Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Review | IGN


As beloved as it is, certain aspects of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee have aged about as well as a wet mummy. Clunky controls, unadjustable harsh difficulty, and graphics that are hideous when scaled up to HD resolutions mean high barriers to entry for newcomers, which make it harder to discover one of the most memorably imaginative games of the late '90s. Thankfully, it's a lot easier in Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty.

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randomass1711607d ago

Review was a little harsh IMO. The point of a remake is to give you an older game with a newer flare. So I feel it is a little unfair to take points off for what you feel are flaws in the original game. Remakes should be judged on how well they present an old game as new. The co-op complaint is a good one though. Taking turns is a little too outdated to be called co-op IMO.

ThatEnglishDude1606d ago

I agree the co-op would have best been left out altogether, but to make a fully fledged cooperative campaign work, they would have had to rework a lot of the puzzles, layout and probably just didn't work. I have no doubt that Oddworld Inhabitants/JAW had at least considered it, but it probably effected the flow and feel of the game. This is a single player experience.

I do, however, see a lot of people speedrunning this beast.

FlyingFoxy1606d ago (Edited 1606d ago )

Co-op could actually work great, but it'd probably only work right on 2 screens.. like the Wii U and the game pad would probably be perfect for it.

Unless they did it like in Rayman..

NukaCola1606d ago

The original game had a take turns mode. It doesn't take anything away from the game so I can't see this as a negative. Definitely think that the review was a little to harsh. This is a true remastering of one of the greatest games ever made. I am a huge Oddworld fan and have waited a long time to return to Mudos!

ThatEnglishDude1607d ago (Edited 1607d ago )

"Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is a beautiful remake that irons out nearly all of the problems and limitations of 1997’s Abe's Oddysee while bringing its best qualities to the fore. This ground-up remake looks and feels fresh enough to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with any modern 2D platformer — evidence that Abe's Oddysee really was ahead of its time."

This is all I needed to know. Confirmed my expectations. Can NOT wait to play this!

IanVanCheese1606d ago

Day One when this bad boy hits the Xbox One.

LightDiego1606d ago

I never played any Oddworld game, looks awesome, still want to play Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD.

Hellsvacancy1606d ago

Stranger's Wrath, it just wasn't the Oddworld game I came to expect, it's good in it's own way

I've just been waiting for a sequel to Exodus for all these years, never got one

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