Things got a little bit cheeky with this week’s WeView, with Stewart Gilray popping his head in to tell everyone to buy Stranger’s Wrath. If you don’t know who Stewart is, he’s the CEO of Just Add Water, the developers of the HD update. He did back up his rating of the game by saying 140,000 others agree with him, and bought the game. I guess we’ll have to forgive him, the lovable scamp.
Fortunately it seems that even those who weren’t directly responsible for the game enjoyed it, with Bodachi calling it “One of my own favourite games of all time,” and PriceofWar saying it’s “Easily one of the best PSN only titles out there.”
Bodachi was the more expansive of the two, proudly commenting that they “Brought it day one on PSN and it just looks beautiful, far better then it ever did on Xbox,” and confirming that they’ll be getting the Vita version when it hits.[drop2]KeRaSh went much further than Bodachi or PriceofWar, detailing their love for the Oddworld series as a whole. In particular they love the world created by the games, saying that “The Oddworld games take place in a world that has always intrigued me,” and the world’s strange creatures “[set] these games apart from the rest.” Focussing in on Stranger’s Wrath in particular they commented that the “sound design and the gameplay is great,” and the “graphics have been upped to a very satisfying level.”
The love for the game isn’t universal though, with matthangzhou saying that they “loved the premise for the game and tried to enjoy it but it felt like a grind for me.” Why was it such a grind? Well they had specific complaints about the “Bad camera, repetitive gameplay and linear design.” DrSmyslov seems equally annoyed by the game’s camera, saying that they’re “losing count of the number of 3rd person games where the camera is a problem.”
Another issue found by both Origami Killer and element666 are the game’s difficulty spikes, a concern that also cropped up in our review of the game.
This week I think I’ve selected the simplest ever summing up comment. It comes from Sympozium and, in spite of the few issues highlighted above, it does nicely sum up the general mood of the comments:
Its oddworld, Buy it.
That seems to have been the consensus amongst the fifteen of you who rated the game, with a huge thirteen going for Buy It. Just two picked our new option of Plus It, and one of those came from matthangzhou who accidentally rated the game as Bargain Bin It, missing the retirement of the Bargain Bin It and Rent It categories for download only games.
As always if you have a game you’d like to see feature in WeView drop a comment below.