- 24 Aug 16
Fishy business: Abzu plumbs the depths
Fish suppers never come as beautifully packaged as this indie game.
You play an anonymous diver, tasked with exploring a murky ocean. Hop onto the backs of fish for sea rides, interact with a robot companion, and discover secrets hidden within shells.
The deep sea dive is beautifully presented: a sea of colour with sapphire water, fish, sharks and eels, all of which behave realistically. A heartfelt score accompanies your underwater paddling, although there's not a lot to do, other than solve puzzles.
Like Journey, PS4's indie hit, this is an isolation simulator. But it proves video games don't have to be rampaging orgies of mayhem, and Abzu's best moments are calm and meditative. The PC version's awkward controls disrupt the peace, though. So you maybe best explore the deep waters of Abzu on PS4 - and from the comfort of a dry couch.