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O.D.T. - Escape... Or Die Trying

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The airship Nautiflyus, piloted by the famous hero Captain Lamat, was on its way to deliver the wondrous Green Pearl to the city of Calli, in hope of curing its inhabitants with the Pearl's healing powers. However, when taking a shortcut through the so-called Forbidden Zone, the Nautiflyus crash-landed; both Captain Lamat and the Green Pearl were abducted by unknown creatures. The four crew members - the cartographer Julia, the strategist Ike, the engineer Maxx, and the archbishop Solaar - must deal with the new dangers, rescue the Captain, and retrieve the Pearl.

O.D.T. is an action role-playing game with some platforming and puzzle-solving elements. The player can choose to control any of the four characters. Each of them has his/her own strengths and weaknesses: for example, Maxx has high defense, while the archbishop has access to powerful occult techniques. Defeating enemies rewards the player with experience points, which can be used to increase a particular parameter of a character, increasing his/her combat abilities.


O.D.T. - Escape... Or Die Trying PlayStation Cutscene - a monster is stealing the green pearl.
O.D.T. - Escape... Or Die Trying PlayStation Strange machinery
O.D.T. - Escape... Or Die Trying PlayStation Selecting a character.
O.D.T. - Escape... Or Die Trying PlayStation Trying to hit an enemy who is seeking guard behind a crate.

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The Press Says

GameGenie Windows 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 1998 80 out of 100 80 PlayStation Dec 10, 1998 15 out of 20 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 07, 1998 72 out of 100 72
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Dec, 1998 71 out of 100 71
Gamezilla PlayStation Jan 18, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Power Unlimited Windows Dec, 1998 6.8 out of 10 68
Gamesmania Windows 1998 60 out of 100 60
Game Revolution PlayStation Dec 01, 1998 C- 42
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Feb 19, 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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There was a N64 port of this in development but it was cancelled just after it was completed. The finished game was leaked a few years later on the net.
Contributed to by Roedie (5226) and Rantanplan (1711)