|Publisher||FDG Entertainment GmbH & Co.KG|
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|Update||October 8, 2019 (1 year ago)|
If you are a fan of a legendary adventure role-playing game, then surely you will not be able to skip a cult series like Legend of Zelda. But the Zelda game is so popular that almost everyone has heard of it, and there are probably even a lot of gamers who have experienced part of this series. So in this article, I will introduce you to another game that is equally famous developed on the phone platform – Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas. Released by FDG Entertainment, it can be said to be one of the most popular RPG games on Google Play and iOS stores. Even after many years of being on the market, Oceanhorn still carries with it an intense and unforgettable attraction in the hearts of players.
Perhaps the most attractive point in the RPG game Oceanhorn comes from the plot of the character. In the game, you will incarnate into an unknown young man with the characteristics of a hero. His adventure began when his late father left a diary and a letter. In the letter, he told him about the Oceanhorn monster he had to find a way to destroy. Wondering about the father’s journey and whereabouts, he decided to set out to find the truth to help the father to rescue all people in the world. From here, he had to go through many adventures to different islands, solving puzzles and secrets. At the same time have to face many dangers on the road of adventure, fighting monsters that threaten the lives of residents.
Exciting gameplay into one massive action-adventure
Similar to a regular RPG game, players have to go through many missions throughout the adventure to different areas. In Oceanhorn, every island you visit will be filled with dangers, riddles that need to be solved and secrets hidden. Not only that you also face many monsters along the way, this is one of the factors that make it difficult during the game, but it is not too hard to defeat. Besides, the game is designed according to the top-down perspective, similar to the strategy game.
This is both a plus point but also a weak point of this game. Specifically, the strength of this perspective is entirely tactical. It allows you to see everything better than the narrowing view that is common in first-person games, such as FPS action games. However, the minus point of this view lies in the hidden corners. Because the terrain in the game is divided into many different moving floors and is wholly limited due to the square design. Therefore, during operation, it is easy to create discomfort in moving. On the other hand, the virtual keys controlled in the game are placed in quite reasonable positions.
Explore the islands of Uncharted Seas
The lower-left corner of the screen will be the touch area to control the movement of the character, the lower right corner of the screen will include an interaction button (attack button), open items bag. Besides, the game also has some other essential features, such as the upgrade system. Through the number of times, you kill the monster; you will receive many different items, gold with a certain amount of Exp. All of this is one of the essentials to increase the physical strength and equipment of the character. And through certain levels of play, you will be promoted and expanded to individual skills. These skills are free to use with vast range and damage, helping to reduce MP consumption during your primary spell usage. But they will have a long cooldown time, so you have to think carefully before using it. It can be said that “Oceanhorn” is heavily influenced by the hit game “Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker,” but the game retains its own quality through its unique storyline and mission system.
Through trailers and gameplay, we can easily see Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas possesses a vivid 3D graphics and vibrant. Unlike the laziness from other similar products, this game still retains its neutrality in colors, so it can be said to be quite fresh. With the graphic style of animation combined with the top-down perspective, structural details such as terrain and objects were completed relatively well for an RPG game at that time. Even switching to consoles and PC games works very smoothly with a stable frame rate. More specifically, “Oceanhorn” is one of the few games supported on the Nintendo Switch series to retain 60fps frame rates with high resolutions up to 720p and 1080p.
It can be said that this game will be almost perfect without taking into account the dramatic effects of the character. Through the story missions, due to the game’s rotation angle, the character expression is not too detailed. But this point will not be a criticism if you are an easy-going player and only care about the plot of the game.