Excerpt: The easiest way to describe Outland is a blend of Metroid’s core gameplay with Ikarauga’s bullet hell boss battles and light/dark offensive and defensive polarity with a precision platforming and hack ‘n slash gameplay to progress.
Conclusion: Different udfordringer and the ability to play online co-op are also elements that pull in the right direction and it should certainly not be the last time that Finnish Housemarque pile into Outland universe, which might be regarded as something of a modern classic.
Conclusion: Outland is a solid and enjoyable platformer, and one of the best Metroidvanias available for Xbox Live Arcade. Fans of the genre will note the repetitive strain later into the experience, but anyone else is bound to have a blast throughout.
Summary: An intriguing combination of Ikaruga and Shadow Complex , " Outland " is a great achievement from Housemarque. After losing their way slightly after Super Stardust, this represents a great return to form for the developer, with fantastic art and sound, and interesting gameplay.
Summary: A good platformer is challenging, to a degree. A good platformer makes you want to throw your controller at the screen and call it quits, but is so enthralling that you leave your cursing to mutters under your breath and trek onward regardless.
Excerpt: The last few years have demonstrated just how important the downloadable space is for showcasing new and exciting games. Finnish developer Housemarque's Outland is yet another shining testament to the online platform and is, in its own right, a sharp-looking and captivating 2D side-scroller that...