“Steel Diver” is a decent little game. The only problem, however, is that it’s not quite $39.99 worth of decent.
The game, which places players in the role of a submarine captain navigating hostile waters, is a launch title for Nintendo’s new 3DS portable but its campaign feels like a throwback to the 8-bit era. Although the game’s designers did find clever ways to make use of the 3DS’ capabilities, most of the gameplay takes place in two dimensions.
I had fun playing Steel Diver, but at a time when developers can offer iOS and Android games for 99 cents, consumers need more from a full-priced game.