, documents, as well as logs to note down on the journal, so if you’re the type who likes to 100% a game, you’re in for a treat! As a heads-up, be sure to inspect everything you pick up by rotating it, just in case there’s something on its back that can be useful. The even better news is that once you finish the game, you can use the handy chapter select option to check on which chapters you missed some of the collectibles so that you can quickly jump in and take care of things. As expected, this also means that Call of the Sea has missable trophies thanks to the aforementioned chapter select!
The game has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy for you at the end of the road. There are unmissable trophies for completing the game’s prologue, as well as each of its story chapters, along with completing the game. Along with these, there are some missable trophies in each chapter, one of which is related to a hidden secret item for each chapter. The rest of the trophies will be tied to finding 25%, 50%, and all story logs, along with completing a handful of additional objectives before you see that Platinum trophy pop.
Call of the Sea is a charming 3D adventure that has some fun puzzles to solve, a good story with a couple of interesting twists, and a good length, making it a game that doesn’t overstay its welcome. Your total playing time will depend on how good you are at solving puzzles and if you can find all the required collectibles – and secrets – in each chapter to avoid having to replay some of the chapters. Call of the Sea is out on PlayStation 4 with a $19.99 price, and it’s one you should give a chance.
This Call of the Sea review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Raw Fury.