||Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
||(DOS/Win95/98) (Jewel Case)
ESRB Rating: Teen (Ages 13+)
Animated blood and
88% from PC Gamer - Editor's Choice
from the Adrenaline
In Odd We Trust
A Doomed World: Welcome to Oddworld, a dog-eat-dog
world ravaged by corporate greed.
A Ruthless Overlord: If you think
cruelty, paranoia, ruthlessness, and double-dealing are endearing traits,
you're going to love Molluck, the Glukkon and his army of gun toting,
slime-slobbering Sligs, Slogs, Paramites, and Scrabs.
Race: The Mudokon, a race of downtrodden slaves toiling for RuptureFarms,
hosing down rib cages and packaging Juicy Pukes. They're about to be
demoted...from slaves into pie filling.
The Odds Are Against You: Meet Abe. He's skinny. He
wears a loincloth and has no weapons whatsoever. (He's the guy you play.)
Unlock Abe's special powers and figure out your foes - you might save your
race. Don't and you're dinner.
Enter Oddworld's surreal, sensory overload of pure gaming
and claim your destiny. Savior? Or Salami? You decide.
Windows 95, P120 or better (P166 recommended), 16MB RAM
(32MB recommended), 4x CD-ROM, Windows 95 compatible sound card, SVGA 640x480
16-bit color, keyboard or popular PC gamepads. For DOS: 100% Soundbalster
compatible sound card.
The Adrenaline Vault by Jordan
"Teeming with life, the vast planet houses some of the
strangest and most dangerous life-forms ever to be conceived during Mother
Nature's "experimental" phase. In this particular adventure, dubbed Abe's
Oddysey, you get to play the proverbial runt of the litter."
"...quality is directly
reflected by almost every element of the game.I must take a moment now to
personally commend the artists and animators who put their creative brilliance
into this visual feast. The cutscenes sport the very best character animation,
texturing, facial motion, and background artwork I have ever seen. When I fired
this game up, I felt like I was embarking on something greater than a nice
computer game. The perfect cinematic engineering of the in-game movies
establishs a gloriously epic feel. Further animations are integrated seamlessly
into gameplay. Between two-dimensional movement through the levels, there are
three-dimensional transitions, which rotate, zoom, and fly through the
Oddworld, the final frames of which freeze into actual levels! I was very
impressed, to say the least. Every creature, every background, and every
sparkly special effect is expertly created, and the overall visual effect is so
spellbinding that it's scary in a wonderful way."
"Oddworld is a dangerous, highly carnivorous place. Enemies
range from cybernetic slugs, armed to the non-existent teeth, to leaping
pack-predators somewhere between a spider and a rabbit. Each and every one of
them can eliminate Abe with a single flick of the appropriate mandible.
Ingenuity is vital, as is patience. The game's only major weakness lies in its
often enraging difficulty, and then the subsequent repetition of all challenges
leading up to Abe's ninety-thousandth horrible demise."
"But this is the game's single flaw, and it cannot mar the
overall superiority of this title. Abe's Oddysey will become your own, and it
will be a simultaneously challenging and enjoyable ride. If you could speak
with Abe about your newfound quest, and you will, he'd say, "Follow me," in
possibly the cutest accent in the unknown universe. I advise you to do so."
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