Akuatica – Xbox One Review
Akuatica – Turtle Racing
I have no idea. No idea about the story. No idea with the controls. Well that was my thoughts about Akuatica for atleast the first 2 hours. All I knew is that I was a fish but this felt like they had just thrown me straight into the deep end.
After a while I started to pick up the idea of the game. Some of the challenges are complicated but you have to work out what is around you and how you can use that to help you complete your task in hand.
The story is not very clear it just comes across like a lot of different challenges just put together. This is bad because it would be better with a story however it is also good because some of these challenges are very challenging so that makes up for it.
As this fish you have some sort of super power. I am not entirely sure what this super power is but it is kind of like a bolt of electricity. You can use this super power to kill other fish, pop bubbles and also to create diversions. It is not very clear at the start of the game that you have this super power or how to use it so I had to try a few different things just to get past the first mission.
Some of these things that I had to try was what the cursor did. For over an hour there was an arrow like a cursor in the middle of the screen and I did not realise what it was for. It was big, blue and in the way. If you have ever seen Dora the explorer, you will understand what I mean.
Something that I did enjoy about this game is the fact that when you go to the main menu you can select to play missions that you have already completed or play the latest. I thought this was a good feature so you can go back and play your favourite missions whenever you like.
Akuatica has no online mode however there is a local multiplayer which means you can play with one other person on split screen.
As always in my reviews I like to talk about the achievements available and this review is no different. Akuatica offers 12 achievements with a total of 1000G available. The descriptions for these achievements are not very clear. For example you can get 80G for an achievement entitled ‘I’m a Torero’ with the description ‘I hunt robotic animals for sport’.. Like what? How? I honestly have no idea. I would not recommend this game if you are an achievement hunter but if you keep playing you unlock them as you continue the story.
For a price of £5.59 I would highly recommend this game if you are after a challenge! However I would not recommend if you are after some Gamerscore or a game with a clear story and controls.
Review code supplied by Akuatica Dev Team