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Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD PS3 Review
25 May 2015
Excerpt: It’s a shame that developer Oddworld Inhabitants had to withdraw themselves from the games industry, but that’s exactly what happened in 2005. With games like Abe’s Odyssey and Stranger’s Wrath, they proved to be one of the most unique and creative developers.
Excerpt: A large chicken hawk is taunting us while his massive shotgun is dealing brutal damage with every hit. As we cower behind a wall, there’s a decision to be made. Should we lay traps with furry, fuzzy spheres that happen to have teeth like piranha, then follow those up with lethal blasts of...
Pros: Spectacular “live” ammo, HD visuals look great, Good story, great twist
Cons: Camera can be wonky, Some brutal bosses, Linear, one-way path
Excerpt: When you think of games on the old Xbox, you likely think about Halo , Fable , and Panzer Dragoon Orta . (OK, maybe not that last one.) But there was also an eccentric FPS title on the big box, Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath , that shook up the genre while adding in the kind of hilarity that only...
Summary: I never managed to play any of the Oddworld titles when they first came out, so I approached Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD with almost no expectations in mind. All I knew about the titles was that they were a rather well-received bunch of games with decidedly weird-looking protagonists.
Conclusion: Stranger’s Wrath is all about identity. In addition to the themes of its well-rounded story, it feels tailor-made to challenge the critical habit of comparing games that share similar traits just to make critical analysis easier.
Conclusion: Some flaws still exist including some poor camera control problems reminiscent of the era when this was originally created, but in general this is a really impressive HD remake of an underrated, under played classic that deserves the attention – and something that other HD remakes could definitely...
Excerpt: The Oddworld games have always had an audience, even if it is a small one. The quirky characters and genuine humor have entertained fans since the original game debuted on the original PlayStation.
Pros: + Quirky characters, + Story is excellent, + Live ammo is unique, + Great plot twist
Cons: Bounty missions become repetitive, Controls take getting used to
Excerpt: In today’s video game industry, it’s not a strange coincidence that some truly great games are overlooked by more popular commercial favorites. Case in point – Rayman Origins , a charming game in its own right, sold 50,000 units, where other games like Dead Island and Modern Warfare 3 easily...
Excerpt: 's arrival on the PlayStation Network is hardly an anti-climax. The 2005 Xbox exclusive won over the critics with its innovative blend of 3D platforming and first-person shooter action, making it a prime candidate for the high definition treatment.