Mobile game development has long been a lucrative business, but as the number of apps grows, there are more and more clones of established hits. However, sometimes, inspired by the original, developers release an equally exciting game.
Download Oceanhorn for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV (App Store)
It’s an action-adventure role-playing game. Oceanhorn, the creators of which probably spent more than a dozen hours playing The Legend of Zelda from Nintendo. However, they managed to win audience popularity and many industry awards. This was made possible thanks to the overall game atmosphere, which is emphasized by excellent 3D graphics (despite the fact that the game was released in 2013) and musical accompaniment, which was created by recognized personalities in the gaming industry – Nobuo Uematsu and Kenji Ito.
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According to the plot of the game, the mother of the protagonist tragically died after meeting with the huge monster Oceanhorn (or Oceanhorn), and his father disappeared, having gone in search of him. Remembering the adventurous dad’s instructions, a young man with a typical Japanese cartoon appearance armed with a sword and set off on a long voyage in the hope of finding his father or, at worst, the damned Oceanhorn.
The game world is divided into island-locations, on each of which the protagonist is asked to complete a number of tasks. The hero will have to fight bosses, solve puzzles, open locks, and along the way, look for plot items (mother’s necklace, father’s shield and sword, etc.). The gameplay does not shine with variety, but secondary game features save the situation – the hero can lift and throw objects, break pots with a sword, mow grass, etc.
Each island is inhabited by characters that help the player progress through the storyline, and also open up new islands for him. Here, the developers tried to create the illusion of a huge open world – the player really floats in a boat, sees the outlines of an approaching island in the distance, and can look around. In fact, he does not have any freedom of movement, the boat sails on its own and it is impossible to stop it or turn back – a standard transition between locations.
One of the key disadvantages Oceanhorn – cost, for the application they ask 749 rubles in the App Store. But there is also the other side of the coin – the game completely lacks in-app purchases and advertising, which allows you to focus on passing and not think about how to accumulate enough resources to overcome the next obstacle created by the developers in order to receive donations.
Download Oceanhorn for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV (App Store)