"Hello? Follow Me!...."
I must confess that this review has been some time in the writing and for those of you who have been waiting on it, I must apologise. However considering the depth of this title and the sheer amount of interaction you can make with the game world, Munch's Oddysee deserved no less than a thorough play through before presenting the review to you.
Many gamers will have visited Oddworld before with Abe's Oddysee and Abe's Exodus on Playstation. I have even played Abe on Gameboy Color and had a blast. Therefore, being a fan of the series, I was hankering to see exactly what was in store for gamers on the XBox.
What an absolute treat! The storyline is complex and for newcomers there is a welcome flashback to Abe's previous adventures which will clue you in on just why Abe is the way he is.
Graphically the gameworld is one of the most impressive environment I have had the pleasure of playing on a console to date with Halo possibly just nudging a tad forward. Every detail you could imagine has been included with such a degree of realism that even clouds passing by cast shadows on the landscape and over our heroes.
Every single aspect of this game has been done to perfection and it is a real coup for the XBox to have it as a exclusive title. It is a shame for other console owners to not be able to experience this game.
Oddworld is a very delicate environment that is being destroyed by the industrialists who scour the planet destroying the natural flora and fauna in order to make fast food and drinks. Munch's race, the Gabbits have been wiped out to the point of extinction as their eggs have become a delicacy called Gabiar. Munch has heard that there is one can of Gabiar left in all Oddworld and needs to rescue the canto keep his race alive!
Abe is in the same predicament. Abe is a Mudokon and has discovered that some of his unborn brother's eggs have been held prisoner in Vykkers labs. Apart they cannot achieve their goals. Together they must work toward a common goal and that is freeing their species!