Most 2D action games that have a dark, mysterious theme are often too difficult to play, but this one game that has the same theme is a relatively lighter one and it’s called Olija. It’s not like the game is “easy” to play, but it offers a much more satisfying experience without causing frustration or stress for the gamer. It is a fast-paced action game and features a variety of interesting weapons and characters.
The main character of Olija is a man named Faraday who experiences a ship crash and is on a mission to rescue his fellow castaways and ultimately make his way back home. The location of the game is based on a series of islands, so you must travel across these islands with the help of maps and keys and find survivors on each of the islands. Another task is to build a small town, which will expand as you collect more survivors.
One of the most interesting weapons in the game is a magic harpoon that you can throw around at something and it will teleport you to its location. You can also unlock secondary weapons, and doing that will let you use weapons in a combination, such as using a knife and shotgun simultaneously.
The theme of Olija is a combination of Lovecraft-style ancient terrors and Japanese folklore. One distinguishing feature of the game is its small scale, as it doesn’t take that long to win it, nor is there any replayability.
Olija is a game that anyone who likes intense action games can enjoy without a “harsh” experience – a game that you can play without getting mad at it.