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Out of This World (DOS)

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Written by  :  Boston Low (93)
Written on  :  Jun 17, 2004
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

I don't understand how such simple games can be so impressive and addictive!

The Good

Oh my, you won't believe it until you experience it... a game of awful 16 color polygon graphics (and not even 3d!), without platforms without big mean guys, without inventory, and weapon variety, can impress you so much!!

The game is consisted by rich original puzzles which are solved not by commands or items but by your gun or combined moves!

The game 'narrative' is so brilliant that makes you believe you are exploring a whole new planet... the way of presentation, scenery etc is very atmospheric (notice the birds that fly in the scenery, or the buildings at the distance) and will make you believe that this otherwise simple game has a real depth..

I can't say why, but while playing you have the feeling that this Another World is a whole virtual world and you will be able to explore it.. but you won't because of the storyline limits!!

nothing more i can say.. the game is brilliantly designed!!

The Bad

look above!! the game managed to make pros out of its own cons!!

The Bottom Line

brilliant!