Abe’s Oddysee remake to be much more than a HD face-lift
Oddworld fans will be happy to know the upcoming Abe’s Oddysee remake will be much more than a simple HD face-lift of the original. Oddworld Inhabitants stated on the official Oddworld Facebook page that the game will be completely rebooted and reworked from the ground up.
Here’s the original statement:
The game’s creators would later say that while this won’t be the exact same game, it will be using the original as a blueprint (I guess that means this’ll be a 2.5D game) and we could catch our first glimpse at it as early as September.
While I admit I haven’t been able to dig too deeply into the Oddworld series, I remember the original Abe’s Oddysee being a cool little gem for the PSOne. Even if it was tough as balls though.
Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see just how much this new Oddysee will differ from the original. Will it truly be able to stand tall as its own unique entity? It looks we’ll be finding out sooner or later.
So excited to hear this. I love the Oddworld games.
I thought this was just going to have a simple swipe of the HD brush. Now I'm more intrigued...
Finally they went back to some of PlayStation's true classics. Although If they went back to Odd world isn't more easier to bring back Medievil that game is full of fun stuff. Oh and yes Abe's voice intact please.
This could be very cool, let's hope they don't change Abe's voice!
I approve of this
I never made it past the first level on Abe's Oddysee as a kid, I had to use a level select code to see how even more unforgiving the game got. The communication (farting) with the other creatures was what kept my interest on the PS1. New dev's need to retain that IMO, over wise I don't think I'd get it. Damn, its really been a long time since those careless PS1 days hasn't it... :(
I hope the main thing they tackle is the controls, the switch between moving and stationary was always lengthy and made the game slow and unresponsive, but the rest of the game was superb, the characters, the story, the setting.... can't wait!
I seriously have tears in my eyes
3D graphics yes. Likely 2D gameplay though.
Just goes to show that the Retro Revival is still going strong.
So is it going to be a 3D game like Munch's Oddysee?