Fluidity is a game I could play all day. Realistic physics and cool techniques (such as holding in water pressure to make it explode to defeat nearby baddies) is neat. The way this is present is prime.
Fluidity is one of my games of the year for 2010, and probably 2011 as well! The controls are superb - the Wii remote lends itself awesomely to the experience of moving water around by tilting the world, and whilst things get tricky when you start opening up the 4 massive levels and changing state, the experience never becomes frustrating. Some of the abilities require some real thought, and the nod to games like Metroid and Mario are obvious with the option to go back and replay sections with new states, and open up new areas and challenges. The art is beautifully realised, with a bright and colourful, yet not childish, cartoon style. Visually the game is never bland and each level offers new environments to explore. An extremely worthwhile buy for 1200 points, and right up there with some of the other big hitters of the year. Great game.
Hydroventure (also known as Fluidity) is one of the best games available on WiiWare. Developer Curve Studios created an incredibly extensive two-dimensional world, with impressive physics, makes great use of the Wii-controller and has a progression system that measures up to Metroid. The game can be quite hard at times, but few gamers will shed a tear over such an issue. It's simply a modern classic.
The water physics are top-notch and, in combination with the various creative puzzles and obstacles, provide a healthy dose of challenge, though some players may feel put off by late-game difficulty spike. It's clever, at times calming then nerve-wracking, and all around fun.
Fluidity puts both the Wii's controller and graphical capabilities to good use, making for an invigorating puzzle game that's easy on the eyes. The production values and depth on display here are greater than most WiiWare games, so don't hesitate to dive on in.
This game is outstanding! The controls are great, and once you learn how to flick the remote, you get such precision its fantastic! Zooming about as Ice and smashing through walls! Exploding water over obstacles, Zapping evil goop with lightning! I love it!
There's some amazing mini games built into the levels too! Pinball, helping a little action hero, even controlling a fire engine and a monorail!
Truly a superb game! I'll be playing this all over Christmas!
Totally under priced at 1200 WiiWare points too! This should have been a Disc game!!
Recently, Nintendo released a handful of free WiiWare demos of various games, so I gave a few of them a try. Wow, this game has me smiling from ear-to-ear the entire time. It's one of those puzzle games that takes good advantage of the WiiMote's motion sensing ability. In the game, you act as a puddle/pool of water that must navigate perils such as sand and hot lava and goop "fire" slugs. But as you progress thru the levels you obtain special abilities that allow you to pool yourself, or turn into a brick of ice to get thru tricky areas. The physics of the game is really fun, if only slightly un-realistic. But it's a game, not a physics simulation, right? Anyway, it costs 1200 wii credits and is a veritable bargain considering how fun it is.
Such a great game with ingenious mechanics and fun puzzles. The progression and secret areas that you wonder what will unlock keep you into the fun of the game. But it can be frustrating at times and a bit repetitive at times too, but that is a very small gripe. If you still have a Wii, I’d still recommend picking it up... it is such a fun time.
An ingenious way to play with water. Once you start getting more and more powers, the game opens up so much more. Some of the controls later on get a little irritating at times (the only reason I didn't give a perfect score), but for the most part they're great. A fun game for kids, and enough of a challenge for the kids at heart, especially if trying to get all the rainbow bits, puzzle pieces, and flowers! A must-have for puzzle fans. Eagerly awaiting a sequel!
Summary(Also known as "Hydroventure") Players must navigate their way across multiple chapters to rid Aquaticus of a corruptive goop called the "Influence", solving puzzles along the way in order to find Rainbow Drops scattered around the world. Using the three forms of water - liquid, ice and cloud - players can transform to continue...