The Play at Home Game You Need to Play

The Play at Home Game You Need to Play

 

As part of Sony’s Play at Home initiative, they offered ten free games for Playstation gamers to enjoy. This month, they focused on offering games from indie developers, and one of the play at home games, is the one you absolutely need to play.

 

 

ABZÛ is a beautiful game about ocean exploration from the makers of the highly acclaimed game, Journey. The game offers a gorgeous soundtrack, breathtaking visuals, and a magical mystery. Although Abzu only takes about two hours to complete, it is truly an experience that sticks with the player. Despite having no dialogue or explanations of what is going on, except for some very interesting murals, I was completely invested in the tale, the playable diver character, and a special ocean friend.

 

 

Not only does the game offer an interesting mystery, but it also embodies a calming, immersive experience. When I sat down to play ABZÛ, I didn’t expect to finish it in one setting, but I was enchanted by the exploration of the ocean and had to find out the truth of the mystery that lay under the ocean’s waves. I simply couldn’t put the game down.

 

 

To my surprise, ABZÛ’s focus is entirely on its story–it doesn’t get bogged down in difficult puzzles, tons of collectibles, or even player deaths. In fact, there isn’t even a platinum trophy for the game, making it virtually impossible for gamers to get distracted from the story. There is absolutely no added stress of failure, losing progress or items, just a focus on the exploration of the ocean and its majesty, which needs no explanation, just a sense of wonder to understand and to appreciate. ABZÛ can be enjoyed by both casual gamers and experienced ones, young players and old.

 

Dive into this breathtaking game for free before it leaves Play at Home on April 22nd.

 

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Platform: PS4

Release: 8/2/2016

Publisher: 505 Games

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle, Unique

 

From the artistic mind behind Journey® and Flower®, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving. Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life. Perform fluid acrobatics as the Diver, using graceful swimming controls. Discover hundreds of unique species based on real creatures and form a powerful connection with the abundant sea life. Interact with schools of thousands of fish that procedurally respond to you, each other, and predators. Linger in epic seascapes and explore aquatic ecosystems modeled with unprecedented detail. Descend into the heart of the ocean where ancient secrets lie forgotten. But beware, dangers lurk in the depths. ‘ABZÛ’ is from the oldest mythologies AB, meaning water, and ZÛ, meaning to know. ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom.

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