This submarine sim has pretty much lost its buoyancy
Before the famed Silent Hunter submarine sim came to be, if you wanted to experience the life of a submersible crew back in the 90s, Silent Service was the game to try out. MicroProse had created a really interesting combination of strategy and fighting/shooting and with this second iteration it took the recipe a step further. The range of simulated paraphernalia includes a simulated ocean in which you order your submarine where to proceed. You will be tasked to hunt down enemy vessels, most of the time battle ships. You have to manage your own ships, make sure you stay invisible, micromanage a host of details regarding pressure, hull integrity, etc.The most fun portion of the game is the periscope hunt, where you need to set the trajectory of your underwater projectiles and to manage the direction of your periscope. You might feel overwhelmed at times, given that quite a lot of details are simulated, direction of waves, the movement of the ships, speed of your own submarine, etc.You would expect a 1990's sim to be a bit harsh on the learning curve, but Silent Service 2 doesn't really seem worth the trouble. Unless you've tried it years ago and want to experience it again, there are a few other classics that will be friendlier to newbies of the genre: rather go for the older Silent Hunter games.