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ABZU review
by Merlijn Eskens

ABZU is an interesting game. Not only because I havent played it myself, but also because it is.. Not as much of a game as most would like it to be.

In this game you swim around using simple WASD & mouse controls and slowly traverse the underwater world of ABZU.
Now, I gave this game to my little sister, who is not used to keyboards at all, but still, I feel like I need to note that this made the otherwise perfect game a lot harder to enjoy for her. The mouse was too fast and the turning she could not wrap her head around.

Now, this might all sound a little basic for a description. But to be honest, it isnt. There are no other things you will be doing in this game other than:
Opening doors,
Swimming with fish
Swimming without fish.

That does not make it a bad game however!
It is quite the opposite. It tries to teach you all the different types of fish swimming around, as well as the wonder of exploration.

If anything, ABZU proves that you do not need action to make an experience, and for that I am grateful.
«Sit back and relax»
«OST on repeat»
Serge Ulankin
This is when walking simulators took the turn to swimming simulators.

Other reviews18

got it for something like 2€ on switch, and felt that it was very boring, but that may be because I don't really like exploration games. it's beautiful tho
Really deep and immersive experience. Quick gameplay, but very worth the time to enjoy and get lost in the world
«Sit back and relax»
Sometimes sitting back and playing an atmospheric experience with great music is all I want from a Game. And Abzu nailed it!
i didnt like the controls much, but the world looks good , so this game is worth a try since it is so short
perfect relaxation game
«Blew my mind»
The first game I completed. It helped me with the BIG SAD.
«Sit back and relax»
10/10 - It made me feel things.
«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»
Even if you don't like the gameplay, the story, or the visuals (first of all, how dare you?), the music alone is enough reason to love this game.
A nice trip inbetween more serious and demanding games.

Like a vacancy, in the depths of the ocean.