"Abzu is a Breathtaking Adventure!” - Hardcore Gamer
From the art director of Journey® and Flower®, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving.
Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life. Perform fluid acrobatics as the Diver using graceful swimming controls. Discover hundreds of unique species based on real creatures and form a powerful connection with the abundant sea life. Interact with schools of thousands of fish that procedurally respond to you, each other, and predators. Linger in epic seascapes and explore aquatic ecosystems modeled with unprecedented detail. Descend into the heart of the ocean where ancient secrets lie forgotten. But beware, dangers lurk in the depths. "ABZÛ" is from the oldest mythologies; AB, meaning water, and ZÛ, meaning to know. ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom.
Notice: A controller is strongly recommended to play ABZU
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Finally the developers of Flower and Journey done something for PC and this game is exactly what you can expect from these developers. The game is very simple and relaxing. You dive into the water and explore the gorgeous world which is full of eye candy. Every chapter is something new and before doing anything you just stop and look at the mazing environment and take some screenshots of course. Besides playing the main story (if you can call it that) you can collect shells, release the fish from hidden pools and find meditation statues. When you find one you can sit and meditate on it while watching the underwater flow of life. Another great thing is music. It goes so well with the relaxing gameplay and it makes the experience even better. Music is really top notch. The performance is pretty good, in couple of places I got fps drops, but 90% of the time game runs smoothly on 60fps. If you like art games this one is a must have.
this game is really calm and relaxing, I got it in a bundle and enjoyed it greatly, very beautiful environment and overall a nice and relaxing game! would definitely recommend!
After finishing this game, i can safely saAfter finishing this game, i can safely say that i loved every single part of this game. I think kb/m controls wont work properly. I used X360 controller. I was amazed by this atmospheric game, the mix of beautiful graphics, AMAZING musics and soundtracks also great way to tell a story. If you want to play this game, i suggest you not to rush, this game is best played while relaxing. y that i loved every single part of this game.
ABZU is an incredible atmospheric aquatic adventure game with a focus on the pure beauty of marine life in their natural habitat. Although it seems pricey for the lack of actual gametime, the beauty in this game is not defined by the time spent in it, but rather the experience that it creates. Perfectly and brilliantly matched with one of the best sound tracks for its game, ABZU creates an artistic underwater experience like no other that will make you reflect and respect the world beneath the sea.
If you think you may be interested in this game, then I recommend you go ahead and give it a try, but I do not give it a high recommendation. ABZU primarily offers great music accompanied by pretty and bright visuals that are perhaps a bit too cartoonish. I won't deny that the game is beautiful and there are a lot of fish for you to encounter, but that's about it. Some sort of story is told by murals on walls, but the story is not very intuitive and I'm still not certain I understood what the game was trying to portray. On your first playthrough, you will be able to discover hidden pools that release new aquatic life into the world and collect hidden shells. I did enjoy seeing the new sights that the game had to offer, but mostly I just enjoyed exploring to find the hidden pools and shells. If you happen to play through a second time, the game offers nothing new to interact with. I missed some shells in my first play so I played the game a second time. About halfway through I realized that I was incredibly bored. The environments really aren't so spectacular that they merit a second experience. You are forced to swim through the ocean at a leisurely pace, allowing you to slowly take in the environments and discover all the wildlife. This speed limitation is fine at the beginning of the game but grows rather tiresome later on when you are required to swim across vast open areas. You can unlock faster movement speed but it requires you to find all the hidden shells (which means you'll have already beaten the game and therefore not need the increased speed). I heard and read a lot of commentary comparing this game to Journey, and given that the development team of ABZU also worked on Journey, that's an understandable comparison. However, this game doesn't come close to comparing to Journey. Journey was a masterful experience worth playing over and over again. ABZU is only worth playing once (and maybe not even once for some players). A quick note on game mechanics: camera management and movement controls are not as intuitive as I would expect for a 3D environment, often leading to frustration. I often found that the diver would swim in a direction that appeared completely unrelated to the direction I input. Thankfully, you can't really die and the slow movement means you're not trying to get anywhere in a hurry, but it was still annoying. Ultimately, I think ABZU lacks the direction needed to make the game great. It offers really strong audio and visual stimulus, but it falls short in almost all other regards. This game is essentially an underwater walking simulator with nearly no story and nothing to do except encounter the environments themselves.
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