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Outland.32872015
8.7 out of 10

Outland

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Plasmaneedle, Metacritic
10 April 2014
  • Summary: Outland may borrow from a great many games but it still manages to feel innovative and refreshing. The platforming is great, the levels were magnificently designed, the puzzles are fun. The game has charm and is visually very impressive. Any fan of 2D platformers should pick this up.
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Rastafunrise, Metacritic
23 January 2014
  • Summary: Fantastic game. Or a gem. :) Beautiful graphics and amazing gameplay with a lot of challenge. I remember when I've played games in the NES era. Some of them were so hard. I got really pissed and angry because I died a lot. But after when I got through a hard area or a hard enemy, then that feeling THAT AMAZING FEELING, that catharsis. This game brings back those feelings and I want to thank "him" for that.
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Human, Metacritic
1 April 2012
  • Summary: Let me start out by saying that Outland is absolutely beautiful. The art direction is fantastic, in fact that was what hooked me into this game. But then the gameplay is just kind of... meh. The whole dark/light color mechanic is interesting, though I have seen it used in other games. The developers made some good puzzles using this mechanic, however combat against enemies is either extremely easy or annoying and frustrating.
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x0lani, Metacritic
8 December 2011
  • Summary: Solid platformer with rich graphics, immersive environment and excellent gameplay. The ability to switch between light and dark energy modes makes for some really thought-provoking puzzles, while maintaining enough action for proper button mashing. The only real drawback is that after a while, it all starts to feel repetitive as there isn't enough variety to keep the game going.
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GrumpyReviewer, Metacritic
29 November 2011
  • Summary: It's difficult to review this game. At least for me. The graphics are haunting. This is a beautiful game, really; one of a kind. I love the atmosphere and how the game flows (platforming, combat, switching colors and all). But then this game offers a kind of challenge that is really not appealing to me. These constant reflex tests in which we have to keep switching colors not to get hit.
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shibumi7126, Metacritic
20 August 2011
  • Summary: I felt the need to write this review because Inuit_Dude's review was so utterly incompetent. First of all, the game does not cost $60, it costs $10. Secondly, besides both games being platformers, Outland and Little Big Planet have about nothing in common.
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One_SIC_Ma666ot, Metacritic
5 August 2011
  • Summary: Outland is a creative take on a classic genre of gaming. It brings life back to the classic sidescrolling game. The art style of outland balances shadow with light, as the world is mostly dark where the enemies are colored. From story, visual and gameplay points of view, Outland does NOT disappoint. You are given many abilitlies throughout the game from being able to switch from blue and red spirits from launching yourself into treacherous, previously unexplorable areas.
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Patriotsman12, Metacritic
26 July 2011
  • Summary: I was skeptical about this game at first, but after I bought I was pleasantly surprised. This game has fantastic graphics and greats controls. It mixes platforming, puzzles, and fighting perfectly. The game lasts around 7 to 8 hours. For the price of $9.99, this game is a must buy.
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Thursday1977, Metacritic
20 July 2011
  • Summary: My primary concern was simply that there may not have been enough innovation in this title to warrant the purchase. That it was only $10 is a huge selling point, worthy of the risk, and a risk that I was very pleased to have made. While it makes no attempt to turn the entire genre onto its head, the manner in which it presents its fairly nostalgic gameplay of gradually increasing abilities, backtracking to find secret areas (mostly optional) and generally challenging...
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Inuit_Dude, Metacritic
10 July 2011
  • Summary: this game was fun at first but then gets really boring i do not really like these kinds of games and i dont think anyone should drop 60 bucks on this game im sorry to those that love this game but it is not for me it reminded me alot of little big planet but with less enviromental design and cheap animations
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