Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (DOS)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.4
Overall User Score (6 votes) 4.5

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The DOS Spirit
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee badet i positive omtaler når det kom, og det med god grunn; Grafikken er utmerket, miljøene dype og intelligent og lydsiden en hyllest til spillere og opplevelsen. Selv om spillet krever en viss dedikering for å nyte det fullt ut, en bratt lærekurve og et lagringssystem som krever at spillere ofte må ta vanskelige områder om igjen, kommer de i skyggen av hvor solid og unikt dette er. Et riktig så solid nikk til Prince of Persia og Flashback.
I thoroughly enjoyed playing Oddworld. It is a refreshing game in a market that too often lacks any true originality. I didn't like the number of buttons that I had to use to get through some of the boards; that was frustrating. But despite the frustration, the game is just plain fun. It's beautifully made and everything comes together nicely. The storyline is great and it gives you a reason to want to keep going. The game is a little short for most people, but I believe that this is the first in a five-part series that GT Interactive is putting out. I'm going to have to start saving my pennies so I can get the rest. Put it on your Christmas list and make sure you're good the rest of the year!
Souvent le grand oublié des jeux de plates-formes/aventure 2D, Oddworld : L'Odyssée d'Abe se hisse pourtant largement au même niveau qu'Another World ou Flashback. Que ce soit sur PSOne ou sur PC, vous vous devez d'essayer ce titre, d'autant que son univers empli d'humour mérite d'être connu. Alors ruez-vous les yeux fermés sur ce petit bijou, mais gardez-les bien ouverts pour jouer !
PC Jeux
Belle, cohérente, drôle et poignante, cette aventure apporte beaucoup de fraîcheur au genre. Une belle réussite !
Abe's Oddysee è un gioco che stupisce dando un mirabile esempio di cosa si può davvero fare quando ci sono le idee giuste e la voglia di fare. Gli Oddworld Inhabitants ora sono spariti, ma li attendiamo a braccia aperte, fiduciosi di altre fantastiche avventure nel mondo di Oddworld.
PC Player (Germany)
Man merkt, daß die Oddworldler ihr Handwerk in Hollywood gelernt haben: Kameraführung, Musikuntermalung sowie die Charaktere sind absolut filmreif. Statt einer Fülle von zweidimensionalen Widersachern gibt es gerade mal eine Handvoll, die aber in allen Facetten ausgezeichnet sind. Und das beste: Der Spielwitz bleibt dabei nicht auf der Strecke.
Power Play
Oddworld Inhabitants ist mit „Abe‘s Oddysee“ ein beachtliches 2D-Plattform-Game gelungen, das in keinster Weise antiquiert wirkt. Gleich zu Beginn wird man mit einem Intro auf die düstere Atmosphäre des Spiels eingestimmt, die mich irgendwie an „Blade Runner“ erinnert. Die skurillen und obendrein flüssig animierten Charaktere, allen voran Abe selbst, die hübschen Render-Hintergründe, die qualitativ hochwertigen Zwischensequenzen, der stimmungsvolle Soundtrack und die vielen witzigen Ideen tragen allesamt dazu bei, daß einen des Programm in seinen Bann zieht. Als Nachteil läßt sich eigentlich nur der Schwierigkeitsgrad anführen. Der ist nämlich für meinen Geschmack zu hoch ausgefallen. „Abe‘s Oddysee“ ist teilweise wirklich schwer, und zwar so schwer, daß man manchmal seinen Computer vor lauter Frust sogar am liebsten aus dem Fenster schmeißen möchte. Abgesehen von diesem Manko ist dieser Titel jedoch eines der faszinierendsten Spielevergnügen der letzten Zeit.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Since the interval between these points is usually several screens long, the game requires that you perfectly execute up to 10 puzzle-filled screens before being able to advance to the next save point. Failure means repeating the process, until you get it right. To make matters worse, some of those puzzles won't just be physical moves, they'll be speech puzzles. So you'll have to hear and repeat back a series of whistles and farts dozens of times until you're able to progress beyond a certain sequence. I had to repeat the most difficult sequences more than 100 times, and though I may be slower than you, I wouldn't recommend buying ABE'S ODDYSEE unless you ca tolerate repetition and have plenty on time on your hands. If it wasn't for this major flaw, I would recommend ABE'S ODDYSEE to any action or adventure gamer. It's loaded with humor, personality, and charm, and the story and puzzles are enough for experienced gamers to sink their teeth into.