Hydrophobia originally released in in September of 2010, and it had a few problems. It was overflowing with interesting ideas, was set against the backdrop of a compelling political science fiction story, and the characters were well-acted and interesting. The gameplay, technical aspects and some of the visuals made the game unnecessarily difficult. It was far from being a complete experience. The whole game just felt unfinished in many ways. With the Hydrophobia Pure update, many of the original complaints have been addressed, resulting in a much better game.