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Posted by Yesiamaduck

So they friends with Microsoft again, thought they werent releasing anymore games on the xbox platform again?

Posted by Zaccheus

A big part of my childhood.

Posted by BeachThunder

*fart* hehehe

Posted by Cheebahh

Bit disappointed it's a timed exclusive, but I'll pick it up on PC. Loved the original Abe and it's great to see him back.

Posted by sub_o

Eurogamer did a munch needed comparison video between the original and this slig remake:

It's odd-to-see that they decided to scrab the video filter from the opening movie.

Edited by TheVoice

WOO! Best news all year. Unfortunate that I have not the system or computer to play it until September though. Please, please Quicklook this guys? I need to live vicariously through you as I write a dissertation on dead horses.

Posted by jimmyfenix

Follow me

Posted by VierasTalo

Yeah I would buy this but it soooo has that passé Unity-look ALL OVER IT am I right or what @brad

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Posted by Humanity

Wasn't the previous Oddworld boxset for PC some sort of horrific trainwreck that didn't work for a lot of people and to this day still doesn't?

Edited by TrafalgarLaw

@humanity said:

Wasn't the previous Oddworld boxset for PC some sort of horrific trainwreck that didn't work for a lot of people and to this day still doesn't?

Yup, for me me included, but that was an incompetent port job. This is developed from the ground up.

Posted by MonkeyKing1969

I'm just not sure Abe or his world is as interesting as it was in the late 90s. I think Limbo, Shank, Child of Light, Mark of the Ninja, Lone Survivor, Shadow Complex, and Braid show that side scrollers are better than ever...so how this fits in the market of newer more experimental games is hard for me to grasp.

Posted by LarryDavis

@sub_o: Whoa, a PS4 game looks better than a PS1 game! Holy shit!

I've already pre-ordered this because I Believe In Lorne Lanning and want to help fund a new Oddwurld.

Posted by sub_o

@sub_o: Whoa, a PS4 game looks better than a PS1 game! Holy shit!

I've already pre-ordered this because I Believe In Lorne Lanning and want to help fund a new Oddwurld.

Didn't Lorne Lanning voice Abe? I thought they'd use the original audio.

Edited by LarryDavis

@sub_o: Yeah, I think so. I would imagine they don't have the original audio files, or something. Or maybe the way he did the voice changed over time so now he wants it to be more uniform? It still sounds extremely similar, it's just the cadence that's changed, really.

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Posted by Besetment

All new controls and physics? I don't know how I feel about that. The deliberate controls were one of the main reasons I loved the original game so much.

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Posted by csl316

Huzzah!

Posted by MattyFTM

You know, if I had a spare £400 in my back pocket, I might buy a PS4 just to be able to play this game early. Abe's Oddysee is one of my favourite games of all time. Oddworld is such a fantastic universe, I'm super excited for this game. I'll have to wait until it comes out on PS3 or PC, though.

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Edited by ThatOneDudeNick

This looks like how I thought it looked in my head when I was 11 years old.

Posted by MattyFTM

@cheebahh said:

Bit disappointed it's a timed exclusive, but I'll pick it up on PC. Loved the original Abe and it's great to see him back.

I don't think its a timed exclusive in the traditional sense. Its more that they wanted to focus on getting one version out as soon as possible rather than delaying the game and releasing it on all platforms simultaniously.

So they friends with Microsoft again, thought they werent releasing anymore games on the xbox platform again?

They always said that they wanted to release the game on every platform possible,.the issue with Microsoft is that they wouldn't let them self-pubish. They would have had to you through a separate publisher. Which was dumb and unnecessary. Now that MS have changed policy and allow self publishing, they're happy to release on Xbox.

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Posted by Existence

Goddamn. Never played the full game but I remember playing the shit out of the demo which came in the PS1. Looking forward to this.

Posted by PLWolf

My copy is already preloaded on the PS4 and is set to unlock at 9pm Pacific time. Can't wait to play it.

Posted by inspectah

@thevoice: Why are you writing your dissertation on dead horses ?

Posted by Yesiamaduck

@humanity said:

Wasn't the previous Oddworld boxset for PC some sort of horrific trainwreck that didn't work for a lot of people and to this day still doesn't?

Strangers Wrath WAS a mess when I first bought it but it got patched last year and it made it run a lot better and they did bump up the graphics. Before that though it was a hideous mess.

Edited by Video_Game_King

Droppin' them mad rhymes, I see.

Posted by Sammo21

@yesiamaduck: The almighty dollar makes people do lots of things.

Posted by 8Bit_Archer

Follow me!... on twitter @abeodd2see (Dont follow it)

Posted by GERALTITUDE

Man. Heard so much about this game over the years, saw so many magazine ads, walked past it so many times at the rental store and now I will finally play it.

Posted by KehrBehr

The ending... Save the 99 / 299? Also, Shrykull!

Posted by SpaceCouncil

Yeah, I sold my PS4. PC all the way. Kojima wants a PC version of MGS V. Now as long as Nintendo gives up their obsession with hardware. we can all rest easy.

Posted by Eaxis

I was so ready to get this as i love the oddworld universe. I remember oddysee and exoddus fondly, and I enjoyed Munch's oddysee and Stranger's Wrath. Of course this had to be exclusive to one platform I don't own at the moment.

Edited by Fat_Tomato

So unbelievably excited for this! Played the shit out of Exoddus as a kid (still one of my all time favorite games) but had trouble getting into Oddysee due to its lack of QuikSaving. Even if they just added in that feature and didn't update the graphics, etc. I'd still be in!

Have it preordered, but I need to wait for the PS3 version! Hurry up please!

Posted by Lazyaza

I'm sure it'll be on PC eventually. If it isn't then well, they've given up a lot of money so that'd suck for them and us as I imagine most old oddworld fans like me played the originals on pc.

Also oh man am I hyped to play this.

Posted by MikaelBoogart

Hang on. I don't see 360 in that release list. >__>

Posted by ThatOneDudeNick

The initial reviews said that it's not as difficult as the original, even on hard mode. That's slightly concering.

Is this digital only, or can I get a box copy?

Posted by T3MPLESMITH

Man, what a throwback.

Posted by Mr_Creeper

I remember renting this for the PlayStation. Never did finish it... Maybe once this is out for PC, I should.

Posted by championfetus

I wonder what the 299 is about. More gameplay content and thus more mudokons to save?

Posted by ThunderSlash

@sub_o said:

Eurogamer did a munch needed comparison video between the original and this slig remake:

It's odd-to-see that they decided to scrab the video filter from the opening movie.

I don't know if I should punch you or give you a high five.

Posted by Lazlow

Can't wait for this on PC! Love the Oddworld games!

Posted by smokyexe

This is great. Can't wait to pick it up when I get my PS4

Posted by teh_destroyer

I love this fucking series, I am definitely gonna buy it.

Posted by cikame

It's a shame the machine guns don't sound as world explodingly overpowered as they did in the original games, it really delivered a punch to your death, maybe it's modifiable.

That won't stop me picking this up on PC though, provided it has no issues and the reviews of this initial release are good.

Edited by LarryDavis

So Sony's doing a great job of promoting this.

Next to last on the banner, and not even on the front page of new releases. Instead there's a pre-order for a re-release of a game that isn't even good.

Posted by LarryDavis

All new controls and physics? I don't know how I feel about that. The deliberate controls were one of the main reasons I loved the original game so much.

It's still pretty deliberate, it's just not really tile-based anymore, so Abe can slide into position a bit when it comes to climbing/dropping or pulling switches and stuff. I think it feels really good so far. They've also added more stuff than I was expecting, like in regards to stealth gameplay and such.