Have you played the Abe’s Oddysee remake, New ‘n’ Tasty? I haven’t, even though I’ve been wanting to for a long time. I grabbed a Playstation 4 copy off PS Plus last month, but I can’t play it yet because, well, I don’t own Sony’s latest console yet. There is a PlayStation 3 port out now, and a Vita one on the way too; I could play those, except I’d have to now pay money to do so, or at least, I would’ve had to. The developers have announced that those versions of New ‘n’ Tasty are free to those who picked it up on PS Plus last month.
I absolutely love the Oddworld franchise. To date, I still consider it one of best universes ever made in terms of originality and creativity. As a kid, I played the first title, Abe’s Odyssey, over and over again, and I’m not lying when I say I must’ve finished it a few dozen times. I’ve yet to experience that platforming goodness again via the modern remake, New ‘n’ Tasty, a title that I’ve heard nothing but praise for. I will need to get around to it at some stage though, because Abe’s Exoddus, the sequel to the Abe’s original adventure, is getting a modern day remake too.
We often seem to associate local indie games with things that just don't stack up against international standards. It's an incorrect inference, once that's slowly getting beaten out of us, and some of these latest ones are looking fantastic. Want to make your own RPG and join the beautiful trend? You can also do that for next to no money.
We didn't hear too much about Grow Home - it seems like the announcement and launch came one after the other. While I'm glad that they didn't over hype it, I also wonder if this game will fly under the radar without any promotion. Still, the launch trailer is rather adorable.
Not only has Nintendo made a great case for their upcoming New 3DS, but they’ve somehow breathed new life into the Wii U over the past year. The console had the very best exclusive last year, and Splatoon could very well be one of the best titles of 2015 as well. But how much do we really know about the quid ink shooter? Apparently, not that much at all.
I have a few questions for people who don't know about Ori and the Blind Forest. Do you use the internet at all? Do all your favorite games go pew pew? Are you allergic to visually stunning games? There really isn't any reason anyone shouldn't be looking forward to the 2D platform, and now we finally know when it's being released.
Lara Croft is an icon of video games. Her empowered, tough and adventurous spirit is fun for everyone. With increasing production value and improved gameplay, Lara Croft games are also getting critical acclaim and love. Unfortunately, this is not one of those titles.
When I think Pac-Man, I think old school, 2D mazes. Believe it or not, the little yellow chomper is nearly 35 years old, and between his creation and now there has been a plethora of media. One of the latest games is Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2, a 3D platformer based on the show of the same name. Much like the television show, it will appeal only to a much younger audience, leaving adults feeling unfulfilled.
Earlier this week I told you that the awesome Indie game, Thomas Was Alone, would be coming to even more consoles. While the information in that article seemed to be mistakenly leaked, there was zero mention of the game landing on Sony’s next generation console. That’s changed - the blocky platformer has now been confirmed for the PlayStation 4.
Valiant Hearts is one of this year’s games that I still desperately want to play. Ubisoft has really done well with their indie-like 2D side-scrollers, and I’m an absolute sucker for a game that looks as good as Valiant Hearts does. Earlier this year Ubisoft revealed that the World War I platformer would be making its way to iOS in the future. That day is today, and you can pick up Valiant Hearts right now on your Apple device of choice.
The PS4 is a real indie machine, when you start factoring out some of its AAA titles. That's in no way a bad thing, especially since some quality titles that were once exclusives are now making their way to Sony's platform. Dust: An Elysian Tale is the next game to make the jump.
Not everyone has heard about Ori and the Blind Forest, but after watching the E3 trailer most people realized that it’s going to be a gorgeous and emotional game. However, players shouldn’t be fooled. It’s not just about stunning aesthetics – the game is also quite tricky.
Have you played BattleBlock theatre? You really should, it’s all kinds of platforming fun! It also has some awesome multiplayer, perfect for trolling and ruining friendships teaching people how to work together. We teamed up with a certain cuddly Wookiee to bring you some gameplay footage.
The LittleBigPlanet series is one of my all time favourites. It was my first ever PlayStation 3 game, something I actually bought months before I even owned the console. When I got around to playing it, I refused to do it alone. I roped in three friends for some weekly LBP action for a good few weeks. The same weekly meeting happened when the sequel rolled around. It makes me happy knowing I will be entering the imaginative shoes of Sackboy once more, with the third one being announced at E3. LittleBigPlanet 3 will be hitting a closed beta next month.
You want to feel old? Remember Abe’s Odyssey? It was released almost 17 years ago! That was a true gem, with one of the most original and unusual worlds I’ve ever seen in a game. The remake, New N’ Tasty is nearly upon us, and pre-ordering it will net you some extra content.