Abzû on the Switch: Stunning in the hands, hell for thalassophobia

The Nintendo Switch added another indie feather to its cap this week with the release of Abzû, an underwater adventure game from Giant Squid Studios. The game‘s beauty translates exceptionally well to the Switch’s handheld screen — and if you have any fear of the ocean blue, it’s almost too good. In Abzû, you play a small, featureless being with flippers, exploring the ocean and activating beacons to cleanse polluted sections. I couldn’t tell you why — in that classic short indie game fashion, the game doesn’t deliver its story directly, opting to use environmental cues and visual markers in order…

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