“ Genre: Action / Rating: T - (Teen) / 1 player / published by: Microsoft „
Having only bought this game last week, my first chance to start playing was on Saturday, Sunday, and since the early hours this morning. My poor son has had to be content with watching Tom and Jerry on the portable TV. Because I am HoOKed. Normally I like games like DinoCrisis and Resident Evil, but find them a bit too creepy when I play them late at night - and they give me nightmares...well I am a girl! Munch's Oddysee is a good compromise for me. There are two cute characters, who are on a mission to sock it to the Vykkers and save the world (sort of thing). In the process you have to collect spooce-shrubs, persuade some similar creatures (Mudokons) to help you activate chant circles, which in turn open doors to new worlds. Your chums are hard to keep in line, they are quite dozy and need to be asked to help. They are also incredibly lazy....but very handy. It is fun when you start throwing them in to holes and stuff! You have to rescue the fuzzles (little captured and exploited furry things with massive eyes) in return for some Quarma (money to you and me). If you are attacked while trying to save them, any fuzzles you have freed but not sent home, will help you - and they are vicious. There are vending machines which dispense espresso - for speed, zap - which enables you to produce a shocking experience and various other special powers. I am a very happy bunny. This is a great game for me. No blood and gore, loads of levels, interaction with other creatures that do what you want, and the traps that are set for you can be used on your enemies - which means you can lure them over and into them. Refreshing change. The graphic are nicey nice and I don't mind my son watching whilst I play - there is nothing nasty for him to see. It is a relatively easy game to operate, with movies and demos for you to clue up on. The special effects are fab. All in all, after years of using a playsta
tion, the quality of this game is blinding - even more so - the sound quality etc. Only having played it for three days, I am by no means an authority - but first impressions count and this game is good. Leave Abe alone too long, and he scratches his bum and can fart on demand. Yup, It is just the game for me.
ODDWORLD: Munch's Oddysee will transport you to a world of strange aliens, even stranger bad guys, and the strangest plotline you've ever experienced. Munch is a Gabbit, the last of his kind. The cigar-smoking Glukkons, who used the Gabbits as transplant donors for their powerful lungs, wiped out his entire amphibious race of creatures. After Abe frees Munch from the pharmaceutical testing facility where he was a subject, this dimwitted duo sets out on a quest to rescue the queen of the Mudokons. Unfortunately, Munch has a broken leg and is confined to a wheelchair, which only helps to increase the challenge of this dark game. Made up of equal parts action, adventure, RPG, and strategy, ODDWORLD: Munch's Oddysee will present you with all sorts of puzzles, battles, and predicaments that will require you to combine all of your skills in order to defeat the Glukkons.