It’s been a long time since a game frustrated me to the point that I asked myself, “How bad would it really be if I broke my keyboard?”. Don’t get the wrong idea though. Frustration from a game isn’t necessarily a bad thing! When a game pushes you to the point that you consider breaking something, yet still find the desire to keep playing, the developers have obviously done something right! Our The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human review will go on to describe why it will annoy you and also why it will keep you coming back to it no matter what.
Platform Used For The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human Review: Gigabyte P35, Intel i7-4720HQ 2.60GHz, 16GB Ram, GeForce GT 965M
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human tells a story that is all too possible. The year is 2971 and a frozen Earth’s resources begin to run low. Humanity sends out a sub-aquatic spaceship to a nearby wormhole in search of habitable planets. However, things don’t go as planned and the Argo9 returns thousands of years later in time to an Earth where humans are long extinct.
Your task is to find out if the ruination of our species is a travesty or something that just couldn’t be prevented.
As you dive throughout the seemingly endless labyrinth of underwater areas, you will find clues as to how humans happened to become extinct via recordings scattered throughout the ocean.
The Argo9 is controlled via the ‘WASD’ keys and as you progress to unlock weaponry and other such aids, you will use the mouse to aim and fire.
What could possibly be left on the planet if it’s frozen over and humanity is extinct I hear you ask? Plenty… Aquatic life seems to have survived perfectly and you’ll come across all sorts of fish, crustaceans and other such life.
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human plays very much like Super Metroid whereby certain areas of the levels are unreachable until you find the required upgrade for the Argo9 to get through. For example, one of the first upgrades comes in the form of a saw that attaches to the front of your ship and is used to cut through vines in your way.
Scattered throughout each area are travel stations that also act as save points. These travel stations, when discovered, allow you to quickly traverse to a different section of the playable ocean. To begin with, I didn’t think it was necessary because I loved driving through each area and absorbing the thought-provoking music. However, when I arrived at points of the game that left me yelling at the computer screen, “Where??? What do you want me to do now???”, the travel stations became my friend.
Be warned that this game will require a lot of to-ing and fro-ing. That might turn some people off, but in my opinion, it can oft become quite exciting when you finally realise where it was you were meant to go. Sometimes you’ll arrive at areas that warn you to have a lamp equipped on your ship, but really, everywhere is accessible and if you feel like doing it in the dark, then go nuts!
Welcome to the point where you’ll frequently die… or have the game crash on you. The first boss to come at you will have you thinking, “Am I really supposed to be able to beat this guy?”. Fortunately (but also unfortunately) every boss is killable when you reach them. Some prove to be much harder than others and some will present you with many different types of game crashes… ahem… the shark boss.
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