The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human is a video game based on the 2D Metroidvania style and it was developed by the YCJY and it was released for Linux, OS X and Microsoft Windows.
This game happens in the future and the character of the player comes back to the Earth after having stayed for a long period in the space and found out that all humans had been extinct. The magnetic poles shifted, the ice caps had melted while the water reservoirs for the mass sub-tectonic were breached. The player has to navigate within the drowned Earth to try to put together which story was been behind the downfall of humanity.
This game is based on shoot them up side scrolling and it is presented into the pixel art style. It is a game which is based on the exploratory and many times, the life in the sea is not that threatening but the player should pass through many boss monsters. As it in the normal Metroidvania fashion, the player may get the upgrades to the submersible while these upgrades will allow the player to get access to many areas. After finishing the main game, the player will unlock the Boss Rush mode and this is where the players have to face off against the bosses one after the other.
How to play The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human
The The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human forwards faster to the template of the Metroidvania and it strips down to the essentials of the game which are player growth, atmosphere and exploration. As the only human remaining on this world, you have to explore the Earth in the future after a high level of climate change end up submerging the land masses. In the tiny submarine, you have to putter around the ecosystem found underwater and have to adapt to new world but there are still some scars that were left because of the human civilization. You will be able to discover the secrets, to shoot innocent fish both small and big and to explore the mysterious narrative. It may look as a somber story, however, there is nothing that may spoil your fun of becoming a tin can in the mobile fish cannery. The game will require you to learn how to survive and how to upset the food chain.
The aquatic adventure is a short game while the art is also minimalistic but at the same time gorgeous. However, at the same time, it is among the game that offers the best Metroidvania experience. You should base yourself on many facets of this genre of game and you can use them to say the words that will wrap the attention around the labyrinths and the upgrades while fighting off the fierce box.
Like any other Metroidvania game, as a player, you start out with some limited defense and mobility. You will get access to the first gun first which can shoot up to 180 degree starting from the tip to the tail of the sub. The first hour will require you to stay over the bosses without having the chance of shooting them. At the end of a game, you may be having not just a freefalling pebble but you may be having a helicopter with Cobra attack ability.
The game is based on the hypnotic power of this genre and you can traverse into interconnected and dense world that it is layered with the art of tiny stories and you will not have to say any word. You may bump against the thick bundles of the sea weed and then return while being vengeful since you will have to gut a big fish in order to get a saw upgrade. You will have to enter into the darkest depth of ocean without having any map and you can navigate within the rust minefields and remnants of the human civilization. MacDonalds in the game had been closed, while the map in the game is not too massive. However, the Aquatic Adventure is used to distill the great sense given by the discovery, the growth of the player with the mechanical growth in the tiny package compared to majority of the Metroidvanias by now. The game is potent since it is shot, bitter, quick but at the same time powerful.
The game has important genre stables that are needed to continue the game for a long period. Even if you may not be sure about the exploits of the Aquatic Adventure and what it may be hiding, the Labyrinthine map with an open order in which you may have to tackle the bosses and the skill level may require the player to beat up some of bosses that may be gilded with the invitation for the Speedrunners. The game misses a platform precision from the gravity bound games for its Ilk, but taking up the final boss without using any hull upgrade with some limited harpoon, it may not happen.
This is because the boss combats are great, in five minutes for starting and freight sized sea worm that burst out of an ocean floor, it will attack your sub. You will die at once. The worm will puke many small worms that will dance around and it will fly around the screen while they zig-zagged in and also out of the ground while you may be trying to shoot the harpoons aimlessly in the general direction of these warms. After trying many times or dying even more times, you may learn how to take it down. The way out of this is to float through many freshly eviscerated bodies of one worm and to get out in its ass. It is not easy to play passively in this game.
Without taking too much account into the ethics, the boss is fun to fight off and it is massive and also multifaceted. Because the Aquatic Adventure is most of the time open from the start, it is possible to encounter the insane bosses at the beginning of the game. You may also feel that you have been stuck at once level at once. You will have to go to look for some upgrades or you may take down others at the same time. As you meet the boss for the second time, it will be easier to take them down than it was at the beginning and this is through new shooting skills and abilities you have got. The skills are important in this game. The powers up in the numbers and the explosions of the shark swarm and the Chain Gang that may take over 30 tries before you take it down. What else you can do is the exercising of the bullet hell or in the harpoon precision. The couple may require puzzling out and few of them are tests of your cruelty level.
The more you progress in the game, the more you will be searching on many ways to make the kills of the sea creatures while getting the power up. Sometime the possibility of killing the boss is through painting the submarine sadist. The creature may be blocking the path and it will be torn apart limb after limb.
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human is now more than just the Metroidvania game. You should have the need to grow and to progress and this will make the power up seeking person without taking into account what you maybe chopping down.
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human is the game that was received well by the critics and it got 76/100 in the reviews. The critics were able to praise the sense of place of the game and how it makes the player to feel an invader when it comes to meet the undersea giants. The encounters to the bosses were supposed to be fun while the PC Gamers said that it is massive and also multifaceted. Even after trying many times and losing, the players did persist and they came to terms that they were the one responsible for the failure and not the game. The game requires the player to have quick reflexes, strategy and skills and what it is needed more is to persevere. Overcoming the challenges in the game offers an immense satisfaction and it is the reward for patience. The story of the game had been written well and there is nothing about being preachy or pretentious.