Northern views of Below Zero

AvimimusAvimimus Join Date: 2016-03-28 Member: 214968Members Posts: 402 Advanced user
Subnautica: Below Zero has never really felt cold to me - I've been trying to figure out why.

I think part of it is the lighting - it doesn't feel 'sharp' enough.

Cold weather tends to cause airborne water vapour to precipitate out of the air. Any remaining water vapour forms airborne crystals (e.g. phenomena like "sun-dogs").

Simply speaking, there is much less scattering of light, and the scattering is different. This has a few effects: There is less 'ambient' light and more of a sense of directional light. Shadows often seem sharper. The palette of colours is also shifted.

Does this make sense? I'd be curious about other people's thoughts on what 'feels off'. I come from a fairly inland region that gets to -30 centigrade... so it'd be really interesting to hear from someone in a coastal arctic region (e.g. Nunavut). Anyone else from a fairly cold climate? How do you feel about it? Anyone else have a guess as to how cold climates differ?


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