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Oddworld: Soulstorm is giving a classic platformer an injection of PC gaming DNA

Wes Fenlon
 

Lorne Lanning has been designing Oddworld games for 25 years, but he's never made one like this before. At first Oddworld: Soulstorm looks a lot like 2014's Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty. That game was a faithful remake of the first Oddworld on the Playstation, and it played like it: a 2. 5D platformer with shiny new graphics, more about solving puzzles and avoiding traps than Mario-style jumping. Soulstorm keeps that sidescroller presentation, but injects it with a dose of PC gaming DNA—think "What if Oddworld had a dash of Deus Ex? " and you're moving in the right direction.

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