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Hydroventure es un título original y refrescante, que tiene en su nombre la peor de sus elecciones (en EE.UU. se llama Fluidity), capaz de ofrecer una gran dosis de entretenimiento y diversión mientras exploramos sus entornos y superamos los retos que propone, dando un nuevo giro a las aventuras bidimensionales al tener en el agua su gran protagonista.
Control quibbles aside, Fluidity is a wonderful game. With its clever, Metroid-like level design and novel premise, it is one of the top WiiWare games in recent memory. If you can tolerate some persnickety controls, then you should hop on the Wii Shop Channel and buy Fluidity right now. You likely won't find a better value on the service.
Unlike a lot of download titles I could mention, Hydroventure is also designed to go the distance. After an hour or so, you'll be lucky to have found the first half-dozen Rainbow Drops, and there are 80 of the blessed things to go for in total. With that in mind, it would be demented to whine about the slightly higher than usual price point, when, in reality, Curve Studios has come up with a beautifully original game that in another era would have been much-admired at triple the price. With a free demo version available, you won't even have to splash out to see why we're excited.
Fluidity is easily one of the more original games on WiiWare and comes with hours of replay value, a slick physics engine and spot on controls. The huge 2D maps are full of secret areas and unlockable extras, and the pacing of the game keeps the action from ever becoming too repetitive or dull. What starts off as a simple tilting affair soon evolves into some of the most refined gameplay mechanics ever slapped onto the Wii Remote. From simply directing the flow of a stream of water you'll soon be blasting through doors as a block of ice, launching off spirngboards and zapping enemies with bolts of lightning from a raincloud. Fluidity may come with a steep asking price, but it's an experience that shouldn't be missed.
The vast collection of hidden content means that there are hours upon hours of well-crafted puzzles in Hydroventure, while the mixture of fun ideas means the core concept of moving a blob of water around never gets old. The way each chapter is laid out into separate pages and panes not only allows for some diverse and great-looking visuals, but it also means casual players can easily dip in and out for short bursts while more determined players can spend longer amounts of time hunting down extra content. The final level might be a bit too much for some to stick with, but that shouldn't deter you from playing this excellent puzzle game, one that any Wii owner shouldn't hesitate to splash out on.
Fluidity puts both the Wii's controller and graphical capabilities to good use, making for an invigorating puzzle game that's easy on the eyes. The production values and depth on display here are greater than most WiiWare games, so don't hesitate to dive on in.
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As you get further into Fluidity, the game gets harder, but that shouldn't be a deterrent to playing such a fascinating title, particularly one that might just as easily be overlooked. It doesn't necessarily reach the loftily hardcore status of Super Meat Boy, but between the challenging design, great aesthetic and physics, and unique ideas, Wii owners in search of a challenge would do well to check this one out.
Fluidity is a game that’s just plain fun. The puzzles aren’t too difficult and absolutely gratifying to solve. Just as well, the storybook approach paints a very pretty picture with brightly colored levels and relatively simple design. This game is well worth the $12 price tag.