Title: Subnautica – Super Survival Mode
Media: Video Game
Topic: SubNautica/Sonic the Hedgehog
URL: Chapter 1
URL: Chapter 2
Critiqued by Ghostcat
Hello, dear Patrons! Are you ready for a new fic?
:pauses for general murmur of consent:
Are you ready for a new fic that is a SubNautica/Sonic the Hedgehog crossover?
:pauses for sounds of incredulity:
A crossover with a sexy anthropomorphic female hedgehog and literally nameless character?
:pauses for exclamations of confusion:
Too bad, because that’s what I’ve got.
Let’s look at the summary, shall we?
Spoilers for the game. So we all know about the up and coming ocean trauma game revolving around a quarantined planet and a single human survivor right? Well the game doesn’t have a clear story so…We made our own version. Thing will get pretty crazy with a man and a hedgehog working to escape from an ocean planet of doom so let’s watch the crapshow go down the drain! STOPPED
Yeah … The thing is, the game does have an established story – at least, now it does. It even has a very nice trailer!
So pretty. I’m continuously amazed at just how nice modern games look.
I checked to see if this was an old fic from the game’s early days before the devs added in the story elements, and it isn’t. The fic was posted (and apparently abandoned days later) at the end of May 2017. This was before the final launch into a full game in January of this year, but well after the story elements had been included and refined. The author even seems to know this; why else would they be concerned about spoilers?
Hello, dear Patrons, and welcome to another updated fic!
This is the Subnautica fic of asteroid-punching ship defenses fame, the previous chapters can be found here. The timing is quite appropriate, considering that the game finally fully launched on Tuesday after years in beta and having the launch date constantly pushed back due to technical problems. (EDIT: And in a nicely ironic turn of events, the launch livestream ended up being delayed due to technical difficulties.)
When last we left the “trouble-sought son” he was playing around with the fabricator and scanner, and there was an unknown person trapped in a PRAWN suit who managed to blast themselves out of some sand.
On to the fic!
Hello, dear Patrons!
As I mentioned in the comments last week, this fic updated recently with a new chapter. If you want to get caught up you can visit the first two chapters here but the basics are as follows; the fic follows the ‘adventures’ of the intrepid Nero McGill, the grandiosely named son of a famous adventurer who was hired by Alterra for unspecified tasks after he committed minor crimes on their property, purely because his father is famous. I guess Alterra is big on brand recognition, or something. He is introduced into the fic when he goes outside of the spaceship in a modified wetsuit to both endanger people (who are out punching asteroids in mecha suits) and then save them. The particular person he saves, Lt. Jane Stalward, is a buxom young woman who later sneaks into Nero’s room to “thank” him by throwing her naked body at him. Repeatedly. Despite his apparent disinterest and intial reluctance, the two inexplicably enter into a relationship of sorts, although Nero thinks Jane is trying to trick him into staying with Alterra. I’m not sure why, since he does very little, but thankfully the ship is shot down by an alien gun before they engage in sexy times on-screen. There was a ‘tense’ run to the lifepods at the last minute as the ship was crashing, as Jane sacrificed herself by remaining on the ship so that Nero could escape and have a Dead Girlfriend™ Tragek Back Story.
Chapter 3: A Not-so-Warm Welcome
The Aurora‘s welcome to 4546B was very warm – on fire, even.
Hola, dear Patrons, and welcome to another chapter of Subnautica fic!
In the last chapter, which was full of asteroid-punching robots that were far less awesome than that sounds, we were introduced to Nero McGill, son of famed survivalist Craig McGill, who is himself a famous adventurer/explorer/survivalist/Stu. Nero, endangering the lives of everyone on the ship by interrupting an important asteroid-punching mission, saved Lt. Jane from possible death – but only after the aforementioned life-endangering interruption caused her to have an accident in the first place. Nero goes back to his room for some zero-G brooding set to eleventh century hymnal music, but is interrupted by Lt. Jane breaking into his room to give him a thank-you shagging.
Now that we’re sufficiently caught up, on to the fic!
Chapter 2: Brace for Impact
There better not be a Wall-o-Text heading my way, those things hurt like hell.
Hello, dear Patrons, and welcome to the start of a new fic!
This particular fic is also from the Subnautica section of ff.net, although written by a different author; I don’t typically do fics from the same source materials back to back, but I decided to make an exception this time. Let me show you the fic summary and I think you’ll see what drew my attention to this fic.
Nero is the trouble-sought son of the legendary survivalist, Craig McGill, and the young man’s most recent antics have landed him on an unplanned trip for Alterra, and smack dab in the middle of a romance with the ship’s Lieutenant. But when the Aurora crashes his new life, Subnautica has to learn the hard way that you don’t mess with a McGill.
Anyone want to play “Spot the Stu”? I’ll give you three guesses, and the first two don’t count.
I don’t even know what the hell ‘trouble-sought’ is supposed to mean. Is this guy trouble-prone, or a trouble-seeker?
So, thanks to SC, I have another chapter of this fic to power through. But after the author’s snit-fit in our comment section, the fic has apparently been deleted from ff.net so this is probably the very last chapter. So sad, much sorrow.
In the previous installment, Dumbass made it to Aurora despite not having the power reserves necessary without the PCC hand-delivering power cells to their feet (because whatever) and wandered around a bit before finally located the extremely important information that was needed to save
Crazy Casey. Oh, and Dumbass has the incredibly lethal carar infection now but isn’t that concerned about it.
Hello, dear Patrons! Hope you’re having a great Good Friday, if that’s your thing.
This is the final (for now) chapter-lump! Hoo-ray!
In the last chapter-lump, which was actually just one chapter, Dumbass and
Crazy Casey finally got to the island and decided to explore the dangerous alien wilderness in the dark. They did take the exosuit, which was smart, but decided to leave it and go on foot for most of their explorations, which was stupid. While exploring one of the abandoned Degasi bases, Crazy Casey fell and seriously fucked up her leg. She should have died while Dumbass ran back and forth to the Cyclops for a bit, but she only became conveniently unconscious so that Dumbass could heroically carry her back to the Cyclops – which is what he should have done in the first place.
Now, to the fic!
Chapter 11: Medical Attention
And again, starting exactly where the last chapter ended.
We made it onto the cyclops, she was still out cold in my arms.
And probably starting to get cold and a bit stiff, considering the amount of blood she’s lost.