Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD |OT|

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Release Dates:

PlayStation 3 (PSN)
  • NA December 27, 2011
  • EU December 21, 2011
  • AUS December 21, 2011

PlayStation Vita
  • NA TBA 2012
  • EU TBA 2012
  • AUS TBA 2012


Developers:
Oddworld Inhabitants
Just Add Water (PC/PS3)


Price:
$14.99/£9.99/€12.99


Genre:
First-person/Third-person action-adventure


Story:
The game begins with a bounty hunter, known only as the Stranger, catching various Outlaws and criminals to try to raise money for a mysterious operation. Later on, he hears a story about a town of creatures called Grubbs that is being tormented by a demon. The town used to be protected by a race of creatures called the Steef, but they are extinct.


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Additional Details:
http://neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=33257094&postcount=1
PlayStation®3 Move Support will be coming in 2012: http://www.iwaggle3d.com/2011/12/no-move-for-strangers-wrath.html


Reviews
Eurogamer - 9/10

"Stranger's Wrath has finally received the lavish treatment it deserves, and the gaming world has a chance to reclaim one of its brightest treasures."

The Sixth Axis - 9/10

"There’s no doubt about it, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD is punching well above its £9.99 price bracket. The production values coupled with over ten hours of quality gameplay mean the game would easily be worth £40 if stuck on the shelf of your local retailer."

C&VG - 8.3 - Video Review

Stranger's Wrath remains fantastic value. It's a great remake and a perfect fit for PS3 - the most sensible thing about this quirky gem.

PSN Stores - 5/5

...a wonderful game that has been lovingly updated for its PSN release. Time hasn’t changed just how fun it is to play, the story is just as intriguing and mysterious as it was all those years ago, and the voice acting is still wonderfully off kilter. If you never played it when it first came out, I forgive you. Just make sure that you play it this time around.

Credits to:
mocoworm's review thread: http://neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=453804
wwm0nkey's thread: http://neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=454713
Wikipedia
 
Jan 24, 2010
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So this is PSN-exclusive? No PC release? Or is that already "HD"?

I've never played this, and have wanted to for years. I'll buy it for the exact price.
 
May 31, 2007
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Original didn't sell too well partly because of the silly exclusivity with MS. Now they're doing it again with Sony. I hope they were paid well for this and it sells amazingly on PSN!
 
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Got it the hour it released and have been loving it thus far.

Btw Is that Aus release date correct?? it came out in new zealand on thursday I woulda thought it would be the same for Aus..
 
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Great OT, I am still torned, I wanna play it on PS3 but I think it will look awesome-r on Vita.

Original didn't sell too well partly because of the silly exclusivity with MS. Now they're doing it again with Sony. I hope they were paid well for this and it sells amazingly on PSN!
It is not released on XBLA because of the size of the game, Microsoft said it's too large!
 
Aug 10, 2010
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They said in a couple of months. For now, PC version is not "HD" (in a sense that it has no massively updated assets present in this version, it's just a carbon copy of Xbox version, and is also notorious for problems it has with Ati cards)
Yeah I remember. I bought it right away and was in the minority saying we should just be a tad more patient and the bugs will be worked out. That one guy from the company who posted here I think got scared off though when people were upset basic pc options weren't included.
 
May 31, 2007
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I think that was only of the reasons, the other being that JAW are self-publishing the game, which MS doesn't like. I think you need a proper publisher (not sure if thats only for GoD or all games in general)
Huh

Microsoft needs to sort out their DD system, it sounds like a mess with all these unnecessary restrictions.
 
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I'm going to buy this and actually complete it this time. When I last played it I got frustrated at a point in the game where you have to race through a building (can't remember the specifics) and just gave up on it - I think someone told me later it was literally right before the final boss. :(

I was reading over the OP again and remembered the crazy twist of an ending. Soogood.gif
Is that the twist
where you find out he's one of them
or something else? Don't want to know what it is if it's not that, a yes/something else will be fine!
 
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Is that the xbl limit? Oh wow. This game is a 3.3GB download.

Its also a very good port. Some slowdown in loading transition areas, but other than that its great. Were the CGI bits updated? The intro still looks hot.
As far as I know, the XBLA limit is 1.2GB. Although one game had an exception, which is Lara Croft: The Guardian of Light. It was a bit over 1.2GB.
 

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Based on how the PC version went, and the fact that game reviewers generally assume that bugs will be fixed in final retail code, I would highly recommend waiting a few days for word of mouth to set in.
 
Dec 16, 2009
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One of my favourite games of all time and this HD update is magnificent. JAW have done a great job.

Can't believe MS turned this down just because it doesn't fit into any of their silly compartments. Idiots.
 
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I see. So that means that's one inconvenience down for SW to be on 360. What's keeping it from coming out on XBLA (GoD is a given already)?

Edit: Correction, the game is 1.7GB
MS don't recognise Oddworld Inhabitants as a publisher because they haven't sold 2m games at retail (EA published their titles last gen). That means in MS terms they should hand their game over to a "proper" publisher or concentrate on XBLIG.
 
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MS don't recognise Oddworld Inhabitants as a publisher because they haven't sold 2m games at retail (EA published their titles last gen). That means in MS terms they should hand their game over to a "proper" publisher or concentrate on XBLIG.
I see but how do a number of indie games like Limbo and Braid get to XBLA? Is that special deal for a year's worth of exclusivity?
 
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This title defines "underappreciated". It was one of the best games of the last generation, and I hope it finds the success it deserves with this HD re-release (though for some reason I suspect it'll be just as overlooked). I already purchased the PC release but will double-dip on PSN on the off-chance there's a day 1 discount for PSN plus members.
 
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Based on how the PC version went, and the fact that game reviewers generally assume that bugs will be fixed in final retail code, I would highly recommend waiting a few days for word of mouth to set in.
Agreed, though the GAF backlash was beyond ridiculous. It was spoiled rotten entitlement city.