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Space is the Place Jul 25, 2013 @ 7:49am
Free roaming and other questions
I have a few questions about the game and will like to know:

1º- Does the game allows free roaming after completetion? It really looks like exploration has a meaning in this game, but don´t really want to do that right now only to find out I haven´t got the specific form to past certain areas, so will really like to know if free roaming is still there after completing the story.

2º- How many forms there are? Are all story related or some are secrets? I have this problem with the game where I really don´t know what am I doing, I mainly go around exploring and when I find something relevant I follow that route, but I´m sure I´m doing something wrong. I did get the fish form before the beast form, but then I needed the beast form to progress in the fish form zone. And now I have unlock the "plant girl" form and it didn´t look like something out of the story line, just some secret I seem to have found suddenly.

3º- How much difficult does it get? I´m having trouble with many bosses, probably because I am not that much skilled, but damn, the boss in Mithalas almost kill me because I run out of healing stuff.

Thanks in advace to anyone who responds. Pretty cool game, with that exploration element, the different forms, the little puzzles to past areas, the music, the art, the originality (at least in videogame form, storywise there´s a lot of comics about similar scenarios)...I will say it´s one of those games that shocks you after one hour of play because it´s nothing like you may have expected. That´s something I really love about any videogame.
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icculus  [developer] Jul 25, 2013 @ 8:47am 
Originally posted by Space is the Place:
1º- Does the game allows free roaming after completetion? It really looks like exploration has a meaning in this game, but don´t really want to do that right now only to find out I haven´t got the specific form to past certain areas, so will really like to know if free roaming is still there after completing the story.

The game has a definite ending, but up until then, you can roam wherever you want. It's like Metroid or newer Castlevania games: new areas open up as you get new items and abilities, so you'll _have_ to backtrack and explore just to complete the game.

It's pretty clear when you're getting near the end; just do all your exploring before you enter that final area. The whole world is open to you by the time you can access the endgame. Find the giant sea turtles hidden around the world to jump around the map quickly.

Originally posted by Space is the Place:
3º- How much difficult does it get? I´m having trouble with many bosses, probably because I am not that much skilled, but damn, the boss in Mithalas almost kill me because I run out of healing stuff.

I had a _lot_ of trouble with boss fights until I got better at controlling Naija. It just takes a little practice. Keep your distance and keep spamming shots at the bosses. Some of them have special tricks for defeating them.

--ryan.

Space is the Place Jul 25, 2013 @ 10:29am 
Well thanks for a quick and clear answer my good sir

Just so I can be more warned about it, what is the name of the final part fo the game? that "point of no return"?. It´s just to be aware and in the same moment I reach it, start my treasure and secrets hunting more seriously.
Scar Alouette Jul 25, 2013 @ 3:01pm 
Just a tip, there are 2 forms that are optional: The Spirit Form (that allows you to pass trough the smoke thing), and the Fish form, that allows you to pass trough little passages. You can get Spirit Form after getting the Nature Form, in Mithalas City, in the north path. The fish form you just need to complete a very simple puzzle in Kelp Forest, the Fish Cave. And Mithala, in my opinion, is not very hard. You use the normal form and the 'Bind Song' to get the frog-thing monster, then when Mithala try to suck you, you release the frog-thing monster. Mithala will swallow it. Then keep attacking Mithala untill he conjure one monster. Atract the monster to the green smoke and it will turn into a frog-thing monster, same thing. When Mithala's eyes explode (WTF?), just keep attacking him untill he die. That's it! :D
Space is the Place Jul 25, 2013 @ 3:07pm 
Yuup, Mithala Boss was the one, he really gave me some pretty good hits, but eventually was death. I already have the Fish Form, in fact is my second form to get, since the game allows for free roaming almost instantly and you don´t really need anything special to get there. I´ve using it mainly to go quick from place to place, wish there were MORE turtles and stuff, but I guess some are difficult to get without every single power from the forms.

Right now I have Energy Form, Beast Form, Plant Form and Fish Form. Ouh, and two costumes and two pets, the costumes are nice, but the pets seems weird there´s nowhere in game to see the action they perform, you have to test them out.

PD: Don´t know if it´s a bug or what, but I fight the Crab boss near the race track and did get tow achievements, the proper one, and another for a "Shrink" boss?? Can´t remmeber the word correctly now, but you know, another different boss achievement for just one. Weird.
RH' NBlast Jul 26, 2013 @ 7:36am 
Just before the final room, with the final challenge, you will find a save crystal with giant turtle. If you save there, you can reload the game from this point after you finish the game. This means you can go back before final challenge, go back to the other areas of the game and explore anything you missed.
Space is the Place Jul 26, 2013 @ 7:55am 
I kind of think that I figure it out where exactly that place is. I have been free roaming for several hours between yesterday and today and find out about The Abyss in the south of Home Waters, Naija automatically warned me that I should not attemp to go in there without preparation and since the form that will alow me to pass trough the dark zones seems to be the only one I´m missing, and I just find a place called the Sun Temple, i´m pretty sure I will get here that form and then proceed to the final area.

Already have three pets, three costumes, four traveling turtles and kill tow or three of the hidden monsters. Haven´t really start to use the gosht form I just aquiere by exploring and killing the priests but other than that and the dark zones, I have pretty much uncover the whole map.

I have to say, exploration is what keeps forcing me to play the game, it´s kind of weird but I find it pretty worth it on this game. Kind of remind me of the good old days in the 90s when I start to grown up and find out about RPG genre, where just for the visuals, the achievement of reaching every part of the map and finding secrets was a lot of fun.
icculus  [developer] Jul 26, 2013 @ 10:28am 
Originally posted by Space is the Place:
I kind of think that I figure it out where exactly that place is. I have been free roaming for several hours between yesterday and today and find out about The Abyss in the south of Home Waters, Naija automatically warned me that I should not attemp to go in there without preparation and since the form that will alow me to pass trough the dark zones seems to be the only one I´m missing, and I just find a place called the Sun Temple, i´m pretty sure I will get here that form and then proceed to the final area.

There's a little more after the Abyss, but yeah, you're really hauling ♥♥♥ through the game. :)

--ryan.

Space is the Place Jul 27, 2013 @ 9:19am 
Just going to say this: Octogone...♥♥♥♥!! XDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXD I basically had to empty my whole inventory eating everything I had to get this guy, and I get there by just exploring, again, putting myself in danger just because I tough "well, there could be a treasure down there" XDXDXD.

Very much little is there for me to explore anymore aside form continuing to The Abyss and beyond. Gotta say, this game has been a charming ride, I´m actually gonna stop playing it for a while to not rush it to the end too soon.

Now I really want Aquaria to add Steam Cards and Badget, is it worng? XDXDXDXDXDXD
Scar Alouette Jul 27, 2013 @ 1:22pm 
In the Abyss there is the nicest costume, in my opinion: Jelly Costume. When wearing, Naija automatically regenerates life if it get lower than 50%. To pass trough Abyss, you need the Sun Form (Sun Temple, after defeating the giant worm hell from demon thing). And the south path of the Abyss, that you can only go after beating Sunken City's BOSS, is the final area: "The Body". Ths place have an amazing music and the last form: "Dual Form". In this form "me and Li became one". Its the best form, in my opinion. I have almost all the treasures and all the costumes: Arnassi Costume, Urchin costume, Krotite costume, Jelly costume, Princes costume and Girl costume (I think that's the name). Urchin costume you get in the north path of Turtle Cave. You can get into this cave by the Veil, near a Giant Turtle. With Urchin costume, animals you touch keep losing life (DIE YOUR DAMN GIAN FISH THAT KEEPS EATING MY FOOD!!). Girl costume Naija wears a bikini. Oh, and don't matter. Even if you get to the end, you can come bak, before the last boss to explore, and find all Naija's memories to see the REAL AND OFFICIAL ending. I did came back and I'm still searching for all the treasures. Only 4 or 5 lefting.
Last edited by Scar Alouette; Jul 27, 2013 @ 1:24pm
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