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You're plopped into the oceans of the world, with freedom of motion to go where ever you like. Along the way you establish underwater stations, build corral reefs, and pretty much just explore. Seen from a first person perspective, Aquanaut's Holiday exotic sea life and realistic landscapes soon have you believing you really are exploring the bottom of the ocean. Whether this will be enough to capture the attention of most gamers weaned on fast action remains to be seen. As it stands though, Aquanaut's Holiday is an engaging and very special game.
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Aquanaut's Holiday is one of the most interesting and relaxing games. Honestly, this game isn't for everyone though. It features no weapons, no enemies, and no real objective. There's no puzzle elements and no score.
At least the Japanese video games buying public will love Aquanaut’s Holiday. It’s weird, quirky and bound to appeal to a nation that ignores international bans to go off for a spot of whale harpooning. However, unless you’ve got more money than sense, our advice is to save your pennies and spend them on a title that truly pushes the PlayStation to its technical limits without relying on the contents of Captain Birdseye’s pantry.
95% pour les amateurs du grand bleu, 15% for everyone else
Plus une expérience qu'un jeu.
This is quite possibly the strangest "game" I've ever played. Everyone in my house who saw it asked "Well, what do you do in it?" My only response was "nothing." You explore the ocean depths. It should be noted that reality was changed in order to enhance the experience (ie: some deep sea fish appear at depths they shouldn't). Technically the game suffers only from extreme pop-up and a low amount of detail (this particular ocean is pretty low on plant life). The problem is, once I was done playing it for the first time, I couldn't bring myself to play it again. Rent this one first.
Aquanaut's Holiday ended up becoming another dead fish floating in an ocean of quality PSX titles. If you catch this one, be humane and throw it back in the water.