Oddworld: New N’ Tasty Review

There’s an entire generation that grew up playing the Oddworld games on PS1, so Oddworld: New N’ Tasty is a nostalgic trip to countless gamers.  What makes New N’ Tasty so nostalgic to so many people is that New N’ Tasty is a remake of Abe’s Oddysee from the PS1 days.  I on the other hand, had never experienced any of the Oddworld games before New N’ Tasty.  See, I was too busy playing Crash Bandicoot during the PlayStation One days, but I’m glad I finally had a chance to play an Oddworld game, because it was a ton of fun.

Story:

Just in case you have never played an Oddworld game before, it’s a platformer that takes place on an alien planet.  The goal of the game is to escape Rupture Farms and save your fellow Mudokons from the Glukkons.  AKA, the bad guys who want to eat you and your friends.  That’s pretty much the story in a nutshell, but don’t get me wrong I definitely enjoyed the story.  It even gave me a few laughs and was pretty engaging.  Overall, I’ll give the story 4/5 stars.

Gameplay:

The gameplay is what you expect from your typical platforming game, so solving puzzles and timing your jumps are important factors in successfully completing each level.  Furthermore, as you progress through the game, you will unlock new abilities, which adds some extra fun to the game.  My only objection with the gameplay was the controls didn’t always do what I wanted them to do.  Sometimes I wanted to jump to the left, but Abe jumped up instead and other times the controls were too sensitive causing Abe to go too far, which resulted in Abe stepping on a mine.  I guess that was just part of the game, so it just added to the challenge.

Considering that timing is so important, the game can get very difficult at times.  Trust me, you will die countless times.  I lost track of how many times I died, but hard games are the most rewarding when you finish them.  That being said, completing this game is going to give you a sense of accomplishment. Overall, gameplay is a solid 4.5/5 stars.

Bottom Line:

Oddworld: New N’ Tasty is a really fun game that nailed great platforming fun.  Now, whether you want to download it or buy the physical version that’s up to you.  I don’t regret buying it and I’m glad it’s in my collection.  I do on the other hand, recommend that everyone who enjoys platformers give New N’ Tasty a try, even if it’s a digital version.  New N’ Tasty gets a 4.25/5 overall rating.