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  • Summary: Rescue your fellow meat factory slaves in this nostalgic, classic platformer with the latest immersive graphics and design. Find your destiny. Once a happy floor waxer in Oddworld's biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbled across his boss's secret plan to turn the factory's slave labourRescue your fellow meat factory slaves in this nostalgic, classic platformer with the latest immersive graphics and design. Find your destiny. Once a happy floor waxer in Oddworld's biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbled across his boss's secret plan to turn the factory's slave labour force into the latest in the RuptureFarms Tasty Treats line of novelty meat snacks. Abe now has to save his own skin from the grinders even if simply escaping the flesh farm is only the start of his Oddysee. Trigger-happy hunting parties, carnivorous sacred beasts, ancient temple traps and even a return to his former workplace await Abe on his journey to discover his people's heritage. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Jul 31, 2014
    100
    Oddworld New ‘n Tasty is the perfect example of what a remake should be; it keeps a fantastic game and just adds every conceivable thing to improve it. There are too many awesome little touches to mention.
  2. Jul 24, 2014
    90
    Seventeen years after its original release, Abe's Oddysee is still one of the most strange, brilliant, original and funny platform around. This new edition is, indeed, tasty, and no player should miss it.
  3. 90
    If you are are still skeptical of giving it a go, maybe just try thinking of it as "an adventure through a genocidal meat factory with plenty of explosions and telepathy." That may change your mind.
  4. Jul 29, 2014
    85
    Minor technical problems aside, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is a game that recognises the limitations and shortcomings of the original. It addresses these, somehow making 17-year-old mechanics malleable, and shapes them into a mould that painlessly accepts contemporary production standards.
  5. Aug 7, 2014
    80
    Anyone who enjoys puzzle games owes it to themselves to check out this series.
  6. Jul 25, 2014
    80
    For some of the hardcore fans of the original, New ‘n’ Tasty may disappoint simply because it is different, but – as someone who saved every Mudokon in Abe’s Oddysee – I had a great time revisiting this classic.
  7. Jul 28, 2014
    60
    When it works, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is a beautiful, quirky, and devious puzzle platformer that deserves a spot alongside the likes of LIMBO, Another World and the original Abe’s Oddysee in the gaming canon. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work nearly often enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 44
  2. Negative: 3 out of 44
  1. Jul 23, 2014
    10
    That's how all remakes should be made. This version of the game produced by J.A.W maintains what makes the original a classic while addingThat's how all remakes should be made. This version of the game produced by J.A.W maintains what makes the original a classic while adding several improvements that don't comprimise the creative vision that the original had. For example, the game has added versatility in its difficulty, allowing people who felt frustrated with the original enjoy the game. Controlling Abe feels diferent, it feels better, the controls seem to respond better, but there was no loss of the feeling that I controling a real person, or should I say, a real creature. Somehow they managed to find that perfect balance betwen responsive controls and the feel that i am controlling a real penson.This has always been one of the things I liked most about the original games, the fact that you were controlling a real person, this combined with the extremely peculiar world that Lorne Lanning created passed that first positive first impression that the game provide, thats what called the player's attention. However, the appeal of the game went beyond that, it went far deeper, the game have excellent game mechanics and there's a sensational narrative, with several implied messages that can be reflected by the player, allowing him to take his own conclusions. More important than that is the fact that the gameplay is in total confluence with the story, it is totally different from modern games that compromise the story just because shoot 'em in the head is what sells,it isn't that game that developers create a cgi scene there they want you to care about the character, and when he gives you control of the character he send hordes of enemies for you to shoot , I don't see any person who can sympathize with a murderer. Any violence in oddworld, the creators can get away with it through irony. The gameplay isnt against the narrative, this is one of that special games that the gameplay doesnt work against the narrative, it works in favor of the narrative, making a emotional atachment with the player and the character of the game that few other mediums can achieve, its one of that special games that is very atmosferic.All the improvements help to create a more compealing atmosfere, the game looks more real than ever, the jump to 3D and no flipscreen help the game create a more cinematic feel ( sometimes the camera angles change ) . More important than ever is , despite being an all new game, this remake keeps what made the original apealing, it has its creative vision, it is a remake that remaster the classic to the 21st century. One of the things i absolute love about this game is the pace of it, it provides a nice challenge but at the same time it isnt that much that game that you are in constant battle and must have very fast reflexes, its a game that you can take your time, you have to be patient to be a good player, and the best thing is that because of the great controls i aways feel that i died because of me and not because of the game. Expand
  2. Aug 25, 2014
    10
    Incredibly beautifully game completely reconstructed from the ground up of the 1997 classic. This game sets a standard for quality inIncredibly beautifully game completely reconstructed from the ground up of the 1997 classic. This game sets a standard for quality in excellence toward how remasters SHOULD be approached. Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2014
    9
    I am a die-hard fan of the original. Sure, it had some flaws, but it was still awesome. I loved everything about it. The graphics, theI am a die-hard fan of the original. Sure, it had some flaws, but it was still awesome. I loved everything about it. The graphics, the controls, the game play, the puzzles, and especially the atmosphere. This remake is extremely surprising. It is the same game, but totally different. The controls, the level design, the game play mechanics. The game is like a completely new game. Which is a good thing. So if I were to mention what I loved about it, I would say that it has excellent controls, great level design, and is true to the original, yet offers something both fans, and new comers would enjoy. However, it does come with its own flaws. The Easy and Medium modes are WAY too easy (They even added a health bar). Some NPCs don't respond on time or get easily distracted (Happened to me once or twice, so it isn't that big of a deal). But the biggest complaint I have with it is that the atmosphere is completely gone. The game is now less creepy, and more comedic. The silly lines that Mudokens and Sligs mutter during game play are kinda annoying, and pretty loud. You can turn down the volume of voices, but still. I just love almost everything about this game, and would have given it a 9 or a 10, if it weren't for the atmosphere change. It felt less like an Oddworld, and more like a new game... But is that bad? Well... You decide. I am just providing my opinion. Expand
  4. Oct 10, 2014
    8
    Posso confermare New 'n' Tasty un acquisto consigliatissimo, a chi ancora non conosce questo franchise e sopratutto a chi ha amato i suoiPosso confermare New 'n' Tasty un acquisto consigliatissimo, a chi ancora non conosce questo franchise e sopratutto a chi ha amato i suoi predecessori. Un remake ben sviluppato anche se non privo di difetti, fedele all'iconico Abe's Oddysee che ha scritto il proprio nome nella storia PlayStation, destinato a diventare un lascito per le generazioni future. Al lancio, il prezzo di New 'n' Tasty è di €21, per un titolo che vi terrà incollati allo schermo per le 6-7 ore neccessarie a completarlo. In un mondo diabolico e pieno di pericoli, in un orribile stabilimento di lavorazione della carne, riuscirete a salvarvi o sarete il prossimo piatto del menu? Expand
  5. Oct 11, 2015
    7
    The Oddworld franchise, at least the first two that starred Abe, are some of my most favorite games of all time. Back in the day I found themThe Oddworld franchise, at least the first two that starred Abe, are some of my most favorite games of all time. Back in the day I found them to be as moving and beautiful (not to mention really smart, entertaining, and challenging) as any game I'd ever played up to that point. For the most part, my views haven't really changed, except for the part about me thinking the original first two are beautiful. They still are, but they have to be remembered in the context of what all video games looked like 15 to 20 years ago. With this in mind, one can probably imagine how excited I was to find out they were recreating at least the first one with up-to-date graphics. I will say that this is still a fantastic game, and I really appreciate that they've even added to it a little bit. I also hope they keep remaking these. For all the negatives I'm about to throw down, I'd still buy an updated Abe's Exoddus.

    When I first started playing New N' Tasty, almost immediately I noticed something was different. For all that they added, they seemed to take quite a bit away from it as well, which changes the soul of the game in a subtle and not-always-appreciated way. Maybe it's the fact that they've gone somewhat away from its 2D sideview to give it slightly more visual depth and perspective (which I don't particularly care for). Maybe it's that the controller layout is somewhat different for this iteration (which I also don't really like). But one thing that REALLY stands out right away is that while the graphics are many, many times better than the original, the sound effects are substantially lacking compared to 17 years ago(!?!). The deep, almost didgeridoo-like sound underneath Abe's chanting is quite a bit less noticeable. The machine guns carried by the sligs sound like little cap guns now, where as in the original they had some beef to their pops (also, I don't think you can shoot across open chasms from a distant catwalk to one in the foreground anymore, which is a huge bummer because I always enjoyed picking off sligs up close). Basically, I was hoping this would be just a visually updated version of the original, but sadly, it is not (at least not enough to my liking).

    The strength of my grade for this game is based on my love of the original. I can't say this New N' Tasty really succeeded in giving me the warm fuzzies. It came close though.
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  6. Jul 29, 2016
    6
    this was 1 of the 1st games i got with my ps1 & its not realy changed much but a new coat of paint here & there ,., if your a fan ofthis was 1 of the 1st games i got with my ps1 & its not realy changed much but a new coat of paint here & there ,., if your a fan of "flashback" & "anotherworld " on the snes you'll like this Expand
  7. Jun 22, 2020
    3
    I played and finished Abe's Odyssey a few times and it was a piece of art.

    I bought the "New & Tasty" expecting it would be the very similar
    I played and finished Abe's Odyssey a few times and it was a piece of art.

    I bought the "New & Tasty" expecting it would be the very similar at least, but a lot of the original game is "missing". "New & Tasty" feels like an incomplete, rushed piece of garbage sold through the original's name.

    The controls need SERIOUS work as it sub-par in comparison to the original game (and most games of the time) - the new game is also more frustrating than enjoyable due to the glitchy mechanics sloppy programming, and plain lazy execution.

    This could have been an opportunity to release another great game, but there are way too many negatives to leave a good impression. Unfortunately "New & Tasty" aims big, but falls horribly short.
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