I was browsing through the steam sale the other day and stumbled on Subnautica, a game I’ve only heard great things about that I would very much like to give a shot. The only problem is, I have a pretty big fear of open water. I’m super uncomfortable in pretty much any part of a game that has you diving deep underwater or exploring shipwrecks or anything like that, and it’s a bummer.
I remember back in the day I almost couldn’t get through the electric eel Colossus in SOTC, didn’t get a crucial piece of loot from a shipwreck in the Witcher 3, and had to really brace myself to raise the submerged B-29 Bomber from the bottom of Lake Mead in Fallout: New Vegas, a game I absolutely had to see and do everything in. Thankfully it’s usually only side activities that involve this sort of thing which is nice, but it still sort of gets me down when I feel like I’m missing out on exploring parts of a world because I can’t brave the murky depths.
Has a fear of yours ever kept you from enjoying or progressing in a game? Has a particular part or sequence frightened you so much you had to stop playing? Has a game ever helped you get over something like this?