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  • Summary: A GRAND ADVENTURE
    Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, set a thousand years before the events of the first chapter, takes you on a magical journey across the vast world of Gaia, brimming with mythology and lore. A young Knight faces an impossible challenge, as Warlock Mesmeroth has
    A GRAND ADVENTURE
    Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, set a thousand years before the events of the first chapter, takes you on a magical journey across the vast world of Gaia, brimming with mythology and lore. A young Knight faces an impossible challenge, as Warlock Mesmeroth has returned with a formidable Dark Army. Will our hero be able to unite the Owrus, Gillfolk, and men in a fight for the fate of the world?

    THIS TIME YOU'RE NOT ALONE
    You will not be taking this journey alone. Trin, the granddaughter of Arcadia's leader Archimedes, and Gen, a mysterious robot wielding an old samurai weapon, will join forces with you, and fight at your side against Mesmeroth's Dark Army. Contextual commands will allow you to direct these allies into battle, or have them help you with the solution of the game's most clever puzzles!

    FIGHT, SOLVE, EXPLORE
    Bigger, better, and packed with new features Oceanhorn 2 is not only one of the best-looking adventure games out there, but it also builds a unique experience on the shoulder of classic video games. Collect powerful items, wield the Caster Gun, solve the mysterious puzzles of the ancients, and discover all that Arcadia and its neighboring kingdoms have to offer! Accept the challenge and become a true Hero.

    FEATURES

    - An epic RPG main quest spanning 15+ hours of gameplay
    - Massive boss fights test your reflexes and combat skills
    - Dozens of side quests grant incredible rewards
    - Clever puzzles to solve and mysterious dungeons to explore
    - Beautiful, handcrafted graphics paint a world of legends and intrigue
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Oct 28, 2020
    85
    Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm is a beautiful title that fans of the action adventure genre will love. Although it is inspired by Zelda, it has its own personality and stands out in the Nintendo Switch catalog.
  2. 80
    Oceanhorn 2 has one or two glaring weaknesses. I certainly had moments of real frustration, but upon overcoming them I’d once again be presented with a world I couldn’t help but explore. The story is fun, if a little predictable. Dungeons and puzzles in the world are varied and just the right degree of challenging. It also certainly doesn’t hurt that it is a gorgeous game that holds its own as one of the prettier on Switch. The genre blending mechanics that Oceanhorn 2 brings to the table help to elevate it above the failings it has. Some bumps along the way can’t prevent this from being a journey worth taking.
  3. Nov 1, 2020
    80
    Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm offers a top-notch adventure with clever situations and mechanics being introduced at nearly every turn. It's also an impressive step up from the first game so I'm looking forward to what Cornfox & Bros. create next.
  4. Oct 30, 2020
    74
    Oceanhorn 2 is an obvious evolution from the previous entry. It lacks personality, but it also is a good adventure that won’t disappoint those who enjoyed the original game.
  5. Oct 28, 2020
    65
    While it looks and performs better on console, a port simply cannot fix the problems at Oceanhorn 2’s core. Still, it may be worth dipping your toes in if you’re a 3D Zelda fanatic.
  6. Oct 28, 2020
    60
    Oceanhorn 2 is a decent game, albeit one that doesn't do enough to stick out from the crowd. Excellent presentation and a clear understanding of the mechanics underlying the Zelda franchise make for a game that is satisfying and ultimately worth the price of admission. At the same time, however, a slight pervasive shallowness in the various gameplay systems keeps it from ever becoming too engaging of an experience, as it never delves as deep as it could with many of its ideas. We’d give Oceanhorn 2 a light recommendation, but with the caveat that you might want to wait for a sale on this one.
  7. Jan 8, 2021
    50
    Oceanhorn 2 has the odd moment which is really enjoyable, mostly limited to the puzzles and bosses within the dungeons. But there could be so much more here, there are glimpses of a game that could be really special, but it regularly loses the attention of its audience due to the barren open world. The presentation feels low quality and dated, the combat clunky, the world empty. This looked so promising, but is quite the disappointment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Nov 10, 2020
    10
    Îmi place cu adevărat acest joc. Am jucat jocuri Zelda toată viața și pot spune că acest joc respectă originalul. Mi-ar plăcea să joc maiÎmi place cu adevărat acest joc. Am jucat jocuri Zelda toată viața și pot spune că acest joc respectă originalul. Mi-ar plăcea să joc mai mult, dacă va apărea o actualizare sau dlc. Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2020
    10
    I would like to play more! Waiting for a dlc. Also would like to see this on PS5.
  3. Nov 6, 2020
    10
    I loved the first game and this definitely raises the level! For me, there was about 16 hours playtime for the main story. I think it has beenI loved the first game and this definitely raises the level! For me, there was about 16 hours playtime for the main story. I think it has been well worth the 29 EUR. I still haven't found "Lord Crimson", for example. I would like to see a DLC with more racing levels (with the hover bike). Expand
  4. Oct 30, 2020
    9
    Pretty darn good sequel. My only complaint is that combat is iffy because enemies don’t really have any animations before they attack. So it’sPretty darn good sequel. My only complaint is that combat is iffy because enemies don’t really have any animations before they attack. So it’s difficult because of that. Otherwise everything about this game is great Expand
  5. Feb 13, 2021
    7
    Good game but nothing special. It's just ok. This is the clone of Zelda BOTW
  6. Nov 4, 2020
    6
    Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
    This breaks my heart
    The original oceanhorn is one of my favorite indie games of all time, I
    Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
    This breaks my heart
    The original oceanhorn is one of my favorite indie games of all time, I absolutely love it, so needless to say I was excited to jump into the sequal to this Zelda clone, and ocean horn got even Zelda clonier, but not in a good way as this is more of a 3rd person action adventure Zelda clone rather than a top down cute puzzle adventure.. once the game started I was even more excited, this 8 hour long game is beautiful, you can tell so much care and attention went into crafting this world, this was not a rush job, there was actual effort put into oceanhorn 2, everything works the way its intended.. its just that.. I found oceanhorn 2 not fun to actually play.. it just isn’t… the gameplay hook is run to this spot and figure out how to get to the next spot, going through various dungeons, solving puzzles withte various items you unlock or with the help of your companions to progress the story, taking down enemies, finally taking down a boss as you attempt to return each of this games emblems to their rightful spot, and all the while I was bored out of my mind, the world is no fun to explore and find its treasures, the design of these dungeons are bland, the combat here is so unfun, and the game overall just felt unintuitive to play, it auto jumps for you which is awkward and frustrating during platforming sections, the roll is the usual jump button which just never feels right, some puzzles require consumable items to solve, so if you mess up you have to run around searching for more to try out this new mechanic the game is trying to teach you all over again… oceanhorn 2 is just a hassle to get through. And there are no interesting characters, bosses or story to drag you through..8 hours should never feel like 20.. and it does here
    I sat down expecting to play another under the radar sleeper hit like the first and unfortunately rather than create a solid Zelda like series, the developers of this game seems to be choosing to literally chase the zelda dragon and im expecting oceanhorn 3 to be some breath of the wild clone.. perfect the good you have first before you try to tackle the next form of this genre
    I give Oceanhorn 2: knights of the lost realm
    a 6/10
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  7. Oct 31, 2021
    2
    I really enjoyed the first oceanhorn game! I finished this one, but I found this one to be pretty frustrating throughout.

    The controls and
    I really enjoyed the first oceanhorn game! I finished this one, but I found this one to be pretty frustrating throughout.

    The controls and game physics were super clunky: bombs or barrels would routinely "stick" halfway up a wall, camera angles would be consistently pointing the wrong way, I found the "jump" mechanic to be super arbitrary (could often get into areas I wasn't supposed to be able to by just running at a wall for a bit) and the boundaries (or lack thereof while swimming) seemed extremely arbitrary. Because of this I found myself getting annoyed rather than enjoying the story.

    There was very little incentive in any of the side quests or to explore, especially as you have to do so at walking speed (with the occasional run). Unlocking the hover bike would've been a great way to help people explore without being penalised with a huge amount of wasted walking time.

    The map was clunky, as there was no way to mark areas you wanted to come back to and there were no labels anywhere.

    It took me half the game to realise I could throw things, as the mechanics were never clear and you didn't need to be able to do this until late in the game. Similarly the electric ammo / switch mechanic wasn't intuitive.

    All in all a bit of a disappointment for me. The game looks gorgeous, but I just wasn't able to enjoy like the first.
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