OlliOlli World Review (PlayStation 5)
Our OlliOlli World Review takes on the bold new skateboarding action-platformer from Roll 7 that’s bursting with personality. Flip and flow through the vivid and vibrant world of Radlandia, meeting colorful characters as you grind, trick, and air your way to discover the mystical skate gods on your quest for Gnarvana.
OlliOlli World Review Pros:
- Decent cartoon-like graphics.
- 1.42GB download size.
- Platinum trophy.
- Cross buy with Playstation 4. You get both Playstation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions.
- Skateboarding gameplay.
- Character creator – male/female, size and shape sliders, haircuts, facial hair, hair color, dresses, suits, hats, tops, bottoms, Skateboard deck, trucks, wheels, tattoos, and glasses.
- Poses for starting a run, online and ending a run.
- Grab poses can be unlocked and set.
- Uses the controller speaker.
- Opening tutorial on the basics.
- The game moves silky smooth, executing moves is fast fluid, and simple.
- World map level select.
- Can replay levels.
- Each level will have a set of challenges, goals, and top scores with rewards like-new clothing, decks or poses, and moves.
- Replays can be watched after a run and feature your name to help with sharing.
- Restarts are a one-button press to reset to the last checkpoint or you hold it to start all over.
- Online leaderboards for each level.
- Photo mode with settings that are color, chromatic, vignette, and grain sliders.
- Tricktionary is where all the move lists are stored and can be accessed from the menu.
- Multiple choice interactions.
- Fast loading times.
- You can do just one goal to advance in the game.
- A really accessible Skateboarding game.
- Multiple routes within levels.
- A lot of replay value.
- Solid score chaser.
- You can change the music track on the fly.
- The game eases you in by having new mechanics introduced over time and even then you get a tutorial level before it kicks in.
- Can skip all cutscenes and interactions.
- Combo counter and multiplier.
- Very easy to pull off combos and chain moves.
- Every control method and mechanic is available from the start, it’s just you don’t get told them straight away.
- Cool ramp transitions that give the game a 3D feel even though it plays like a 2D game.
- Bonus events can be unlocked on the map.
- You actually get quite a lot of freedom.
- The game map has five distinct areas.
- Mastery is a collection of tasks you do to get rare unique clothing rewards. An example of mastery is doing 2000 pushes.
- A gold tick is shown when you finish a level in one run without restarting.
OlliOlli World Review Cons:
- Unskippable opening cutscene.
- Cannot rebind controls.
- Choices have no real bearing.
- Does get very reflex-heavy.
- At times the level and background almost merge making it hard to judge.
- Takes a little while to get used to the controls for the more advanced tricksets.
- Doesn’t really get going until you get access to all the movesets and location interactions.
- Forgettable story.
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Developer: Roll 7
Publisher: Private Division
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- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 9/109/10
- Accessibility - 9/109/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 10/1010/10
Roll 7 has been performing miracles ever since their first game all the way back then, OlliOlli World is the pinnacle, the collection of all their hard work and K ow ledge they have learned and earned over the years. See OlliOlli is a 2D Skateboarding game that is as simple or as deep as any other Skateboarding game, I won’t mention names because it’s not fair to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. OlliOlli World is just fan fucking tastic from the first time you hear the wheels moving on your controller to the signature smooth controls, despite not playing a game in the series for a while, it was so nostalgic, and familiar to jump into the world and just get on with it. The World in question is split into areas and each one will introduce a handful of tricks and mechanics alongside an introductory tutorial session. Of course, all these tricks and mechanics are available straight from the off if you know them and the game won’t discount you for knowing and using them! Every level has a dozen or so main sessions with a handful of optional extra bonus sessions. In a session, you can progress by just finishing the level or you can earn extra rewards by doing the multiple extra tasks and of course the now traditional styling of 3 score goals in each level. I loved that the game never hamstrung you or halt progress, I was able to just go through and have a hell of a time just finishing levels and then afterward going back and trying the extra/score goals. In-game it’s still 2D but it has ramp transitions into the background and foreground parts of the level so it gives a feel of a 3D game. Busting out tricks as mentioned is as silky smooth as ever and can be as easy or as complicated as you want. It’s just you cannot find anyone better at nailing how satisfying a run is than Roll 7 and their OlliOlli games, just flying through a level grinding, and jumping around has never ever felt so fucking good, I go on about it but the satisfaction is real. Honestly think that this is not only a game of the year contender but it is one of if not the best skateboard game and that’s saying something.