Abyss Odyssey is a great looking new multiplayer 2D side scrolling action-platformer (whew!) with impressive fighting mechanics, roguelike elements, and randomly generated environments. As is to be expected from the makers of Zeno Clash, the world and characters that Ace Team have crafted look wonderful, with a visual style reminiscent of Trine. Creatures come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and all are well designed and animated.
The enemy characters all feature complex AI and a fully featured move-set equivalent to your own; meaning that the enemies are akin to a roster of fighters in a fighting game, requiring different tactics and skills to be vanquished. Once defeated, the player can capture the souls of their enemies, then use them as playable characters, each with their own abilities, combos, and special powers.
Abyss Odyssey will also feature randomly generated environments created from hundreds of different building blocks. Combine this with the huge roster of playable enemy characters, and you’re looking at a game that should offer a LOT of variety in gameplay.
With it’s mixture of side scrolling platforming, plus action and fighter mechanics, this could have everything Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub Zero so badly failed to deliver, and more. Stay tuned for details about release date and platform availability.