Oddworld: Soulstorm launched at this time, and also you’re in all probability questioning the place our evaluate is. We didn’t get our code till late yesterday afternoon, so I’m nonetheless very a lot taking part in it. Within the meantime, I figured I’d give some early impressions of the sport.
Thus far I’m having fun with Soulstorm, primarily as a result of it instantly addresses my major concern with each the unique Abe’s Oddysee and its remake, New ‘n’ Tasty!: the stiff platforming. Soulstorm feels much more fluid; Abe even has a double soar, which is nice as a result of Soulstorm kicks off with an intense, fast-paced platforming gauntlet. I like having the boldness to simply run, seize, and climb platforms with out having to consider the controls practically as a lot. The sport nonetheless has the identical normal management scheme, however I had far much less points performing primary actions like aiming and tossing objects.
I haven’t had an opportunity to mess round with the brand new crafting system all that a lot. I’ve, nevertheless, develop into surprisingly engrossed with finishing badges. These achievement tiers for finishing actions like discovering secret areas or gathering bottles aren’t essentially the most sturdy addition, however they add a enjoyable little incentive for poking round ranges extra totally. Getting round Sligs remains to be largely enjoyable, although it is often a irritating train of trial and error as you determine the proper approach to sneak previous, distract, or entice them. A meter that signifies their alert standing helps loads. Now, you realize precisely how a lot you are triggering them and once they’ll overlook Abe and reset their patrols.
I’m taking part in on PS5, and the sport appears to be like completely advantageous by way of graphical constancy however don’t count on it to knock you off your toes. That stated, Oddworld’s delightfully bizarre artwork path shines via, and it’s cool to see these acquainted weirdos look even higher than they did in New ‘n’ Tasty. I’m dissatisfied with a number of the load instances. They aren’t horrible however take lengthy sufficient to really feel like a drag given the platform I’m taking part in on.
Greater than something, Oddworld: Soulstorm is unquestionably extra of Abe’s Oddysee with some enhancements and additions that I’m unsure are good or not simply but. I am having an excellent time by and enormous, and sit up for seeing the way it evolves. The sport is obtainable now and is a freebie on PS Plus for PS5, so when you’re studying this, odds are you’re knee-deep in it your self. My evaluate ought to be printed later this week, however I’d love to listen to your impressions within the feedback!