Incredible – Neo Aquarium 2: Ace Of Seafood

By Nathan Grayson on January 19th, 2013 at 11:00 am.

Yes, this is exactly what it looks like.

I think the best way I can classify Neo Aquarium 2: Ace of Seafood is “fish-person shooter.” Or, alternatively, I suppose I can just go with “completely fucking bonkers.” In short, it’s an over-the-shoulder (fish do not have shoulders; gaming lexicon, you have failed me) third-person shooter where you’re a fish that fires lasers in an attempt to blow up worms, fish, and any other foolish bottom-feeder that dares cross your path (fish do not have paths; colloquial lexicon, you have also failed me; language is not powerful enough to handle this game). Everything explodes upon death, and it’s amazing. Also, there was totally a Neo Aquarium 1 before this. The fact that I never knew about it until now proves there is no god.

Now, this sushi-scented slice of insanity heralds from Japan, so the status of an eventual translated full version’s still up in the air. On the upside, the original – which starred crustaceans, the greatest soundtrack of all time, and some kind of attempt at an honest-to-goodness plot – traveled across the stormy seas by way of Playism, so Ace of Seafood’s chances aren’t actually all that terrible.

For now, though, the free demo‘s simple and silly, but probably also leagues better than Half-Life 2. Fish fire lasers, you fire back. And all terrain’s fully destructible. TACTICAL FISH ACTION. REVOLUTIONARY BARNACLE PHYSICS. 360 NO PERISCOPE CRABSHOT.

It’s stupid. It’s amazing. It’s very Japanese. I’m going to buy the full version of the original now. I’m going to complete my own existence. I’m going to cry. Thank you so, so, so much, Indie Statik.

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  1. baby snot says:

    WARFISHFACE

    This looks terrimazing. EDIT: My aim sucks. This game is more terri then mazing.

  2. Spacewalk says:

    Yeah figures.

  3. InternetBatman says:

    Why could I guess that this was from Japan? Anyways, I wish we could get a peaceful underwater exploration game on PC, like Endless Ocean.

  4. FurryLippedSquid says:

    “(fish do not have shoulders; gaming lexicon, you have failed me)”

    Gills?

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    Crimsoneer says:

    This makes me want a proper sequel to Archamedean Dynasty all over again.

  6. DickSocrates says:

    I thought you were a diver with a fish-gun at first. Not sure if being the fish in an over-the-shoulder view is better or worse.

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      LTK says:

      Fish are already criminally underrepresented as video game protagonists. I’m glad to see a game that isn’t horribly pescist for once.

  7. danimalkingdom says:

    Fist of Fish. For some reason that popped into my head.

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    particlese says:

    Holy carp, you can play as a barnacle colony in the original?!

  9. Low Life says:

    If I had a time machine, I would go to the 80s and tell everyone that this is the pinnacle of gaming in 2013.

  10. Pindie says:

    That’s one way to bypass German censorship.

    Knowing Japan I also assume it’s a hard game for core gamers. Oh Japan.

  11. SooSiaal says:

    So, this is that cod game everybody is talking about huh?

    • Nim says:

      I always thought all the cod war games was about the fishing rights conflict between Iceland and the United Kingdom back in the 70s.

    • Heliocentric says:

      On behalf of Mensa I would like to present you with an award for services to pop culture references.

    • Eddy9000 says:

      The title was going to be ‘Dark Soles’ but they ran into copyright issues.

      • arccos says:

        Then they were going to abbreviate Fish’s Troubled Life, but that didn’t work.

  12. Iskariot says:

    What a pointless game. I want to forget about this as soon as possible.

  13. phelix says:

    You know something’s going on when fish start to shoot lasers.

  14. cloudnein says:

    But RPS didn’t mention that it’s got awesome destructable environments! I wonder if it has redstone? Oh and it’s a roguelike.

    One of the above statements is true.

    And this statement is false.

  15. Dominic White says:

    I’d just like to add that the current demo is literally Alpha 0.01 – it’s barely more than an engine demo at this point, but having reviewed the original Neo Aquarium a while back, I expect they’ll pack it full of weird and wonderful content before long.

  16. eroticfishcake says:

    Briefly thought this game was a parody of CoD until I got a good look at the video. Regardless this looks like good stupid fun.

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    amishmonster says:

    This is exactly what it’s like in my aquarium, I don’t know what you guys are doing wrong.