- I found the story to be packed full of charm and the humour radiates in every area of the dialogue, which keeps things fun throughout.
- In terms of content the game has quite a lot for you to sink your teeth into and when you work in the price you definitely get value for your money.
- The gameplay on the whole is actually pretty decent and it has a number of different mechanics that collectively work very well together.
- I absolutely loved the presentation side of the game. From the wacky and funny visuals to the very good music it all combines together perfectly.
- The game can be a little too challenging at times and without a doubt it did provide me with quite a few frustrating moments.
- Whilst the open world is pretty big it did feel unfinished in some areas and it doesn’t always feel alive, which is a shame.
- Some of the mini-games that were present weren’t very good and I found these to be more of a chore than anything else unfortunately.
All in all I must admit that I literally didn’t know anything about Abo Khashem before I started playing it and sometimes game’s you don’t know anything about provide you with some nice surprises, and that’s exactly the case when it comes to Abo Khashem. I wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to the story that was present in the game, and in the end I enjoyed it quite a lot. The story is very funny and charming and that radiated when it came to gameplay which in turn made doing certain things even more fun. The world in which the game takes place in is pretty big and at times it can be pretty fun exploring, but unfortunately it feels unfinished in some areas and it doesn’t always feel alive, which is a shame. Without a doubt the thing that surprised me the most about this game was the amount of content it has. You can literally sink a huge number of hours into this game and when you look at the price you pay for it you definitely get great value for your money. The gameplay has a number of different genre’s present in it and I was especially impressed with the RPG elements that are included. I would say that the only thing I didn’t really like when it came to the gameplay were the mini-games and that was mainly because I found some of them to be a chore to play. If you like challenging game’s then you will thoroughly enjoy Abo Khashem and whilst it may be a little too challenging at times there is a difficulty setting for everybody so you can keep frustration levels down somewhat. The presentation side of the game is both weird and wonderful at the same time, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Visually the game may be simple but it also has a lot of charm going for it and I liked that a day and night cycle was included in the game. The sound design in the game fits the game’s style very well and I think the voice actors did a great job with the lines they had. At the end of the day if you fancy trying something different then Abo Khashem would be a good place to start. Don’t get me wrong it isn’t perfect and it can be annoying at times, but they have got quite a lot right which in turn culminates in a very enjoyable experience. If you like lots of content for a reasonable price then look no further than Abo Khashem.
I rate Abo Khashem 7/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Moving Dimensions
Publisher: Moving Dimensions
Release Date (Xbox One): February 23, 2018