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    dkirschner's Abzu (PC)

    [January 30, 2018 07:53:21 PM]
    Completed in two sessions. I should note that this is the first game played on my new TV and that the first session I experienced a decent amount of FPS dips and screen tearing. The game was so cool though that I didn't even think it was a problem. At the beginning of the second session, I noticed much more and as a consequence optimized my laptop and TV settings for gaming on the TV. So thanks Abzu!

    As everyone notes, it's a beautiful game, soothing to look at and listen to. I feel like coming home from work and playing this for an hour to relax instead of other relaxation techniques. This probably shouldn't displace too much exercise, but Abzu is healthier than wine.

    The game is very simple. You're a diver. You swim around, in the midst of all manner of undersea creature, including giant vortexes of fish (amazing), solving little environmental puzzles and moving from area to area. There is little conflict. You're invited to experience the joy and calm of swimming underwater with fish, rays, whales, squids, and more, to skim along the sea floor through the sea grass, and to burst upward into the air like a dolphin.

    Later on, a great white shark becomes slightly menacing, and then the game takes a weird turn that loses me as to what it's about (life? water? ecosystems?). It's a worthwhile 2-3 hours to complete the game, and even better if you find it serving the dual effect of calming you down. I need to go back and play Journey and Flower.
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    dkirschner's Abzu (PC)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Tuesday 16 January, 2018

    GameLog closed on: Monday 29 January, 2018

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Pretty visuals and music. Very relaxing. Maaaybe a little boring. ////////////// Thoroughly enjoyable, relaxing, beautiful. End is a little weird, didn't really make sense of it in the play through.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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