Very Underrated

User Rating: 9 | Hydrophobia X360
No, Hydrophobia is not a perfect game. It has a few flaws here and there but let me remind you that most of them were dealt with in the last update titled: Hydrophobia Pure. This update gave a massive make-over the the mechanics of the game, changing the average game that it was into one of the best XBLA games I've played. This same update also cut the price from 1200 to 800 MS pts.

Visually, Hydrophobia is gorgeous. The water physics are unlike nothing I've ever seen in a game before and are obviously the highlight of the game. The atmosphere is very well done also, you really feel immersed in this gigantic boat that is sinking as you progress in the story, giving you a claustrophobic feeling.

There was a lot of complaints about the controls back when the game released but now the new control scheme is very intuitive and works very well.

The only downside I think would be the length of the game. It will last about 4-6 hours depending on if you rush through it or try to explore everything. Once you finish it, you can play the Challenge Room or go back to the story to find all the collectibles.

Overall a great downloadable title that lives up to its promises.
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