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By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Stunning undersea adventure is about character development.

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age 8+

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age 8+

Experience a New World

This game is a lovely combination of beautiful music, graphics, and themes such as loneliness, meaning of life, and adventure. Naija has lost her memories and must search to rediscover who she is an how she fits in her underwater world. As each "boss" is defeated, Naija aquires a new ability, and in addition transforms what the character looks like. Music is a large part of how Naija changes her form and communicates with sea life. Every "boss" requires a unique strategy to be defeated. Another great part of the game is collecting items that can be cooked to form new items that help Naija in different ways. As you search every corner and depth of the world, you discover something new about the character, hear new music, and see more and more visually stunning scenes.

Is It Any Good?

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AQUARIA has appeared on other gaming platforms, but it feels at home on the iPad, offering an experience that is both intriguing and serene. As Naija, you'll explore a stunning underwater world trying to fill holes in your memory. While there's some combat, this is a game about character development. The most interesting element to the game is the use of music. Learning new abilities (such as transformation or shields) is essentially a game of Simon (i.e. parroting back notes), but the songs of Naija, blended with the background music, make this an incredibly soothing game that makes time fade away. The app suggests playing with headphones -- and it really does improve the experience.

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