Outland is a genius combination of bullet hell shooter and "Metroidvania" platformer. Its stylish presentation and polished mechanics make traipsing through its world a joy. Marred slightly by repetition and a muddled story, Outland is still one of the freshest, most original platformers in years.
A gorgeous, compelling, and stylish downloadable platformer? Oh, you better believe we have some very positive things to say after our latest hands-on look at Outland.
Outland caused quite a stir at PAX, looking like a marriage between traditional platformers and Ikaruga, and here Morgan Webb visits Lead Designer Aki Raula for an early look at the game's abilities, attacks, and even a soundtrack by Ari Pulkkinen.
PAX 2010 gave us our first chance to see Ubisoft's 2D platformer Outland, and, believe or not it looks amazing.