Indsendt: 17. oktober 2014
A great sequel to a great game.
Like Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Abe's Exoddus is an action/puzzle style game that keeps many elements from the last game including the revolutionary GameSpeak, allowing you to talk to other characters and is vital to the game's completion which has been greatly improved since the first game.
The interactive NPCs from the first game also have a new emotional/physical state feature which affect their responses and actions towards the player when interacted with GameSpeak. Oddworld-unique Mudokons can come in a variety of different emotion ranges such as depressed or drunk. You have the option to tell the NPCs to stop what they are doing, tell them you're sorry or slap them when they get too high on happy gas. Due to the story, some Mudokons are now also blind and only respond to commands coming from a certain direction.
Once again, the storyline is brilliant and keeps to the same subtle anti-corporatism theme from the first game. Abe must again save a number of fellow Mudokon creatures from slavery and prevent the corrupt Glukkon species from manufacturing their tainted products. The voice acting is kept to the same high standard as the first game and the dialogue is well written to the point of being entertaining. Abe, the only character in video game history that could perform fart puzzles, returns along with the spirit Three Weirdos, drunken Alf and chief Big Face.
There is also a great improvement to the save system being that you no longer need to reach checkpoints to save your game. You can now save on demand and even perform QuickSaves in-game at any moment to continue if you mess up later.
I can see no downsides to this game and I would strongly recommend it to fans or strangers of the Oddworld franchise and fans of 2D games.