Review: Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New ‘n’ Tasty

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Rescue your fellow meat factory slaves in this nostalgic, classic platformer with the latest immersive graphics and design.

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Pros:

  • Excellent graphics, A 2D game with 3D backdrops, you can change between the levels at the front and the levels at the back.The level of detail has gone up and everything in game looks really good.
  • remake of the classic PS1 game, Re live the classic story as Abe attempts to escape his captours. New players are in for a treat.
  • All new improved audio tracks and sound effects to bring even more to the game. interact with fellow captures, hear enemies talking..Just sublime.
  • Full platinum trophy.
  • Controls are really easy to learn.
  • Classic Abe humour through out. From fart noises to funny language the game brings the fun and then some.
  • Classic retro options screen that returning players will know and love, Also making a comeback is the brilliant game speak option. Here you can get Abe to speak to you, Learn the controls and generally just have a laugh.
  • Three difficulty options to choose from: Easy,Normal and hard.
  • Opening tutorial section.
  • Frequent checkpoints depending on game difficulty.
  • Guide and rescue your fellow captures using game speak, Teleport them out to save them.
  • Ongoing notification of how many people you have saved,lost.
  • Excellent cut scenes which have all been lovingly remastered.
  • Level select is available straight after you finish the level.
  • Autosaves a lot through the game.
  • has a quick save and load option. basically a posh way of saying state saves and state loads.
  • Really fun game to play bringing a real retro feel with a modern twist.

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Cons:

  • Jumping and grabbing ledges still feels archaic and clumsy for todays gamer.
  • movement is overly sensitive.
  • Few difficulty spikes throughout.
  • Not always the best level markings to let you know where to go.
  • Would of been a cool feature to have a retro graphics option.

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In Summary, The game is a lot of fun. Retruning players get more than enough improvements to justify a re purchase. New players are in for a right treat. The game that had us controlling a Mordok named Abe, Farting and singing all over the place, A platformer with puzzle elements. You must rescue as many of your fellow friends and teleport them out of there. Game speak was revolutionary back in the day and still holds a special place in todays game market. It may seem like an expensive price tag at first but the content in game can rival any AAA tilte.I love the retro feel as it brings back the nostalgia yet always making me fully aware that I am playing a modern game. Top marks!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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