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Why You Should be Excited for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood

/ Sep 29th, 2014 No Comments

OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood

OlliOlli may have only released earlier this year but that isn’t stopping developer Roll7 from capitalizing on its success. OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood is bringing more skating and score grinding to PS4 and PS Vita players in 2015.

The original was an addictive entry into the Vita’s library and made an identical splash onto PlayStation consoles and PC. And with the sequel announced, there’s plenty to get excited about.

The First Was Amazing

The Vita’s library is packed with interesting, unique titles and OlliOlli was no exception. Endless runners are a dime a dozen on mobile devices but the skateboarding action contained within OlliOlli proved to be something special. Simple control schemes, complex gameplay and the drive to climb the leaderboards fueled players’ obsession with landing that perfect trick.

Days after release, Roll7’s gem was drowned in critical praise. Fast forward a few successful months and the game was ported to PC and the rest of Sony’s console family. Need proof that OlliOlli2 will be a blast to play? Check out the first title for a taste of what kind of experience will be in store.

More Ways to Skate

Sequels need to expand the vision of the original and OlliOlli2 is no exception. In the first entry players could perform multiple tricks and grinds with intricate movements of the left stick. Those foundations will be expanded with multiple gameplay enhancements.

 

OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood

OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood

Ramps, jumps, large hills, split routes and more will be supplemented by manuals, reverts, revert manuals and grind switching. Roll7 has also further expanded on the Tricktionary to add even more specials. Part of OlliOlli’s fun is testing the limits of the skater and pulling off insane tricks. Improving and adding to the foundations of the experience simply mean that more fun should be packed into the sequel.

Bigger Worlds, Bigger Modes

50 new amateur and pro levels, 250 new challenges and five new worlds will be featured in OlliOlli2. The Daily Grind, Spots and RAD mode will also be returning. OlliOlli had plenty of content to challenge players and the modes extended the life of the core concept. With a set of new worlds that are detailed in the new art style, OlliOlli will retain its ease of introduction while still creating deep entertainment.

 

OlliOlli2

There’s plenty to get excited about for OlliOlli2.

Finally, there’s multiplayer. OlliOlli2’s other new mode is called Combo Rush which is a split-screen local multiplayer mode. Players will skate off against each other to rack up the biggest scores in a set time limit. While local multiplayer is limited, it has the potential to be an exciting addition to the game. Players will no doubt have frantic races to fight for the highest scores and trick dominance.

 

Ben Sheene

Ben Sheene

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ben is from Kentucky where he originally began playing games (an activity he still continues to this day). With a love for writing he graduated from Centre College with a BA in English. He recently moved to California to pursue whatever future endeavors were there. A passion for music, gaming, blogging, and existing keeps him up at night and crafts him into the person he is today.
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