[PS4] The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human Review
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human is a fun 2D pixel art Metroidvania release. Learn more about it in our The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human review!
Upon booting the game for the first time, you will get a cutscene of a spaceship leaving Earth and entering a wormhole, only to return to Earth after thousands of years to find the planetâ€™s surface completely underwater. Luckily the ship also works like a submarine, which is very convenient, right? Once the cutscene ends you are in control, and you can navigate the waters with the analog stick and fire weapons like the harpoon with the face button.
In the beginning, the game is rather slow, and as you navigate around each area, you can see exactly where you are thanks to a minimap in the top right corner that shows a tiny teal colored dot for you. At first, all you will find is a few aquatic animals and various plants, but you will soon come across recorded tapes which you can access to learn more about the story of this new Earth and how things came to be during the thousands of years you were away.
Things become quite difficult even early on when you encounter your first boss… of sorts. But before you do that you will acquire your first upgrade which will set you on the right track to finding the more than 20 upgrades you will get in the game to progress through the campaign â€“ as one does in a Metroidvania. Some areas will be inaccessible until you have acquired certain skills, such as a stronger hull. Upgraded skills are your key to your survival, and while the first boss battle is hard, wait until you find the rest of them!
While the game is a lot of fun, the bosses can be a tad frustrating, but a bit of trial and error and plenty of patience will go a long way. The one complaint I do have is that when you enter a new area the load time is ridiculously long. Hopefully this is addressed in a patch soon since it’s the only thing that might get in the way of enjoying this solid release.
If you’re a fan of the Metroidvania genre, then you should definitely get The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human. The gameplay is solid, and the game is a lot of fun with plenty of content to offer on PS4. You’ll explore colorful areas as well as other more post-apocalyptic dark spaces that will keep you coming back for more as you secure more power-ups that allow you to progress further and further into the game. Defeating enemies and bosses and searching for audio logs as you learn more and more about the lore of this universe feels great, and I’m sure you’ll love the polished writing for both.
This The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Digerati.