The first game in the Oddworld series, Abeís Oddysee, featured a strange lush world which combined familiar creepy-crawlies and slimies into strange hybrids, at once repellent and endearing. Our hero, Abe the Mudokon, was a walking fish with a frogís face and a stooped posture. The end result wasnít just a collection of clever artwork, but a convincing and memorable ecology.
In Oddworld: Abeís Exoddus, the second installment in this series billed optimistically as a quintology, Abe has to shut down a brewery thatís distilling the bones of dead Mudokons into the addictive Soulstorm Brew. Some of the first gameís stunning Sierra-esque outdoor vistas are missing, but the retro-industrial look with bright signs and bold logos amid muted tones is back with a vengeance. This is Lewis Carrollís Wonderland under the yoke of heavily armed post-industrial fascists.