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5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make them like this anymore..., 16 May 2008
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This review is from: Another World: 15th Anniversary Edition (PC CD) (Video Game)
First off: you're in luck if you played Another World when it first came out and have been wanting to play it again on your modern computer. It is a very faithful remake that can run at high resolutions (1440x900 on my machine) and with remastered sound effects. It also comes with a Making Of... which I have not watched yet, but I am sure is very interesting.

Onto the game itself:
This is a sophisticated and atmospheric action adventure game with outstanding rotoscoped animations and beautiful background art. Its unique style prevents it from ageing too terribly, and some of the gameplay mechanics still seem innovative to me. For instance (I do not think this is a spoiler) near the start of the game you drop down into a zig zag ventilation shaft, where jets of cold gas spurt periodically downwards at certain points. This is fairly standard, but the shaft is dark and you can only see a small portion of the screen, so you're forced to inch along, waiting for the sound of the gas stream to alert you.

The game has a steep learning curve, and many gamers will likely die multiple times within the first few screens. Some of the puzzles and traps are unforgivingly devious. Fortunately this remake has increased the number of check points, so you won't have to do much backtracking if you do die. The intriguing setting and gameplay spurred me on, and I think that will be the case with most patient gamers.
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