Being a hero is not easy. It takes more than strength to fight your own fear, so you can fight against outside forces. This fragment of the story is the beginning of an action adventure game called Oceanhorn. The game made by the FDG Mobile Games GbR development team, which is widely discussed, is imitating the old school game The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
Action adventure is a video game genre that combines action elements with adventure elements. This genre is very popular in the gaming world. Therefore, it is not surprising that the action adventure genre has produced a lot of other games that can be categorized into various other more specific genres.
One Notebook And One Necklace
The story begins when the main character’s mother dies for no apparent reason. Your father certainly did not just accept the reality and stayed silent. One day, the father decided to find the cause of your mother’s death and left you at home alone.
Instead of returning home with the good news, his father disappeared. The only clues left behind were Mother’s necklace and father’s notebook. Furthermore, hope is in yourself. You are expected to adventure, search and collect little by little clues to find answers to the disappearance of your parents.
On the way, you will go through hilly areas and caves, as well as across the ocean to reach other islands. Of course, this trip will not be as smooth as expected. There will be many monsters on the ground as well as those that can fly, which will hinder the journey. In addition, you will find all kinds of simple puzzles that must be solved in order to continue your journey.
Beat the enemy in various ways
There are not many buttons that can be found on the main display of this Oceanhorn game. Characters can be controlled by direct hand control via a virtual joystick and also via one action button, which is located on the right side of the screen. These action buttons represent all kinds of actions required during your adventure, including picking up and pushing objects, as well as attacking.
You can attack the monsters you encounter in various ways. This certainly adds to the fun of the game. The further you go, the more you will find other types of weapons, for example arrows. Monsters can also be killed in various ways. Throwing barrels or stones at monsters is my favorite method, because apart from causing significant damage to the monster, sometimes the barrels will also pop out a few coins.
Character Cannot Jump
Control is given only one, there is no other option to change the main control. This is not too problematic for those of you who are easy to adapt or for those of you who are used to touch controls. But for those of you who prefer control in the form of buttons, this will be a problem in itself.
The lack of tutorials also adds to the problem to some extent. Even though you are free to pick up or throw objects on the map, there are no definite instructions on how to throw and attack properly. Sometimes I find it difficult when I want to lay down stones. The few times when I wanted to place a stone, my character just threw the stone where it couldn’t be reached.
The jump button is also not available in this game, so if you fall from a higher platform, the only way to get back to the same place is to turn, repeat the same path.
If you are a fan of action adventure games, I make sure that Oceanhorn will be the right choice. As it has been said, this game reminds us to some extent the game The Legend of Zelda, but not in a bad way. Oceanhorn remains a fun game to play because the environment and design of each level are detailed and distinctive.
Oceanhorn is also a great adventure game. The many features provided, the details and the storyline are summarized very well. Stunning graphics and more combatants with the storyline have been hard to find in games for mobile, which are deliberately kept simple. But at Oceanhorn, you can find all of that. And the good news is, Oceanhorn is universally available for iPhone and iPad so you don’t have to buy twice. So what are you waiting for!