Video Game Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PC) (1997)

Overview: Escape from 'RuptureFarms' and save as many of your fellow Mudokons as you can along the way.

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I couldn't sleep so I decided to play Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee.

Saving several of Abe's fellow Mudokons

Steam Game Time: 77 min

Thoughts:
Pro:
+ Need to think

Saved a total of ten, but I also loss one...

Neutral:
~ Some trial-and-error required
~ Instead of a continuous world that loads in the background like a modern game, Abe's Oddysee will have loading points where the game will load up a different portion of the world.

Cons:
- Some difficult platforming elements attributed to the age of the game
- Frustratingly positioned checkpoints

Eight actions for interacting with the world, plus a chant.


Summary:
Difficult, and sometimes frustrating, but fun.

I don't know why, but despite the frustrating deaths, I kept struggling to save the other Mudokons. Perhaps I enjoyed the difficulty. Perhaps the game called out to my need to help people (and Mudokons).

I found my way into the background, but it doesn't seem to be the answer to the puzzle...

Regardless, the game was interesting enough that I would recommend it to some people. Perhaps lovers of older platformers or of modern difficult platformers. Though there was also a puzzle element, so I might exclude the recommendation to players who are more action-oriented.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PC) (1997)


Relevant Links:
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (Wikipedia.org)
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PSX) (Metacritic.com)
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (Steam Store Page)

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