Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is a revamp of one of the platformers I used to love, so how is it on Linux?
About the game (Official)
Explore ancient ruins, dodge carnivorous beasts and avoid trigger-happy guards as Abe, the original Oddworld hero in this lovingly recrafted take on the classic adventure "Abe's Oddysee".
Once a happy floor waxer in Oddworld's biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbles across his boss's secret plan to turn the factory's slave labor force into the latest in the RuptureFarms Tasty Treats line of novelty meat snacks. Abe now has to save his own skin from the grinders, but simply escaping the flesh farm is only the start of his Oddysee - for many dangers await Abe on his journey to discover his destiny.
Built from scratch from the ground up, enjoy new breathtaking visuals, enhanced audio and improved, deeper gameplay as New 'n' Tasty reignites the original Oddworld game using the latest next-generation technology.
Sadly, my Dualshock 4 doesn’t work in the game itself, and my 360 controller makes the game freeze at the touch of a button. It seems the issue has been noticed and reported by others, and it’s showing how poor Unity’s gamepad support is. That has somewhat soured the experience for me, as I don’t care what anyone says, platformers like this feel so much better with a pad.
I did, however, continue on like the good reviewer would and it actually seems okay with a keyboard, enough to keep me interested.
The performance even on highest graphical settings seems fantastic on an Nvidia 970, so I’m pretty damn pleased with that. I'm really happy that at least one of our higher profile releases this year isn't junk performance wise (I’m still looking at you Dying Light, stop breaking my heart, Techland plz).
For those that never played it, I consider it one of the few truly great adventure platformers. It has comedy, a very interesting world to explore, and you can fart, so that’s cool.
The original was released in 1997, and this is a complete re-build from the ground up. The left the story exactly the same as far as I can tell, so don’t miss out on a good bit of gaming history revamped here!
It’s just as amazing as I remember, and I do my usual thing of pulling random levers and sending my friends down a ditch to their doom, sorry pal, but it’s too fun.
Final Verdict: Why are you not buying it already. We may cover it a bit further in depth in a future GOL Cast, or we may give it a full review after sinking many hours into it, I am hopeful the sort the gamepad issues out for me to enjoy it to the fullest.
Grab Oddworld on Steam & GOG.