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New 'n' Tasty at E3 2014 roundup

A week after New 'n' Tasty's premier hands-on experience out in the wilds, the gaming press has a lot of praise to publish.

This year at E3 we were proud to show off Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, playable outside of our offices for the first time. The world’s gaming press took control of Abe and tried to escape from his former workplace, RuptureFarms.

Previews

After getting their paws on the game, we’re excited to see the praise New ‘n’ Tasty is getting published in previews. Here’s what we’ve found so far.

TheSixthAxis

“Ever since I first saw this remake, I’ve felt that it’s the Abe’s Oddysee I recall playing, even though it’s clearly leaps and bounds ahead of that first PlayStation representation of Oddworld. Just as my own memory embellishes the scenery and smoothes the animation, Just Add Water have built the world I remember, rather than the low-resolution world that actually existed on that disc. It’s a remarkable achievement, considering how personal those memories feel to me.”

Xbox Achievements

“More than just a straightforward remake, New ‘n’ Tasty takes the original as its template and adds slick 3D visuals, physics-based elements and a more intuitive control system. For all intents and purposes, it’s a brand new title. And from the off, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty simply feels like a contemporary game, albeit one that retains the same level of challenging, demanding gameplay you know and love/hate.”

PlayStation Lifestyle

“There’s a glorious fresh coat of paint and a 2.5D style to the graphics, with some foreground and background action sprinkled here and there. It performs well, looks great, and sounds lovely and quirky as ever.”

Game Revolution

“The biggest difference players of both will realize is the game has gone from a 2D sidescroller to a 2.5D sidescroller. It looks fantastic and really gives you a much broader perspective of the game world. Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty has all of the original game’s charm and injects some fresh elements as well.”

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Rocket Chainsaw

“What was composed of sprites and pre-rendered backgrounds before is now fully 3D and rendered in real time. What’s amazing is that it’s just as beautiful, if not more so, as levels are brought to life like never before with new animation.”

Game Informer

“The title looks gorgeous. Thankfully, the game has been retuned to make it more forgiving for a modern audience. Checkpoints have been shortened to make it’s easier to progress through the story, and the platforming feels a lot more fluid and smooth. If you haven’t played the original Oddworld, do yourself a favor and snatch up this great update.”

Hardcore Gamer

“The action adventure puzzler will now have tweaked puzzles. This means that even old school fans will be able to find new ways to solve old puzzles. The 2D platforming retains its classic feel alongside the addition of ragdoll physics. These physics, alongside a new dynamic animation engine have helped make the game feel modern again.”

Nextgen Gaming Blog

“With one of the most fondly-remembered platform games of the original PlayStation era receiving a lovingly crafted and community-driven remake, it looks as though Abe will be rekindling a whole lot of nostalgia and hopefully bring in a number of new fans as well.”

Official PlayStation Magazine – UK
The first print preview of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is already on shelves across the UK, but you can also specially order your paper copy from My Favourite Magazines, or get the digital edition from iTunes or Google Play.

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Interviews

E3 is a great opportunity to have the world’s gaming press ask you questions non-stop for three days! Just ask Lorne Lanning, who has been talking a lot about Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty. Check out these interviews.

PlayStation.Blog
The fine folks over at PlayStation.Blog decided to put Lorne on a stage and livestream a chat with him. There’s some New ‘n’ Tasty being played in the background.

GameSpot
Not to be outdone, GameSpot treated Lorne to a little settee sit down time to talk more about New ‘n’ Tasty, with more gameplay in the background.

ScrewAttack!
ScrewAttack! swang by our position in the Sony section of E3 for their talk to Lorne.

Pocket Gamer
As did Pocket Gamer.

Awards

A special thank you goes out from us to PlayStation Universe, who saw fit to bestow us with both their Best Indie Game and Best Platformer E3 awards.

Thanks also to Destructoid for nominating New ‘n’ Tasty for their Best Platformer E3 award.

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