Post by elektrolurch on Dec 21, 2016 6:04:33 GMT -5
I tried this years ago and ... while visually very impressive, due to the more than sluggish controls, I couldn't bring myself to really play it. Well, to be fair though, Another World had problems with its controls and its gameplay in general, sure. But I think I am way more forgiving towards it because it is a unique and quite early game.... While onEscapee mimics it so closely and came so much later, the flaws become somewhat inexcusable for me.
AW wasn't THAT early, I mean Amiga was on the market for what, eight, nine years? I think it's all up to whether you get really engrossed in the game. Though inital caves were really annoying and combing the city for an obscure password plaque was a bit too much tbqh.
I never played it, but I watched longplays of it before, and it always struck me as a crappy alternate timeline version of Another World, where the developers didn't really know what they were doing. It's often impossible to see what parts of the backgrounds are doorways you can enter, the death animations are usually pretty lame, the music is tedious, the game goes on for FAR too long, I'm never sure what the story is exactly, and I never find myself caring about it anyway. Maybe actually playing it is different, but I can't imagine I would have played this for more than ten minutes.