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Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD PS3 Review
25 May 2015
Excerpt: Players: 1 Age Rating: 12+ Other console/handheld formats: Vita It’s a shame that developer Oddworld Inhabitants had to withdraw themselves from the games industry, but that’s exactly what happened in 2005.
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: 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
Conclusion: Though the game does have its rough spots – and probably won’t see the light of day on Xbox Live anytime soon, if at all – Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath HD is still an undeniable classic that shouldn’t be missed this time around.
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.