Made from a variety of materials and excelling at every task to which they are applied, these plucky characters are prepared to embark upon any adventure one can imagine!
OddSock is traditionally steered with simple gamepad controls: to run, to jump and wall jump, Pushing up moves OddSock toward the background layers while pushing it down moves him closer to the foreground. Unlike traditional video game superstars, OddSock doesn't need to press anything to duck: he'll automatically lower his noggin as the situation requires!
Eventually OddSock's adventures lead him to powerups which may change how he moves or replace one of his standard actions. The Jetpack, for example, allows him to fly in any direction with and increase flight speed with . The Paintinator, on the other hand, causes to fire projectiles and uses to aim them. Depending on the situation, OddSock may be able to cancel these modifications and return to normal controls with .
OddSock expresses emotions using . Successive levels of happiness are displayed with , sadness with , anger with , and fear with . Arm motions are accomplished by holding or and moving or to wave the respective limb. The extent to which and are depressed also modifies how open OddSock's hands are. Swiftly moving an arm from one side to the other results in a slap, which can knock down other sackfolk and sackbots.
PlayStation Blog DescriptionEdit
“Then there’s Oddsock, who’s a four-legged character. He’s not quite a dog; he’s more… well, he’s just an odd sock! Oddsock can wall jump and wall slide, and is really fast. Once you play the Oddsock levels and start nailing your jumps, it’s really fluid and much quicker than the familiar LBP gameplay. It’s a very different experience – we didn’t just want him to be Sackboy on four legs, we wanted him to be his own unique character.”