ODDWORLD: NEW ‘N’ TASTY

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty was released on July 22, 2014 by Oddworld Inhabitants. The game was developed by Just Add Water.  Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is a platform adventure game.

The player controls a Mudokon named Abe.  Similar to the original, the gameplay is a sidescrolling platformer with an emphasis on puzzle solving, with New ‘n’ Tasty reimagined in a 2.5D graphical style.

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty has more random generators than in the original game. Sligs have random generated AI and some of the  flying mines also have random flight patterns.

Abe has the ability to talk to and direct other Mudokons with an enhanced GameSpeak feature and the characters will have more dialogue and responses when compared to the original Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee.

The player’s goal is to save all 299 Mudokon slaves (about three times as many as the original game) at RuptureFarms which can be done by taking them to bird portals; several Mudokons are hidden in secret areas which often involve complex situations.

The game has fences which require the player the memorize Abe’s whistles, farts and Slig’s BS and SM’BS commands to unlock.

As with the original, the game has two endings depending on the number of Mudokons rescued by the game’s finale; rescuing more than 150 is required for the Good Ending, fewer than that results in the Bad Ending instead.

Using the Xbox 360 pad, the game control was excellent. The graphics are excellent.

Some machines have issues with the low frame rates in this game’s cut scenes. The developer has subsequently released new 720p movies to address the problem as free DLC.

The game features Steamworks with achievements and trading cards.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating SystemWindows 7 or better
CPUCore i3-3220 or better
Memory4 GB or more
Hard Drive Space10 GB
Graphics HardwareNVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
AMD Radeon HD 5770
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required

The game supports the Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers. It also supports the PS3 and PS4 controllers.

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