OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

9 Overall Score
Gameplay: 9/10
Visual Style: 9/10
Sound: 9/10

Pretty much everything.

It's more for on the go.

Developer: Roll7
Publisher: Roll7
System: Playstation 4, Playstation Vita
Release: March 3rd, 2015

Let me start off by saying I don’t know anything about skating aside from what I can remember about playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater when I was younger.

OlliOlli 2 is a 2d side scrolling skateboarding game, you have to olli, kick-flip and grind your way through the course racking up points and pulling off tricks and jumps to complete objectives and unlock the next level. Each level has 5 objectives and completing all 5 unlocks the pro challenges. There are 5 stages each with 5 courses and each course has a pro version.

I never played the first one (and honestly only played this one because it was free for PS plus and reviewing a game I got for free makes me feel professional) so I have nothing to compare this to but I like to think this is what a Tony Hawk game would of been like for the NES.

The controls are simple, you push a button to gain speed and use the analog stick and shoulder buttons to do tricks and grind and press x to land. The closer you are to the ground when you land the higher your points. If you fall down the stairs or into a fire then you have to start all over again.

I played the PS4 version because I don’t have a Vita, but I feel like the game would be better on the Vita. This feels like an on the go game, the kind of game that you would play while waiting for something to download or while in line at the bank. It’s a good game hampered by the means of which I played it.

If you have a Vita then get it, if you have PS plus and it’s still free (which should be all of March, but I’m not 100% sure how Playstation does it) then get it. If you don’t have PS Plus but are into Skating games and want a really good one, then I’d say it’s worth the $15

 

 

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