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War of the Worlds review (XBLA)
7 years ago

War of the Worlds review (XBLA)

War of the Worlds was developed by Other Ocean Interactive and published by Paramount Digital Entertainment. It was released October 12, 2011 for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

You don’t see many book adaptations on Xbox Live Arcade if any at all. But Other Ocean Interactive decided to make a platformer based off one of the most famous novels and radio broadcasts ever with The War of the Worlds. Based off of the H.G. Wells book, you play as Arthur who’s coming home in early 50’s London when the alien apocalypse happens. As you rush through the chaotic streets of pedestrians running for their lives, you must race to find your wife and brother to make sure they’re safe.

The game is a rotoscope animated platformer similar to games like Out of This World or the original Prince of Persia. You must carefully run and jump off platformers at the right time in order to achieve the jump. Coincidentally enough, making precise jumps and movements is actually harder than the aliens themselves and sets us up for what we’ll have to deal with for the entire game.

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The War of the Worlds launch trailer breaches XBLA

From what we’ve seen from screenshots and video diaries, The War of the Worlds is shaping up to be an XBLA game worth noting. Based on the H.G. Wells …
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South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge coming to XBLA 2012
8 years ago

South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge coming to XBLA 2012

South Park is to make yet another appearance on XBLA, this time in the form of a 2D platformer. The new game titled South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge, is being …
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The War of the Worlds takes over our minds on October 26
8 years ago

The War of the Worlds takes over our minds on October 26

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In terms of adaptations, The War of the Worlds has been done countless times but not as an XBLA action/adventure side-scroller. But you’ll soon get to experience and escape …
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War of the Worlds Diary 3 invades the interweb
8 years ago

War of the Worlds Diary 3 invades the interweb

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Other Ocean Interactive has released the third video diary promoting the upcoming, War of the Worlds game. Based on the classic novel by H.G. Wells, the videogame adaption puts …
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War of the Worlds’ Paddington Station
8 years ago

War of the Worlds’ Paddington Station

A slew of new media has come out surrounding one of the earlier levels in Other Ocean’s upcoming War of the Worlds game. Paddington Station is a train station which was …
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War of the Worlds dev diary with in-game footage

The first developer diary for upcoming XBLA title, War of the Worlds, is now available. Head of Development, Mike Mica and the rest of the Other Ocean Interactive team …
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Sir Patrick Stewart narrating War of the Worlds
8 years ago

Sir Patrick Stewart narrating War of the Worlds

 

Acclaimed movie and television star Sir Patrick Stewart, famous for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, now has a major role in the upcoming War of the Worlds game. His part is as the narrator, narrating the adventures of an average man trying to save his family from an alien invasion in 1953 London. The story will parallel the 1953 movie adaptation, but will follow different characters, locations, and a whole new story arc.

The game will be a 2D side-scrolling action-adventure, requiring players to use their wits to outsmart tripods, drones, and other alien menaces while crossing a devistaded landscape, but there will be a hint mechanism if you get stuck. The game will try and capture the fear and isolation of the original H.G. Wells novel by making players think fast or suffer an instant death. Today’s news came with some new screenshots, giving a glimpse in the game’s action. War of the Worlds will be released later this year. Check out the additional art and screenshots after the jump.

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The War of the Worlds invading XBLA this Summer
8 years ago

The War of the Worlds invading XBLA this Summer

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Aliens are coming, not Xenomorphs, but good old fashioned aliens. The popular H.G. Wells book The War of the Worlds is coming to XBLA courtesy of Other Ocean Interactive. …
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