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Another World

I purchased the high-res Windows port of Another World / Out of this World. Surprisingly, this is only my second ever digitally distributed game purchase. The first was Half-Life 2.

The price (a mere 7 euro, which is less than $10 CAD) definitely had something to do with. I could buy two copies of Another World and a beer for less than it would cost to purchase derivative shit like Zuma. Maybe the replay wouldn't be as big, but at least you'd own something far more creative, original, and worth owning. And that's more than you can say about anything PopCap produces.

I don't know why it took me so long to buy an independent game like this, but I'm sure that my familiarity with Out of The World (played in on the SNES) helped me overcome that aversion. Nostalgia is a good selling point.

Now if only I could overcome these fucking caves.

And I find it amazing that, after beating the game over ten years ago, I just now realize that you can kick the worms in the first section of the game. Here I was trying to jump over them like a sucker.

April 14, 2006. Gaming.

Comments (3)

Introversion and Pom Pom's games can be purchased and downloaded directly from their websites for very reasonable prices.

April 14, 2006 09:14 PM. Posted by: chmmr.

Yeah, I know, I just haven't. The two games that I was very close to buying were "Darwinia" and "Strange Adventures in Infinite Space". I hesitated on Darwinia because when they first announced it, it wasn't quite so reasonably priced. They've lowered it since then, but I guess the novelty has worn off a little.

April 14, 2006 10:15 PM. Posted by: nowak.

Jumping over the worms is still faster than kicking them (or heeling them, as it looked on the original version).

I must try this new version. Thanks for the link.

April 17, 2006 03:53 AM. Posted by: Alpha.

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