Store: Vintage Stock
Price Paid: $3.99
HOLY HELL!! WHERE HAS THIS GAME BEEN MY WHOLE LIFE!? I had heard about Out of This World from a few random sources, but the screenshots didn't appeal to me and I sort of passed it over... Until last week when Hideo Kojima listed it as one of the top 5 games that influenced him most (he also listed Metal Gear Solid... What a tool...). I also heard it discussed on a couple of different podcasts and decided to try it out. I download a rom... Started it up... Hit the start button and... Died...... You die in this game... ALOT. It could have been called "Trial and Error: The Game". However, about 5 or 10 minutes into it I said to myself, "I have to buy this game..." so I hopped over to ebay. The price was generally about 10-20 dollars, but I hate buying things over the net so I decided to wait. Boy am I glad I did! $3.99 is SOOOO worth it!
If you haven't played the game...
... It's a strange type of... Adventure... Platforming... Action game? Maybe? I don't know... All you need to know is that it's very "artsy" and if you were into games like Portal, Ico, or Shadow of the Colossus purely for artistic genius, you'll love this game. The animation is VERY fluid, because the creator used a style similar to the original Prince of Persia where he drew sprites over live-action actors... But the sprites weren't really drawn... I can't explain it... It's awesome and everyone needs to play it.
A ROCKIN' run! It may even beat out last week's run of Skyblazer (SNES) and Warsong (Genesis). I spent barely over 6 dollars and got WAY more than my money's worth. I'm off to die some more in Out of This World! Cya!