OlliOlli World is almost here and we had another chance to get our hands on the game ahead of its release on February 8, 2022 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC.
For those who may not know what OlliOlli World is, it is a skateboarding, side-scrolling action platformer game from developer Roll7 that follows two far more linear and level-based games from many years ago have made a name for the Vita. This new game has a more open world focus, giving you much more freedom in how you express yourself and progress through the game. Wheel.
A lot has changed since our first preview. There are a lot more features in this build that I can show you now – but I still can’t show you everything. Thanks to Preview Embargos for this.
For the best overview of what you need to know, be sure to watch the video at the top of this page. But if you just want to know what top-line features we broke down in the footage, we’ve listed them for you below:
- Adjustment: Customization is a big part of OlliOlli World. Even if you start with a few options, there’s more to unlock as you grind through the game (no pun intended). You unlock more gear as you complete levels, complete challenges, and complete your skateboarding mastery – so make sure you’re hopping tricks everywhere.
- Pace: The developers and writers understand that most people who play this game just want to skate and do tricks, so the dialogue is always short, snappy, and full of millions of skate puns, puns, and other modern references so people of all ages can do it appreciate. The developers at Roll7 are British and have sneaked in a few slang terms that only we would understand, which I liked.
- Art direction: The art style is really nice, both in level design and character implementation. It’s quite cozy and dreamy, but don’t let its inviting presentation fool you – Olliolli World will test your skills, and in the final levels of the game things get technical and your reaction speed will have to be right. If you’ve played the previous games, you know how difficult things can get as you get closer to the credits. Don’t rest on your laurels.
- Multiplayer: If you’re feeling competitive, there’s a multiplayer section of the game called Gnarvana League, which features daily competitions that pit you against other players online to see who can get the highest score before the day is over. It’s a leaderboard, so you’re matched with people at your skill level, and at the end you get some gear for placing well. It’s a solid way to break in those thumbs.
OlliOlli World is a fun and stylish indie game that is incredibly satisfying to play. It hits the right flow by applying all the tricks you’ve learned and makes you feel like a badass as you learn to link chains together. It feels great to go full speed, and the controls are responsive, easy to understand, and easy to use (once you get the hang of them). The sound and graphics are easy on the eyes and ears, and the numerous replay options will keep you from ever getting bored; You will never be forced to do the same thing over and over again.
It may be a jam-packed month, but OlliOlli World is a game you need to look out for.