CFD!’s Rob Rich isn’t afraid of water, but he is afraid of awful games:
“The Queen of the World is in trouble. Genocidal terrorists have attacked the city-sized ship with the solitary goal of killing or converting everyone on board, and the only person in a position to do anything about it is Kate Wilson: systems engineer. Ever see the Steven Seagal masterpiece of underdog ass-kickery, Under Siege? It’s kind of like that, but with less nut-punching.
“Hydrophobia has been in the works for quite a while now. It doesn’t come close to being as quasi-mythical as Duke Nukem’s latest outing, but it’s been a few years. Most of this time was allegedly spent developing the HydroEngine, which the developers have claimed creates the most realistic liquid physics ever seen in video games. Quite a claim for a Live Arcade game.
“But what does all that fancy water talk really mean? Sure the waves look convincing and all, but what about the game? Does it sink, or does it swim?” Read more