Insomniac Games surely must be the busiest developer in the industry right now. It's only just finished up Ratchet & Clank and it's already busy beavering away on Spider-Man, and that's excluding the handful of Oculus Rift titles that it's working on as well. Song of the Deep is yet another title being developed by the industrious outfit, and it's due out next week on the PlayStation 4. But is it any good?
USgamer - 4.5/5
Insomniac Games' Song of the Deep is an excellent Metroidvania whose underwater setting gives the genre a nice twist. Its map is impressively large, and it packs many inventive puzzles that are fun to solve. It looks and sounds brilliant too. The boss battles are a little on the weak side however, but they don't take the shine off what is otherwise a thoroughly enjoyable and very sweet exploration game.
Video Gamer - 7/10
Annoying puzzles aside, Song of the Deep is an excellently put together Metroidvania with a sweet tale to tell.
Game Informer - 7/10
Luckily, Song of the Deep's combat and beautiful presentation, showing cutscenes as colorful storybook illustrations accompanied by narration from an Irish-accented speaker, push the game a fair distance above its failings and make it a journey worth taking for anyone who enjoys Metroid-inspired games or action/adventure games with interesting stories.
GameSpot - 6/10
Still, Song of the Deep's mix of combat, puzzle-solving, and exploration generally lands somewhere around "fine," even if it waivers between aggravating and enjoyable in the process. And although the game tests your patience more often than your skill, its engrossing world and excellent story keep the experience afloat through it all.
Will you be singing to Song of the Deep's tune, or putting in your earplugs and giving this one a wide berth? Sink to the bottom of the sea in the comments section below.