anyone buy it yet?

#1 Edited by Jackel2072 (2248 posts) -

im downloading the trial to see how it is, but has anyone bought the game yet? if so are you enjoying it?

#2 Posted by Redbullet685 (6031 posts) -

Thats out. I must DL the trial tomorrow.

#3 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1720 posts) -

Played the trial today. This game...doesn't seem good. At the very least, the trial is a horrible representation of the final game. Literally all you do are a couple of clunky platforming sections and 1 hack minigame. That's it. No combat, no actual puzzles or meaningful interaction with the water. It gave no real incentive to buy the full product, especially when knowing this is only the first part you are buying. From what I hear, the combat is janky as shit anyways. Besides that, the game controls somewhat poorly and the voice acting was laughably bad. At least it looks kind of good...for a downloadable game. It strikes me as a game that would have benefited from having a better budget and being a full-retail product.

#4 Posted by Gamer_152 (14065 posts) -

From what I've read it's not sounding like a fantastic game. I'll probably download the trial and see how it is.

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#5 Posted by Jackel2072 (2248 posts) -
@OneKillWonder said:
" Played the trial today. This game...doesn't seem good. At the very least, the trial is a horrible representation of the final game. Literally all you do are a couple of clunky platforming sections and 1 hack minigame. That's it. No combat, no actual puzzles or meaningful interaction with the water. It gave no real incentive to buy the full product, especially when knowing this is only the first part you are buying. From what I hear, the combat is janky as shit anyways. Besides that, the game controls somewhat poorly and the voice acting was laughably bad. At least it looks kind of good...for a downloadable game. It strikes me as a game that would have benefited from having a better budget and being a full-retail product. "
i have to agree. i didnt even really get my feet wet (haha) i mean i want to play more and see what else the game has to offer, but at the same token im not blindly spending 1200 points either. 
#6 Posted by rjayb89 (7720 posts) -

I'm hoping this game is like that second episode of Hamst3r's playthrough of Amnesia where there was this invisible water monster but with every level like that.  I was scared just watching that part.

#7 Posted by Davvyk (694 posts) -

I was looking forward to it but now that the oxm review is the only glowing review I night steer clear

#8 Posted by MethodMan008 (809 posts) -

i bought it this morning...  i really like it.  but i am stuck and their are no walk thrus yet...  so i guess im on hold for now..

#9 Edited by weegieanawrench (1937 posts) -

I got this yesterday. It's alright, nothing mind blowing or anything, but it's some good action adventure fun. If I have any complaints, it's with the controls and the worst voice acting I have ever heard. 
 
And hey guess what? I'm stuck too. You're at a huge disadvantage when fighting enemies as your true weapon is basically a stun gun and they're armed to the teeth with automatic weaponry (that you can't pick up). There are other ammo types, but it's rare to find and runs out fast. 
 
Still, I do like it and after finishing it I will probably write a review.

#10 Posted by NTM (7321 posts) -
@Jackel2072:
It's alright. Only problem I have with it is the fact the character animations are like something you see in Syphon Filter for PSP, which is alright for PSP, but not an XBLA game.
#11 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

Do not bother. It is a turd of a game.

#12 Posted by CABBAGES (523 posts) -

just started the demo and heard scoot talk. 
The worst fake scottish accent i have ever heard!
#13 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

What's the water like?

#14 Posted by SenatorSpacer (432 posts) -

Bought it... Regretting it...

#15 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

...Sigh. It's not fun.

#16 Posted by ShadowVirus (793 posts) -

Played the trial, hated the controls, the camera, the movement, the voices, pretty much everything about it. The setting and the atmosphere I thought were interesting, but it has terrible game play, like, there's fire surrounding the place I need to get to, OK, just walk around it. Or the stairs are on fire and are broken, just jump down the other way. 
 
Also I noticed she has a Deadly Premonition style flash light, coming out of chest. Except it's not her chest, if she turns around the light is still facing forward.

#17 Posted by LucyGlitter (237 posts) -
@ShadowVirus said:
" Played the trial, hated the controls, the camera, the movement, the voices, pretty much everything about it. The setting and the atmosphere I thought were interesting, but it has terrible game play, like, there's fire surrounding the place I need to get to, OK, just walk around it. Or the stairs are on fire and are broken, just jump down the other way.  Also I noticed she has a Deadly Premonition style flash light, coming out of chest. Except it's not her chest, if she turns around the light is still facing forward. "
Ugh. Pass. 
 
Darn, I was looking forward to it, too.
#18 Posted by Sedasys (149 posts) -

Admittedly the voice acting was terrible, but come on guys, Bolo Santosi takes the cake on bad voice acting any day.
The animation seems pretty crap, the controls are clunky as hell which doesn't help a survival game all that much, the voice acting made me want to punch a baby. All this just from the demo.
I was tempted to buy it so it could count towards 2400 points and get a little something back from Microsoft but I'd rather just... not.

#19 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

the game is one big water level how on earth did anybody think this game was gonna be good ? 
nice looking water though
#20 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -
@Sedasys said:
" Admittedly the voice acting was terrible, but come on guys, Bolo Santosi takes the cake on bad voice acting any day. The animation seems pretty crap, the controls are clunky as hell which doesn't help a survival game all that much, the voice acting made me want to punch a baby. All this just from the demo. I was tempted to buy it so it could count towards 2400 points and get a little something back from Microsoft but I'd rather just... not. "
But Just Cause 2's VO seems deliberate while Hydrophobia tries to be super serious.
#21 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -

I really enjoy it. 
 
Water mechanics are great. 
 
I feel like the voice acting is supposed to be a little hammy, to keep with a sort of Poseidon Adventure cheese.

#22 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

I just bought it despite my previous content :p
#23 Posted by Jackel2072 (2248 posts) -

yeah im thinking about it. 

#24 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

i cant stand female antagonists  
 
im no sexist

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