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Ranked from 16 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.
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A sequel to everyone's favorite Exxon/Spam product placement vehicle. Modulo a few bugs, everything here is outstanding. There's a stunning amount of gameplay and variety in Aquaworld 2. After playing through the story, this is one game jam game I may come back to.
+ Lots of variety, in everything
+ Story is short, sweet, and highlights mechanics well
+ Consistent pixel-art style reads well
- Cumbersome UI and inventory management
- Some mysterious physics glitches
Varied enemies, swimming without constantly stressing out about an oxygen meter (!), a fun bite-sized story, lovely pixel-art graphics, simple but immersive sound design... this game has the whole package.
I think the UI is the main part of the game that lets it down. I didn't catch the joke at first, so the draining urine-in-a-bottle meter was baffling, especially given that you can find fresh water. Moving items to the hot-bar as a rotating queue instead of drag-and-drop was frustrating, and moving things into my hot bar to eat or heal was doubly so. It would be nice if you could consume items directly from your inventory. Merging the crafting and inventory screens somehow would additionally make it easier to see what ingredients you're running low on.
The most overt bug I experienced was when, at the end of the game, I realized I could hop on a jet-ski and ride triumphantly away from the pirate base... only for it to randomly kill me and leave me mysteriously floating into the air. Oh well.
Explore, craft, and fight your way through the depths of an underwater world. Face the horrors of the deep while you search for the last seeds of the Old World, and of humanity. And don't forget your trusty sidekick, a pile of bones!
Describe how your game adheres to the theme
In 1995, the entire world was covered by "aqua", men had gills, and pirates took their smoking very seriously. Only one man and a girl could find the tiniest of land masses.
Now, in the year 2018, a new hero emerges. She must pick up where others' journies have ended - on a tiny patch of land with nothing but a pile of bones and the gills on her face flaps. This is Aquaworld 2!
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