PALGN: "Hydrophobia has a troubled history. It's being released, it's not being released. It's going to be a full retail title, it's going to be a download-only title. This kept it alive and in the media spotlight. One thing we knew for certain was that Hydrophobia was going to have nifty water effects, and before it was released in the latter half of 2010, excitement began to build gradually. Originally released for AU$20, later dropped to AU$13 and eventually put on sale for AU$6.50; it looked like a bargain waiting to be snapped up. We couldn't have been more wrong."