Friday, December 7, 2007


Aquaria has been released.

The game plays a lot like Super Metroid or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, except underwater. The structure of the game is mainly non-linear, which I enjoyed. The game took me about 22 hours to complete, and I didn't find everything in it.

It has extremely high production values for an independent game. The demo is a bit slow and linear, but in the full game it really opens up and becomes more exciting, with a lot more dexterous shooting and avoiding required. The story is competent, but sparse, and has a few clichés. Overall it's not for everyone (in particular it doesn't hold your hand and guide you through everything the way modern games do), but I'd really recommend it to fans of Super Metroid and similar titles.

Name: Aquaria
Developer: Bit Blot
Category: Underwater Metroidvania?
Type: Shareware
Size: 63 MB demo, 203 MB full version
Direct download page: Click Here
Direct download link: Mirror 1, Mirror 2
Buy the game: Click here

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