Aquaria ist ein preisgekröntes Action-Adventure in einer weitläufigen Unterwasserwelt gefüllt mit allerart Lebewesen und bereit zur Entdeckung von antiken Schätzen und Geheimnissen. Begleiten Sie Naija, eine Unterwasserabenteurerin auf Ihren Erkundungsstreifzügen zu verborgenen dunklen Höhlen und zu wunderschönen sonnenbeschienenen Oasen.
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Veröffentlichung: 7. Dez. 2007

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Aquaria ist ein preisgekröntes Action-Adventure in einer weitläufigen Unterwasserwelt gefüllt mit allerart Lebewesen und bereit zur Entdeckung von antiken Schätzen und Geheimnissen. Begleiten Sie Naija, eine Unterwasserabenteurerin auf Ihren Erkundungsstreifzügen zu verborgenen dunklen Höhlen und zu wunderschönen sonnenbeschienenen Oasen. Sie entdecken versunkene Schätze, erkunden unbekannte Gewässer und müssen Auseinandersetzungen mit riesigen Unterwassermonstern bestehen und das Geheimnis von Aquaria lüften.
  • Weitläufige, wunderschöne Unterwasserwelt zum erkunden
  • Eine fesselnde Geschichte und atemberaubende Grafik und Musik lassen Sie tief in dieses Abenteuer eintauchen
  • Innovative Maussteuerung und magisches Kampfgeschehen
  • 175 einzigartige Kreaturen gilt es zu entdecken und zum interagieren
  • Dutzende verborgener Schätze gilt es zu heben
  • Kochsystem zum brauen magischer Objekte
  • Schalten Sie alle Steam Errungenschaften frei

Systemanforderungen

    • Betriebssystem: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    • Prozessor: 1.8 Ghz
    • Speicher: 256MB
    • Grafik: OpenGL kompatible Grafikkarte
    • Festplatte: 225MB
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Arkan01d
( 1.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. Juni
I started this game up and immediately thought, "This game reminds me of Echo The Dolphine." That game looked great for its time, but I never could get anywhere in it. Maybe it was because I was a little kid, but when playing Echo, I never got past the small starting area.

Unfortunately this game is identical. After just over an hour of play I can't get anywhere in the game. Every explorable place is blocked by either currents or rocks. The one temple I can enter I found some stones that light up when you sing, but no combo of singing unlocked anything. Further in the temple I found a secret plant that said it would enhance my house.

I went to the house thinking it would give me some new ability over just singing, but no. It was just sitting there. It wasn't interactive and didn't do anything more than add a plant in my house. Very sad as this game seemed like it was going to be really awesome.
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blarglemeister
( 19.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 24. Juni
A classic from the early indie era, before things like steam greenlight and twitch made it way easier for indies to put themselves on the map. I bought the first humble indie bundle for this and world of goo. This game starts a little slow, but the beautiful artwork and music, the awesome atmosphere, an enormous world to explore, and the metroid meets ecco the dolphin gameplay are all superb. A few of the puzzles felt a little overly obscure, and sent me looking for a walkthrough, but overall, the game is just fantastic. If you enjoy the metroidvania genre, definitely get this.
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Ishvii
( 23.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 22. Mai
I've played this on iPad and on PC all the way through (PC is a lot easier). Loved the music and the context. Nothing could quite prepare me for the "WTF?" moment when I met the end boss though, which made no sense whatsoever.
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Michael Elboim
( 0.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 17. Mai
One of those rare gems in gaming. This is the beginning of indie for me. Together with Braid and World of Goo, this is a masterpiece in our era.

It's a swimming Metroidvania, and if you don't know what that is, you might not like it. You need to search and explore and sometimes dive into dark waters that will kill you in an instant, but when you master the game (and cooking!), you will love it. It's a surprisingly deep love story, a great mechanic-wise game, has wonderful music and not as short as it seems.

If you're into Metroidvanias, this game is one of the best in the genre.

I've bought it on Steam only to have it here as well, and still waiting for the never-coming sequel.
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Badger of Tzeentch
( 33.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 15. Mai
A mermaid girl fights demented gods and makes sushi.
10/10
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wildsaf
( 1.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 13. Mai
Beautiful graphics, sound and storyline. Relaxing game with some interesting gameplay. Its just a shame that it doesn't better support gamepads or higher resolutions, only a few buttons are mappable and it has to be set up before you can use it.
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11thmuse
( 35.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 17. April
Aquaria was one of the first open-world games I ever played. I entered the gaming world later than most, & wasn't expecting such freedom. The music, artwork, & sheer amount of room I had to explore & challenge foes entranced me. I put over 50 hours into the demo without a second thought, despite the fact that it only allowed me access to two forms & a few areas. Everything from the battle system to cooking items to regain health & create effects was new to me, & I adored every moment of it.

The work that has gone into this game's artwork (much of which is done in watercolour) & music creates an environment that can shift from carefree to ominous in moments. Nadja's form, the environments she explores, & the creatures she battles are unique & beautiful-- & sometimes terrifying.

I own both the computer version & the iPad versions of this game, & the switch from keyboard controls to touch is seemless & inspired. I highly recommend the iPad version for individuals who want to connect with the game kinetically.

What stands head & shoulders above all other elements of this game, though (in my opinion), is the soundtrack. Each song is crafted to evoke a sense of wonder, fear, or joy with exceptional results, to the point that encountering silence creates the sense that something integral to the game is absent. To this day, I haven't encountered music that fit so well with a game's surroundings & personality. Above all, Aquaria's music is what creates the atmosphere I keep returning to, even years later.

While the developers have moved onto different projects, & don't plan to make a sequel, mods exist that expand the game's areas, making it worthwhile to download them. I'll always want to see a sequel, but part of me acknowledges that any follow-up to this game would likely fall flat in comparison.

My final recommendation is that you should buy this game, especially if you have a soft spot for atmosphere & exploration, And of course, incredible music. Aquaria's kept me entertained & inspired for years now, & never disappoints.
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𝐺-𝑀𝑎𝑛
( 22.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 16. April
There is no neutral option so I will say it is recommended. The game is enjoyable with beautiful artwork, soundtrack and the flexibility in combat system. However, there is one thing that I really really hate about Aquaria is its "checkpoints". They are always 30 mins of travelling apart, and always at the worst place. If you die on your way to get to the next checkpoint, well, here goes another half an hour of travelling (facing the same lame monsters!!!). That is just really frustrating.

My opinion: 7/10
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V3NOM
( 2.7 Std. insgesamt )
Vorveröffentlichungsreview
Verfasst: 5. April
Tried to play this game two times in really different times of my life (more than a year between the two tries) and I don't get this game.

Is tedious, is boring, is slow, feels plain...

It is currently on my "Hidden" list in Steam, I gave up on it and I'm never going to look back at it.
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Auramancer
( 74.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 5. April
Aquaria by Alec Holowka and Derek Yu is a gorgeous adventure game in the vein of Castlevania and Metroid. Instead of gothic castles or spaceships, however, the world you’ll be exploring is a beautifully drawn underwater maze, teeming with plant and animal life. Most of which will try to kill you.

Your avatar in this world is Naija, a blue-skinned, enflippered humanoid with no memories of her past. When Naija is visited by a mysterious cloaked person who bestows upon Naija a deadly vision, she decides to set out and explore the ocean. There are forests of towering kelp full of seahorses, ancient civilizations whose ruins hide powerful secret spells, and dark depths where monstrous creatures await to devour unsuspecting travelers. Naija, in her initial state, has no offensive capabilities, which makes your first couple hours in the game a timid affair of running from fights and dodging enemies. But she is not helpless for long! She has the power of The Verse, a magical music power that allows her to take different forms, allowing her to attack enemies or overcome obstacles. You sing songs by right-clicking and running the cursor over different symbols, to play short phrases, similarly to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. This is the main way the game gates content.

Most of the world is closed off to you in one way or another at the start, and finding different songs will allow you to overcome these obstacles. For instance, you might pass a powerful current that you cannot swim into, at least until you find the Beast-form song, which gives your dash so much power you can easily force your way into that tunnel, opening a new section of the waters to explore. This can be a little frustrating at times, as it can seem that you have nowhere to go, when you actually have to backtrack quite far to find the one entrance that your new power allows you to open. The game has an adequate map-marking tool, but more than once I gave up and had to consult a walkthrough to progress.
There is also a recipe system that allows you to combine ingredients you find in the world into different foods, which will heal Naija, strengthen certain abilities, or even make her invincible. Some ingredients can be quite difficult to find, and completionists will be hard-pressed to find all of them without help. The recipe system can also be a source of frustration, as some of the later boss fights are quite unforgiving, and almost require some of the rarer consumables to survive.

Holowka’s music is quite beautiful throughout the game. Boss fight songs have high-paced intensity, while the open waters have a grand exploratory solitude to them. Naija’s home has a quaint little ditty. Overall the soundtrack is alternatively relaxing and driving. I listen to it at work when I need to just escape and get stuff done. The sound effects can get a little grating, as your energy attack will be used approximately 8 million times through the course of the game. That *schwoosh* sound gets quite old after a while, especially during some boss fights where you’re spamming it constantly.

The visuals are where this game really stands out, though. That this game was the product of two men is astounding. The entire world is cohesive and beautiful, full of varied sea life and environments. Yet everything fits together so well, and nothing seems out of place. The 2D graphics really shine on any system, even an older laptop.

The mouse-and-keyboard controls are fairly intuitive, allowing you to swim effortlessly and propel yourself with your powerful legs from wall to wall. The singing mechanic is fun, but sometimes can get a little difficult to control, especially in high stress situations where you want to change quickly between forms. Nowhere in game does it tell you this, but your songs are actually mapped to the 1-9 number keys, and you can switch effortlessly between them without actually singing the songs. This makes the game a lot easier, but also takes away some of your immersion.

The ending to the game leaves open the possibility of a sequel, but unfortunately it doesn’t look like that will happen.
This is a great adventure game, but it is not without its flaws. Every Metroidvania adventure game struggles with backtracking and the potential for the player to miss an important passageway, but don’t let that drive you away from this game. The game is just gorgeous, and you’ll want to explore each of the tremendously varied zones for their own sake, not just to collect some loot and leave. You’ll want to go swimming after playing this game. Just be sure to avoid any sea dragons.
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8.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. Juni 2014
Aquaria war ein echt geniales Game. Ich habe es zwar nicht komplett durchgespielt (letzter Boss fehlte mir noch), aber es hat mich sehr hineingezogen. Die Atmosphäre dieses Spiels ist sehr dicht und ich lege es jedem ans Herz, der ein gutes Adventure mag.
Was mich am meisten fasziniert hat, ist einfach die Story. Man fängt als Nayja (wird sie so geschrieben?) an. Weiß nicht warum sie allein ist, was in dieser Unterwasserwelt passiert. Des Rätsels Lösung kommt erst ungefähr bei der Hälfte. Es ist nicht genau klar, ob sie von den Wesen abstammt, aber es scheint so. Die Story selbst ist an manchen Stellen auch sehr ergreifend. Ich will aber nicht zu viel vorweg nehmen.
Die Steuerung mit Maus funktioniert echt gut. Wer einen Controller vorzieht, dem ist dies selbst überlassen.
Das Gameplay ist zu Anfang recht simpel. Je mehr Songs man lernt umso komplexer wird es. Sich in der Welt zurechtzufinden funktioniert mit der Map recht gut, man sollte sich jedoch gut einprägen, wo welche Hindernisse einen aufgehalten haben, da man sonst manchmal den Überblick verliert. Manchmal ist es so konzipiert, dass man wirklich erstmal woanders nach dem jeweiligen Song suchen muss, um die richtige Form anzunehmen. Auf der anderen Seite kann man einige Sachen, auch so überwinden, wenn man sich ein bisschen mit der Steuerung auskennt.
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31.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. August 2014
Sehr schönes 2D Spiel mit genialer Musik.
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0.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. September 2014
Cookingroidvania of Time.
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2.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. Juli 2013
Ein Super Indie Game, die Steuerung ist recht einfach und das spiel system isrt auch recht leicht.
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49.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. November 2013
Incredible, atmospheric experience and a work of art.

from the design standpoint Aquaria is a Metroidvania 2D game with big underwater world to explore. Those ideas aren't that special on paper, but the strange mix of climactic locations, fitting music and hand-drawn graphics makes this title not only joy to look and hear, but makes so much impact on the player that after you finish the game you will know that is one of the best indie games out there yet to be recognized by most of gaming community.

The story is simple, but it is told extremely well by the voice of the main protagonist as you play the game. It starts out interesting, but it ends up strongly heart-touching. The plot is slowly revealed through the game and the next surprise around the corner will be bigger than the former. Also, in my opinion, Naija is one of the best written female characters in video game industry up to date.

Aquaria is an open world and you must figure out most of the gameplay mechanics all by yourself. Some tactics for beating some bosses are kind of tricky, so this isn't the game for people that are not so fond of the more exploration-oriented games. The start of this game isn't as fast as you would want to, but if you will give it some time you will be hooked straight to the finish. Game is around 12-20 hours long and there are lots of non-mandatory things to find. This is not a small game by any means.

Aquaria had a bad luck that it came before the Braid's indie games boom. Don't miss this one. It's a powerful gem hidden in the sea.
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31.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. November 2014
Short Verdict: Wow. Aquaria is a stunningly beautiful metroidvania indie game published back in 2007, but it's still a pearl! I literally dove into it from the moment I started and I really had a blast. I'm very thankful to Jaws for not only trading it with me, but also for recommending it. If you like metroidvanias, indie games and pretty 2D graphics, don't miss this one for nothing! Oh, make sure you play it with a controller, since it's a lot better (except menus, which are easier to navigate with a mouse).

Pros:
Oh, where to start....
  • Very interesting mechanic, where you can transform into different forms, each with its specialty and abilities that unlock more and more of the world
  • A HUGE world for you to explore and swim around
  • Has a great, deep story that pushes you to keep going
  • Lots of treasures, costumes, energy boosts, pets, songs, ingredients and food recipes for you to collect
  • I think it's safe to say that its difficulty level is absolutely perfect--not insanely hard, but don't be fooled by the cute graphics, this game is not a walk in the park either
  • Very interesting boss fights--while they depend on your skills, they're first and foremost puzzles
  • Being able to fill the map with customizable markers is not only a great feature, but also necessary if you want to master the game without looking (too much on) FAQs
  • Absolutely gorgeous 2D graphics
  • Awesome BGM with many different great tracks
  • Great voice acting, even if you compare it to mainstream games
  • If you're into it, there are even some interesting mods, mainly Sacrifice (a story-driven prequel) and Labyrinth (a small sequel focused on, you guessed, a labyrinth map)

Cons:
  • Aquaria's world is so huge it might take a lot of time when you have to backtrack to explore old areas after acquiring new forms/abilities. There are travel turtles that carry you around (also seahorses you can ride for faster shorter movements), but I think there could've been at least twice as much turtles for a world that size. Also, being able to choose your destiny instead of having to cycle through them would be great. I didn't have to use them a lot, but it was kind of boring when I had.
  • Controls for when you're out of the water are a bit too clumsy for me. Of course they should be a bit clumsy, since you're supposed to live in the water, but they could've been better.

Bought on / for: I actually traded for another bundle key/link I had. But this game is definitely worth its full price!
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Verfasst: 11. November 2013
A relic from an era of £15 Indie titles that your average gamer would never seek out because they were usually hidden away on the developers home page without much aplomb.

Now Steam is chock full of titles and Humble Bundle/Indie Royale throw them out two to the penny. The golden era of the Indies has arrived!

Unfortunately this title and many others like it are left in the dusty past, forgotten, unloved. Give it a go and you'll be rewarded with a charming little foray into an aquatic wonderland the likes of which haven't been seen since the clicks and whistles of Ecco the Dolphin dazzled you on the Dreamcast.
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24.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. Dezember 2013
I wake up in a wonderful underwater world. It’s magical, large and full wonderful things to discover. I have no clue how I got here or why I am the only one besides the normal sea creatures. I am Naija, a beautiful mermaid-like woman, trying to discover the past and find out what happen to everyone else.

Aquaria is a 2D underwater adventure where you need to recover your past and find out what happen to everyone else. All other intelligent life seems to have been wiped out and you can’t remember anything. What discoveries and treasures will you find on your large adventure?

You will discover songs that will give you special powers to help you on your journey. You can get one that will shoot like a fire blast, another which will let you swim against strong currents, or one that will let you light up deep dark caverns. You can earn these by fighting bosses or finding them in hidden caves. You will also need to learn recipes that will help heal you and give your powers a boost. These are all found when dropped from defeated enemies or plants you can pop by certain music tones.

It’s a beautiful world of varieties of sea creatures that range from friendly to violent. Everything looks really colorful and vibrant. The world under the sea is very large and when you think you’ve discovered everything you discovered another huge area. You’ll have plenty of backtracking to find all the hidden secrets in the old-school Metroid style. Get a new power and go back to a previous area to access new areas.

There wasn’t really any problems with the game in my opinion. I do wish the final fight was a little better but it wasn’t really an issue. I also wish I was able to zoom in on the map a little more as sometimes it was hard to see where I needed to go. Those are minor issues though and never pulled me out of the experience.

Aquaria is a low priced indie game that is superb and wonderful to play. You have a good story with a twist, beautiful world to explore, fantastic music, and many hours of enjoyment. I sank 24hrs into the game and enjoyed every minute of it. There’s also some mods you can download to add more to the game if you’d like.

Bear Rating 9.5/10
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19.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. März 2015
I know it says I've only played 15 hours on steam, but that's because I only bought the steam version recently(ish). The truth is, this is my favorite indie game of all time. Minecraft, Gone Home, Bastion, Transistor...nothing can compare to how falling in love with this game felt when I was a young lad.

The User-defined tags should tell you everything you need to know about the gameplay: Metroidvania-styled level design, 2D underwater adventure, the works. But that's not why I love this game so much. This game is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. From its hand-painted graphics to its organic sounding music, from its triumphant title screen to its emotional ending, from the belly of the whale to the top of the Veil, from its simple controls to its hidden depths, from its quiet emotional moments to its larger-than-life boss battles...everything about this game stirs something within me, something that no game has really ever managed to reach before or since.

If you're jaded about the glut of early access ZombieSim Survivorsims, artsy-fartsy walking around simulators, blocky beep-boop bullet hell shooters that anyone could make, you owe it to yourself to play Aquaria. It's a shining gem of a game, one that holds the true worth of independent game development.

Oh, and you can make soup and hand rolls underwater.
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