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Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition Review – Still Not Right (PS4)

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Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition Review – Still Not Right (PS4)

One of the growing trends over the last few years that has only recently made its way over to the console scene is the roguelike genre of games that tasks players with having to keep a character alive all the way to the end of the experience, or face having to start from the beginning. One of the newest games to fall under this category is Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition for the PlayStation 4, an upgraded version of the title which launched last year for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Enhanced with updated visuals, multiplayer aspects and new move-sets, this is sure to be the definitive version for fans, but sadly doesn’t do much to fix some of the game’s fundamental flaws. 
A Nightmare Within a Dream
Set in a world being torn into ruin by a powerful warlock whose dreams are seeping into reality, it is up to a mysterious woman named Katrien and a few allies to stop him before it’s too late. Most of the game’s story is told through collectible items that are randomly strewn through out each of the game’s randomly generated levels that that the player can traverse as they make their way down a chasm called “The Abyss.” 
Like many roguelike games, each of Abyss Odyssey‘s levels are randomly generated, but it does offer a unique twist as it let players decide their own path. With each level working like a single link in a chain, players can decide to descend further down into The Abyss on the same chain, or move laterally onto another chain, which may, or may not be, any more difficult. This gives players the ability guide themselves down a path that works best for them, as well as hunt for better items before moving onto more difficult areas.  

The big issue for players looking to explore will be that this is a true roguelike title that will force players to restart at the very top if they should fall in battle, but thankfully this is by far one of the most forgiving games from this genre I have ever played. Regardless of which of the three playable characters to choose from, if you are unable to use potions to heal yourself or find one of the numerous health drops that fall from nearly every foe, Abyss Odyssey has at least one more trick up its sleeve to keep you going.
Acting as one of its coolest features, players are allowed to switch between their chosen character and one of many souls that they can carry with them that will let them swap into a completely new character, complete with their own moves and health bar. If, after that, a player should fall again, you are granted a single opportunity to make it to a specific shrine to bring back your character or be forced to return to the top only with your experience and gold intact. On top of all of this, there are also camp tokens that give players a checkpoint if all else fails, which will not only keep them going, but also introduce NPCs around that particular level who will help them in combat.


Source of news: PlayStation LifeStyle
Source of publication: 31-07-2015 03:28
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