Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD
Not yet reviewed.
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath features a unique hybrid viewpoint that the player switches between first and third person at will, depending on their situation. First person for combat situations, third person for world traversal.
You can play through the game as a pacifist, capturing enemies and tying them up for greater rewards. Stranger himself is a troubled character, with a mysterious secret and an uncompromising approach to his mission. His Western aesthetic and dry wit make him an endearing character but he has no desire to be your friend - there’s a job to do!
A bounty hunter who refuses to use guns needs an alternative. Stranger’s solution is to round up various types of critters and launch them at his enemies from his crossbow. Some types are angry little balls of fur and teeth, others are electrified, pack stingers, hit with a thud or have various other painful forms of punishment for Stranger’s unfortunate bounty.
Unique switching viewpoint between first and third person
Innovative mix of shooter, platformer and puzzle genres
Compelling central character
Endearing supporting cast
Live Ammo system of hunting critters to use as ammunition
Pacifist style gameplay is rewarded with higher bounties
Great on Nintendo Switch
Load times are practically instant between areas
Gyroscopic aim controls
New graphics renderer
60fps, at native resolutions
Modernised (optional) first person controls
|Primary Format - Games||Nintendo Switch|
|Game Genre||Action & Adventure|
|Consumer Advice||Medium level animated violence|