History VideoGame / Oddworld

28th Jan '17 9:16:54 AM Gosicrystal
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* AerithAndBob:
** You have Abe, Alf, Lady Margaret and Humphrey alongside Molluck, Phleg, Skillya and [[PunnyName As]][[UnfortunateName lik]].
** The creatures of Oddworld, which can be as exotic like Mudokon/Glukkon/Paramite, blatant like Meep/Slog/Slurg, or flat out lazy like Bat/Rat/Bird.




* AerithAndBob: You have Abe, Alf, Lady Margaret and Humphrey alongside Molluck, Phleg, Skillya and [[PunnyName As]][[UnfortunateName lik]].
** Also the creatures of Oddworld, which can be as exotic like Mudokon/Glukkon/Paramite, blatant like Meep/Slog/Slurg, or flat out lazy like Bat/Rat/Bird.



** [[HollywoodEvolution Evolution]][=/=][[ArtMajorPhysics Physics]]: The HandWave given for Glukkon backstory implies [[DevolutionDevice generations spent indoors]] somehow caused them to not only devolve, ''[[LegoGenetics but is what causes their eyes to glow.]]''[[note]]Since their eyes seemingly glow, this means their eyes either emit light or are reflective, making them either nonsensical or useless respectively.[[/note]]



* BigBad[=/=]BigBadDuumvirate: Molluck, in the first game. General Dripik, Vice President Aslik, Director Phleg, and the Brewmaster in the second, and Humphrey and Irwin in the third.

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%% * BigBad[=/=]BigBadDuumvirate: BigBad: Molluck, in the first game. game.
%% * BigBadDuumvirate:
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General Dripik, Vice President Aslik, Director Phleg, and the Brewmaster in the second, and second
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Humphrey and Irwin in the third.



* BigRedButton: At the end of Exoddus in Soulstorm Brewery's boiler: "ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY NEVER EVER TURN THIS WHEEL!" [[ButThouMust Guess what your mission is.]]
** Similarly in Abe's Oddysee, a literal big red (hand-shaped) button with a "DO NOT PUSH" sign. Story-wise you're supposed to press it but if you don't you just miss a cut-scene.

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* BigRedButton: At the end of Exoddus in Soulstorm Brewery's boiler: "ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY NEVER EVER TURN THIS WHEEL!" [[ButThouMust Guess what your mission is.]]
**
]] Similarly in Abe's Oddysee, a literal big red (hand-shaped) button with a "DO NOT PUSH" sign. Story-wise you're supposed to press it but if you don't you just miss a cut-scene.



* CrapsackWorld: Oddworld, so much.

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* %%* CrapsackWorld: Oddworld, so much.Oddworld.



* {{Dystopia}}: Oh so much.

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* {{Dystopia}}: Oh so much.%%* {{Dystopia}}



* EvilutionaryBiologist[=/=]MadScientist: The Vykkers.

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* %%* EvilutionaryBiologist[=/=]MadScientist: The Vykkers.



* FourthWallMailSlot: Alf's Rehab and Tea

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* FourthWallMailSlot: Alf's Rehab and TeaTea.



* {{Homage}} - This game is highly influenced by [[Creator/GeorgeOrwell Orwell's]] ideas of dystopia and the game itself contain several homages to his works, e.g. quotes from Literature/NineteenEightyFour appear in Abe's Exoddus' scroll signs.

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* {{Homage}} - HollywoodEvolution[=/=]ArtMajorPhysics: The HandWave given for Glukkon backstory implies [[DevolutionDevice generations spent indoors]] somehow caused them to not only devolve, ''[[LegoGenetics but is what causes their eyes to glow.]]''[[note]]Since their eyes seemingly glow, this means their eyes either emit light or are reflective, making them either nonsensical or useless respectively.[[/note]]
* {{Homage}}:
This game is highly influenced by [[Creator/GeorgeOrwell Orwell's]] ideas of dystopia and the game itself contain several homages to his works, e.g. quotes from Literature/NineteenEightyFour appear in Abe's Exoddus' scroll signs.



* [[HumanResources Mudokon Resources]]: The game begins in ''Abe's Oddysee'' when Abe finds out the Glukkons are planning to launch "Mudokon Pops", and in ''Abe's Exoddus'' he discovers that Soulstorm Brew contains the bones [[spoiler: and tears]] of Mudokon workers.
-->'''Abe''': ''First our meat, then our bones,'' '''''now [[spoiler:our tears]]?!'''''

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* [[HumanResources Mudokon Resources]]: HumanResources: The game begins in ''Abe's Oddysee'' when Abe finds out the Glukkons are planning to launch "Mudokon Pops", and in ''Abe's Exoddus'' he discovers that Soulstorm Brew contains the bones [[spoiler: and tears]] of Mudokon workers.
-->'''Abe''': -->'''Abe:''' ''First our meat, then our bones,'' '''''now [[spoiler:our tears]]?!'''''



* LostForever: The Binoculars. Hope you bought them back in Gizzard's Gulch because you'll need them to use the Sniper Wasps [[GuideDangIt much later in the game]].



* [[MoneyForNothing Moolah For Nothing]]: There isn't nearly enough to buy to make you run out of cash, even if you capture major bounties dead. [[spoiler:Especially because once Stranger gets captured and outed, you never use Moolah again.]]

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* [[MoneyForNothing Moolah For Nothing]]: MoneyForNothing:
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There isn't nearly enough to buy to make you run out of cash, even if you capture major bounties dead. [[spoiler:Especially because once Stranger gets captured and outed, you never use Moolah again.]]



* {{Outlaw}}s: Oh yeah.

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* {{Outlaw}}s: Oh yeah.%%* {{Outlaw}}s



* PermanentlyMissableContent: The Binoculars. Hope you bought them back in Gizzard's Gulch because you'll need them to use the Sniper Wasps [[GuideDangIt much later in the game]].



* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Stranger is the last steef, and Sekto is using the Olden Steef as a host body.]]

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Stranger [[spoiler:Stranger is the last steef, and Sekto is using the Olden Steef as a host body.]]



* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: It's revealed the Stranger is the last Steef, and his "mysterious, confidential operation" is an attempt to make him permanently bi-pedal so to prevent others hunting him for the high Steef bounty.]]

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* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's revealed the Stranger is the last Steef, and his "mysterious, confidential operation" is an attempt to make him permanently bi-pedal so to prevent others hunting him for the high Steef bounty.]]



* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Doc.]]

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* %%* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Doc.]]
26th Jan '17 6:12:56 AM Silverblade2
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But [[BigBad Molluck]] was cool; he had a plan.\\
This new kind of meat? '''''[[FirstEpisodeSpoiler IT]] [[SapientEatSapient WAS]] [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion US!]]'''''

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But [[BigBad Molluck]] Molluck was cool; he had a plan.\\
This new kind of meat? '''''[[FirstEpisodeSpoiler IT]] [[SapientEatSapient WAS]] [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion US!]]''''''''''IT WAS US!'''''
8th Jan '17 5:00:03 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: Stranger; [[HealingFactor he can literally shake off injury]] and uses a [[DoesntLikeGuns high-powered]], [[TechnicalPacifist double-barreled]] AutomaticCrossbow that shoots [[AbnormalAmmo small, but deadly, animals.]] Heck, one of the Clakkerz and Doc call him a badass.
** BadassAdorable: The Grubbs, and most if not all of the critters that Stranger uses as ammo.

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* {{Badass}}: Stranger; [[HealingFactor he can literally shake off injury]] and uses a [[DoesntLikeGuns high-powered]], [[TechnicalPacifist double-barreled]] AutomaticCrossbow that shoots [[AbnormalAmmo small, but deadly, animals.]] Heck, one of the Clakkerz and Doc call him a badass.
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BadassAdorable: The Grubbs, and most if not all of the critters that Stranger uses as ammo.
3rd Nov '16 2:27:30 PM totoofze47
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** In ''New 'n' Tasty'', the bats are no longer invincible and can be killed by throwing bottle caps or rocks at them.
** Also in ''New 'n' Tasty'', a quick save feature was added. Saves can be made or loaded quickly with the press or hold of a button, which makes the game's trial-and-error aspects a lot more forgiving and less frustrating.

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** In ''New 'n' Tasty'', the Tasty'' adds a few, some taken from previous installments and some new:
*** The
bats are no longer invincible and can be killed by throwing bottle caps or rocks at them.
** Also *** As in ''New 'n' Tasty'', later games, several Mudokons can be interacted with at the same time, instead of one at a time, making some puzzles and sequences much less frustrating and needlessly hard.
*** A
quick save feature was added. Saves can be made or loaded quickly with the press or hold of a button, which makes the game's trial-and-error aspects a lot more forgiving and less frustrating.frustrating.
*** There are easier difficulty modes, which add visible checkpoints and a health meter a la ''Munch's Oddyssee'' that can be refilled by chanting when birds are nearby (Not to be confused with the bird portals).
8th Oct '16 12:09:21 PM Lyendith
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Played straight and yet subverted with the Greeters. They were originally meant to greet visitors to Magog Cartel, but eventually started electrocuting visitors. This caused the cartel to turn them into security guards instead.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Played straight and yet subverted Subverted with the Greeters. They were originally meant to greet visitors to Magog Cartel, but eventually started electrocuting visitors. This caused the cartel to turn them into security guards instead.
2nd Oct '16 2:05:32 PM totoofze47
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: In some levels, you're required to find and listen to a bell tune and then repeat it at another part of the level to continue, using the chant to possess bells. Luckily however, you're not required to remember the tune, when Abe possesses the bells they will play it automatically.

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: AntiFrustrationFeatures:
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In some levels, you're required to find and listen to a bell tune and then repeat it at another part of the level to continue, using the chant to possess bells. Luckily however, you're not required to remember the tune, when Abe possesses the bells they will play it automatically.


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** Also in ''New 'n' Tasty'', a quick save feature was added. Saves can be made or loaded quickly with the press or hold of a button, which makes the game's trial-and-error aspects a lot more forgiving and less frustrating.
2nd Oct '16 1:39:20 PM Kytseo
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** In general, there are massive {{Take That}}s to corporations as part of the GreenAesop. This is done using a commercial product of ''Oddworld Inhabitants Incorporated''.

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** In general, there are massive {{Take That}}s to corporations as part of the GreenAesop. This is done using a high quality commercial product of ''Oddworld Inhabitants Incorporated''.
2nd Oct '16 1:38:59 PM Kytseo
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* BrokenAesop: In ''Abe's Oddysee'', we're told that Scrabs and Paramites are sacred creatures that lost respect after being farmed for food. So what's the best way to show your respect for them? By trampling through their sacred grounds and killing any that provoke you or stand in your way. To be fair, in ''Exoddus'' Abe doesn't [[PsychicAssistedSuicide make them explode]] after possessing them, and most puzzles involving them can be solved without killing them.

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* BrokenAesop: BrokenAesop:
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In ''Abe's Oddysee'', we're told that Scrabs and Paramites are sacred creatures that lost respect after being farmed for food. So what's the best way to show your respect for them? By trampling through their sacred grounds and killing any that provoke you or stand in your way. To be fair, in ''Exoddus'' Abe doesn't [[PsychicAssistedSuicide make them explode]] after possessing them, and most puzzles involving them can be solved without killing them.them.
** In general, there are massive {{Take That}}s to corporations as part of the GreenAesop. This is done using a commercial product of ''Oddworld Inhabitants Incorporated''.
2nd Oct '16 9:08:40 AM Khazzadumm
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In mid-2015, Oddworld Inhabitants announced that a "New 'n' Tasty"-esque 2.5D remake of Exoddus titled ''Oddworld: Soulstorm'' was being planned.

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In mid-2015, Oddworld Inhabitants announced that a "New 'n' Tasty"-esque 2.5D remake of Exoddus titled ''Oddworld: Soulstorm'' was being planned.
planned. Soulstorm's release has been slated for autumn 2017.
19th Sep '16 12:56:26 PM Thepenguinking2
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Played straight and yet subverted with the Greeters. See StepfordSmiler.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Played straight and yet subverted with the Greeters. See StepfordSmiler.They were originally meant to greet visitors to Magog Cartel, but eventually started electrocuting visitors. This caused the cartel to turn them into security guards instead.



** BizarreAlienReproduction: See BeePeople, above. Vykkers also [[TrulySingleParent reproduce asexually.]]

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** BizarreAlienReproduction: See BeePeople, above.There are several species that can reproduce eusocially. Vykkers also [[TrulySingleParent reproduce asexually.]]



* ColourCodedEmotions: In ''Abe's Exoddus'', Mudokons change color based on how they feel. Red ones are angry, blue ones are depressed, green ones are sick, and yellow ones are "wired".



* DragonTheirFeet: See TheManBehindTheMan.

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* DragonTheirFeet: See TheManBehindTheMan.Molluck was defeated in the first game, but was revealed to be the overseer to the {{Big Bad|Duumvirate}}s in the second game.
* TheDreaded: Scrabs are considered extremely dangerous, to the point that even Fleeches (Which are able to effortlessly swallow sligs and mudokons) want nothing to do with them whatsoever.



* FreudianExcuse: The Sligs. See AlwaysChaoticEvil

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* FreudianExcuse: The Sligs. See AlwaysChaoticEvilSligs' are that their queen is highly abusive towards them, and beats them constantly to make them evil.



* OverlyLongTongue: The Fleech [[NoodleIncident was given one by accident]] while being designed to be "the perfect Glukkon pet". It's stated to be six feet long, and able to stretch across both of the creature's mouths.



* SapientEatSapient: The Glukkon-designed Mudokon Pop, which is made of Mudokon meat. The Soulstorm brew may also count, since it's made out of Mudokon bones [[spoiler:and tears]].



* TopHeavyGuy: Played for laughs in the [[spoiler:Good Ending of Abe's Oddysee]], in which the attack on [[spoiler:Molluck strips him of his outfit]] (Glukkons' outfits usually make them look like tall, physically imposing [[BadBoss Bad Bosses]]), revealing that his species are actually [[spoiler:midgets with exceptionally long arms]], due to their lack of physical activity since becoming [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Corporate Executives]] who never go outside. (because of this limb problem they "walk" hilariously from Exoddus onwards).

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* TopHeavyGuy: Played for laughs in the [[spoiler:Good Ending of Abe's Oddysee]], in which the attack on [[spoiler:Molluck strips him of his outfit]] (Glukkons' outfits usually make them look like tall, physically imposing [[BadBoss Bad Bosses]]), revealing that his species are actually [[spoiler:midgets with exceptionally long arms]], due to their lack of physical activity since becoming [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt {{Corrupt Corporate Executives]] Executive}}s who never go outside. (because of this limb problem they "walk" hilariously from Exoddus onwards).
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