Oddworld: Soulstorm, a reimagining of the 1998 side-scrolling platformer Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, features the awkward little Mukodon Abe. Soulstorm is an action-adventure game in which Abe’s new mission is to save his friends from slavery. It includes crafting and molotov cocktails, as well as the ability to finish the game without destroying any sligs (evil aliens). However, be aware that it contains a launch bug that can cause Abe to fall indefinitely.
Brendy spoke with Lorne Lanning, the head of Oddworld Inhabitants, about Abe’s return in 2019. He did it while throwing molotov cocktails at people, of course, in an early version of the game.
“It’s far more action than I expected,” Brendy wrote. “In my short time with nu-Abe there were countless explosions of gas and fire. I lobbed many gassy bombs. One sequence sees the gang of extraterrestrial escapees board a lift with a turret on top, allowing you to blast all around you.”
Oddworld: Soulstorm sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of chaos, and it’s available now for £40/$45 on the Epic Game Store. PS4 and PS5 versions are also available.a
If you’re thinking about buying it right now, keep in mind that it has a few launch bugs that the developers have yet to fix. The big one is that if Abe’s leaping, dropping, or death animation is disrupted, he can get trapped in an endless falling loop. If this happens, the developers say you’ll have to restart from a previous checkpoint, but no save data will be lost. They also mention that a patch will be released soon to address the problem.