Outland Reviews (PlayStation 3)

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1UP (Apr 28, 2011)
I'll continue to ignore all the "Something-Vania" and "Prince of Wherever" comparisons, because while Outland may begin with many of their ingredients as references, it combines them into something pretty special and unique: one of the best downloadable games this year.
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4Players.de (Jun 06, 2011)
Dieses mythisch angehauchte Jump’n Run versprüht eine einzigartige Videospiel-Ästhetik, die das Archaische und das Moderne sowohl visuell als auch inhaltlich verbindet. Da trifft die entspannte Atmosphäre des Zen-Gamings auf die gnadenlose Spielmechanik der ersten Hüpfabenteuer, da treffen glimmende Sidescroller-Laser auf urzeitliche Schwertkämpfe im düsteren Dschungel. Natürlich wird auch viel von dem zitiert, was man seit dem ersten Prince of Persia kennt, aber erstens wird hier nur das Beste des Bekannten inszeniert und zweitens wird es um den cleveren Wechsel der Macht bereichert, der schon Ikaruga auszeichnete. Outland ist eines des besten Jump'n Runs, die man über Xbox Live oder im PlayStation Network finden kann.
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GamesRadar (Jun 20, 2011)
When you get right down to it, Outland cannibalizes a lot of tried-and-true gaming elements and turns them into something entirely new and exciting. The magical realm you explore is visually captivating, overflowing with elegance and mystery. More importantly, it serves up some damn good gaming.
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Worth Playing (Jun 29, 2011)
Regardless of whether you're an old-school platform fanatic or someone who has never picked up a platformer in your life, Outland is a game worth checking out. An impulse buy with retail production values, it's hard to go wrong with this one.
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GameSpot (Jun 22, 2011)
Outland is a meticulously crafted game in which every element is used to further the overall experience. It's one thing to get huge ideas right--such as boss fights and visual design--but the brilliance of Outland goes much deeper than that. From the pacing and difficulty curve to the controls and combat, everything comes together to form an amazing, unified adventure. And the music fits right in with every other aspect of this game, skillfully shifting between ominous ambient tracks and pounding tribal beats to perfectly fit the mood of your actions. This uncommonly refined game starts out brilliantly and builds on that foundation, slowly easing you into this world before unleashing the steely difficulty and incredible level design that make it such an exemplary platformer. At $10, Outland is a superb value that shows the result of art and craftsmanship coming together.
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IGN (Jun 14, 2011)
I really like Outland. It’s not only beautiful, but fun. Its appeal is broad, which is great news because Housemarque is one of the great downloadable game developers and everyone should try out their products. And Outland is just such a product. Its impetus on platforming, combat and collecting will intrigue players that like any number of genres, and that’s a good thing, because Outland does just about everything it does exceptionally well.
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Jeuxvideo.com (Apr 29, 2011)
Sorti de nulle part, Outland fait figure de véritable petit chef-d'oeuvre. Beau, intelligent et poétique, le titre offre un gameplay d'une rare finesse qui malgré la tentation, ne sombre jamais dans une difficulté outrancière ni une facilité condescendante. Outland emprunte et rend hommage à certains des plus beaux jeux vidéo de l'histoire mais ne se perd jamais et parvient au final à donner vie à son propre univers, fait d'ombre et de lumière. Immanquable.
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Giant Bomb (May 04, 2011)
Housemarque's latest download is bursting with uniquely challenging action and visual panache to spare.
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Wired (Apr 27, 2011)
The story is also pretty much incomprehensible. It sometimes feels like Finnish developer Housemarque (Super Stardust HD) simply tacked on some nonsense about spirits and priestesses out of sheer necessity.

But if you delve into the chaotic outland of Outland and emerge unscathed, you’ll have one hell of a time.
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Gameblog.fr (May 10, 2011)
Esthétique, dense, nerveux, immersif, exigeant, innovant... Outland s'impose sans conteste comme l'une des pépites du mois d'avril 2011. En amalgamant avec talent diverses influences (Limbo, Castlevania, Ikaruga), il bouscule les règles bien établies de la plate-forme. Reste un périple tribal envoûtant et précis, fort d'un rafraîchissant supplément d'âme. Le tout à petit prix. N'hésitez pas, sautez...
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Video Game Talk (Jul 19, 2011)
Outland isn't for everyone. Its seemingly simple gameplay becomes surprisingly complex as you progress, and you'll need lightning reflexes to get through the later levels. But for those who like a challenge, Outland most ably provides one, and does so in a framework that is both beautiful and well constructed. It's not pefect, but Outland offers a very satisfying gaming experience for those who are willing to stick with it.