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Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition review (Xbox One)

By  •  July 8, 2014

Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition was developed by Martial Hesse-Dreville and Éric Chahi and published by The Digital Lounge. It was released on June 25th, 2014 on Xbox One and is priced at £6.39/$9.99. An Xbox One copy was provided for review purposes.

Another World_ Logo highresThe nature of video games has changed a lot since the original version of Another World (A.K.A Out of this World) was released on the Amiga and Atari ST back in 1991. For a start, even the humblest of modern consoles is almost immeasurably powerful in comparison to the systems available when Delphine Studio’s original game made its debut. The Sci-Fi worlds that these systems play host to are often unimaginably vast, with incredible three-dimensional graphics and rich, uncompressed digital audio to bring them to life. Gamers have changed as well – no longer is enjoying digital media reserved only for solitary fourteen year old boys with thick rimmed spectacles and a math degree. On the contrary, in fact – games are now played by almost everyone from the average adult male, to his mates, to his girlfriend and in some cases, even his mum! So, in an era of casual gaming and high definition, can this carefully crafted remake of an ultra-hard classic still make an impact on today’s audience?

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Shape of the World Review – Vibrant but Empty!

By  •  June 11, 2018

Imagine spending the time to play a game multiple times only to find that after doing so, you’re utterly clueless about what you just played. Now imagine if someone were …
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World to the West review: Four steps forward and fours steps back

By  •  May 22, 2017

There was a moment in World to the West, a few hours into it, where I stared at the game’s overworld map trying to figure out where I needed to …
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New trailer for The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk

By  •  May 18, 2017

A brand new trailer for Studio Fizbin’s The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk has been released, showing off its 2D animated glory to the world. It has been three years …
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The Inner World review: gone with the wind

By  •  March 29, 2017

The Inner World takes place in a universe composed of an endless amount of soil, save for one large hallowed-out sphere. This place is called Asposia, home to a human-like race …
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Silence – The Whispered World 2 Review: Skin deep beauty

By  •  December 24, 2016

Silence – The Whispered World 2 (henceforth just Silence) came to my attention relatively late in development. Despite my great love of point and click adventures, I haven’t had chance to …
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GunWorld 2 review: Nostalgic difficulty

By  •  May 25, 2016

In the independent gaming space, there have been a lot of games seeking to go back to the glory days of retro style and “NES hard” games. Some choose to …
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Battle Worlds: Kronos review: War of the worlds

By  •  May 5, 2016

In my experience, games like Battle Worlds: Kronos come around at most once or twice in every console generation, and that is a great shame. Kronos is a spiritual successor to …
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SteamWorld Dig review (Xbox One)

By  •  June 25, 2015

First things first — SteamWorld Dig is my favorite game on the Nintendo 3DS. Period. Above any of the Marios, Zeldas or anything else that has come out on that system so far. Read More

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty review (Xbox One)

By  •  March 31, 2015

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty was developed by Just Add Water and published by Oddworld Inhabitants. It was released on March 27, 2015 for $19.99. A copy was provided for review purposes.

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It’s a funny thing, nostalgia. Only last week I was preparing to write my review of the excellent Shiftlings and likening it to the original PlayStation One Abe’s Oddysee and now, here I am, reviewing the actual remake of that very same game. Unbelievably, the existence and imminent release of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty had completely bypassed me up until last week, so it’s been especially satisfying to experience it alongside a modern peer.

The good news is that because New ‘n’ Tasty is a ground-up remake of the 1997 PlayStation original, it looks absolutely fantastic running on next gen hardware. More importantly, it retains the clumsy, deliberate weight that epitomises the games titular character, Abe, and adds so much to the way that the game plays. People often say that you should be careful what you wish for, so let’s find out if New ‘n’ Tasty lives up to both the expectation set by the original, and the demands of an increasingly picky modern audience.

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