Pacing: Meditative / Zen
Published by: Sony Computer Entertainment of America
Developed by: Artdink Corporation
Platform: PlayStation (PSX, PS1)
ArtDink never ceases to amaze us with completely unusual, amazing video games. This time we are invited to the depths of the ocean. What is waiting for us there? In fact, the game "Aquanauts Holiday" received mixed reviews. But it seems that her critics failed to properly taste her or expected something else from her. “There is absolutely no one to shoot at!” they were outraged. Yes, no one. Before us are the wonderful beauties of the underwater world, made in excellent stereoscopic technique, with excellent animation. You dive into the deep blue depths, admire the fish, explore the ocean fauna, you can build a coral reef. Of course, for those who are obsessed with action games, this is a little strange. But the brilliance and beauty of the underwater world is incomparable with anything. At Aquanauts Holiday, the variety of fish is amazing; it seems that there are more than 200 species of them - from ordinary carp to outlandish "Angler fish". Moreover, you can also find "secret" species of fish. What do you say, for example, about the pink shark? About the “alien fish”? And what about the giant "Behemoth"? And all this against the backdrop of underwater caves, pyramids, Byzantine-style castles and strange stone heads… Some fish are friendly, look into the “lens” with curiosity; others immediately slip away, as if they are afraid of you. Friendly can be communicated using four types of sonar; but remember that they can both attract fish and scare them away. Most of all entertainment brings the opportunity to bring turmoil to underwater life; make them spin around their own axis, inflate the inhabitants of the depths to funny proportions, etc.