Built from scratch, enjoy breathtaking visuals, enhanced audio and improved, deeper gameplay as New 'n' Tasty reignites the original Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee using the latest next-generation technology.
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Release Date: Feb 25, 2015

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March 18

Introducing Oddworld: Soulstorm

Hi Oddworld fans!

We're excited to announce Oddworld: Soulstorm, our new game currently scheduled for release in 2017.

Oddworld: Soulstorm is an incendiary tale of uprising and infiltration against the latest in soul-sucking consumer products.

For more information on Oddworld: Soulstorm, including all new renders of Abe, please visit http://www.oddworld.com/soulstorm/

Thanks!

OWI.

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February 25

Replicating the original Abe's Oddysee control mappings in New 'n' Tasty

Hi Oddworld fans.

We've tried to closely match the original Oddysee digital controls in New 'n' Tasty - have a look at the following thread for instructions if you feel NnT didn't quite hit the mark with its controls.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/314660/discussions/0/405692758705596048/

We welcome any tweaks, too!

Thanks.

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Reviews

“The grace with which the plot unfolds and the relevance it still has for the real world remain something of an anomaly”
9/10 – Eurogamer

“More than just a remake, this is a contemporary puzzle-platformer that charms, exasperates, and delights. This is how you do a reboot.”
5/5 – Escapist

“Not just an excellent port of a great title, but a solid game in its own right, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is fully able to proudly rub shoulders with any puzzle-platformer released in the last ten years.”
9/10 – God Is A Geek

Control Help and Tips

Struggling with Abe and the controls?


Tip: One of the quickest ways to make the controls in New 'n' Tasty a little easier is by switching on the two 'old school' control toggles, which are off by default. These tighten up Abe's movement and make lateral hops much easier to pull off.

Once on, Abe will no longer run without the player pressing the 'run' button, and will hop to the side rather than straight up, making mines easier to leap over and distances easier to judge.

Re-mapping the controls:


New 'n' Tasty supports in-game remapping for controllers and keyboards.

To remap a controller, ensure the "Input Method" is set to Controller, and then go to "Button Layout" and select "Xbox 360" at the top to bring up a dropdown. From the dropdown, select "Custom" and then remap as needed.

Supported controllers:


Windows: Xbox 360; Xbox One; DualShock 4, Steam Controller; Logitech F310, F510, F710; XInput compatible. Others may be configured via in-game remapping tool. Please refer to minimum specs for other formats.

About This Game

Back To Oddworld


Explore ancient ruins, dodge carnivorous beasts and avoid trigger-happy guards as Abe, the original Oddworld hero in this lovingly recrafted, built from the ground-up and totally recooked take on the classic adventure Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee.

Once a happy floor waxer in Oddworld's biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbles across his boss's secret plan to turn the factory's slave labor force into the latest in the RuptureFarms Tasty Treats line of novelty meat snacks. Abe now has to save his own skin from the grinders, but simply escaping the flesh farm is only the start of his Oddysee - for many dangers await Abe on his journey to discover his destiny.

Built from scratch from the ground up, enjoy new breathtaking visuals, enhanced audio and improved, deeper gameplay as New 'n' Tasty reignites the original Oddworld game using the latest next-generation technology.

Amazing new graphics


With art direction from series creator Lorne Lanning, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty offers a view into Oddworld with fidelity never seen before. Fluid animation, new free-moving cameras and high resolution (up to 4K) visuals make RuptureFarms and the surrounding areas look incredible, creating the Oddworld that Lanning always wanted to see.

Revamped controls


Analog controls offer more subtle control over Abe, and new tricks like free aiming, the ability to drop grenades behind you and also sneak whilst crouching open up new avenues for stealthy tactics and inventive speed-running. Optional 'Old School' controls bring back hopping and digital movement too, so the Oddysee purists can get started with some familiarity.

Brand new areas, brand new secrets


From the murky grime of RuptureFarms to the expansive native lands of the Monsaic Lines, through to the vast temples of Scrabania and Paramonia, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty boasts new areas, subtle gameplay changes and a few surprises. Fans will recognise the huge meat grinders, Scrab holding pens and cavernous caves, but there's more than enough that's new here to keep you on your toes.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i3-3220 (3.30GHz)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Minimum Radeon HD 5770 / NVIDIA GTX 260
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supported inputs: keyboard, Wired and wireless 360 controller, Xbox One controller, PS4 controller, Logitech F310, F510, F710, XInput. Other controllers may work via manual text file remapping.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) Service Pack 1 / Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Recommended Radeon HD 6850 / NVIDIA GTX 560
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supported inputs: keyboard, Wired and wireless 360 controller, Xbox One controller, PS4 controller, Logitech F310, F510, F710, XInput. Other controllers may work via manual text file remapping.
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.5 Mountain Lion
    • Processor: Intel i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated desktop GPU required
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supported inputs: keyboard, Wired 360 controller with Tattiebogle driver via manual text file remapping.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.10 Yosemite
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated desktop GPU required
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supported inputs: keyboard, Wired 360 controller with Tattiebogle driver via manual text file remapping.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or similar
    • Processor: AMD Athlon X4 750K
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Minimum Radeon R7 200
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supported inputs: keyboard, Wired 360 controller with xpad driver via manual text file remapping.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or similar
    • Processor: AMD Athlon X4 750K
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Minimum Radeon R7 200
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supported inputs: keyboard, Wired 360 controller with xpad driver via manual text file remapping.
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Philosophical Feline
( 54.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I'm biased, because I played this game on the PSX when it first came out and must have beat it twenty times in a single year. I was absolutely obsessed with the Oddworld Universe and I think Lorne Lanning is without question one of the gods of indie game development. There is not a single thing wrong with this game. It has everything: the quintessential antihero, drama, suspense, comedy, puzzle solving, skill-based platforming, karma, environmental awareness, capitalism criticism, all packaged together into a cohesive and fluid "time is of the essence" storyline to save multiple species from enslavement and extinction.

I'm not going to wet my britches over the fact that this game has only a 91% positive rating, as I know quite a few people who view New 'n' Tasty negatively are actually total fanboys of the Oddworld games and have taken issue with some of the creative liberties in the new version of the game. Some cutscenes are altered, people swear the voices are different (honestly I don't notice the difference but w/e), and there are gripes that it doesn't seem as dark.

All I'm going to say is that the new version is great because it's a remastered version of what I consider to be a Playstation 1 masterpiece, and updated versions of classic games can never be bad because even if you don't like it, there's always the old version that can be played.
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Nighty
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Disclaimer: I'm reviewing this from the point of view of a Linux user. Not sure if people on Windows are having to jump through similarly ridiculous hoops to get the game running or not, although I stumbled upon some Windows users with controller issues as well during my research.

First of all, there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with the game itself. It looks OK, seems to play OK, there's really not much one can say about the game other than it is a platformer and a remake of a classic. Does it live up to the hype? Does it play well? Is it balanced? Are the controls tight and responsive? I wouldn't know; of my 50 ingame minutes, I spent 10 minutes testing, and the other 40 struggling with the controller setup.

And that brings us to the reason I'm giving this a negative review: I don't care how good your game is, a platformer should not expect me to set up two screens worth of action bindings with confusing labels before it allows me to play. Apparently, if you use a supported controller, such as the XBox 360 controller, this problem shouldn't present itself since it gets detected automatically. I say apparently, because I use exactly that, and I can not select the XBox 360 control scheme in the dropdown. Only the generic one with a blank configuration.

The issue has been reported over a year ago, and rather than fixing it, the devs have released incomplete and confusing instructions on how to work around this. Instructions which became obsolete within 6 months of posting, yet the posts are still not updated and they don't even respond when you ask for clarification. See http://steamcommunity.com/app/314660/discussions/0/594820473983869155/ and its linked forum posts for more info.

In the end, it took a fellow gamer with way more patience than me to set up their controller and post their config before I could actually enjoy the game. For those on Linux who are having trouble with their configs (and for future self), this is the post that helped me set up my controller: https://steamcommunity.com/app/314660/discussions/2/485623406953212192/
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Malloy
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Cool old memories!
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GouStoulos
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Well i havent played much, but i absolutely love it. I just made it to Paramonia.
The story is the same with the original game, but some areas are pretty different.
It just looks amazing, and its realy fun to play.
Dont even bother looking the recommended system requirements.
I run it maxed out on my 4:3 monitor with an ancient PC(Athlon 630, HD5870, 4GB ram) and the frames never drop bellow 80. I guess i could run it on 1080p with almost max settings 50-60fps.
The only down part is the controls. They are just different, but totaly playable.
I reccomend it to anyone who loves the original games. Just remember, its kinda harder that the original.
Lets hope Exodus is on the road
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jlawson
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
More than an HD remake. Tons of secret areas and added content. Get this even if you already own the original!
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shaderbytes
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Two massive problems

Game starts with character stuck chanting and cannot move forward. I resolve this by switching controls to keyboard which means xbox one controller is not supported as they mentioned.

Then after playing for 5 minutes the game crashed.

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teen angst
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
literally as much fun as the original. good remake
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Wilchu
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
I remember playing it at first Playstation console,
now its even better! :)
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BloodMetal X
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
If you like to posses an enemy and kill his fellow comrades and run its posses body into a grinder. Then, this is a game for you.
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Zooote
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
awesome childhood remake
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
As one of the signature games for the original PlayStation, Abe’s Oddysee was a reason for many people to get the system. Nearly 20 years later, the game is back with a graphical upgrade. By changing how the game looks, it changes how the core game is like.

The most obvious difference between the original and remake is the graphics. The original game would present the scene one screen at a time. Each screen in the original game is mostly a static screen. In order to see what is on the next screen, the player has to walk off the screen. Besides limiting how far you can see, the transaction is jarring because of the blind switch and new position. This game makes it easier by scrolling the scene along with the player. As long as the scene is horizontal or vertical, the screen will move along with the player. The only time that the game stops scrolling is when it is time for a directional change. By moving the game along with the player, it feels more like a real world instead of simply a series of slides.

While the new graphics does improve the style, it actually hurts it when it comes to gameplay. Throughout the game, there are many secret areas where are other prisoners. With the original game, it was a challenge simply to find them. The problem with the remake is that many of these areas are exposed. In one area, there is a pit of landmines that the player needs to jump over. The static viewpoint in the original game tells you to avoid the pit at all costs. As you approach this spot in this game, the camera will tilt to show that there is a hatch underneath. This tells the player to find a way to get rid of the landmines. By making it that the new view sometimes reveal secrets, it ended up taking away from experience. This just goes to show that is sometimes better to keep things the way they originally meant to be.

Despite that detail, the core gameplay has not changed. The objective is to get yourself and the other prisoners out without getting killed by the guards, hazards, or creatures. Most games would allow you to fight your way using your muscles or a weapon. However, because your character is weak, fighting is not an option. In order to get around, the player has to carefully navigate the area. Since all the enemies and hazards are like parts of a machine, it requires thinking to know how to make them all work together. This makes it that the game is less of an adventure game and more like a puzzler instead. Once an area is cleared, it is a satisfying feeling knowing that it was all you and not just a happy accident. The problem with this is that once the game is completed, there is not much reason to go back since you know what to do.

For those that played the original version, the new look alone might not be enough to justify replaying. As for those new to the franchise, this is definitely worth the trip. Even the original, pure 2D version shows why this is considered a classic. With Abe’s Exoddus currently being remade as Soulstorm, the only thing to wonder is when will they finally make a truly new game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Disclaimer: I'm reviewing this from the point of view of a Linux user. Not sure if people on Windows are having to jump through similarly ridiculous hoops to get the game running or not, although I stumbled upon some Windows users with controller issues as well during my research.

First of all, there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with the game itself. It looks OK, seems to play OK, there's really not much one can say about the game other than it is a platformer and a remake of a classic. Does it live up to the hype? Does it play well? Is it balanced? Are the controls tight and responsive? I wouldn't know; of my 50 ingame minutes, I spent 10 minutes testing, and the other 40 struggling with the controller setup.

And that brings us to the reason I'm giving this a negative review: I don't care how good your game is, a platformer should not expect me to set up two screens worth of action bindings with confusing labels before it allows me to play. Apparently, if you use a supported controller, such as the XBox 360 controller, this problem shouldn't present itself since it gets detected automatically. I say apparently, because I use exactly that, and I can not select the XBox 360 control scheme in the dropdown. Only the generic one with a blank configuration.

The issue has been reported over a year ago, and rather than fixing it, the devs have released incomplete and confusing instructions on how to work around this. Instructions which became obsolete within 6 months of posting, yet the posts are still not updated and they don't even respond when you ask for clarification. See http://steamcommunity.com/app/314660/discussions/0/594820473983869155/ and its linked forum posts for more info.

In the end, it took a fellow gamer with way more patience than me to set up their controller and post their config before I could actually enjoy the game. For those on Linux who are having trouble with their configs (and for future self), this is the post that helped me set up my controller: https://steamcommunity.com/app/314660/discussions/2/485623406953212192/
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1,231 of 1,467 people (84%) found this review helpful
1,018 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 26, 2015
"Hello."
"Hello."
"Follow me."
"Ok."

9/10.
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151 of 160 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 26, 2015
Let me start by saying that I'm a huge fan of the original two Abe titles. I'm also a game developer, and Abe's Oddysee was what got me into game development in the first place, it was such a masterpiece that it inspired me to tell my own stories...

Fast forward 18 years and New'n'Tasty is here. It is shocking to see that this game is not only still amazing, its message is also still relevant and its gameplay is fresh. Everything from atmosphere to voice acting to graphics just.... works. It's really rare that you enter a game and when the company logos display, you already know you're playing a masterpiece, the feeling of Oddworld is definitely there from the start.

If you're a fan of the original, or ever thought of entering Oddworld, buy this now, you won't regret it!
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210 of 252 people (83%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2015
Us PC gamers have gotten used to be very weary about ports off consoles and with good reason! We got burned way too many times in the past by half-backed or lazy ports... but this is not the case with Oddworld New N Tasty.
Since it’s not exactly a new game, the port quality is a very important factor so let's talk a bit about this.

We have full resolution support, but apparently no aspect ratio settings. I ran the game at 1080p and the experience was smooth and flawless for the most part. The cut-scenes are my one and only gripe with the game. They start off at 100+ FPS and drop down and lock at 40 fps for some reason... it just breaks the feeling. It's a small issue to have but I'm sure fans of the series would like to know this aspect.
As said the gameplay is 100% flawless, running on 1080p with 100+ frames with 0 drops, tears or any other non-sense.
We have full mouse and keyboard support, you can fully rebind your keys and use the mouse to aim, plus an option that console players asked for and that is "button to run". This will solve those awkward situations when falling off cliffs or steeping into bombs and so on and so forth.
Both mouse+keyboard and controller can be used on the fly to control the menus, but you do have to choose your input option for gameplay as this will not switch on the fly, so assign it before you start playing. So overall the port is solid...on to the actual game.

This is a full build from the ground up, not just a lazy up-scaling.
My experience was pleasant, I enjoy the puzzles, the grim-dark sense of humor and the silly back-story.
This may not be for everyone thou...some may find this humor type offensive... I for one did not.
In New N Tasty you have to think how you will solve the puzzles and how to trick your opponents into death traps. You can’t really fight, so you must have patience and use your wits to get the job done.

There are many users that have reported that the puzzles (at least in essence) have been carried over from the original smash success Abe's Odyssey, launched back in 1997. This may be a plus or a minus for you, for me it's neither since I did not play the original.
The graphics are very good for a platformer, you can clearly see that a lot of time and effort went into making the environment and every detail of it.
The soundtrack, voices and effects go together perfectly with Oddworld’s unique feeling and universe. I never felt annoyed by the goofy voices even after hearing the same lines over 100 times and the soundtrack does a fantastic job of setting the mood while not being "in your face".

To be honest, I am not a Oddworld fan like most of you reading this. Why? Well I always wanted to try it, having received many recommendations for this series, but I just never had the time.
New N tasty was my first real experience with the Oddworld franchise and it was a good one. This is a game that I can recommend to just about anyone...as long as you can stomach the humor.
If you are a fan of the puzzle-platformer genre and this is not in your collection then you are missing out on a unique experience, so do yourself a favor and get this game!
But...because there is always a but... If you want super speed levels and like the kind of game you can get in somebody's face and do some damage then this is not for you. New N tasty plays like a stealth & strategy platformer, which may or may not be what you are looking for.

And that's about it, for a clearer view on the actual game you can watch my first impressions video on it (1080p 60fps).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZDPQHg86S4&index=2&list=PLPu1MBLqtny7rnijEzJ3bPSEMepog_rOK
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110 of 125 people (88%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2015
Everybody talks about their Final Fantasies and Metal Gear Solids and what have you, but the game that pretty much defined the Playstation for me was Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. That game was ♥♥♥♥ing weird and terrifying and brutal and it looked like absolutely nothing else, like a hallucination inspired from the pages of the Codex Seraphinianus. The original is a classic for a younger age, but it's almost impossible to go back to because it looks so damn ugly in low resolution. But thank Christ for Oddworld: New N' Tasty, because it's a really wonderful reimagining of the classic.

For the purists: New 'n Tasty is a reimagining of the original, and it's about 90% as good. The technology used by the original developers is pretty much out of reach with the budget that Oddworld Industries used to have (they used to be funded by GT Interactive, they are their own boss now), so everything's been reconstructed in an entirely different engine, which takes away a bunch of the charm of the original. A bunch of the hallmarks that the original had are gone (R.I.P., Original Scrab Scream), and sometimes the audio triggers don't work all that well... it's not a perfect game, but by God, it's Abe's Oddysee in the flesh, occasionally stumbling over a mark or hitting a flat note, but it's still a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ good game. The analog controls take getting used to, especially for devoted fans of the original who will need to retrain in order to successfully re-navigate deadly traps (or, if you're lazy and impatient like me, just press the quicksave key and go at that ♥♥♥♥ Hotline Miami style).

All of what I just said is minor infractions in the face of the actual game - it's a very smart, frustrating puzzler, and believe it or not, it's done entirely in Unity. A lot of the apsects of the game compared to the original are massively improved - all the areas flow seamlessly together, and the game feels like it moves at a quicker pace. Moving around and interacting with things is a lot less sluggish since the tank controls got replaced! And a lot of the puzzles and environments have been redone for modern times computers! It's the best possible version of Abe's Oddysey and it brings a classic back from the dead.

For non-purists: Look at it. Just look at it. You play as a green nightmare who teases yellow banana things on robot legs. Then later you run away from monsters that look like hands that have grown legs. If you can't get into that ♥♥♥♥ I don't know what the hell is wrong with you. Maybe go back to your G.I. Joes, you flippin' nerd!
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71 of 74 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 26, 2015
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is an amazing game.

Like many people out there, I love Oddworld, especially Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee and Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus.
I played the hell out of those two games, either on my PlayStation or on my PC, and sometimes I still go back and play them all over again from scratch.
Having heard of the making of New 'n' Tasty, and having now bought and played the game, I can confirm that this is a title you don't wanna miss out on.

To fans:
If you're a fan of the series, this is, at the same time a very similar and yet very different experience comparing to Oddysee.
The areas are pretty much the same, some new and/or different ways to solve the puzzles.
This game, instead of having to save 99 Mudokons, now you have 299 awaiting your arrival, in order to get saved, although a lot of them are placed on old areas where you had (let's say) 3 Mudokons to save in the original, this one might have like 6 or 7. Oh, and you can now call groups of Mudokons like you did back in Exoddus, so no more backtracking! Yay!
The controls aren't what they used to be, you now have 2 types of controls which you can change according to your liking. You still might do some undesirable actions and die, but that's only in the beginning. Give it time and you'll get used to it!
The cutscenes are pretty much all the same, apart from a selected few that got a few changes, and some new ones!
The soundtrack is great, it takes the old players back with the amazing themes from 1997, but this time with improved audio quality.

To new players:
If you're new 'n' about to taste(y) a slice of this game, get ready to enjoy one of the best remakes of all time.
New 'n' Tasty is a 2,5D side scroller filled with puzzles and different kinds of enemies to deal with, while trying to escape the evil meat processing plant, RuptureFarms, and at the same time rescuing all your comrades, the Mudokons, who are slaves to this awful place. All of this with a taste of comedy in the middle to break the tension every now and then! :)
With amazing and colourful visuals, you have a lot to see and a lot of gorgeous locations to visit and be amazed, in Oddworld!

To all:
  • The framerate is very stable, my graphics card is pretty old but still managed to run the game without any issue whatsoever.
  • I got no graphical glitches or artifacts, the game froze once but it was on startup and didn't harm the saved game.
  • Alt+Tab no problem.
  • Ragdolls!
  • A couple engine glitches, but nothing game breaking or serious. It was actually funny!
  • Some issues when trying to go past the fast grinding meat machines.
  • Quicksave/Quickload system very accessible!
  • Online leaderboards (Saved Mudokons and clearing speed).

DLC's:
  • Alf's Escape is a 1 hour (average time) campaign, where you must rescue Alf through a couple of sections. Great fun, good puzzles, worth the pricetag!
  • Scrub Abe Costume is basically a skin for Abe, not that special but it's up to you if you want it or not. It is there nonetheless.

I now hope to see a remastered version for Exoddus, and if it's as good or better than this one, count me in!

Overall, this is a very good title which didn't let me down, I loved the original and I love this one. You don't need to play the first one, but if you're a veteran I know you will, just as will I.
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207 of 274 people (76%) found this review helpful
206 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2015
Hello.

Hello.

Buy this game.

Ok.

10/10!
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92 of 108 people (85%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2015
Introduction

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New and Tasty is the seventh game set in the Oddworld series that has spanned across 20 different platforms to date. The Oddworld universe and the beloved main character Abe's first appearance was on the Sony Playstation in 1997, which released to immense critical acclaim, winning multiple, much deserved game of the year awards and was instantly projected into the rarely achieved elite status as one of the best games ever created. Fast forward 18 years and the initial title Abe's Oddysee graphically speaking didn't age well whatsoever, yet the gameplay of course has still stood the test of time.

With that being said, can the newly developed Abe's Oddysee: New and Tasty ressurrect what was once considered a pinnacle of the industry and return the franchise to it's past glory? Can developers Just add water do this with grace, remaining faithful to fans as well as the series roots that built them? Let's take a deeper look into the Oddworld Universe once again and see if Abe's Oddysee is still as endearing as it was all those years ago....


Overview

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New and Tasty is a reimagining of the 1997 platform/puzzler classic Abe's Oddysee. Here you take the role of Abe, a pleasantly delightful award winning janitor, who discovers his glukkon overlord employers at Rupture Farms, have decided to attempt to increase their profit margins by using your species as the ingredients of their new food products.

As Abe, you attempt to escape, while freeing as many of your fellow mudokens as possible, you will encounter an assortment of challenging situations that are each more life threatening than the next. With locals, visually each more awe inspiring than the next, you'd be hard pressed to not be impressed with the care taken in recreating this beloved classic.

Developers, Just Add Water have managed to not only recreate the experience many of us grew to love years ago, but have reimagined it by such great lengths that simply calling it a remake is doing it a great injustice. For fans of the original or simply fans of amazing gaming exoperiences, Abe's Oddysee: New and Tasty is one to remember!


Story Experience

Many as well as I, consider the tale of Abe and his oddysee to be heavily influenced by Stanley R. Greenburg's screenplay Soylent Green. Although there are substancial differences between the two, the general principle behind them both are quite similar.

In Abe's Oddysee New and Tasty, you'll establish a relationship with your lovable protagonist within mere minutes, as he walks across the screen happily buffing the floors of his workplace and as he continues down the halls, by chance, he discovers the shocking truth, in regards to, the gukkons plans for the frightening future they have in store for his mudoken race. As you continue your journey, you'll truly want to see Abe to his safety, so he can live to see another day and that is incredibly rare achievement.


Gameplay Quality

During your journey, you will encounter a differing mix of platforming and puzzles both of which are excecuted to perfection. I simply can't find anything to gripe about in terms of gameplay and must commend Just Add Water for their skillful recreation.

Abe's Oddysee: New and Tasty, like the many other platforming classics that have come before it, shows why this genre during the 80's and 90's was considered the measurement to which all other genres were judged. Precise movements, challenging scenarios and a multitude of other gamplay elements that bring it all together creating a seamless gaming experience. It's exactly these reasons why the platform/puzzler genre is one of the most difficult to successfully design. You must make each gameplay element mesh, unbeknownst to the player, without them ever feeling forced and Abe's Oddysee New and Tasty nails them all without blinking an eye.


Graphics and Optimization Quality

Abe's Oddysee is something to behold, especially so while being played at high resolutions. The 3D models, environments and well...everything was crafted with care and detail. There's simply not a thing in this universe that isn't a sigt to behold. The art style is ageless, as well as original still to this day. There aren't many worlds that resemble anything close to the Oddworld games and in this day and age of copy/paste to succeed, it's fantastic to know that artistic experiences like these can still exist.

In regards to optimization, Abe's Oddysee New and Tasty runs amazingly smooth and across the three workstations I've tested it on, each experience at their respective resolutions were simply magnificent. A fantastic port, filled with just enough graphics options to make the PC gamer happy. Directly below, in the screenshot, lists the available graphics options.

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Resolutions can be selected up to 4K and can be achieved by systems of moderate hardware resources, all easily at 60fps. Yet even at lower resolutions of sub 1080p, Abe's Oddysee is still a breathtaking experience. So overall, if someone were to complain, they would simply be rustling up problems that don't exist in the games coding. They would lay within your system and not that developers lack the ability or excecution to bring you a successful product, because they did and a grade A experience at that, did they bring you.


Sound Quality

This is something that shouldn't be overlooked when judging the Oddworld games, specifically one's with Abe as the protagonist, due to the vocal nature of his gameplay. The sound in New and Tasty adds so much depth to the experience, it simply cannot be overstated. Without Abe's hello's, follow me's, whistles to name a fwe, the game just wouldn't have the same effect.

Aside from aiding the character development and gameplay elements, the other sounds in the game add quite a bit of atmosphere, making you feel that this world is genuine at every turn. From ambient environment sounds, to the sounds of enemy sligs firing away with their weapons as you evade their attacks, each and every element comes together to create a living breathing world.


Replay Value & The Bottom Line

Although, the Oddworld games aren't known for their replayability due to their linear nature, they are still very much so games that you would revisit from time to time over the years. With that being said Abe's Oddysee: New and Tasty is no different. A classic experience that, once purchased, you have the privilage of re-experiencing again and again throughout the years. Yet, this time I foresee Abe's Oddysee standing the test of time for a much longer duration than the original, due to the immense amount of effort given by Just Add Water. With that being said, it is without a doubt that I beg you to buy Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New and Tasty for your own benefit, because this is a game that truly must be experienced by all.


Final Judgement: Add to cart and buy it now at full price!

An instant classic, that deserves the full retail price no matter how high. Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New and Tasty is a classic amongst, classics. Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New and Tasty wasn't just a successful reimagining, it was a gaming triumph that has made history once again!

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63 of 67 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2015
I'm one of those who played the original Oddworld's when I was a kid, and avoided past the platformer Abe series. I was skeptical after seeing a video complaining about how 'fast' things moved, and how they didn't pay 'enough' attention to detail, but I had bought it already -- I'm glad I did. This is without a doubt as close to a perfect remake of a game as you can get. They added a few things here and there I thought was a little 'odd', but then again, it's made for modern gamers with pure faith to the classics structure, after so much time into the game, you don't notice them and they do blend in with the creativity of the world. I haven't enjoyed a game on this level in a long time.

I can't wait for my kids to get a little older and show them this game and introduce them to another great 'man' named Abe.

Also: I use the Xbox 'rock candy' controller to play it, works fine on Windows 7.
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