Hello and welcome to my third overall review, and my first for an Xbox One game. Today I will be reviewing Another World 20th Anniversary Edition.
First off, there are two reasons why you will be playing this game. Nostalgia, if like me, you played this game when it was first released. I had it on Amiga 1200. Secondly, you are looking for a very easy 1000g.
Not the most mind blowing graphics you will ever see, but create a decent enough atmosphere within the game. At the press of the Y button, you can switch between the original visuals, and the more modern look. Not a great deal of difference in all honesty. But its not like you cannot make out what things are supposed to be.
Again nothing mind blowing, but its not a game that needs an orchestra to create an atmosphere like in Skyrim. Plenty of laser gun shots to keep you entertained as you disintergrate the tall white ape like creatures. Blowing up a door with a super powered shot is a lot louder than I expected.
Slightly unresponsive, and some jumps require precise timing when trying to jump over the enemies that are on the floor. Had me making many attempts before I cleared it. Some areas of the game will require you to use your head to figure out how to proceed. But its not a Mensa test, and you will find a way soon enough.
Now, for the achievement hunters. There are only 12 achievements. So not many to work towards. A lot are story related, and the rest will come with time as you can't really miss them. I will say the UFO achievement is missable. So check the guide, as with the achievement later in the game, after your friend throws you over a ledge. The game is very short, and there is a walk through video on YouTube, where the person playing does it in little over half an hour.
Whether you are playing for the nostalgic reason, or looking for a quick and very easy 1000g. You can't go wrong with Another World. Its cheap too. I don't regret spending out on it. You may not come back to play it, as there is not a massive amount of content available in what is a very linear game. But, despite all this, Another World is an enjoyable experience for those who have played it before, and those who are new to the game.
I have given a rating of 3.5 stars, and will say the game is above average, but still won't set the world alight. I completed it in just over an hour, and felt I had a great experience revisiting Another World.
Thanks for reading my review. Hope that if you take the plunge and purchase it, that you enjoy your time with it. If you're just in it for the achievements, then it certainly won't take forever. If you agree or disagree with anything in my review, feel free to discuss it with me, as discussion and debate is always healthy.