CAST INTO THE SEA
While you’ll spend a lot of time alone, Soma does include other characters. Chief among these is deuteragonist Catherine Chun, a scientist working at the Pathos-II facility, who you’ll come into contact with early on and is trying to resolve the situation. She helps you to understand your circumstances, and provides access to lockeddown sections of the base, among other things. Exchanges between Chun and protagonist Simon are by turns funny and poignant, and while the voice acting occasionally sails perilously close to am-dram, the game’s powerful story and high-level ideas carry everything along with considerable force.