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Heart of the Alien: Out of this World parts I and II -- Virgin

As far as historical goes, Out of this World stands out as probably the first "strategy platform game" to ever be released. Also, for it's time it was recognized for it's incredibly smooth character animation (such a high frame rate, and number of frames per animation for characters, had ever been seen before in PC/console games). Altogether though, both games contained on this CD are excellent translations of the PC originals.

If you aren't familiar with Out of this World, the best way to describe it would be to say it is very much a classic platformer, but with the added element of having to stop at each area and think out our next move... in a lot of ways Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee for the PlayStation would be a modern comparison for gameplay. This game also holds its own as one of the most difficult and unforgiving games I have ever played. Nearly everything in the game can and will kill you. Then, when you die, you have to start back to the beginning of the current play sequence (essentially a continue point). But as you get farther along in the game, these continue points get farther apart. The general rule is to never just try and run through a room. Also, expect to die in every room at least once!

If you played the first "Out of this World", but not the sequel, or if you were a fan of both games, then this compilation CD also makes a great way to get both games in one place. Otherwise, unless you like beating your head against a cement wall when all that's left is exposed skull, skip this game and go with something a bit more evolved in gameplay like Flashback.

>>>>> 19.0/25 <<<<< R.I.P.
Graphics 5.0
Sound 4.0
Gameplay/Control 3.0
Longevity/Playability 3.0
Overall 4.0
Total 19.0