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Outland on XBLA

by jfe2 Sun May 15, 2011 7:30 pm

Over the weekend I grabbed the demo for a game called Outland on XBLA. I really didn't know much about it, other than the fact that it was a platformer, but the screenshots looked intriguing enough for me to pick it up. HOLY SHIT, was I ever right to do so.

Outland turns out to be an absolutely BEAUTIFUL Metroidvania style game. The art style is just amazing, in fact, my three year old son asked me if I was playing a Tron video game. I just beat the first boss a few hours ago, but I was wondering if anyone else had tried this out yet.

It's like Symphony of the Night, Shadow of the Colossus, and Tron had a threesome, and this was the resulting offspring... if that doesn't convince you to try it, I don't know what will.

Maybe cake... would cake do it?
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Re: Outland on XBLA

by Gamerforlife Sun May 15, 2011 7:55 pm

I saw this in a Game Informer issue. It was really the only game in the issue that caught my attention
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Seriously. Screw you Shao Kahn I'm gonna play Animal Crossing.
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Re: Outland on XBLA

by Bradtemple87 Sun May 15, 2011 8:19 pm

I enjoyed the demo, but was not totally blown away. I plan to get it on a sale down the road.
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Re: Outland on XBLA

by jfe2 Sun May 15, 2011 8:38 pm

Bradtemple87 wrote:I enjoyed the demo, but was not totally blown away. I plan to get it on a sale down the road.

It gets even better once you get going a bit. The Ikaruga-style color swapping makes it pretty difficult.
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Re: Outland on XBLA

by Bradtemple87 Sun May 15, 2011 9:11 pm

Ikaruga kicks my ass and i'm decent at shmups, so i'm sure this would keep me busy for a while.
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Re: Outland on XBLA

by jfe2 Fri May 20, 2011 8:59 pm

Bradtemple87 wrote:Ikaruga kicks my ass and i'm decent at shmups, so i'm sure this would keep me busy for a while.

Yeah I suck at Ikaruga. I've made it to maybe the fourth boss... I figure I'll eventually unlock enough continues to finish it by racking up time played.
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