Grab The Games: Ocean's Heart

Another day another review for our fans. This time we got our hands on Ocean's Heart, a title that just surfaced on Steam and is a genuinely unique Zelda-like game. But what is this game about? Is it worth picking it up or maybe some months later with a good discount? Stick around, and you will find out. Let's start by mentioning a few things about it.

Ocean's Heart is an action RPG featuring detailed pixel art with a heavy focus on exploration. In a lively world teeming with secrets and mysteries, Tilia sets out in search of her missing father. Follow the trail through the ruins of a flooded kingdom, shape the future of the current world, or keep your head down and focus on your mission in this epic retro-inspired adventure! Explore a detailed and beautiful world brimming with secrets hidden in misty forests, isolated mountain peaks, or saltwater marshes. Every area is filled with unique and meaningful side quests, ancient mysteries, and dangers. Battle fearsome monsters and wield various weapons and ancient magic to defeat or outmaneuver them. Search for special materials to upgrade your weapons until you're demolishing monsters who once put up a fierce fight. Gather various items throughout the world to craft potions, upgrade weapons, and expand your ever-growing arsenal.

First, I should probably start by saying that the title's graphics and, in general, the artwork is satisfying. The level design is outstanding, with great attention to detail, colorful worlds, and a fantastic soundtrack. The story is quite good, and I loved the fact that it is straightforward to follow, and many of the NPCs drop hints and clues and help you along your journey. The price is fair, but I would love to see extra content in the future, as a DLC or a free update. The puzzles are there too, some of them hard and some others easy to solve.

As far as the negative aspects are concerned, I honestly couldn't find many factors to mention apart from the mapping when using a controller makes the game hard to play. Also, a mini-map would be highly useful instead of the current map because sometimes I found it hard to find what I was looking for, and I had to visit all the available houses and shop in town to find the one I wanted for a specific quest. 

To sum up, Ocean's Heart is worth checking out. It's fun, enjoyable, and even challenging sometimes. Definitely, give it a go now that it is available, and even at full price, it's worth it. I can definitely see the love and the Heart that the developers put in this fantastic title.

 Dionysis Spinos


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