Outbuddies DX is the quintessential perfect game, regardless of how you cut it. From the music that sets the tone and ramps up in the heat of battle, to the many weapons available, and the iconic and memorable boss battles, it’s clear that years of development Outbuddies DX has gone through will revolutionize the Metroidvania genre.
Oh do just get this. It’s amazing. It totally deserves its price tag,
although I’m convinced it’d shift a lot more copies if it were £10.
That one person managed to make a properly good Metroid clone in their
spare time is extraordinary, and let’s all finally give it some
A lovingly made metroidvania by a talented developer. Love the atmophere, sound design, creative tools, movement, and metroid-style lovecraftian setting. Also, since nintendo hasn't really evolved metroid, especially in comparison with great indie metroidvanias like hollow knight, ori, and outbuddies, an innovative more metroid-leaning metroidvania like this is gold.
Already loved the original in 2019 and now updated to DX for the Switch. Running smooth, lots of visual improvements, some nice new features like “continue session” without needing to save. Perfect to be played on the go. One of the best MV you can get for the system!
Is this the best Outbuddies has ever been? All scales are pointing to "Yes." While still carrying along some nagging inconveniences and some less-than-presentable pixel people, the DX version is deserving of its nifty moniker. The journey has been an enjoyable one to watch for this developer, and their efforts have given modern consoles an indie face that is more than its cartoon mustache. Not only is it among the best metroidvania games I've played, but it reasonably contends with some of the higher-profile games available for current-gen systems. Personal preferences for its accessibility measures aside, it was well worth the time it took to make (and update).
Outbuddies DX is a far more accessible version of this Metroid-inspired adventure. However, there’s still a lack of direction that causes many moments of frustration, which stem from the game’s complex control scheme and maze-like design. Regardless, if you’re looking for a challenging and intuitive retro adventure, then look no further than Outbuddies DX.
Outbuddies DX tries to mix things up a bit with unique features like a playable drone partner. The problem is, it tries to be a little too clever for its own good, and its failure to effectively pull off solid fundamentals like the controls and the map system means that the gimmicks suffer as a result. There's a lot we want to love about this game, but its constant annoyances make that hard.
If you look at the game’s Steam forums, you’ll see that Outbuddies DX is being updated continually (I suspect it was updated at least once since release), so I have some hope that it will, at some point, be a better game. Today, however, is not that day. If you’re itching for a Metroid-like, I did review an excellent one just recently. Without Outbuddies, I feel like the skeleton is there, but the meat needs some more time in the oven.
great example of a metroidvania that knows how to pay hommage to the classics while innovating. visuals and aesthetics appear dated at first, but it is played to the game's advantage, creating a great spooky vibe while exploring. music is fantastic, with the lo-fi, neon sounds contributing to the atmosphere and pushing to always go a little deeper. movement and combat mechanics are standard for today but well implemented, lack of diagonal or 360 aiming takes a minute to adjust to but maybe adding it would have made it too easy. the game adds a great new mechanic with the buddy, creating a new way to explore and solve puzzles. if you are into retro gaming this is well worth a look!
Brilliant little game, one for any Metroidvania fan, it's so very very similar to Metroid it's amazing it's even got released without being sued by Nintendo, but it does add a few new elements to probably get past the lawyers, either way it's a brilliant game and well worth buying.
I really really wanted to get into this game and was excited for it to come out. Metroidvania type games are my absolute favorites. The problem I have is with the controls. I can tell it is a superbly designed game. You regularly have have to switch to your “buddy” that follows you around from the very start to progress in the game. There was an instructional part where it tells you how. Couldn’t switch back. I thought maybe I forgot. Mashed every button and combination I can think of on the controller to make it happen. So I somehow accidentally entered it, and could only get out of that mode by using the map/item/coop menu, but can’t get back into it that way. Restarted game. Vague instruction at the tutorial (switch to buddy mode). Try again. Start mashing buttons. Get it to work but can’t repeat. Have to use menu to exit again. After 20 minutes of mashing buttons and restarting the game 3 times Its like I can randomly get it to work but can’t repeat it. I’m ready to be done with this game. How hard is it to include a controller map in the the menu, especially when you have counter intuitive controls for such an integral part of the game?
Ok I finally got it to work Repeatedly. Apparently you press the left stick and press and move the right stick. You can get out of it this way also. So annoyed I’m not sure I’ll keep playing.
Un très mauvais Metroidvania. Sur le papier c'est aguichant. Explorer les profondeurs lovecraftiennes c'est vraiment très vendeur. Seulement, dans la pratique, c'est mal réalisé. Le gameplay est imprécis et inutilement complexe. Le drone est une fausse bonne idée en solo. Tu peux explorer la zone visuellement sans même avoir fait un pas. Enfin, mais c'est subjectif, je trouve le jeu très moche. Vous avez intérêt à accrocher à la palette. Etonné des "10" et des "9" par ailleurs pour ne pas dire +....
Well all I can say about this game is that it has horrible and stiff animations. I only played the game for maybe 20 minutes before i was supposed to move a block with telekinesis powers but the game wouldn’t let me. I think the switch port of this game is broken. I wouldn’t buy this and I’m on the fence about asking for my money back. What a scam.