One of the most commonly and inappropriately used words employed to describe video games is “visceral.” As combinations of vowels and consonants go it’s a humdinger, but it’s impact disappears when you’re talking about a game where a happy plumber jumps on turtles. Viscera is not affected. OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood, Roll7’s aggressively stylish skateboarding game, is actually visceral. The first time you wipe out on a staircase and watch your wee skater violently obey the laws of gravity, you can feel it in your very own guts and it is brutal. The satisfaction of starting again and nailing that same grind? Hits you in the same place. Today we’re hanging out with the creators of OlliOlli 2 while playing the game on PS4.
Starting at 3PM ET, we’ll be streaming OlliOlli 2 on Engadget.com/gaming, Twitch.tv/Joystiq, and right here in this post. At 4PM ET, we’ll be joined by John Ribbins and Tom Hegarty of Roll7, the game’s creators. Will they mock our regular failure in the game? Certainly, but it’ll all be worth it to hear about how their game was made.
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[We’re playing a retail copy of OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood on PlayStation 4 streamed through an Elgato Capture HD via OBS at 720p.]