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It’s been a long time since I owned a Nintendo system that I actually used (that old Gamecube still works though), but I have really fond memories of some of the games I used to play. I get cravings for a few of them on iOS: namely, Mario Kart, Super Mario 64 (if Nintendo made that happen I’d die), and a Legend of Zelda game.

Well, with Oceanhorn, my request for the latter has been answered with a fantastic adventure RPG that pulls out all the stops in an effort to amaze me. And amaze me it has, to the point where Oceanhorn has absolutely become my game of the year. Read on to find out what makes Oceanhorn a must-play experience.


Last week, during our normal Game Friday Roundup post, Marius mentioned Swordigo and said, “The fluid, 2.5D environment is gorgeously rendered in a colourful art style, and the controls are unobtrusive as you plumb the depths of dungeons and best your foes.” I remember stuttering when I read “2.5D,” but after looking at the screenshots I got the gist of what he was talking about and continued about my normal activities.

But then the next day, my wife comes into my office and says, “Have you played Swordigo? If not, you should do a review on it. It’s awesome.” After a brief download, I found myself tapping away on my iPhone’s glass, ready to head off on another quest. But would I come back with treasures beyond compare or just a bad case of sword rash? Let’s find out.  (more…)