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The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human

Metroidvania in which the task of the players is to solve the mystery of the extinction of the Earth's population, which thousands of years ago was forced to move under water.

Arcade | submarines | 2D | metroidvania | adventure elements | under water | indie games | action adventure

The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human cover

developer: YCJY

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

19Jan2016

PC

19Jan2018

XONE

23Jan2018

PS4

03Jan2019

Switch

The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human is a representative of the metroidvania genre, developed by independent Swedish studio YCJY. The production was inspired by cult films (Planet of the Apes, Star Wars) and video games (Shadow of the Colossus, Super Metroid).

Plot

As a result of climate change, water levels have risen sharply across the globe, forcing people to move under the surface of the seas and oceans. Civilisation could still develop thanks to access to raw materials and energy sources, but the situation changed in 2971 and humanity had to start looking for another viable globe, using time-space tunnels. In The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human player plays the pilot of the ship Argo9, which returned to the blue planet after such a journey. However, it turned out that thousands of years have passed on Earth and that the hero is the last living man; his task is to solve the mystery of the extinction of the entire population.

Mechanics

In The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human we observe the action from the side, and the characteristic feature of this title is the dualism of the game. In the course of the game we are engaged in a peaceful exploration of the seabed and ruins left by people. This is all the more important as the developers decided to use an environmental narrative, so that the plot is usually not conveyed directly, but through the elements of the environment.

Another important element of the game is the dynamic clashes with encountered opponents - on our way stand bosses in the form of giant sea monsters, guarding access to subsequent locations, which we face with the help of weapons installed on board our vehicle. Initially, only the harpoon is made available to us, although over time we are gaining more powerful tools of murder and improvements for the vehicle, thanks to which we can face stronger and stronger adversaries. The title is characterized by a high level of difficulty - in order to knock down an opponent, the player must not only work out his attack pattern, but also discover his weaknesses and gaps in defense.

Technical aspect

The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human has a pixelart graphics - the melancholic atmosphere (achieved mainly thanks to subdued colors) is intensified by a calm soundtrack.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

PC / Windows

Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 128 MB GeForce 6200 or better, 1 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7