Anyone try out the HD remake yet?

#1 Posted by Thoseposers (782 posts) -

I just realized that today is the day that Stranger's Wrath HD comes out, anyone try it out yet? what're your thoughts? I played the xbox version back in the day and tried to play the oddbox version but it doesn't like my computer so i'm pumped to finally be able to play it again soon :D

#2 Posted by EightBitShik (1334 posts) -

No I haven't. I was with my roommate at Best buy and saw a movie that had the exact same cover art for this but was a human. I wish I could remember the movie because it was 100% identical.

#3 Posted by Timing (619 posts) -

Yes dude! It's great, aside from the voices sometimes cutting out. It plays just like I remember and for the work they've obviously put into it (they've made it very pretty) the price is very fair.

#4 Posted by Village_Guy (2538 posts) -

@Timing:

That sounds great, too bad about the voices cutting out though. Still I might have to pick this up instead of just playing the original.

#5 Posted by fetchfox (1259 posts) -
@Timing Sounds pretty good, might finally play this game.
#6 Posted by Timing (619 posts) -

Oh and they've added subtitles too, which is not that necessary anymore since they also greatly improved the audio quality of the voices (which was horrible in the original version). Thing is, the subtitles often don't match what's being said at all which makes it seem kind of sloppy but also unintentionally funny.

Don't let those two negative points influence your decision though. They're really minor and the game itself is still great.

#7 Posted by Chontamenti (153 posts) -

I had no Xbox so i bought it for my PS3, and it's brilliant.

I like my lively ammunition. :D

#8 Posted by Doctorchimp (4074 posts) -

@Timing said:

Yes dude! It's great, aside from the voices sometimes cutting out. It plays just like I remember and for the work they've obviously put into it (they've made it very pretty) the price is very fair.

What is the price?

#9 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Man I loved this game back on the original XBOX. It was a fun and unique game and had some of the best graphics I'd seen up to that point. I think I'll pick this up when I've cleared out my current game backlog.

#10 Posted by TentPole (1858 posts) -

@Doctorchimp: $15 I think.

#11 Edited by Timing (619 posts) -

@Doctorchimp said:

@Timing said:

Yes dude! It's great, aside from the voices sometimes cutting out. It plays just like I remember and for the work they've obviously put into it (they've made it very pretty) the price is very fair.

What is the price?

  • US$14.99
  • £9.99
  • €12.99
  • AUS$18.25
  • NZ$24.90

See also the official Oddworld.com page for more information.

Oh and keep in mind that the game's 3.2GB big, which is also supposedly part of the reason why it's not on XBLA. Since my PS3 downloads way slower than my 360 for some reason, it took me all night to download it. Totally worth it though.

#12 Posted by Doctorchimp (4074 posts) -

@Timing: Jeez. Did they add anything to the PS3 version to make it definitive?

It's on Steam for 2 bucks.

#13 Posted by Timing (619 posts) -

@Doctorchimp: Well as it says on the page I linked they've completely remodelled and retextured many parts of the game, and as a result it really does look quite good. They've also hidden a few secrets in it, added two difficulty modes (the original only had 'normal', this also has easy and hard) and gave the game 37 Trophies (including a platinum one). Oh and some unlockable concept art and movies but I don't think many people really care for those.

I should say though, that they're planning on adding all of this to the PC version in a free update, but that will likely take around three months.

Here's the trailer to give you an impression of what it looks like

#14 Posted by solidejake (484 posts) -

It is just as amazing as I remember it being.

#15 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Is this HD version the PC version? Or is it PS3 only?

#16 Posted by cinemandrew (711 posts) -

@Doctorchimp: The PC version is a port of the original xbox version. It's standard definition, and to my knowledge has not been updated in any way. I'm pretty sure it was released about a year ago.

#17 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

@CL60: The PC version will be getting the HD update for free in the following months, they mentioned it would arrive a few months after the PS3 version.

#18 Posted by spankingaddict (2660 posts) -

I'm a little late , but yes I bought it and it's surprisingly fantastic . I wasn't sure if I wanted to get it cause I bought it on steam for like 2 bucks and it's really buggy(barely played it) , but I picked it up thanks to it being $5 off for PS+ members . It looks gorgeous ! I always wanted to play it back on the xbox , but my brother sold his xbox just before I wanted to try it . I really wished they had it on Xbox Live , but now it's available on psn and everyone who hasn't played it PLEASE GIVE IT A SHOT . I'm raving about it , and I still haven't finished it .

Does anyone know when the Abe's Odyssey remake releases or know anything about it ?

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