Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Water. It covers our planet, is in every living thing, quenches thirst, and is two parts hydrogen to one part oxygen. So why start a game review with a chemistry lesson?
Summary: Hydrophobia Prophecy is an updated version of Hydrophobia , released last year on Xbox Live Arcade. It's a tense third-person adventure, with an innovative physics engine which accurately simulates the flow of huge amounts of water.
Pros: Water physics are highly impressive, Big improvements in the controls and presentation
Cons: Combat can be frustrating, Story is cliched and ends poorly
Summary: As I read through the back story for Hydrophobia: Prophecy, a new release from Dark Energy Digital, Ltd., I couldn’t help thinking that the premise could provide bountiful fodder for those inclined to look for allegories applicable to the contemporaneous political and sociological rifts we deal with...
Excerpt: It's not unheard of to see a game ported from one platform to the next, nor is it uncommon to see a period of years pass between platform appearances. What is rare is to see a developer take...
Pros: + Realistic water physics, + Amazing water visuals, + DE has addressed complaints
Cons: Animation glitches, Dialog often cut out, Hydro powers seem tacked on
Excerpt: Hydrophobia Prophecy is something you don’t see very often in modern video game development . It’s the result of developers listening to what users were saying about their game and proactively addressing what was raised.
Pros: Genuinely exciting setting on a ship that is exploding around you., More finely tuned progression and natural ending point., Great attention to gamer’s wishes and willingness to do more with Darknet., Often looks visually arresting.
Cons: Voice work is still not great and has perhaps even lost a bit of charm., Simplification of puzzles and signposting means it doesn’t take long to finish.
Excerpt: Как это, оказывается, просто – отвыкнуть от плохих игр. Последние годы, как бы критично мы к ним ни относились, оказались необычайно богаты на игровые шедевры, хиты и просто качественные релизы.