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Old 04-16-2012, 11:19 AM   #16
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The company is bankrupt? Wow... Did they even get to release the PS3 port they announced?

Anyway, I liked the game. Pretty good considering it's a lot cheaper than many simplistic casual games out there. So definetly worth the try for an OK game. As said above, don't expect way too much about it.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:20 AM   #17
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For $1.24 you really shouldn't need validation on whether or not to buy it. That's chump change.
The price isn't usually what I regret in these decisions, it's whether or not I have a game that's even worth playing, not so much paying for. True, $1.24 is not that expensive at all, but to pay anything to have a game sit in your library and not be played, much less appreciated is a bit asinine.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:25 AM   #18
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The price isn't usually what I regret in these decisions, it's whether or not I have a game that's even worth playing, not so much paying for. True, $1.24 is not that expensive at all, but to pay anything to have a game sit in your library and not be played, much less appreciated is a bit asinine.
I thought that was what Steam was about? Buying games on sale and never playing them.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #19
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I actually feel bad for them.
I bought the game in another sale (it was 6,99 in the sale back then).
Never played it...
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #20
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I have resisted every sale of this game, but for that price it's hard to say no. I hope I don't regret it...
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:39 AM   #21
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If you hate original plots, having more than one gun, or using the advertised super powers until the end of the game, and like crappy cover mechanics because you're a console moron using a gamepad and can't run and aim at the same time, this game is totally worth it!
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:45 AM   #22
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Yeah it's a fun distraction for that price. Frustrating at times with the poorly ported controls.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:46 AM   #23
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Oh, and don't worry about being able to manually save. There's none of that in Hydrophobia!
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #24
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I thought that was what Steam was about? Buying games on sale and never playing them.
Don't I know it. I'm backlogged in a ton of games right now. But truthfully, I see the irony in Steam sales. Tons of sales, and little time to play all of them. Hence why I mean regret. Why buy a game when you intentonally have no desire to even play it. It's pretty dumb in my opinion.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:00 PM   #25
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Camera can be a bit clunky when close to walls or objects. Gunplay is unsatisfying, and only one ammo type is really of use. Campaign is very, very short and has a "WTF-you-must-be-kidding" ending.

That said, the game is beautiful, has an engaging premise and features some really good voice acting. If you're after a blockbuster third-person adventure, pass. If you're willing to drop a buck and some change to see a stellar physics engine at work in a somewhat interesting (if imperfect) story and game, then it's a no-brainer.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:11 PM   #26
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Clearly worth it.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:12 PM   #27
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It is worth it, if not to see just how poor it is.

£99p
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #28
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The company did release a HUGE patch for this game long time after the release, even when the game had low sales.

This list is for 360 version which i have, but i dunno if they patched it on PC or if the PC one is the 360 release.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news...ixes-New-Price
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:15 PM   #29
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OK, just checked googled a bit, seems Hydrophobia por PS3 was released on november, but yet the company went bankrupt on march. I hope the HydroEngine goes somewhere, it really has potential to be used in future (and better) games...

Oh, btw, just found this in a thread on General Steam Discussion:
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Have a sale on a game which involves a sinking ship around the anniversary of the Titanic tragedy.

Well I'll be.

Will Homefront be on sale when North Korea invades us?
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:17 PM   #30
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The company did release a HUGE patch for this game long time after the release, even when the game had low sales.

This list is for 360 version which i have, but i dunno if they patched it on PC or if the PC one is the 360 release.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news...ixes-New-Price
Yeah, I guess that's Hydrophobia: Pure, the first major update to the game. The PC version was released as Hydrophobia: Prophecy, which updated a lot more (70% of the game reworked), and it still got many patches afterwards.
The game got lots of support and accepting player feedback... too bad the company couldn't last...
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