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  • Summary: Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas melds provocative storytelling, 3D visuals and gameplay into one epic action-adventure experience. In the game you explore the islands of Uncharted Seas, a world chock full of dangers, puzzles and secrets.

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Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mar 23, 2015
    89
    There’s no way of skirting the issue – this game is a Zelda clone, through-and-through. From the bombs and arrows to the comically oversized chests you find them in, Oceanhorn is a mere re-skin mod away from being the Zelda release for PC we all so desperately long for. In fact, this may well be the closest we will ever get.
  2. Apr 9, 2015
    80
    Oceanhorn: Master of Uncharted Seas is a pretty enjoyable action adventure experience. Yes, it's a Zelda clone, but it pulls it off very well and, while some aspects, like the sea fairing mechanic, weigh it down, it's still quite a treat to play.
  3. Jun 3, 2015
    80
    Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is a pleasantly surprising homage to a classic adventure series.
  4. Mar 31, 2015
    75
    Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is a Zelda clone game ported from iOS. Despite its poor graphics, it achieves to impart the feeling of exploration to the player. Even though it's not as good as Zelda, it still remains a very interesting project for the fans of action adventure games.
  5. Mar 31, 2015
    75
    Oceanhorn is a good game, a solid experience that works quite well on PC after being originally developed for mobile devices.
  6. Mar 26, 2015
    70
    Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is a decent clone of The Legend of Zelda for the ones who never had the chance to play it, though the difference is pretty evident.
  7. Mar 20, 2015
    50
    In its transition from mobile to home systems the game has lost some of its appeal, too big for handhelds, too small for big screen TVs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. Dec 23, 2016
    10
    If anyone doubted the possibilities of the indie-game market Oceanhorn would probably be my new go-to-game to prove them wrong. When gamesIf anyone doubted the possibilities of the indie-game market Oceanhorn would probably be my new go-to-game to prove them wrong. When games are made on tighter budgets we tend to only expect them to look so good or play so smoothly. With Oceanhorn we have a beautiful 3D world with excellent gameplay inspired straight from the best Zelda games. Clever puzzles, wonderful dungeons, and a grand sense of exploration put this game right on par with the triple-A games that influence it. That may be hard to believe but I'll try to convince you in detail... or better yet just go check it.

    Honestly, I never grew up playing too many of the Zelda games. That being said the protagonist, running around with his sword and shield, fits right into Link's archetype. Oceanhorn, not only in looks but in gameplay, fits right in with the likes of Wind Waker or Link to the Past. You progress from one island (dungeon) to the next gaining new abilities and weapons that will allow you to access to more and more areas. These classic weapons include bombs and a bow as well as magic, such as the ability to summon fire and ice. You can even find heart containers, four of which will increase your maximum health.

    As you explore these islands you'll have numerous puzzles to solve and enemies to slice down, including bosses. The level design is phenomenal, prompting exploration and keeping you excited to see whats next. The puzzles never get too challenging but many of them will make you stop and think. The enemies aren't too challenging either but between them and the traps you can find yourself low on health pretty quickly. The bosses mix things up a bit, usually requiring a particular sequence of events to inflict damage. This game isn't supposed to be difficult, its designed so that gamers of all ages and skill levels can explore a big world and go on an exciting adventure.

    Oceanhorn has a solid story but its just not particularly exciting. That is not to say that the story takes away from what is otherwise a superb experience, it still helps give you a sense of purpose. You wake up to find your father has left you because of the threat poised by Oceanhorn. Oceanhorn is a monster consider to be a living fortress, a machine with a soul, that haunts the world around you. As you start to explore you'll hear your father reminisce, via your journal, commenting on the history of each island. On occasion there are other little cut-scenes with different characters to emphasize the importance of your journey or give you a brief history lesson. Besides the stuff with your father much of it is forgettable but it all helps to ground the game and make the world believable.

    Clocking in at a solid 10 hours there certainly isn't much to complain about. Sure the story is a little cliche but thats not why you'll be playing Oceanhorn. This game is all about going on a grand adventure, finding new abilities and items that give you a wonderful sense of progression. Never knowing whats around the corner or in the next room will keep you absorbed throughout your entire journey. For such a straight-forward action/adventure game Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is surprising polished and well designed. If you ever needed an excuse to jump into the indie scene, or convince your friends to do so, this is a good place to start.
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  2. Apr 26, 2015
    10
    I love this game. I think it has captured the feel of the classic adventure games. I'm a big fan of the colorful graphics and the charmingI love this game. I think it has captured the feel of the classic adventure games. I'm a big fan of the colorful graphics and the charming characters. At some points the enemies seemed too easy, but I must admit the boss fights offered enough challenge. A good balance in the end. Would love to play more! I have not seen the mobile version, but I will definitely buy this on Android, if it will be available at some point. Expand
  3. Apr 14, 2015
    10
    un juego genial para PC real mente se nota su trabajo así deberían hacer lo juego de ahora en adelante
    muchas felicidades al estudio que lo
    un juego genial para PC real mente se nota su trabajo así deberían hacer lo juego de ahora en adelante
    muchas felicidades al estudio que lo desarrollo de ahora en adente los promocionare en donde quiera que pueda
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  4. Mar 7, 2016
    8
    A beautiful and thrilling, Zeldaesque adventure with wonderful soundtrack. Sail between islands, solve riddles, fight fantasy monstersA beautiful and thrilling, Zeldaesque adventure with wonderful soundtrack. Sail between islands, solve riddles, fight fantasy monsters (there's no blood, so it's safe for your kids to play the game as well) and explore large, colorful, three dimensional areas in search of hidden chests and secrets as you try to solve the mystery of your father's disappearance. Don't let its mobile roots worry you - it's a large, honest, PC-quality game, not some cheap, uninspired app that attacks you with in-app purchases and gets boring after 5 minutes. What is more, PC port is of really high quality: well-optimized, with more detailed models, sharp textures, additional post-effects and comfortable controls. A true gem, this one! Expand
  5. Jul 19, 2015
    6
    Yes, its a zelda inspired game. But what game nowadays, hell, what piece of art or work doesn't draw inspiration from SOMEWHERE? So, notYes, its a zelda inspired game. But what game nowadays, hell, what piece of art or work doesn't draw inspiration from SOMEWHERE? So, not holding that against it. Oceanhorn is a mediocre title. Not great, not awful. Game play wise it is sufficiently fun. Lack of consistency of physics makes puzzles hard to figure out sometimes. Sometimes you can push blocks, sometimes you can't. Sometimes you can jump down a cliff, sometimes you can't. Sometimes you can swim somewhere and barely make it before drowning, sometimes you can't. The music can be great at times. But the animations are clunky and the writing, story, and voice acting are god awful. The voice actors are amateurs at best and either they were given the wrong script or it was put in wrong because the captions often don't match the voice dialogue. And the person who wrote the dialogue and story clearly failed English. If this was a short story turned into a teacher, it would have gotten a D at best.

    Overall, this game had a lot of promise, but lacked the polish it needed before it was released. Not bad, just not very good.
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  6. May 14, 2020
    5
    This game is not new player friendly. You will find yourself running around not knowing what to do a lot. Basic actions like collecting bloodThis game is not new player friendly. You will find yourself running around not knowing what to do a lot. Basic actions like collecting blood stones can be frustrating if you don't know you need to attack it like a madman. Most of the puzzles are simple enough but you can easily got stuck not knowing what to bomb or trying to solve puzzles you don't have items for yet. Graphics are ok but islands looks almost identical. Story is telling you need to take on Oceanhorn, but if you see all the peaceful world around you its hard to get in to it. Overall this game is playable, but i don't really want to play it. Expand
  7. May 7, 2020
    3
    this game is a rip off of legend of zelda. i kinda am angry about that, but, also it IS a game like legend of zelda i don't have to play onthis game is a rip off of legend of zelda. i kinda am angry about that, but, also it IS a game like legend of zelda i don't have to play on GBA emulator online besides botw, so that's kinda good. i still like legend of zelda better, though. Expand

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