OlliOlli World: VOID Riders Review – ALIENS ON SKATEBOARDS?!
Now before we begin, in this review we will only be focusing on the OlliOlli World: VOID Riders DLC. You can find a link to our OlliOlli World review here. In VOID Riders, aliens have come to earth looking for humans of special interest, or “Mike-Beings” as they call them, to take back to their leader known simply as Nebulord. Throughout this DLC, you get observed by these aliens as you take on some increasingly difficult challenges.
The story in VOID Riders is honestly OlliOlli World’s funniest yet. These aliens are absolutely hilarious in their observations of earth and the humans that inhabit it. They even go as far as wanting to meet these “aliens” that the humans have mentioned. This story is brilliantly written and a massive standout in the DLC!
The New Additions of OlliOlli World: VOID Riders
VOID Riders brings with it a few major additions to the base game. These include 15 new story levels, 3 zone Bosses and 42 local heroes & challenges. As well as these, there is a new gameplay mechanic called ‘Grabby Beam’. As UFOs fly around trying to abduct people, you can use their beams to elevate to higher areas in a level. Simply, perform a grab trick in the purple beam, and you can go flying sky high. Hence the term Grabby Beam.
Combining this new mechanic with these new chaotic levels leads to some really challenging skateboarding that requires you to pay lots of attention! It is so easy to get caught off guard with some of the different courses thrown your way, so you always need to be looking ahead to ensure you know what’s coming next.
These Levels Are…
The level design in VOID Riders is some of the most interesting yet! UFOs are flying around and picking up random bits of skatepark that you may not see till the last second, and it’s as bizarre as it is entertaining. Yes, this can definitely create some frustration as you may have to remember what is coming next before it is visible, but honestly, that is half the fun. Beating some of these over-the-top levels can be really satisfying.
The music is once again, absolutely fantastic! VOID Riders features a combination of Jazz Fusion and EDM mixed in with the awesome low-fi tracks from the base game. This DLC is worth playing through for these tracks alone, as they create a really relaxed atmosphere for some levels, whilst bringing the intensity for others.
OlliOlli World: VOID Riders features the best OlliOlli narrative yet! It is as strange as it is brilliant, and is perfect for this new addition to OlliOlli World. The added game mechanics and chaotic level design lead to some really difficult, but very fun courses. Plus all the new challenges will give you many hours of entertainment.
By Samuel Incze – Reviewed on PC
OlliOlli World: VOID Riders features the most bizarre narrative in the OlliOlli series. Not only is it as strange as it is hilarious, but it is also the greatest one yet. Add to this some entertaining new mechanics and chaotic new levels, and you have the best of what OlliOlli World has to offer!
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