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Outbuddies DX

Julian Laufer, Headup Games
Oct 15, 2019 - Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox Series X/S

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OUTBUDDIES DX - Console Launch Trailer

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OUTBUDDIES DX - Console Announcement Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Outbuddies DX

Outbuddies DX tries to mix things up a bit with unique features like a playable drone partner. The problem is, it tries to be a little too clever for its own good, and its failure to effectively pull off solid fundamentals like the controls and the map system means that the gimmicks suffer as a result. There's a lot we want to love about this game, but its constant annoyances make that hard.

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With only a cursory understanding of what makes a "Metroidvania" interesting, Outbuddies is a game you don't need to explore.

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Today, however, is not that day. If you're itching for a Metroid-like, I did review an excellent one just recently. Without Outbuddies, I feel like the skeleton is there, but the meat needs some more time in the oven.

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"The lost city."

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Outbuddies DX is a far more accessible version of this Metroid-inspired adventure. However, there’s still a lack of direction that causes many moments of frustration, which stem from the game’s complex control scheme and maze-like design.

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At the end of the day, outside of some frustrating confusion, and maybe a bit more time looking in rooms for items that might not exist, OutBuddies is an enjoyable way to pass the time.

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With a vast interconnected cave system to explore, and all the genre trappings and pitfalls, Outbuddies has the elements most will be looking for in a new digital spelunking fix, just without the flair to find its way back to the surface.

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Outbuddies DX è uno di quei giochi, uno di quelli su cui non scommetti niente e che poi finiscono per sorprenderti a più riprese grazie ad una combinazione di elementi inaspettati. Tanto figlio di Metroid quanto di Cave Story, il titolo in questione salta a pié pari qualsiasi velleità ruolistica per mettere in piedi un avventura tutta esplorazione, memoria muscolare, paura e orrori cosmici, complici anche le notevoli influenze lovecraftiane che si nascondono nelle viscere del cosmo.

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