Out of this World: 15th Anniversary Edition review

We don rose-tinted glasses and prepare for fond remembrance

Pros

  • Was great the first time
  • Beautifully created alien culture
  • Touches of genius remain

Cons

  • Incredibly hard and short
  • Not worth the cash
  • Was great the first time

Nostalgia is a dangerous thing. We remember Out of this World’s beautifully animated alien vistas and a cinematic and narrative edge conjured up with nary a syllable of the written or spoken word.

What we don’t remember, however, is the hours we must have spent as a 12-year-old screaming and shouting as the game forcedus to replay the same bastard-hard cavern jumping sequences after a cruel one-shot kill from a lumbering monkey-man guard. Games just used to be harder, and we were used to repetition back then. Whoever patented the quicksave must be rich by now…

More Info

GenreAdventure
DescriptionThe Amiga classic Out of this World returns after 13 years with HD graphics and new sounds for your PC.
PlatformPC
Release date30 March 2007 (US), 30 March 2007 (UK)
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