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  • Summary: (Also known as "Uo: Legend of Seven Waters and Gods" in the UK/EU and "Uo Nanatsu no Mizu Densetsu no Nushi" in Japan) Finny the Fish is a three dimensional, underwater adventure game where you play through the eyes of a fish. You must solve various puzzles and mysteries to bring back balance to your aquatic home. Just like any fish, you'll need to eat, and more importantly, avoid being eaten?not only by other fish, but the local fishermen as well! It pays to carefully observe what you consume, since some bits of food are actually fishermen?s lures ? if you get caught, you will need to use a variety of skills to try and escape. [Natsume] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. This is really a gem of a game that, while short, is a steal at a release price of $30. Like a good bourbon, it goes down smooth but is over all too quickly, but this isn’t a reason to marginalize it.
  2. Never before has a game simulated playing the life of a fish so well, and it’s done in such a loveable and cartoonish way that both younger and mature gamers will love it all the same.
  3. 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 - gold [7 July 2004]
  4. There’s a vibrancy that ensures progress is a pleasure and backtracking is seldom a chore – in fact, the game is often at its best when you’re free from the demands of unlocking the next section and simply revelling in your buoyant weightlessness. [Nov 2004, p.110]
  5. Finny's tone and relative simplicity make it clear that it was designed for the younger end of the lunchbox spectrum, but vague mission structure and some unusually punishing elements work against the rest of the design.
  6. 53
    If a kid wants to play as a fish, then Finny is up their alley and hopefully they'll give up before the annoying gameplay gets to them.
  7. Goes right off the deep end with its length - the entire game can be completed in one six-hour sitting. [Apr 2005, p.102]

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  1. NikiC.
    Aug 7, 2005
    I really like this game. It's very different, relaxing, challenging, but not too much so. The only thing that I ever find bothersome is the camera, but other than that I love it. And it's only short if you speed through the game without trying to collect scales/prey/lures and you know exactly where to go and what do to. Expand