Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas
Developed by: Cornfox & Bros.
Publisher: FDG Entertainment
Available on: Xbox One (reviewed), PlayStation 4
Over the years, many games have attempted to capture the magic of Nintendo’s beloved Zelda series. However, there’s a fine line between using these inspirations to craft something that still has some form of individuality, and blatantly cloning it in hopes of finding an audience.
While Cornfox & Bros.’ Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is somewhat enjoyable to play, I spent most of my adventure wondering if it’d ever step away from its formulaic approach to The Legend of Zelda and eventually become its own game. Unfortunately, it didn’t.
Instead, Oceanhorn strikes me as a bite-sized Zelda-like experience that uses nostalgia as a crutch, rather than attempting to distinguish itself in any way, shape, or form. Continue reading