Ocean’s Heart Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

Our Ocean’s Heart Review takes on this epic top-down action RPG in which you explore a beautiful archipelago as a young woman named Tilia. Take on contracts to fight monsters, descend deep into ancient dungeons, defeat menacing foes, and unravel the mystery of Ocean’s Heart. All done in beautiful, bright pixel art. After first released on Steam, It’s time to review its Nintendo Switch OLED outing.

Ocean’s Heart Review Pros:

  • Beautiful pixel art graphics.
  • 227.45MB Download size.
  • Action RPG gameplay.
  • Zelda inspired.
  • Top-down view.
  • Save when you want.
  • The opening section acts as a tutorial with introductions to dungeons, quests, and boss fights.
  • Tutorial tips are around the map as you play.
  • Dialogue size slider.
  • Slight puzzle elements.
  • Inns can be stayed in to regain hearts/life.
  • Lily-A delivery sailor who will fast travel you to anywhere in the world that you have visited or found the sea chart for.
  • Suits the handheld.
  • Play how you want.
  • Journal-quest and inventory management, save and map.
  • Main and side quests.
  • Good light-hearted story.
  • Combat is simple yet challenging.
  • Breakable objects in the world like pottery and boxes.
  • The map fills in as you play and discover new towns and encampments.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Setup your own Hotbar for quick equipping items and gear when in the world.
  • Different weather types.

Ocean’s Heart Review Cons:

  • The opening tutorial is actually quite tough with no explanation or help boss fight at the end.
  • You have to be so precise with the interactions.
  • Slow starter.
  • The menu feels sluggish and awkward.
  • A lot of back and forth missions structure.
  • Doesn’t have any type of achievement system.
  • You don’t get any good feedback or help with missions like markers and it’s left down to you a lot of the time.
  • So easy to fall off the ledges and bridges into slow animation loops.
  • No touchscreen support.

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Ocean's Heart Review

Ocean’s Heart:

Official website.

Developer: Nordcurrent

Publisher: Nordcurrent

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10

Jim Smale

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