ACHIEVEMENT OF THE WEEK – Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty

This week I didn’t get up to must on the game front. Tried out The Division beta starting on Thursday, wrapped up some DLC in Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, put some time into Assassin’s Creed Unity and The Swapper (on the Xbox One, see my original PC thoughts: The Swapper), and tried out Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty. Basically all over the map.

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is a 2.5D platformer with an emphasis on puzzles. Its gameplay is 2D but it has a 2.5D art style. We play as Abe, who finds out that the meat processing plant that he works for – that makes delicious snacks – has just introduced a new snack. The problem is the secret ingredient is made from the inhabitants of the planet. His goal is to rescue all the world’s people.

The game is a remake of the original, from 1999 on the Playstation – Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, but remade from the ground up.

I chose this game as the highlight of the week because the other games I played haven’t had any interesting achievements yet, and even though I’ve only play a 1 or 2 levels, the first achievement I got was accidental, even in name.


 

Achievement of the Week – Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty

Oddworld


Opps… – 0G
Fail to observe your surroundings

This achievement (or challenge) happens when you accidentally kill one of the world inhabitant (Mudokons) but pulling a switch that opens a trap door. The door is intended to drop a guard.


 

As I mentioned above, still playing through Assassin’s Creed Unity, and loving the art and visuals. It’s truly an incredibly detailed game. I’ve been plugging away in Grand Theft Auto V on the XOne. They had a 2x bonus weekend, and I failed to connect to a single multiplayer game without someone getting dropped. So that’s been a blast. And I also wrapped up one of the SoM DLCs.

Sunday, Feb 14 – Sunday Feb 21250G

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty

  • Opps… (Fail to observe your surroundings) – 0G

Assassin’s Creed Unity

  • A Long Time Ago (Complete the Prologue) – 10G
  • Youth in Versailles (Complete Memory Sequence 1) – 20G
  • Rebirth (Complete Memory Sequence 2) – 20G
  • First Blood (Complete Memory Sequence 3) – 20G

EA SPORTS NHL 16

  • Keener (Get an overall grade of A- in Be a Pro mode) – 15G

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Altruist Acolyte (You delivered an unsuspecting victim to the Altruist Cult) – 5G
  • A Friendship Resurrected )With friends like this who needs enemies?) – 10G

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • The Maker’s Bow – Complete all Azkar Legend Missions) – 30G
  • Eregion Reforged (Build all the Forge Towers in Udom) – 40G
  • Battle Forged (Maximize the power of the Ring by completing all of the One Ring missions) – 20G
  • Betrayed (The One Ring has returned to it’s Maker) – 50G
  • A Mighty Doom (Acquire a level 25 Rune) – 10G

 

Next week is back to news and new games (Far Cry Primal the most notable), another review lined up for Thursday, The Division impressions, and more.

-iRogan

NEWS – Games Tuesday (The Title Almost Works ;) )

You all have your monies out, and your beefy machines, NVidia Titan X cards, and 4K monitors ready? GTA V PC edition released today.


Does anything else really matter, then?

Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – Besides GTA V’s inevitable, but oft delayed, PC release, Mortal Kombat X is probably the biggest game of note to be released. We’ve been reading a lot about it, as the hype engine is out in force. System of  Down is behind it, or at least their music is used heavily in the trailers. The gameplay looks as gory and disgusting as ever.

You can check the trailer below (w/ System of a Down :3)

Apparently there’s a story? Who knew? Nothing will beat the E3 Announcement Trailer. Nothing.

Tower of Guns (PS4, PS3, Xbox One) – Tower of Guns is an arcade FPS with no story. Just random generated levels, and lots of guns, enemies, massive battle bosses, and obviously lots of bullets. Just a classic type of arcade shooter filled with mechanical mayhem.

oh, I almost forgot…

Grand Theft Auto V (PC) – All the delay jokes aside, patience pays off:

"Now Go! I Need To Meditate."

“Now Go! I Need To Meditate.”


-iRogan