“Oceanhorn” has been around for a while now. As it first released on PC back in 2013, then it made its way to mobile devices, and then to current gen consoles (in which we reviewed it for PlayStation 4!). Well, now it’s finally time for the Zelda-like adventure game to make its way to the Nintendo Switch, and to be blunt this just might be the definitive version thus far!

oceanhorn monster of uncharted seas nintendo switch

This is certainly the best way to play a game of this kind (in my opinion).

You could say it has been a long time coming, considering the time it took for one of the most Zelda-like games on the market to land on a Nintendo platform. Well, the long wait has finally come to an end, and I have to say that Switch is a great home for “Oceanhorn”. Especially thanks to Switches pick up and go capability. The game runs at 720P 60FPS portable and 1080P 60FPS while being docked, and I’ll have you know that the game looks impressive on both. The game controls works in the same way as it did on the PS4, and to be honest. I couldn’t tell much difference between the two when comparing them on my TV other than the resolution when going to handheld mode.

oceanhorn monster of uncharted seas the hero of the game

It’s exactly as I played on Playstation, but in the palm of my hands.

While this is another outing, there aren’t any extra additions or improvements for the Nintendo version; it’s just the PC version of the game and nothing more. However, it’s the actual console itself that makes the game more desirable. So just like the rest of the Switch library, you’re not confined to the TV at home 😉 And yes, while we had that with IOS devices, the Switch’s Joycons just make playing “Oceanhorn” a more pleasant experience.

While “Oceanhorn” is a good game to play on the couch, I certainly preferred playing in portable mode. As the game’s design is great for that too (such as the in-between journeys, for example). You see, I was sailing to one island at a time beating challenges on the fly. There is a slight downside that “Oceanhorn” has been around for a quite a while now, it’s a possibility that many might be double dipping. However, if you own a Switch and have yet to try “Oceanhorn”, then it’s a no brainer. As it of course has similarities to old-school Zelda games. So if you have done everything that can be done in “Breath of the Wild”, then it’s most certainly worth a go.

oceanhorn boss battle

The boss fights are freaking awesome in “Oceanhorn” (the boss battles are even more fun on the Nintendo Switch).

So all in all, the Nintendo Switch appears to be the perfect platform for “Oceanhorn” thanks to the versatility of playing on the big screen or playing while on the go on the small screen. The visuals hold up and the gameplay is as fun as ever, while “Oceanhorn” has four years to its name, it still has life in it yet. From a personal standpoint, this is the definitive version of the game. As you get the best of both worlds, on the couch or on the bus.

Pros:
+ Huge World to explore
+ Great for the Switch
+ Nice Soundtrack

Cons:
–  The game is four years old
–  There are no fancy extras
–  The difficulty ramps up later on

Gameplay:  4/5
Graphics:  4.5/5
Sound/music:  4.5/5
Controls:  5/5
Replay value: 4/5

tgg grade 4.5 out of 5

Verdict: 4.5/5
Cornfox & Bros action/adventure/RPG “Oceanhorn” has been mastering the seas for a good few years now. Even so, it still manages to find a new life on the Nintendo Switch console. So it’s most definitely a must play for fans of Zelda-like games.

Title: Oceanhorn
Developer:
Cornfox & Bros
Format: Switch
Genre: 
RPG
Resolution: 1080p
Release date: 2017-06-22
Difficulty: Medium to Hard
Spent time: +7 Hours
Average grade internationally: 70% Gamerankings.com
PEGI age rating: 12+
Price: £16

tgg author avatar Sharn Daniels uk
Sharn Daniels
The Gaming Ground
Twitter: @SharnOfTheDEAD

Related Posts


More by Sharn Daniels:

Tags: , , , , ,

EwinRacing Calling Series Gaming Chairs

Save 3$ with our Play-Asia coupon code "thegg"

0 Comments ON " Oceanhorn Monster of Uncharted Seas Nintendo Switc... "

Advertising spot

Help us stay alive

Paypal Patreon logo

Google ads (please turn off your adblock)

Advertisement

 

Play-Asia.com - Buy Games & Codes for PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and PC / Mac.

 

 

Recent posts

Fat Dog Games will be present at Pax West 2017 in Seattle

Fat Dog Games will be present at Pax West 2017 in Seattle

Press release: Fat Dog Games, a Polish independent game publisher, has confirmed their participatio[...]
The sci-fi survival game "Distrust" is now available on Steam

The sci-fi survival game "Distrust" is now available on Steam

A Brand New Survival Game Inspired by John Carpenter’s Movie ‘The Thing’ Comes to PC Today. Press[...]
Team17 reveals new trailers from Gamescom 2017

Team17 reveals new trailers from Gamescom 2017

Team17 Reveals New Trailers from gamescom for Genesis: Alpha One, Yoku’s Island Express and Sword Le[...]
HypSports adds season showdown mode to revolutionary Esports and esports engagement platform

HypSports adds season showdown mode to revolutionary Esports and esports engagement platform

HYPSPORTS ADDS SEASON SHOWDOWN MODE TO REVOLUTIONARY SPORTS AND ESPORTS ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM. All-New[...]
ChromaGun PS4 review - A wonderful and fun puzzle game

ChromaGun PS4 review - A wonderful and fun puzzle game

Puzzle games tend to enrage me. This is true for nearly every puzzle game save for a select few, and[...]
Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash is coming to EU and Australia in September

Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash is coming to EU and Australia in September

IT’S TIME TO LOAD YOUR WATER PISTOLS... SENRAN KAGURA PEACH BEACH SPLASH RELEASE DATE IS CONFIRMED! [...]

Google ads

Our sponsors

Kinguin
EwinRacing Calling Series Gaming Chairs
TGG v2.4 © 2014 - 2017 *The Gaming Ground* all rights reserved
twitch icon youtube icon google plus icon twitter icon facebook icon rss icon
alexa
Privacy policy
TGG ethics policies