Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD Nintendo Switch Review

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Nintendo Switch

6.2

6.2/10

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD on Nintendo Switch. Along comes Stranger, a tall, dark and enigmatic bounty hunter with a mission to capture troublemakers and scoundrels and return them to civilized townships for incarceration. But Stranger is keeping a secret and needs expensive surgery to survive. In his quest to earn enough Moolah, Stranger reluctantly accepts the ultimate bounty from the owner of the Mongo River and suddenly his adventure takes a very different turn.

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Nintendo Switch Review

When you start playing you find out early on, that you can switch between first and third person. I very rarely switched to first, sticking with the more fluid third person. This is more useful for climbing around the game, while first-person allows for more precise weapon firing. I have read that in the third person view, it feels more clunky, but I found the opposite.

The big draw for this game is the crossbow. You can load up two different kinds of ammunition at one time, and the ammunition is live animals. Each animal provides a different style of attack, spiders trap enemies in webbing, skunks to make knock them out. It’s fun and keeps the game from getting boring.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD Nintendo Switch Trailer

Your goal as a bounty hunter is to capture your bounty alive and taking out their minions. You can take them out, but you get more cash if you capture them. You need to make sure you have the ammunition for the job and scope out the location. You can creep up on enemies, and even hide in bushes.

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Nintendo Switch Review

I was disappointed to see that there isn’t much you can spend the money on. This meant that I ended up killing the bounties as it was quicker and easier. A PITA is when ammo runs out, you then have to hunt the area and catch the critters.

You can tell this is an older game. The controls are a bit clunky, and nothing feels as fluid as it should. Changing ammo is a chore, and camera controls are slow.

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Nintendo Switch Review

Though this is HD, all it does is bring to light the look of the game. It feels dull and lifeless, lacking any vibrant colour. I feel this is by design, as its made to look like a western, but on the big screen, it doesn’t look good. I prefer running this in handheld mode, as it makes it look better. Music and sound design all sound from the period, with no bells and whistles.

Overall, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD on Nintendo Switch, is a nice walk down memory lane. It’s a retro game, with HD graphics. Finally, check out Jabba Reviews. Also, follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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