So, this should be an interesting one. Day 12 of the 30 Day Gaming Challenge asks for A Game Everyone Should Play.
Now, I spent some time running through different ideas here. Maybe I should go for a retro classic like Pac-Man or Galaxian? Should I stick to my tried and true hedgehogs and face smashing fighters? Is there a modern gem that should take the spotlight? In the end, I decided on a game that I loved but haven’t spoken about on here before: Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee.
First exploding onto the PlayStation (before the One) in 1997, the game was part platformer, part puzzler. As the titular Abe, you were tasked with saving your fellow Mudokan’s before you’re all slaughtered for meat by Molluk the Glutton and his fiendish staff at RuptureFarms. And how do you do this? Mostly, by talking. You use simple commands like ‘follow me’, ‘wait’, and ‘*fart noise*’ to get your fellow slaves to do as you want, and lead them to exits. You can also telepathically control some enemies, throw certain items and … uhm … die. I did that last one a fair bit at first.
The reason I think everyone should play the game is that it’s a quirky little classic. The gameplay is fun, challenging, and thoroughly engrossing. Give the odd(world)ity a chance.