Many were not kind on Hydrophobia, a third-person action title billed for its water physics. The XBLA (soon to be PSN too) title was riddled with control problems and a rather unique control scheme that didn’t mesh with… every other 3rd person title ever.
As such, developer Dark Energy Digital has gone back and redone everything. Dubbed Hydrophobia Pure, this is no simple patch that fixes a few bugs. This supposedly changes the game mechanics as a whole, from tweaking the cover system, climbing, visuals, camera, waypoint system, dialogue, and more. It’s something that we’ve never really seen before, and if something obscure has, it almost certainly hasn’t been on this level. It’s the type of thing you don’t really expect, that of a developer listening to the criticisms and taking the time to fix, well, all of them.
The new version will be up this week.