Game Club 199X #22 - Aquaria (PC) Aug 2, 2013 16:37:39 GMT -5
Post by Snarboo on Aug 2, 2013 16:37:39 GMT -5
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The game of the month this time is Aquaria! Released in 2007, Aquaria is a unique blend of Ecco style free movement and swimming with metroidvania style exploration:
Aquaria is an award-winning action-adventure game set in a massive underwater world teeming with life and filled with ancient secrets. Join Naija, a lone underwater adventurer, as she travels from hidden caves shrouded in darkness, to beautiful, sunlit oases in search of her past. She'll uncover hidden treasures, explore uncharted waters, and do battle with massive underwater beasts to learn the truth about her family and reveal the secret of Aquaria.
Aquaria's Steam Page
- Given the nature of this challenge, if you do not own this month's game, you will have to buy it. The spoilers contain links to the relevant Steam page for the game, although I will be suggesting free games you can play during the month if you can't afford it. Aquaria has a demo, so be sure to try before you buy!
- Feel free to talk about indie games in general along with this month's game!
- Wondering what those squiggly lines say? Let jorpho help you translate them!
- "I was having some trouble with my mouse, but the song system seems to be relatively forgiving about filtering out any "crap" that you might have dialed in by accident, as long as you have the right symbols in the right order before you release the mouse button." courtesy of weasel
- zerker's got some tips on setting up your controls.
- "When you get to Mithalas, you can go inside many of the buildings. Look for buildings that appear to be missing roofs. One of these will trigger a memory event, and contains some sort of altar which opens up the item dialog when used." courtesy of zerker
- Snarboo has some early game tips.
- Need help navigating the open waters? Let zerker act as your tour guide!
- zerker has numerous tips on clearing the more troublesome parts of the game.
- "The Nature form's charged "attack" creates spiked plant pillars. You can use these as jumping platforms when you are out of water." courtesy of zerker
- "You can use the Roll maneuver to suck items towards you rather than manually swimming after each one of them." courtesy of jorpho
- "Anyone having trouble with the Jelly monster boss should use the Beast form. You can eat the little swarming enemies, then use the beast shot to damage the boss." courtesy of zerker
- Stuck? Jorpho has some solutions for late game puzzles.
- DPB has lowdown on beating that nasty crab boss, as well as switching between forms.
- zerker is a one man wrecking crew of assorted tips!
- A bunch more tips lie in wait on page 3!
Voting ended August 5th at 11:00 AM EST.
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