Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Reviews

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FullMoonBeaver
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FullMoonBeaver
TA Score for this game: 1,124
Posted on 29 June 14 at 14:21
This review has 45 positive votes and 8 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
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.

Graphics:
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.

Music/FX:
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.

Gameplay:
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.

Achievements:
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.

Summary:
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.
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LightishRed
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LightishRed
TA Score for this game: 1,124
Posted on 09 February 15 at 20:23
This review has 11 positive votes and 4 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
Definitely has that port feel with the old-bit look. Also, you have the ability to switch to a more smooth tone for the game. A lot of the gameplay is timing and remembering what is ahead and when to use your abilities.

It took a walk-through for me to finish the game (I'm awful at platformers) but in it's own way, it may need it, lest you forget something that you need to do to make the game easier in the future. All in all, I was happy with my purchase and was glad to have perfected it.

DISCLAIMERS
1) Just a heads up, when you die, you need to re-do things you have done since the last checkpoint (yes, there are checkpoints).
2) Timing is everything. Since this is an Atari/NES port, it is one difficulty, one play-through.
3) The walk-through I used was for the NES, so gameplay and events are the same.
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