Abe is back! His latest adventure, announced years ago and signed Oddworld Inhabitants, is now digitally available on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. It is a sequel of 2014’s Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! and a re-imagining of 1998’s Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus: welcome to our Oddworld Soulstorm Game Guide.
Developed on Unity, and released on April 6, 2021, this single-player epic follows the steps of its predecessor in the 2.5D side-scrolling platform game genre, and sees the main character – Abe – returning to free his fellow mudokons and save them from slave labor.
Oddworld Inhabitants introduced new game features, like the crafting system and looting.
Our Oddworld: Soulstorm game guide intends to help you to get the most out of your experience and complete the adventure, without ruining it with spoilers: therefore, you won’t be reading a walkthrough, but you will find useful tips and tricks on avoiding and distracting enemies, stealth, mind control, and keeping mudokons alive instead. The Trophy List on this Oddworld: Soulstorm game guide may contain spoilers.
This game guide also features a section about system requirements for PC gamers.
Oddworld: Soulstorm Game Guide – Pc Requirements:
Minimum System Requirements:
Processor: Quad-Core 1.7 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
Graphics: 2GB GeForce GTX 660
Operating System: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 10
Epic Games Store account required.
Recommended System Requirements:
Processor: Quad-Core 2.3 GHz
RAM: 16 GB
Graphics: 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 or better
Operating System: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 10
Epic Games Store account required.
Oddworld: Soulstorm on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5:
Oddworld: Soulstorm on PlayStation 5 supports haptic technology for the DualSense controller that manifests through a series of features, such as advanced vibrations that will allow the players to feel Abe’s heartbeat when he is in a high alert state or suspenseful situations. Also, the adaptive triggers will offer more resistance when performing certain actions as Abe struggles, to increase the level of immersion.
It will be possible to upgrade from a PlayStation 4 version to a PlayStation 5 one free of charge as part of PlayStation Plus from April 6 until May 3, 2021. Players waiting until July 6 to purchase a PlayStation 4 physical game at retail will receive a free PlayStation 5 digital copy, but PlayStation 5 players will not be eligible for a free PlayStation 4 version. Those that are already going to play on the latest console will be able to benefit from its Activity Card functionality as well. Activity Cards will help with hints, tips, and more dedicated to the specific area where a player might be stuck. This functionality requires a PlayStation Plus subscription to use.
Oddworld: Soulstorm Game Guide – Intro
Oddworld: Soulstorm has 15 levels (or stages) plus two secret levels that the players can unlock when achieving the Good Ending. Getting the Worst Ending or the Bad Ending won’t allow you to play levels 16 and 17, therefore precluding you the chance to experience the Final Ending.
Due to its puzzles and intricate game mechanics, some of the levels might even take you around 40 minutes to beat on your first try. The average length of the whole game is around 20 hours during your first playthrough; however, if you’re a Trophy Hunter, it may take you longer than that to beat the game and get all the achievements.
During your adventure, you will encounter several mudokons in need that you will be able to save from their unfortunate destiny. Some of the stages will feature scripted sequences where mudokons are trying to escape on their own: all that you need to do is to handle the bad guys to ensure the highest possible number of survivors.
But not every level is built the same, and many of them will allow you to interact with mudokons personally and even have them as followers in your mission!
You can give them items, ask them to wait in a certain area (either to ambush or attack mobs, but also for their own safety) or get them to walk right behind you when walking to different areas.
Your ultimate goal – if you care about mudokons – is to save as many as you can: you can do this via Bird Portals. Bird Portals have a bright pink glow, and when chanting in the proximity of one Abe casts a golden orb that will open the Bird Portal, allowing the nearby mudokons to jump through it and escape to safety.
Keep in mind this information as it will be of vital importance during your playthrough:
- Stealth is the basis of your survival. Abe is usually unarmed and very vulnerable to direct conflict. Avoid being detected by distracting enemies, walking on the platforms above or below them, and tiptoeing next to the sleeping ones that are sound-sensitive.
- The environment is hostile too. Enemies such as Sligs, Slogs, and Sleeches will not be the only danger out there. Abe could also die because of death traps or after a brutal fall when miscalculating a jump. Take some extra time to get familiar with your surroundings when entering a new area or level, and carefully plan your actions.
- Mind control is useful. As seen on his previous adventures, Abe is capable of possessing some of his enemies’ bodies by chanting. This is a very useful feature that you can use to make enemies go into traps or simply get them out of your way.
- Giving orders to mudokons is essential. Abe might be the chosen one, but his fellow mudokons aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed and you’ll have to make up for it. Mudokons are easily subject to death if you don’t plan their actions when they’re following you. “Follow me” and “Stop” become vital commands that can make the difference between life and death for the mudokons you’re trying to save.
Oddworld: Soulstorm Game Guide – Ending Requirements and Quarma
For your ending, the game considers your Quarma score. Quarma represents how many mudokons you saved in each level, so you ideally want to score an 80% of successful rescues.
WORST ENDING: Save 80% of the mudokons in six levels or less.
BAD ENDING: Save 80% of the mudokons in seven to eleven levels.
GOOD ENDING: Save 80% of the mudokons in at least twelve levels. As previously stated, this will also unlock levels sixteen and seventeen.
FINAL ENDING: Save 80% of the mudokons in all seventeen levels.
It is worth a mention that every level counts towards the aforementioned requirements, therefore you can use the Level Select feature to replay any level you’ve reached in the campaign in case you missed out on some of the poor mudokons you encountered. Abe can respawn whenever he dies thanks to the checkpoint system, but remember that if you exit the game or exit a stage, your progress isn’t saved.
The first stage (which also serves as the tutorial) will already have you getting a 100% Quarma score, but after warming up with the first two stages things will get slightly more complicated than that and will require more work.
Oddworld: Soulstorm Game Guide – Trophy list:
The Chosen One – Got every other Trophy.
As It Was Foretold – Liberated the mudokons
Soulful – Achieve positive Quarma in five levels
Too Pure For This World – Beat the game without killing more than 100 Sligs
Hardest Mudokon in the West – Complete every level without Abe dying
Gameplay Master (Platinum) – Achieved every badge in the game
Captured the Train – Captured a train and escaped from Trellis
Escaped the Mines – Escaped the Necrum mines with the Flagon’s Eye
High Stakes – Complete the Sanctum without dying
Soulless – Achieve negative Quarma in five levels
You’re (not) On Fire! – Escape Monsaic Lines without taking any damage
Savin’ that Moolah – Beat Eye Of The Storm without using a Vendo in that level
Friends of the Mudokons, Part 1 – Rescued enough mudokons for good Quarma in Reunion At The Old Trellis
Friends of the Mudokons, Part 2 – Rescued enough mudokons for good Quarma in the Escape level
Gameplay Master (Gold) – Achieved three-quarters of the different badges across the whole game
Whose Side Are You On? – Failed to liberate the mudokons
Teach a Mud to Fish – Craft your first recipe
A Brewtiful Relationship – Crafted at least one of every item in the game
Brewtal – Kill a Slig after coating it in Brew
The Light, it Burns! – Scared off 500 Sleeches
Scavenger – Looted 250 lootables
Abe The Healer – Discover, craft and use the antidote on fifteen different sick mudokons
What a Slog – Outrun a Slog for 15 seconds
Sekto Spring’s Favourite Recycler – Recycle 100 bottles
Trigger Finger – Kill 100 Sligs while possessed
Ch’I Master – Possess at least one of every type of Slig in the game
Now You’re Thinking With Bird Portals – Rescue 100 mudokons through Bird Portals
IT’S A KNOCKOUT! – Knock out 100 Sligs via de-possession
Big Spender – Cashed in 500 Moolah in Moolah Gates
Heartless – End a level with negative Quarma
Bloodless – End a level with positive Quarma
Gameplay Master (Bronze) – Achieve a quarter of the different badges across the whole game
Gameplay Master (Silver) – Achieve half of the different badges across the whole game
This is pretty much everything you should know to enjoy this beautiful title to the fullest, with a lot of nostalgia for the good old times when we used to play the first adventures of this epic saga. Remember when Abe was just a bunch of sharp polygons?
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