Excerpt: Capcom is known for their difficult games. They ingeniously publish products that drive many gamers insane. Hardcore gamers can rejoice that World Gone Sour is another game that has its hair pulling moments. In other words, expect to make mistakes in World Gone Sour - repeatedly. Expect bosses to challenge you in ways you thought were never possible.
Excerpt: Upon answering the call to review World Gone Sour , I could not help but brace myself for the worst. “Oh great, an elaborate advertisement disguised as a video game”, I thought to myself. But after playing World Gone Sour , a different thought crossed my mind: “Wow, this is a solid game, why aren’t all ads this enjoyable?
Summary: Beginning life as Mars Men in the 1970s, the iconic Sour Patch Kids candy product has just branched out from its food industry confines. The tiny, and individually coloured candy treats are now the stars of a downloadable video game from Beefy Media, Playbrains and Capcom. Entitled World Gone Sour, the five-dollar release combines mechanics from the platformers of yesteryear with high-definition graphics and rap music. Yes, you read that all correctly.
Excerpt: IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve seen games with product placement. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve also seen games that were full-on commercials. There hasnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t ever really been one of the latter that was considered a good game. Then, along comes World Gone Sour...
Pros: + Fun co-op game play, + Cheap price, + Funny dialog, + Nice environments
Conclusion: Perhaps it's best to consider World Gone Sour in comparison to the product that inspires it. At five bucks, it's only slightly more expensive than a bag of Sour Patch Kids at the local movie theater, and with a running time of around five hours, it'll probably last longer, too. It may not be as good as other offerings available, and the rush it provides is fleeting at best, but if you're just looking for a cheap distraction, you could do worse than a sweet-and-sour romp...
Pros: Memorable narration by Creed Bratton, Fun local cooperative mode, Competitive leaderboards for each level.
Cons: Finicky double jumps and wall climbs, Long loading times, Monotonous musical score.
Conclusion: World Gone Sour actually over delivers in visual appeal and potential humor, but falls short in regard to technical execution and pacing its content. Not unlike consuming an actual Sour Patch Kid, World Gone Sour starts off sharp and tasty but quickly dissolves into generic filler.
Summary: If you've ever wondered what happens to those candies that disappear between your couch cushions, World Gone Sour has an answer, particularly if those candies happen to be Sour Patch Kids. These globs of sugar, specked with crumbs and cat fur though they may be, apparently want nothing more than to fight their way back into your mouth and sacrifice themselves on the altar of your molars.
Pros: Memorable narration by Creed Bratton, Fun local cooperative mode, Competitive leaderboards for each level
Cons: Finicky double jumps and wall climbs, Long loading times, Monotonous musical score
Excerpt: World Gone Sour has a simple premise — its lead character, a Sour Patch Kid, is looking for someone to eat him. During this roughly five-hour quest, you’ll jump, swing, and smash your way through quirky locales (including a movie-theater garbage can) while buddying up with other Sour Patch Kids and taking down crazed candies.
Pros: + Charmingly quirky vibe (including an offbeat story and amusing narrator commentary); attractive locales., + Easy gameplay means you can chat it up with a local co-op buddy as you breeze through.
Cons: ? Who eats candy that’s been wandering through the dredges of a garbage can?
Conclusion: It's not the best platformer ever made and, considering the fantastic games on the marketplace, doesn't even break the top 10. But if you're just looking for a few hours of light entertainment for a low cost and want to hear some jokes as you go, this game will fit the bill perfectly. (Achievement whore bonus comment: Extremely easy completion. 5-10 hours depending on how good of an eye you have for finding secrets.
Conclusion: 'Stir of Echoes' is one of those "almost there" thrillers. It has an intriguing premise, solid acting and a few chills, but ultimately is just not that memorable. Same goes for this Blu-ray release. The transfer has some nice moments but it is inconsistent, and the soundtrack and extras are mostly average.