Oddworld: Soulstorm Review

May 05, 2021

Abe is back and chanting, sneaking, and chugging in clearer detail than ever before, in what is assuredly the highest fidelity Oddworld adventure ever presented. Oddworld: Soulstorm reinvents and reimagines Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus for a new era, taking what was originally a somewhat hastily produced sequel and giving it the proper treatment of fleshing out its ideas, mechanics, and story to create a richer experience. While the promise of Soulstorm is grand in theory, in practice it hews a little too closely to its roots, with the gameplay often failing to match the generous updates that have been received in practically every other department. The result is a disjointed experience which looks entirely new and fresh, but still feels mired in its own legacy.