Yep, Another Hydrophobia Re-Release Coming

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#51 Posted by m0rdr3d (474 posts) -

@xyzygy:
Yeah, no hostility.  But how many people go to a specific game's forums?  The place to reach the players is here.

I just think people are missing the part of the article where it says the game is slated to be a trilogy.  Safe to say the developer is already at work on part 2, but maybe with a lot of the groundwork already laid, they have the luxury of making improvements to the first.  I think it bodes well for the quality of Hydrophobia 2 that they're so responsive.  AND they haven't just abandoned the first game either...The overall quality of the trilogy will be the same.

#52 Posted by Piranesi (452 posts) -

If the swimming parts of games are usually the most tedious - why create a title full of the stuff?


Sure it was a neat gimmick in a budget title but it never lived up to the over-fawning previews of the tech. Always worrying when the game engine is more interesting than the game itself and maybe they should have switched to a new IP (rather than flog this soggy dead horse).
#53 Posted by altairre (1221 posts) -

Well, if it helps. But I don´t know, it´s weird to re-release this kinda small game three(?) times.

#54 Posted by Winsord (1254 posts) -

It's nice that they're doing these updates, but I feel like this game has just become a money sinkhole for the developers; they should really just move on, sadly. :/

#55 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2385 posts) -

It was an OK game but they're really trying to make everyone else love it as much as they do. I interviewed a hydrophobia spokesperson at PAX and she loved the game with all her heart.

#56 Posted by RAGEosaurus (137 posts) -

Really? Still not going to buy it

#57 Posted by Poltergeist13 (70 posts) -

Much respect to the guys at Dark Energy Digital for the way they have supported the game.  It got middle to bad reviews, wasn't much of a success, & had a fair share of problems.  They just keep working on it, making it a better game.  Now it should've been great outta the gate.  It just shows these guys believe in it and have a lot of passion for the game.  Good luck to them.

#58 Posted by Evilsbane (4655 posts) -

Damn I might have to try it just because they keep bringing this damn game back up, they won't let it die! So ok Ill check it out...

#59 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2515 posts) -

I played the demo for the original version, and haven't went back to it since...
I wonder if it's actually become better, cause it did seem like an interesting game, just with a few annoying flaws.
I might give it another shot once this comes out.

#60 Posted by dagas (2874 posts) -

"Our game is dope! How come other people don't think so?! Are they stupid or something?! Are we the only ones who can see how great the game is?!!?" is probably what they are thinking =P It must be tough to work on a game and feel proud about it and then everyone else hates it.

#61 Posted by ajamafalous (12054 posts) -
@Olivaw said:
" Okay, at some point you just have to give up the ghost and realize that the game you made is not very good, and stop trying to fix it.

But at the same time, I love that they're trying. And that player feedback tool that you can use to comment at any time is actually kind of amazing. That level of dialogue between the player and the developer is almost unheard of, and it shows that they're willing to have a discussion, despite their insistence that some people were "playing the game wrong."

It would have been so easy for them to say "YOU JUST DON'T GET IT MAN" and do the Derek Smart thing. Just take their ball and go home. But they're not doing that.And regardless of the eventual quality of the game, I respect that. "
I agree 100%. It may not be the smartest thing to do at this point, but good on them for trying.
#62 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11934 posts) -

Listen, I think it's great that they are willing to acknowledge that their game sucked and are trying to improve it. But wouldn't they be better served making a new game where they can fully apply their knowledge, instead of trying to fix something that will always linger in the internet consciousness as a mediocre title? The pure update I could understand, if only from a PR perspective. This, no. 

#63 Posted by FuzzYLemoN (1600 posts) -

And not a single shit was given that day.

#64 Posted by Chris2KLee (2337 posts) -

Gotta give em points for tenacity.

#65 Posted by JJGIANT (755 posts) -

WHO CARES! this game will always suck, stop trying to undo your mistakes. All I will say is that reading Jim Sterling's take over at Destructoid will be HILARIOUS!

#66 Posted by Relys (984 posts) -

I was really interested in this game when I saw the first engine previews while it was in development but it was received very poorly so I passed it up.


If the major issues are fixed up you'll get my $10-15 now. :)
#67 Posted by Avanzato (89 posts) -

Is this really classed as a re-release when it's the first time the game has appeared on PSN and Steam? Not having a 360 I'm curious to see what the fuss has been about and it was cheap enough to risk a pre-order on Steam.

I understand that Pure was a step up from the original and hope they've managed to get something entertaining out of the bits of the first broken game.

#68 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

always thought it looked cool, and its now on steam so i will own it eventually, on some crazy deal

#69 Posted by BeachThunder (12117 posts) -

Hm, not sure if want...

I've added it to my Steam wishlist anyway...I'm just hoping for a  Cryo shock.

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