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  • Summary: Run, gun and explore an open undercity in this otherworldly non-linear Metroidvania adventure about the Old Gods, strange creatures and the remnants of a lost world!
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  1. Oct 17, 2019
    80
    OUTBUDDIES is a fantastic homage to Super Metroid, with a few new twists thrown in.
  2. Oct 28, 2019
    70
    Inspired by Super Metroid, Outbuddies is a classic metroidvania based on the exploration of an ancient submerged fortress. The game offers good progression and level design, even if the control system and the UI are sometimes frustrating.
  3. Nov 5, 2019
    60
    Outbuddies is a competent old school metroidvania that captures pretty much everything that made games like Super Metroid good, but forgets to add interesting things to the formula, other than a couple of mechanics that don't really quite deliver.
  4. Nov 6, 2019
    60
    There are some really great ideas here, but weighed down by simple problems. As it is, it freezes, the menu hangs, and the absolute precision needed for nearly every move (and an oddly complex control scheme) makes the game get in the way of itself far more than it ever should. Far too often a string of precise moves is screwed up because of a wrong button or missing a ledge by minuscule amounts. There is clear heart and effort in here, and those with a high tolerance for difficulty will enjoy it immensely, but the average player will be put off by what is required of them. A revamp on the control system and some a bit more focus on the plot could easily launch OUTBUDDIES' points higher.
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  1. I’ve had a very splendid time with this, and have much splendid time left with it. A proper fine achievement, and a game worthy of measuring against the mighty Metroid.
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  1. Nov 29, 2019
    10
    Could have used a little more polish for release, but the devs fixed issues super fast, rebalanced some mechanics and added new featuresCould have used a little more polish for release, but the devs fixed issues super fast, rebalanced some mechanics and added new features demanded by the community. I'm on my 3rd playtrough now, and this easily became my favourite metroidvania this year. 10/10 Expand
  2. Dec 1, 2019
    9
    Más que una copia, un homenaje. Outbuddies me ha sorprendido al lograr captar la esencia del clásico Super Metroid, las mecánicas son solidasMás que una copia, un homenaje. Outbuddies me ha sorprendido al lograr captar la esencia del clásico Super Metroid, las mecánicas son solidas y los mapas estan llenos de nostalgia, ademas, te invita a la exploración y los enemigos están balanceados en función a tu avance, y ni mencionar a los bosses que a pesar de su diseño simplista son imponentes y divertidos de enfrentar.
    En resumen, un metroidvania que se debe jugar por cualquiera que aprecie el genero.
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