This is definitely something I'd like to see the VGC review. It's been released on numerous platforms. I just hope he doesn't trash it like he did Prince of Persia.
It made the graphics extremely fluid. It was kind of fun to find new ways to die. And die you will, talk about trial and error. Good stuff.
Nice to hear. I had that for my Genesis, then sold it so I could get Heart of the Alien for the Sega CD at a decent price
On a side note, I'm still trying to find out why the death metal band Bolt Thrower was thanked when you beat the latter though (or maybe it was just a programmer's nickname or something?). I've been trying to find out for years. Bolt Thrower never knew about it until I contacted the guy at the Bolt Thrower FAQ and he asked the band members.
Yeah, I played it for 3DO as well. A truly terrific port.
The style of gaming you're talking about is cinematic platformer. They often use realistic physics, life-like movements, and rotoscoped animation. Weird Dreams (1988) is an early example.
From what I understand, the new iOS version has both "intuitive touch controls" and an option to play with an on-screen D-pad.
The only game on this list I haven't owned and beaten is Heart of Darkness. I remember getting Blackthorne when it came out on the SNES and being blown away - it was a wild, gory affair.
If the VGC reviews it, he should go with Heart of the Alien which includes that game and Out of This World - a kickass value, btw.