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Re: Out of This World : SNES ?

by Ivo Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:23 pm

Ziggy587 wrote:I rented this game back in the day, and eventually ended up owning it (SNES).

The front cover for Heart of the Alien reads "Out of This World Parts I and II". I haven't noticed this until now, I just knew of it as the sequel to OOTW. Does this mean it contains the original came, OOTW, plus a second game?

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The CD does have the original game, and the "sequel" (the "sequel" was not made by the same dev so some fans don't consider the follow-up story "canon").

Heart of the Alien is a decent game but not as good as the original, it is still a shame that it never left the Sega CD.

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Re: Out of This World : SNES ?

by CRTGAMER Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:32 pm

I was reading up about a 15 year anniversary DRM remake of Out of This World for Windows back in 2007.

Wiki wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_World_(video_game)#15th_Anniversary_re-release

15th Anniversary re-release
After the release of the Pocket PC version, in 2006 Chahi created a new Windows version that was targeted at Windows XP. Emmanuel Rivoire increased the resolution to 1280x800 pixels and Chahi created more detailed backgrounds. He found that his original choice to use polygons for the game characters enabled him to use the original character art at a higher resolution. The game still supports the original 320x200 resolution, as well as the original background art (as an option), and it features twice as many checkpoints as the original, which makes it somewhat easier. The game does not include Interplay's extra music, but it does include the extra level, as well as the added enemies and hazards from the console versions along with updated sound quality. This version is known as the Collector's Edition and regarded by Chahi as the ultimate version of the game.

This version is also part of the Another World 15th Anniversary Edition CD-ROM released in 2007, which also included a development diary, a technical handbook, a manual and an 18-minute video with interviews of the designers Eric Chahi and Jean-François Freitas talking about the development of the game. The 15th Anniversary Edition was planned to feature an audio CD with the exclusive soundtracks of Another World by Jean-François Freitas; however, a separate CD is not present in 2007 prints of the Anniversary Edition, which instead offers the soundtrack in form of MP3, Ogg Vorbis and WAV audio files.

Unfortunately, the digital rights management on the 15th Anniversary Edition CD-ROM is particularly draconian — upon installation, the game verifies the user's serial number through the Internet, allowing only for five installations of the game using any given serial number. Uninstallation doesn't reset the count, so after five installations, no matter the circumstance, one must purchase a new copy. It is worthy of note that this problem doesn't exist on the digital copy sold by Good Old Games.


I so want this version if it wasn't for the DRM issues. Might just have to get that GOG DRM free version. Where's JT?
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Re: Out of This World : SNES ?

by noiseredux Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:37 pm

BTW, there was also a GBA version of Another World that was never released, but is hosted as a free ROM download on the developer's website. :)
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Re: Out of This World : SNES ?

by fvgazi Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:40 pm

Thanks for all the info guys! I'm going to be all over this game now.
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Re: Out of This World : SNES ?

by CRTGAMER Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:42 pm

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Re: Out of This World : SNES ?

by YoshiEgg25 Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:45 pm

Ziggy587 wrote:I rented this game back in the day, and eventually ended up owning it (SNES).

The front cover for Heart of the Alien reads "Out of This World Parts I and II". I haven't noticed this until now, I just knew of it as the sequel to OOTW. Does this mean it contains the original came, OOTW, plus a second game?

http://www.sega-16.com/review_page.php? ... he%20Alien

Sebastian Sponsel wrote:Now for all those who never played Out of this World before (which, considering the number of platforms the game has been released on – counting thirteen official and at least six unofficial ports – seems unlikely) but intend on doing so, let me tell you that this is the definite version to get! This is because both the sequel and the original game are included on the disc. So basically, you get two games in one; or rather, you get the fully enhanced tale, since storywise Heart of the Alien picks up right after the cliffhanger ending of Part I. Now, you may ask, is it worth it?
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Re: Out of This World : SNES ?

by Ziggy587 Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:42 pm

Wow, that's awesome. I'll have to check it out some time.
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Re: Out of This World : SNES ?

by CRTGAMER Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:17 pm

I couldn't get the demo to work on my Win XP PC, even tried the different compatibility modes.
Here is a link to the GOG version, tempted to buy if it would work.

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/another_world_15th_anniversary_edition

Anyone try the demo? Waiting for JT 's input on the GOG version.

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Re: Out of This World : SNES ?

by J T Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:45 pm

CRTGAMER wrote:Anyone try the demo? Waiting for JT 's input on the GOG version.



The GOG version is the 15th Anniversary edition. It's great. Everything runs smooth. The graphics are a little bit improved over the original, but not without losing its weird rotoscoped charm. I recommend it.

Also, if you like this game, then keep your eye out on Project Dust (working title) which is the first game Eric Chahi (developer of Another World) has done in a really long time. Here's a trailer. It looks like it could be really good:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8nABQLSfmU
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