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Critic Reviews

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All in all, Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus is a superb game with superb gameplay. If you are looking for a game that has length, diversity, and tons of challenge, or if you are a avid fan of side-scrollers, then look no further and do not miss this gem of a game.
Gamezilla (Mar 16, 1999)
The bottom line is that if you like good graphics and a well-designed game, this game is definitely worth looking at. Abe’s Exoddus is entertaining and can be quite challenging at times. The only thing that bothers me about the game is that it looks and feels too much like the first game. We all have played the Tomb Raider series and have seen how dry that can get. That is why I am going to go out on a limb and give this game two separate ratings. If you have solved the first game, then I would rate the game as about an 82. If you have not played any games in the series, this is a no-brainer.
Game Revolution (Jan 01, 1999)
Exoddus is an excellent game, but it suffers slightly from one pitfall: there is not very much that is new here. The graphics are very similar, the game engine is unchanged, the gameplay mechanics are largely the same, and most of the sound is taken directly from Oddessy. The improvements in Exoddus make it a much more streamlined, polished gaming experience, but not quite a full sequel in any terms other than plot line.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Jan 29, 1999)
Abe's Exoddus is een 'dijk' van een spel dat soms veel van je geduld vraagt, maar je altijd blijft boeien.
Power Play (Dec, 1998)
Schon das erste Abenteuer in Oddworld begeisterte durch Witz und Einfallsreichtum. Diese Stärken zeichnen auch „Abe‘s Exoddus“ aus. Es ist schon ziemlich amüsant, wütenden Mudokens bei einer Rauferei zuzusehen, oder Abes Blähungen als effektive Waffe einzusetzen, ganz abgesehen von den qualitativ hochwertigen Videosequenzen, mit denen man im Spielverlauf immer wieder verwöhnt wird — vor allem die „Nachrichtensendungen“ sind unbedingt sehenswert. Obendrein stimmt auch die restliche visuelle Darbietung mit den hübsch gerenderten Backgrounds und den vortrefflich animierten Charakteren, die allesamt so etwas wie Persönlichkeit zu besitzen scheinen. Trotz der wirklich haarigen Jump‘n‘Run-Einlagen, die einen wieder zur Verzweiflung treiben können, denkt man gar nicht daran, aufzugeben, denn schließlich will man sich die weiteren genialen Geistesblitze der Entwickler nicht entgehen lassen.
Meristation (Apr 23, 1999)
A los que conozcáis Abe's Oddysee, el juego anterior a éste, esta frenética rutina os resultará familiar. Para los que no lo conozcais, es un juego de plataformas donde Abe, el protagonista, recorre pantalla tras pantalla en un estilo similar al de Prince of Persia o Flashback, pero subido de revoluciones. Abe debe rescatar a los miembros de su raza, los mudokon, que han sido esclavizados por los malvados glukkons. Para ello, no sólo debe cuidarse de salvar su propio pellejo a base de todo tipo de cabriolas sino que, además, debe dar instrucciones a sus congéneres para conducirlos a la libertad y, a veces, incluso poseer mediante una especie de hipnosis a sus propios enemigos para usarlos a su favor. Es una mezcla de resolución de puzzles y pruebas de habilidad y reflejos preocupantemente adictiva. Abe´s Exoddus es la continuación de Oddysee, está hecho con el mismo motor y, básicamente es más de lo mismo, lo cual no es malo cuando es MUCHO más de lo mismo y, encima, mejor.
IGN (Jan 29, 1999)
Abe's Exoddus has everything to keep gamers entertained: an interesting story, great gameplay, nice graphics, and intelligent level design. It's a bit more difficult than it's predecessor, but unlike the original you can save wherever you wish, making death in Exoddus not nearly as frustrating as it was in Oddysee. By adding new features to an already stable backbone, Oddworld Inhabitants should have another hit on their hands.
Game Over Online (Dec 21, 1998)
Abe's Exoddus is a direct continuation of Abe's Oddysee with few actual changes made. Even so, its still highly addictive, very charming, and a good way to waste a couple of hours when you're bored. If you liked the first one, grab it. If you hated the first one, subtract 15 points from my rating, then get mad at me because the score is still too high. If you didn't play the first one, I'd recommend getting that one (most likely for very cheap) and seeing how you like it. Abe's Exoddus is a worthy follow-up, but is more of a brother than sequel to the first. Lastly, after beating the game it told me to watch out for "Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee" in the year 2000. I couldn't tell if it was some joke I didn't get or what, but assuming its real I hope they completely redo and redesign everything. They weren't beating a dead horse here, but a third game would most certainly be flogging that pony.
Schon verrückt: Trotz 2D-Grafik und ganz ohne Scrolling macht Abe's Exoddus mir mehr Spaß als so mancher moderne 3D-Titel. Die Motivation, einen schwierigen Abschnitt zu meistern, ist hoch wie selten bei einem Spiel zuvor. Selbst während des Artikelschreibens konnte ich nicht anders: Abe mußte immer mal wieder in unbekannte Gebiete, die ja immerhin doppelt so groß wie im ersten Teil sind.
PC Joker (Dec, 1998)
Den überflüssigen Zwei-Spieler-Modus gibt's nicht mehr, dafür nach wie vor unendlich viele Bidschirmleben sowie hilfreiche Hinweistafeln. Neu ist eine Quicksave-Option, mit der man jederzeit pixelgenau speichern kann — die bessere Lösung als die frustreich plazierten Rücksetzpunkte im Vorgänger. Wie der neue Abe überhaupt das bessere Actionadventure ist.
PC Games (Germany) (Dec, 1998)
Obwohl die 2D-Grafik veraltet erscheint und das Spielprinzip aus dem ersten Teil unverändert übernommen wurde, muß ich zugeben: Schon seit der ersten Folge der Mudokon-Saga bin ich ein großer Abe-Fan. Die Mischung aus schwarzem Humor, einfallsreichen Puzzles und rasanten Jump&Run-Einlagen fesselt von der ersten Minute an. Die Cutscenes sind grandios und voller abgründiger Gags. Der nächste Teil ist übrigens schon in der Mache - und diesmal haben die Entwickler ein komplett anderes Spielprinzip versprochen!
What an ingenious game! Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus is a clever and humorous title that progresses not from battle to battle, but challenge to challenge. As tough as things get, though, it is a consistent pleasure. Such inventive ideas! Manipulating emotions, possessing creatures, interacting with enemies and allies that seem alive, and blending it all together to avoid the copious dangers in Oddworld. Veterans will appreciate the added sophistication in the intelligence and puzzles, and everyone will delight in the exotic graphics and animation. In addition, the designers have removed all vexations, meaning gamers no longer have to die time and again to solve the game, or loop through the same extended sequence multiple times to consummate an intricate move. One quibble is that the graphics and game mechanics sometimes resemble the original too much, meaning the game is an ambitious enhancement, not a next-generation title. Nonetheless, Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus is a delight.
In most respects, ABE’S EXODDUS is a good game. However, it’s more a continuation of ABE’S ODDYSEE than it is a full-fledged sequel. It has some innovative gameplay and a very stylized look, but nothing that fans of the original won’t have already seen. I really enjoyed the personality of the game’s various creatures, especially the Glukkons, as well as the game’s overall art style. However, many times during the game, I saw EXODDUS for what it really is: a smart platformer, with all the pluses and minuses that genre implies. Those who appreciate twitch puzzles and the repetitive “die-reload” gameplay inherent in platformers will find an enjoyable game. Others lured by the promise of a live world and truly interactive characters had best wait for the next Oddworld adventure.
GameSpot (Feb 03, 1999)
Inevitable frustrations aside, Abe's Exoddus is continually rewarding as you successfully accomplish its countless, difficult trials of dexterity and wit. On top of that, you'll be treated to some of the highest quality cinematics you've ever seen, all together making Abe pretty tough to beat.
The biggest problem with the Oddworld series is a perfect parallel of the gameworld itself. Just as the Mudokons are some fantastically freaky guys suffering under the yoke of oppressive taskmasters, the Oddworld games present a fantastically freaky world fettered by linear and often frustrating gameplay. This odd world is far too rich and vibrant for these 2D constraints and platform gaming conventions. Just wait until the brilliant and wild minds behind these titles bust loose into their next project's 3D engine. Until then, Abe's Exoddus is as good as 2D gaming gets.
GameStar (Germany) (Dec, 1998)
Abe’s Exoddus strotzt vor witzigen Details, ist aber kaum mehr als ein Addon: feingeschliffen, aber ohne echten Fortschritt. Die Grafik mit ihren 640x480 Pixeln wirkt trotz schöner Animationen und oscarreifer Zwischensequenzen etwas altbacken. Da die Designer den überzogenen Schwierigkeitsgrad des Vorgängers zurückgeschraubt und eine Menge Details sinnvoll verbessert haben, kann ich den Exoddus aber auch Besitzern der Oddysee ans Herz legen.
Abe is not for everyone, though everyone who plays it will enjoy the experience. His is a world full of humor and peril, but in this age of genre-crossing, Exoddus is not a game that fits simply into one category. If you played the first, then this is more of the same. If you have wanted to play a platform game that is not riddled with impossible action maneuvers, then Abe may tickle your fancy. If you are a fan of Lemmings-like puzzles and situations, then you and Abe may get along swimmingly. If nothing else, it can be said that Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus is truly a game for all players.
Svenska PC Gamer (Feb, 1999)
Abe's Exoddus är den andra installationen i en planerad serie av fem. Det ryktas att nästa äventyr ska använda Unreal-motorn; vi får väl hoppas på det, men tills dess gör du dig själv en tjänst genom att spendera dina pengar på något mer viktigt. Som mat.
PC Zone (Aug 13, 2001)
There is respite, and the cut-scenes are brilliantly created (especially in the sound department). But you do end up wondering what kind of masochistic gamer this is aimed at. If you've got the patience of a saint, I'd say try it - there's not much like it on the PC at the moment. Me? I'm not mentally stable enough to see it through, so I'm ducking out of this one.