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Ocean's Heart

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

56%

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Based on 9 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCJan 21, 2021

Developer: Max Mraz

Publisher: Nordcurrent

Genres: Action, RPG

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 own 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 sidequests, 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. GAME FEATURES Retro-inspired action RPG with modern trimmings. A lively and gorgeously pixeled world full of secrets free to explore at your own pace. Menacing enemies and tense boss fights that’ll keep you on your toes. An exciting array of weapons, spells, and abilities. Experiment to find your favorites for every situation and foe. Unique, character-driven sidequests with heartwarming or twisted stories that expand upon the world’s lore. Foraging and crafting elements to increase your chances of survival in a nasty fight. Quirky charm and humor to keep you smiling on your extraordinary adventure!

Ocean's Heart Critic Reviews

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis

In the great pantheon of top-down 2D Zelda-alikes, Ocean's Heart is right up there with the lovely Blossom Tales. The world is well designed, the items and abilities are perfectly judged and it is aware enough of its influences to feel like a loving tribute rather than a cynical clone. Combine this with some nicely written dialogue and you have a winning formula. A great remedy for the January blues and a nostalgic trip back in time.

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When it isn't going through the motions with its main story, Ocean's Heart is an imaginative retro adventure worth your time.

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There are moments when the difficulty spikes a little too harshly but that's compensated by the simple continue system. The map can be unhelpful and the borders between spaces a little hard to always detect. But Max Mraz knows how to make the player feel welcomed inside the world he builds and I cannot wait to see what he can deliver next, after Yarntown and Ocean's Heart.

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Ocean's Heart is a charming, albeit uninspired, Zelda-like 2D adventure that wears its influences a bit too heavily.

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