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Oceanhorn is looking pretty amazing

By , on August 26, 2013
Last modified 4 years, 8 months ago

One of the reveals at Gamescom was the debut trailer for upcoming iOS game Oceanhorn. It looks to be heavily inspired by the Zelda series, and its charming visuals and music by famed composers Nobuo Uematsu and Kenji Ito certainly help to raise excitement. Have a look at the trailer...

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Especially that last section is highly reminiscent of Zelda gameplay. The production is certainly up there, so as long as the controls are decent and it's got some great dungeon design, it's easy to see it being one of the heavy hitters in this coming final quarter. We'll let you know if anything new develops.


Jastootie 4 years, 8 months ago

This looks to be an exact imitation of LoZ: Wind Waker for GCB. Kinda like Gameloft's mentality of "if the company is not going to make use of the mobile platform, then we are." And you know what? I'm happy about that. Playing a game like Wind Waker (or any high quality Zelda-like game for that matter) is a dream come true. I'm hoping the seemingly high production value translates into a high quality game; fun and addictive gameplay, engaging story, novel mechanics that are evenly dispersed throughout the game, and solid controls. The graphics are already gorgeous, and the sound...well they got Nobuo on board!!! That's incredible, and it probably says something about the budget.
There are too many elements in the trailer that are directly "inspired" from Zelda, which again, I'm not complaining about. But one thing that does worry me: the protagonist might be carrying a sword and shield, but not once do we see him use his sword. In fact, all we see is his placing a bomb at the end. That worries me.

Chesco 4 years, 8 months ago

Very SNES Zelda-like, which can be a good thing, if they can pull off a fantastic storyline & gameplay.

TheAspieFox 4 years, 8 months ago

Actually, it's much more Windwaker-like from the GameCube.