Oddworld: Soulstorm Nintendo Switch review – a real odd duck

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Oddworld: Soulstorm Nintendo Switch review – a real odd duck

The Oddworld series is fittingly… an odd one. A stealth 2D platformer that rewards patience more than anything, the series follows the adventures of Abe, a Mudoken who was captured and forced to work on Rupture farms, but who eventually escapes and tries to help his fellow Mudokens on the way. How many he saves, is entirely up to you though.

With his ability to chant to possess enemies, command his fellow Mudokens, and his nimble platforming, the originals were beloved back in the day but the series has struggled to adapt over the ensuing console generations until we got the Oddworld: New’n’Tasty, a ground-up remake of the original Abe’s Odyssey. Now we arrive at Oddworld: Soulstorm, a remake and reimagining of Abe’s Exodus, so let’s dive into it with our Oddworld: Soulstorm Nintendo Switch review.

As mentioned this is a game that rewards patience. Taking place on a strictly 2D plain, Abe doesn’t feel as satisfying as Mario, he’s meant to feel more like a survivor, a struggling individual fighting the fierce forces of capitalism that have enslaved his people. The series has always been on the nose with its metaphors, but exceptional writing and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour help make this world set itself apart.

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