Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty Image
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  • Summary: Rescue your fellow meat factory slaves in this nostalgic, classic platformer with the latest immersive graphics and design.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. X-ONE Magazine UK
    May 26, 2015
    90
    A brilliantly designed puzzle platformer with a wonderful protagonist that sets varied gameplay scenarios within a compelling world. [Issue#124, p.87]
  2. The oddest thing about Oddworld is that nobody's managed to do this kind of game better. An accomplished update of a grotesquely sophisticated platformer that'll turn the stomach of any carnivore.
  3. Apr 20, 2015
    90
    As the name suggest, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is exactly that. RuptureFarms has never looked and felt so good. Revamped visuals, new mechanics, and an immensely fun adventure revives this classic title and reminds fans why we fell in love with Oddworld in the first place.
  4. Apr 12, 2015
    88
    A brilliant tribute to Oddworld Inhabitants' debut game, still highly entertaining despite the almost 20 years from the original game also thanks to a refined control system and a more friendly save system. Unmissable.
  5. Mar 28, 2015
    80
    One of the best remakes ever, but also a puzzle platformer that defies its age to offer an enjoyable challenge to gamers both young and old.
  6. Apr 2, 2015
    80
    Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty definitely shows its age in spots, but it is absolutely the best way to experience the first Oddworld game.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Mar 29, 2015
    10
    Abe's Oddysee was one of my all time favourite games when I was a but a mini-gamer. Now they have gone and remade the game for today's marketAbe's Oddysee was one of my all time favourite games when I was a but a mini-gamer. Now they have gone and remade the game for today's market and new fangled technology!

    It still has all the essence of the original, just with a face-lift and a few difficulty concessions - Which are welcomed. I won't lie, i never completed the game as a child without cheats, despite it being one of my all time favourite games, which is why i am happy i can now play it to completion! If you're a hardcore Abe fan and won't take anything less than the original difficulty, then there is a Hard mode, which brings you closer to the original experience.

    Overall, other than a few audio bugs (Which don't detract from the game thanks to visual cues), this games is amazing and i am having a blast! Well done JAW!
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  2. 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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  3. Apr 13, 2018
    1
    Je ne me rappelle pas bien le jeu original de 1997 mais si ce remake en daube scrollante 2D et demi est très joli, son imprécision à laJe ne me rappelle pas bien le jeu original de 1997 mais si ce remake en daube scrollante 2D et demi est très joli, son imprécision à la manette est horripilante : c'en est limite injouable. A part ça -et ce n'est pas rien- et pour le reste, ça reste un jeu crétin avec ce couillon qui doit sauver ses semblables, un jeu limité et vite énervant. Ni drôle, ni fait, ni à faire. Expand