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  • Summary: You wake up and find a letter from your father. He is gone The only lead is his old notebook and a mysterious necklace. What happened? Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is an epic action-adventure experience. In the game you explore the islands of Uncharted Seas, a world filled with manyYou wake up and find a letter from your father. He is gone The only lead is his old notebook and a mysterious necklace. What happened? Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is an epic action-adventure experience. In the game you explore the islands of Uncharted Seas, a world filled with many dangers, puzzles and secrets. You must fight monsters, learn to use magic and discover ancient treasures, which will help you on your quest. Use all of your wits and skill to unravel the mysteries of the ancient kingdom of Arcadia and the sea monster, Oceanhorn. Expand

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Oceanhorn - Gamescom 2016 Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Sep 17, 2016
    90
    Ane of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences I have had in quite some time.
  2. Sep 11, 2016
    85
    Oceanhorn is a high-quality clone of Zelda with a lot of charm and definitely worth a sailing trip.
  3. Oct 31, 2016
    80
    A little and cute Zelda-like adventure games that moves from its iOS origins to PC and home consoles without losing its charm. A fun game for old and young players that will entertain and awe you with a nice story and a cute graphic.
  4. Sep 13, 2016
    75
    Oceanhorn is unashamedly a Legend of Zelda clone, but feels more like an homage than a copycat. There are few original ideas, but old-school adventure game fans should love Oceanhorn’s bite-sized interpretation of Zelda’s classic formula.
  5. Sep 12, 2016
    60
    A short, sweet tale, which you’ll enjoy mostly for its delightful visuals and enchanting soundtrack. The overt homages to The Legend of Zelda can sometimes feel more like blatant imitation than respectful tribute, and we wish there was a little more punchiness to the combat, but developers Cornfox Bros demonstrate competent game design here, and Oceanhorn subsequently represents one of the better mobile to console ports out there right now.
  6. Nov 1, 2016
    50
    It's still a fundamentally unimaginative example of the genre it's aping, and completely fades out of memory the second you remember there are other fish in the sea.
  7. Sep 15, 2016
    40
    There’s nothing wrong with taking influences from classic franchises, but the very least one could do is make it transformative enough to warrant its own game. Oceanhorn: Monsters of Uncharted Seas is both mechanically too similar and at the same time somehow inferior to the The Legend of Zelda franchise. It has a lovely score, but there are far more original interpretations of the genre out there.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Sep 9, 2016
    10
    + Super fun old school gameplay
    + Nice graphics style
    + Music from my favorite composer(s) + Story + Boss battles - Would be nice to have
    + Super fun old school gameplay
    + Nice graphics style
    + Music from my favorite composer(s)
    + Story
    + Boss battles
    - Would be nice to have more islands...
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  2. Sep 9, 2016
    10
    When I saw screenshots of the game (iOS version) I directly fell in love with Oceanhorn. It looked just like the type of game I enjoyed soWhen I saw screenshots of the game (iOS version) I directly fell in love with Oceanhorn. It looked just like the type of game I enjoyed so much during childhood. But since I don't own an iOS device I never was able to play it - until now.
    Certainly, it's not a perfect game (There's always room for improvement, isn't it?), but I definitely got what I expected: a lovely crafted, fun game that brings back the good times of my childhood I spent with Link, Ark from Terranigma, Maxim from Lufia and many more.
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  3. Sep 9, 2016
    10
    I really enjoyed this game. I love the colorful graphics and beautiful music. Enemies are a bit easy, but I think it suits well for this typeI really enjoyed this game. I love the colorful graphics and beautiful music. Enemies are a bit easy, but I think it suits well for this type of adventure which is more about exploration anyway. Boss battles are well designed and fun. Recommended buy! Expand
  4. Sep 9, 2016
    9
    This is definitely the best Zelda-like game for PS4. To me, that is enough to give 9/10 for this game. This is like the games used to be. MyThis is definitely the best Zelda-like game for PS4. To me, that is enough to give 9/10 for this game. This is like the games used to be. My favourite parts where Island of Whispers (you have to talk to the man at the pier to get there) - that was a nice "hidden" side quest. Maybe there could be few more island in an update? Expand
  5. Sep 11, 2016
    8
    Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas
    A Great Adventure
    Ocean Horn is a Legend of Zelda Styled Adventure Game where you play as a boy who
    Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas
    A Great Adventure
    Ocean Horn is a Legend of Zelda Styled Adventure Game where you play as a boy who finds his father has left to slay the oceanhorn..
    You then set out on an adventure to help him...
    The gameplay and level design is quite simple…
    You have a sword, shield and magic…
    Before you can defeat the oceanhorn you must find the emblems of the Earth Ocean and sun
    and to get to these locations you need information…
    You run around each island looking for new information to send you to the next… this is a bit of a goose chase… and such an enjoyable goose chase
    As you run around there will be enemies trying to stop you, treasure to collect, bloodstone to find… new equipment and magic to help you in other locations…
    Spots you can’t get to yet…
    There is such a great feeling of discovery here…
    It’s so fun to explore and figure out how to get to different areas…
    Leave an island to search for a different item to reach an area you can’t quite get to…
    This treasure collecting and environmental puzzle solving is the majority of the game…
    Its 12 hours of the same thing from start to finish, but the pacing here is so well balanced that it never gets tiring.. there’s a perfect balance between adventure, combat, and problem solving…
    When it is finally time to go after one of the 3 emblems, there is a boss there guarding it…
    And this unfortunately is when the bad of the game starts to show…
    Don’t get me wrong... I loved the bosses in this game…
    They are challenging in their own way…
    But the mechanics of the actual game hinders this otherwise great experience…
    For starters... the camera is atrocious, especially during the ocean emblem boss battle…
    The camera will lock onto the boss, cause the camera to go underneath your character, in front of your character, to the side…. Instead of sticking with you…
    I’d much rather let the boss run around and do his thing while I set up to take him out…
    It adds an unnecessary layer of frustration to an already tough to deal with situation…
    Another annoyance I have here is that when you do die... which you will, a lot…
    Your inventory of bombs, arrows, mana, and health does restore…
    The health is the biggest slap in the face as no matter how many heart containers you’ve found, if you die you respawn with only 3 health… witch btw only takes one hit from a bomb in the 2nd to last boss battle to kill you… Sure there are tricks like going out of the room to break containers for drops, but it’s an annoying hassle to have to go out and manually restock your items and health…
    It’s like you did so great the first time when you died going in with full health magic, and 10 bombs, try again with 33% of your health no magic and no bombs
    And to make it worse, despite the game remembering the progress of your item usage.. It completely forgets the damage you did to the boss…
    He gets to start full health…
    Garbage rules and camera aside
    Each and every boss fight is enjoyable and insanely satisfying when you take that punk down…
    Ocean Horn is a great game…
    So much adventure, so much content…
    I couldn’t put it down…
    I give Oceanhorn Monster of Uncharted Seas
    an 8/10
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  6. May 13, 2020
    7
    Oceanhorn é um jogo simples, mas bem divertido. Recomendo comprar se estiver em promoção
  7. Sep 3, 2017
    6
    Deutsche Review - Kritik

    Der folgende Test ist in 5 Kategorien zusammengefasst. Diese 5 Kartegorien ergeben die Gesamtpunktzahl von 0 - 100
    Deutsche Review - Kritik

    Der folgende Test ist in 5 Kategorien zusammengefasst. Diese 5 Kartegorien ergeben die Gesamtpunktzahl von 0 - 100 Punkten. Um einen passenden Userscore zu geben wird auf oder abgerundet. Bei 84 Punkten ergibt das einen User Score von 8. Bei 86 einen von Userscore von 9. Falls eine 85 kommt entscheide ich ob ich es eher positiv oder negativ nehme. Regeln verstanden?
    Dann sind hier meine Punkte.

    Mein persönlicher Score = 61/100
    Mein User Score = 6/10
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