If you’re in any way like us, the incessant march of technology is an area both interesting and sometimes absolutely mind-blowing. One increasingly familiar practice in this generation of gaming is the transformation of games of yesteryear into spruced up HD versions. God of War, ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, not to mention all those other rumoured re-imaginings, it seems a whole new genre has been birthed. It’s a welcome phenomenon as, not only does it allow us to replay (or sometimes play for the first time) games that have come and gone, but the process enables us to witness in real terms just, in literally a few short years, how far gaming has come from a technological perspective.
Oddworld’s Stranger’s Wrath is another such restoration endeavour. Taking a game that is but a few years old that may have been missed by today’s HD obsessed gamers and giving the old coot a dramatic make-over, in the hands of our friends over at Just Add Water Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath is looking like a wonderful contemporary update to a great Xbox game.
In terms of how Stranger will look in the new version, check out these comparison shots of Old Stranger, initially decked out in his state-of-the-art (for the time) 3,000 polygons from his Xbox days, then the upcoming PS3 version (a dashing and crisp 20,000 polygons rendition), and, just for good measure, how the bounty hunter looks in the CGI portions of the game – coming home at a whopping 529,000 polygons.
If you’re looking for even bigger and more detailed versions of the images, head over to Just Add Water and take a look.