“Hello” – “Hello” – “Follow Me” – “Okay”. These few words may sound familiar to you. It’s a quick and simple conversation that revolutionised the way in which a 2D puzzle/adventure game was played. The ability to talk to your fellow people – issuing commands to follow you, wait, and even attack – was just one of the things special about Abe’s Oddysee, the first game in the Oddworld series. Of course nowadays such a thing would be considered normal in many games but to one that was released in ’97 this was something truly awesome. As the title suggests the land and inhabitants of Oddworld are strange, but more importantly are ingenious and memorable. It was this, combined with the revolutionary “Gamespeak” which made Abe’s Oddysee, and its sequel Abe’s Exodus the following year, two of the best games on the PlayStation.