VGW's Jen Bosier: "As of late, there has been a resurgence of 2D game offerings, courtesy of XBox Live Arcade and mobile platforms. 2D games are certainly easier to program and design for independent studios, and they tend to appeal to a wider market by containing mostly fluffy offerings of throwback nostalgia. However, some of the larger studios are taking notice of this phenomenon and returning to 2D as well, such as the recent Mortal Kombat. The 2D resurgence is upon us, brothers and sisters, and Outland is certainly one of the notables.
Is it really that epic? Yes it is.