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Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

15 September 1997
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#568 All-time
#18 for 1997
Abe, an unassuming floor-waxer in an industrial meat-processing plant, accidentally stumbles upon a diabolical business plan by the company's executives that endangers the lives of himself and his fellow workers. Their salvation is entirely up to him, but will he be able to rescue them all?
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Oddworld is a game I remember from all the way back as a kid, I think I rented it as a kid at our local video store and don't remember much. Then when I got older I eventually bought this since I heard so many good things. Well the game is a creative enough puzzle game of navigating through obstacles and saving your friends through planning and reacting to the environment. The game actually starts off strong and gives you time to react and plan things out, but then the game enters bullshit territory and becomes trial and error the game. You will find yourself in many situations where you simply die because you are expected to know where enemies are or traps on a new screen and then die if you don't instantly react or know where to go. Now this wouldn't be a problem but the checkpoints in this game are horrible, sometimes you will go back several screens just for dying on a trial and error segment. Now I understand games punishing you for making mistakes or lacking skill but this just seems unfair when the game expects you to react on the fly to obstacles you don't even know are coming and there is input lag when you jump that makes things worse, the platforming in this game is stiff as hell. Now if you can put up with this bullshit there is a solid story with different endings you can get, plus hidden secrets, but I feel the journey isn't worth it, sure the graphics, art, design, and World setup are all unique and creative, but when you have frustrating design and awful checkpoints it puts a little damper on these things.
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One of the best cinematic platformers of the '90s held back by some frustrating design decisions and a poor finale. The cheap deaths and input lag on movement is frustrating to no end. I kind of love it but at the same time its flaws left a bad taste in my mouth.
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MasterofSensation Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 2022-10-01T15:04:54Z
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eschaton1000 Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 2022-09-30T03:53:51Z
2022-09-30T03:53:51Z
2.5
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majorasminion Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 2022-09-29T12:26:14Z
2022-09-29T12:26:14Z
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rmndolphy Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 2022-09-28T11:21:04Z
2022-09-28T11:21:04Z
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efitos Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 2022-09-24T07:30:30Z
PS1 • GB
2022-09-24T07:30:30Z
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hiddenjem Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 2022-09-20T20:27:24Z
Windows
2022-09-20T20:27:24Z
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anderd0504 Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 2022-09-19T20:51:16Z
Windows
2022-09-19T20:51:16Z
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Agustinb3ab2 Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 2022-09-18T20:10:20Z
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Tigerbytes Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 2022-09-18T14:15:19Z
2022-09-18T14:15:19Z
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RedMorley Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 2022-09-17T16:23:13Z
2022-09-17T16:23:13Z
3.5
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MirM Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 2022-09-14T07:11:45Z
PS1 • GB
2022-09-14T07:11:45Z
4.0
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dragoonWho Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 2022-09-09T15:29:50Z
2022-09-09T15:29:50Z
3.5
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  • Namfoodle 2018-02-10 08:23:18.086797+00
    They're perfectly responsible, you just need to know how they work in cinematic platformers.
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  • Mercenarion 2019-08-18 04:55:12.14525+00
    Just because the shoddy controls are a trademark of the genre doesn't validate them

    Also... the fact that it's all extremely trial/error for split second decisions? That's a huge problem.
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  • Umodian 2020-05-07 11:32:42.926595+00
    There's always cues for obstacles and danger though, visually and aurally. There's stories of blind people playing this game because of the excellent sound design. So I don't think it's really that trial-and-error based. And I always found the controls appropriate, they feel like you're actually controlling the character, who is pretty clumsy.
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  • slib 2020-12-25 21:01:09.017447+00
    honestly I'm surprised it took so long for Oddworld to have a real revival considering 90's Nostalgia is on the rise
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  • Sharked98 2022-09-15 15:07:00.853245+00
    Happy 25th!
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