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Vintage Game Club - Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

Abesoddysee The members have spoken and voted, and the next game up for the Vintage Game Club is Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee.

Selected by the fickle finger of fate, Abe, floor-waxer first class for RuptureFarms, is catapulted into a life of adventure when he overhears plans by his boss, Molluck the Glukkon, to turn Abe and his fellow Mudokons into Tasty Treats as part of a last-ditch effort to rescue Molluck's failing meat-packing empire.[1]

Abe's Oddysee is an innovative and gorgeous 2-D side-scrolling platformer like nothing seen before when it was released for the PS1 and PC in 1997. Eleven years later it remains one of the most unique and distinctive video games ever made.

As I've pointed out in the past, we all have busy lives, so the club requires nothing but your interest to join. If you decide to start a game with us, but can't continue it - or if you post a comment but can't return to follow up, no big deal. The club is just a framework for bringing us together. Join in, drop out, come back...whatever. We're just here to have fun and broaden our knowledge and awareness of important games.

A few details:

  • When do we start? - Monday, November 3. That should give everyone a chance to get their hands on the game. PC users can purchase it from Steam, and the PS1 version is available via a variety of sources such as Amazon and eBay.
  • How will it work? - We'll try to play together at roughly the same pace and post our thoughts as we go along. Post daily, weekly, every once in awhile - whatever works for you. I will try to organize the comments so they flow in a way that reflects the unfolding of the game. I hope these comments will look more like a conversation and less like a series of disconnected posts.

If you've never played Abe's Oddysee, now's the time to give it a whirl. If you've already played the game, feel free to jump in and lend a bit of your expertise to the discussion. All are welcome.

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