Part 1: EXTREME UPDATE 1 - PLANET SCORCH 7 & FERRO LUPUSOff-World Interceptor is a game set in a dystopian space future where a space government hires space bounty hunters to hunt space criminals for space money played by a couple of Proto-LPers. Yes, by Let's Playing this game I am in effect Retsuprae-ing it. What I'm saying is this game is way ahead of its time. Some critics recognized its greatness, such as GamePro:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off-World_Interceptor posted:Reviewing the 3DO version, GamePro criticized the music and "slightly hokey" sound effects, but praised the graphics and cutscenes, and concluded "Once any early frustration wears off, OWI's great graphics and game play will drive you wild."
Some reviewers were elitist snobs and took every opportunity to dump on this gem of a game. Typical IGN, amirite???
http://ca.ign.com/articles/1996/11/26/off-world-interceptor-extreme posted:On first try, Off World Interceptor is a lot of fun. But you soon begin to realize it's pretty much a one-trick pony. Each race is exactly the same, barring some minor changes in the tracks. The graphics are passable, and the control decent enough. It's just not an entertaining enough game to hold your interest.
The well-regarded and venerable Sega Saturn magazine gave a more well-balanced and tempered review of the game:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off-World_Interceptor posted:Reviewing the Saturn version, Sega Saturn Magazine commented that the game's premise is interesting but the actual gameplay is poor, especially the "unrealistic" movements of the player's vehicle. They gave the game a 65%.
It's clear the world of 1994 didn't know quite what to make of this game. This proto-Let's Play. I want to show it off in all its glory, so please join myself and CJacobs (of Bubsy and Fallout 3 fame) in experiencing this wonder:
OFF-WORLD INTERCEPTOR EXTREME - EXTREME UPDATE 1 - PLANET SCORCH 7 & FERRO LUPUS
I've included a no commentary version in case you want to hear the two in-game LPers talk over the cutscenes without CJacobs and myself talking over them talking over the cutscenes.