There was a time when it looked like the Oddworld series was going to be left behind by gaming. It was never a blockbuster series, and its last entry was an original Xbox exclusive. Series that are dormant for an entire console generation rarely make a comeback, yet this one did. A remake of Abe’s Oddysee, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, hit PC and consoles in 2014 and became a smashing success! Gamers new and old learned to love the odd series again, and it looked like Oddworld really was going to come back. It’s admittedly taken some time, but that feeling will soon be proven true with Oddworld: Soulstorm.
Oddworld: Soulstorm is a remake of 1998’s Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus, picking up right where Abe’s Oddysee/New ‘n’ Tasty left off. Abe has already done the impossible at this point and overthrown Rupture Farms, destroying his greatest enemy and freeing his people in the process. However, it seems achieving the impossible is only the beginning when one is trying to free their people from an evil industrial complex. In Oddworld: Soulstorm Abe is going to have to figure out how to arm and keep his people alive long enough to find a new land and start fresh. I’d say he’s got his work cut out for him, but that would be a major understatement.
Are you a fan of the Oddworld series? What did you think of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty?
Lede image is official promotional artwork