Hypdrophobia: Prophecy isn't the best game you'll ever play, but it least it improves on the frankly rubbish XBLA original. It's a watery action-adventure that never really took off, causing Dark Energy Digital to can major franchise plans.
Dave Brown awarded Hydrophobia Prophecy a 7/10 in our full review... but for 39p, you won't have to take his word for it. Seriously, what else can you buy for 39p? Thanks to NeoTrix @ HUKD!
The daily deal from Steam offers up the improved version of the water-themed action title at a mere £1.50. It means that should you decide to give this one a go you’ll be saving yourself a massive £7.50 over the next best price over at Direct2Drive.
Having reviewed the original release on XBLA, I was happy to hear that many of my (and many other reviewers) criticisms were been addressed with this revamped edition. Niggling issues still found their way through though, but for a mere £1.50 it’s worth checking out the impressive water physics. Thanks to djbe @ HUKD!
This isn’t as cheap as the deal Steam ran late last month, but Direct2Drive’s offer for the re-release of Hydrophobia is still worth highlighting. It means you will save almost £5.50 over the usual price of admission, making it an ideal time to try it if you’ve been tempted in the past. Having reviewed the original release on XBLA, I was happy to hear that many of my (and many other reviewers) criticisms had been addressed with this revamped edition. It’s by no means perfect, but for under £4 it’s worth checking out the impressive water physics.
Midweek Madness is here again, and this time the delightful folk at Steam have decided to unleash Hydrophobia: Prophecy on us all, at a severely reduced price. It means you will save £6.74 over the usual price of admission, making it an ideal time to try it if you’ve been tempted in the past. Having reviewed the original release on XBLA, I was happy to hear that many of my (and many other reviewers) criticisms had been addressed with this re-release. It’s by no means perfect, but for the price of a pint it’s worth checking out the impressive water physics. Thanks to Samualtastic @ HUKD!
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As well as several tweaks and fixes that vastly improved the experience compared to the original game, Hydrophobia Prophecy shipped with an innovative consumer feedback system on Steam. Known as Darknet, this service allows players to critique the game and suggest improvements to the developers, and Dark Energy Digital are pleased to announce that thousands of Steam users are "embracing" the functionality with open arms. They'll apparently use this wealth of constructive criticism to continually improve Hydrophobia Prophecy over the coming weeks and months - and we have the full story below.
Platforms: PC (version tested), PS3
Developer: Dark Energy Digital
Publisher: Dark Energy Digital
Splish, splash, splosh. There's a lot of water in Hydrophobia, as you could perhaps have gathered from the title. You may also remember it was released to a rather aggressive reception back in September 2010, with some people threatening to drown the developers in pools of their own stagnant water.
We're not quite so cruel here at Dealspwn, especially now we have the revamped, updated and generally tweaked version to play with. PC and PS3 users may have had to wait until now to get their hands on the game, but the wait has probably been worth it, as we've now got a much-improved game because of it.
Round about 70% of the game has been newly added or reworked from the original material, so it could certainly be called the 'definitive' version. But even so, the question of whether it's worth playing remains.Click here to see if Hydrophobia: Prophecy can win Dave over...
Dark Energy Digital dropped us a line with a shiny new teaser trailer for Hydrophobia Prophecy: the upgraded and overhauled version of their divisive XBLA exclusive. You can check out our announcement post for more details, but suffice to say that it'll feature "upgraded graphics, brand new gameplay mechanics, exclusive new levels, a reworked back story, a dramatic new ending, recast voice acting and much, much more."
The trailer shows off some of the new VA and visuals in action - and as you'd expect, is full of water and fire.
Hydrophobia Prophecy is slated for a May 9th launch on Steam and PSN. We'll keep you up to date with the latest.
Dark Energy Digital have announced that Hydrophobia Prophecy is in development for PSN and Steam - and will deliver a "reinvention" of the XBLA exclusive title that failed to garner more than mixed critical reviews. Apparently we can expect overhauled graphics, voice acting, backstory and masses of added content, and we have the full story below.Click here to read more...