Quantcast
Hands-on with the platforming bullet-hell of Outland - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Hands-on with the platforming bullet-hell of Outland


11:40 AM on 09.30.2010



There are a lot of different ways to try to describe Outland. You could call it an Ikaruga-infused platformer, but you could also say it's a Metroid-inspired action/adventure with melee-based combat. I actually overheard someone call it the lovechild of Tron and Limbo. Though none of these descriptions are remotely similar, they all remain accurate. I really wish the name Hybrid Heaven hadn't already been taken by that weird-ass N64 game, because that's exactly what Outland is. It's a hybrid heaven for Metroid/Tron/Ikaruga/Limbo/Shadow of the Colossus fans like myself.

The video above is some off-screen gameplay from toward the end of my hands on with the game. I sucked a lot less by that time, but still died quite a bit. The amount of quick, mid-air color changes needed to survive the games many bullet traps and platforming bits gets pretty intense. Below, you'll find video of some less action packed gameplay. There's still some pretty cool combat and bullet absorption to be found there though (particularly after I grab the controller from the guy who had been playing before me).

Outland is coming to XBLA and PSN ASAP. If that's not seen enough for you, maybe this video interview with the game's developers from PAX Prime will help tide you over.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Previews

11:30 AM on 10.14.2014
Here's 26 minutes of Far Cry 4 gameplay with commentary

Max and I got a chance to dick around in an almost-finished build of Far Cry 4, but unfortunately Max went home sick with an earache, so here's my playthrough, along with my impressions. And Max's dumb jokes.more



11:15 AM on 10.14.2014
Far Cry 4 features a more dynamic and vibrant open world

Back in 2012, Far Cry 3 turned out to be a surprise hit for Ubisoft. It became the bestselling title of the series, appearing on many game of the year lists, and also created a rather excellent spin-off title. But with the an...more



11:00 AM on 10.14.2014
Here's 5 particularly weird things in Far Cry 4

Max was poring through some new Far Cry 4 footage and spotted a few things that he didn't quite understand. Here's his top picks of interesting things he can't explain, because this game isn't out yet and we thought you might want to see some of it because this is a videogame website, you clown.more



View all Previews






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more