Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the second series, episode 10 of 10.

Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly descend into the dark co-operative depths of Abyss Odyssey!

  • This is a single player game first and foremost, the co-op mode is bolted on
  • Abyss Odyssey a roguelike adventure with fighting sections that Gregg likens to Smash Brothers
  • When Gregg played single-player after we made this video, he really enjoyed the game
  • The soundtrack is amazing

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5 thoughts on “Side by Side: Abyss Odyssey

  1. This was my first Side-by-Side; enjoyed it; will go back to the start.

    Not about Abyss Odyssey, but do you ever cover, or would you ever consider covering that thing where you cooperatively play a single player game? (Until very recently I thought that this was what the phrase “couch co-op” refers to, but the internet tells me that just means local multiplayer co-op.)

    MrsBehemoth and I are currently working through Thimbleweed Park that way. It works better for my thinky games. I remember way back when almost all games were played that way, unless they were special.

  2. Hello Mr Behemoth

    Right that’s the family picked up from the airport and now life catapults into chaos. Jetlagged children are the absolute best.

    Thank you for joining us on this little journey! We’ve never considered “single player co-op” because my original purpose was to create a channel that was exclusively dedicated to local multiplayer, as we felt that these games get less coverage than single player or online multiplayer options. Playing a single player game would make me feel like we gave up a bit of uniqueness…

    Not that our uniqueness is picking up major traffic on YouTube!

  3. I just love Ace Team, god bless ’em. I love looking at their games. I do think they never managed to top the first Zeno Clash, though. Everything else they did just pales in comparison.

  4. They do create beautiful work. Whether I want to play them, that’s always the tricky question. I’ve got a copy of this in my Steam account; I was quite taken by the game even though we had a mixed reaction here.

  5. Looking at the Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder trailer, and after their last two games (including Abyss Odyssey), I’m struck by how slick ACE Team’s art production pipeline must be to churn out such aesthetically pleasing and visually eclectic games when they’re such a small developer. I mean, 15 people! I love the way they draw influences from all over the place.

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