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Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

Game Review - by StormDaemon
In Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, everyone's favorite odd hero, Abe, is back and ready to save the Mudokon race once again from the evil Glukkons. With incredibly beautiful graphics and awesome gameplay, Abe's Exoddus is sure to please those who liked the original Oddworld and even those who have never heard of it at all.

The story begins with ancient Mudokon spirits telling Abe that their bones are being disturbed by the Glukkons, and that he must stop them. Abe, being the hero he is, agrees to help them and sets off on a journey that will take him into the heart of the SoulStorm Brewery. Along the way, he discovers that the Glukkons are stealing the tears from the Mudokon slaves and using them to make a drink called the SoulStorm.

Abe's Exoddus offers many gameplay options, including a great system called Gamespeak. With it, you can use different combinations on the controllers to talk to the various creatures that inhabit Oddworld and hopefully gain their help. The game also has many interesting and fun aspects that really add to the game itself, such as enemies, friends, levels, traps, control abilities, chanting, and best of all, the ability to possess Abe's farts. A lifesaving feature is the ability to Quiksave, which saves the game at the spot where you are, and it allows you to reload, but only during the game. In other words, it doesn't save it to the memory card. All of the features were varied and interesting, and add a whole lot of fun to the game.

The game plays incredibly good, with easy controls and an easy learning curve that allow anyone to master what is necessary to have a great time. Abe himself can be moved in many different directions and ways, all of which are put to full use during the game. He can roll, jump, sneak, run, and even chant at times to get himself through certain areas. Once Abe has advanced enough, his chanting can help him possess other creatures, including his own farts. If he needs to communicate to another Mudokon or any other creature, he can use the GameSpeak ability and express several different things. In turn, the creature will have some kind of emotion and will respond with that emotion in mind.

The enemies themselves are tough and can kill Abe very quickly, so you have to use a lot more than just brute force to survive through all the deadly levels. Many sections require the use of brainpower and even the help of other Mudokons to pass through.

Abe's Exoddus has wonderfully done movies, graphics, and backgrounds. The game is so much fun to play in part because of the great job that was done in the creation of the world and the creatures that inhabit it. Not only is everything good looking, but there are so many details they all couldn't be mentioned here. Every scene, creature, and movie is brought to life with the incredible job that was done. The graphics were superb and made the game one of the best out on the et.

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The sound effects were really funny and really cool. From the disgusting farts of Abe to the various languages of the creatures in Oddworld, the sounds were varied, detailed, and just plain sounded great. Speak with Mudokons, Sligs, and even Glukkons was interesting and fun, and it required a bit of thought of what the right thing to say to them would be at certain moments. Of all the sounds, Abe's farting had to be the most noticeable. At the touch of button, Abe lets out an obnoxious fart to everyone's embarrassment and amusement. That and many other detailed sounds make listening to game almost as much fun as playing.

Abe's Exoddus is a great game overall with its fun and exciting gameplay, awesome graphics, and funny sounds. Sure to please many gamers, this title is one worth looking at because of the sheer amount of quality that was put into its production. Overall, I would say that everyone should try this game at least once.

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