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OlliOlli World review: the funniest skateboard ever

Customize your outfit as you prefer, take your skateboard deck and get ready to do the most absurd tricks you can think of: in today’s review we will venture into the meanders of Radlandia to analyze all the features of OlliOlli World, so as to get a better idea of ​​what awaits us

As few will know, when we talk about OlliOlli World we are referring to the third installment of a series that began way back in 2014: the indie skateboard series developed by Roll7 in fact, over the years, it has been able to carve out a niche of fans, passionate about the high level of challenge of these trial and error games. After the second chapter released in 2015, we had to wait well 7 years for the next one. However, considering the great innovations that have been applied to the title by the studio (which was acquired last November by none other than Take-Two), this is an absolutely acceptable time; indeed, it would not be wrong to say that it was absolutely worth it. But stop the chatter and immediately launch into review by OlliOlli Worldso you can see if the game is right for you.

Radlandia, a skater’s paradise

OlliOlli World is set in Radlandia, a kind of paradise on earth for skaters inhabited by humans, animals and anthropomorphic and alien objects. The skateboard is the main activity that most of the people on the island carry out: during your adventure in the 5 different biomes, in fact, you will meet many different characters, who on several occasions will test your ability to perform tricks by launching various challenges. But before we get into the gameplay, let’s talk about the appearance of the protagonist.

In fact, one of the most important innovations introduced in OlliOlli World is the personalization of your character, and you will see how much effort they put into it. In fact, you can customize the appearance of your character, how he dresses and even his skateboard deck, combining all the pieces as you prefer to create your unique style. The options available, especially when it comes to clothing, will be boundless. In fact, in addition to the initial choices, by completing any type of challenge you will unlock other new options that will allow you, at any time, to change style and try something new. Proceeding therefore in our review of OlliOlli World let’s talk about another totally revolutionized aspect, that is the graphic style.

OlliOlli World review: the funniest skateboard ever

Hand Drawing a Video Game – OlliOlli World Review

To enhance the wide customization, doing a nice zoom out and look at the general whole, is the new graphic style. Once the era of pixel art is over, OlliOlli World presents a different style, that is an eccentric and colorful cartoon completely hand drawn. It, together with the soundtrack made up of a selection of relaxing songs, gives the title a very peculiar atmospherethanks to which skateboarding will be even more cool.

The graphic style also helps the level design: with the 2.5D, the studio has created levels with a high degree of complexity, with branches that allow the player to take different paths depending on how much challenge he wants and ramps that give direct access to the path that is seen in the background. Given that there are accessible levels for all difficulty levels, the clarity of such complex levels is key, and in that the choice of colors in the graphic style it was excellent.

OlliOlli World review: the funniest skateboard ever

Simple and complex tricks – OlliOlli World Review

The basis of the game is very simple: move it left analog stick to prepare your character, release to make him do a trick. The important thing, however, is how you move the stick before releasing it: the more you make it do complex turns, the more the trick will be. complexand the more complex the trick, the more the points that will be assigned. Add other systems on top of it (like i grind oi wallride) to allow the player to perform potentially endless combosand you have the classic easy to learn but hard to master game that will keep you hooked for hours.

For each level, OlliOlli World (among other things, in addition to the review, here you will find our introductory guide) will ask you optional additional challenges, upon completion of which you will be rewarded with new cosmetic items. In addition to the classic challenges that will arise at each level, you will also have the Mike’s challenges, which will be different for each level and will allow you to unlock any secret levels. All this increases exponentially the replayabilityprompting players to search for the perfect run.

In addition to the standard singleplayer levels, there are two other modes in asynchronous mutliplayer: the first is called Gnarvana League, and is a competitive mode in which players compete to get the highest score to move up in the ranks. The second is called instead Gnarvana Gate, and is suitable for sharing among friends: with this mode, players will be able to automatically generate a level according to certain criteria and share it through a code to pass to friends, so that other players can register and try it. These modes, although secondary, are to be appreciated because they insert a multiplayer component in an excellent way, without distorting the title.

OlliOlli World review: the funniest skateboard ever

Conclusion and verdict

When we talk about OlliOlli we are talking about an almost flawless product: it is a horizontal scrolling trial and error as we have seen many, but with a gameplay so peculiar that it is still today unique and innovative. As regards in particular this last chapter, the whole structure that is above the base game is excellent: in addition to a well-established and well-calibrated gameplay, we find a almost limitless customization system (perhaps, if we really want to find a defect, a little too boundless), an exciting graphic style and atmosphere and a system of levels and challenges that meets the tastes of all players, from the more casual to the more hardcore. All this, combined with some interesting ideas such as multiplayer modes, forms a very engaging gaming experience, capable of keeping the player glued to the screen for hours.

At the end of this OlliOlli World review, the ball is up to you. What do you think about it? You have already had the opportunity to play it, or you are interested in buying it. Waiting for your response, we remind you that OlliOlli World is now available for Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC, and we invite you to stay tuned on the pages for daily updates on the most important news of the videogame world. If you prefer to buy game keys at discounted prices, you can do so through our link to Instant Gaming.

Points in favor

  • Very successful graphics and atmosphere
  • Easy to learn, difficult to master
  • Lots of customization options

Points against

  • Continuous cosmetic rewards make you lose the sense of reward