Enigma Rising Tide
Meets Strategic Warfare...
Enigma: Rising Tide is a groundbreaking concept melding cinematic pacing
with immersive graphics to produce the world's first alternate history,
naval warfare, vehicular shooter game in an online, persistent,
action-packed, 3-D setting.
Enigma Rising Tide is a classic naval simulator that is unfortunately
seen less and less in the world of PC gaming these days. With that said,
Enigma allows you to play a few different gameplay modes that includes
single mission or the more exciting and lengthy campaign mode to really
sit you in the generals chair.
For those that wish to experience the realism of naval simulations, Campaign mode
allows you to prowl the seas in a variety of different sea faring
vessels such as subs and corvettes in a valiant attempt to take down
opposing tankers, freighters and
military escort ships.
campaign mode isn't as terribly deep as one would expect with a naval
simulation, however it's still an enjoyable romp through the seven seas
that really draws you into the military world.
The developers have also added some
interesting aspects of realism by beginning each mission and ending each
mission with an update on world events and how your actions reflect upon
the gaming universe. An extremely clever twist that interacts nicely
with missions of the campaign mode.
The absolute high point of the game is the control, or more
specifically the voice control. Taking a cue from console titles such
as SOCOM: US Navy Seals, Enigma allows anyone with a microphone/headset
combo to control all aspects of their ship with their voice.
Although the command
set is limited it's still a great twist to an already entertaining and
Graphically, Enigma is a little dated and
sometimes "flat" in certain aspects but there is enough professionalism
and detailed graphics to keep even the most staunchest of gamers
In conclusion, playing Enigma reminds me of the golden years of 688
Attack Sub with its no-nonsense approach to naval combat that will
please most fans of the genre and the voice control is easily on par
with those high quality console games and it's about damn time. A game
worth checking out if you love those classic naval sims!