Oracle Trials Review (Steam)

Oracle Trials Review (Steam)

Oracle Trials is an action-packed 2D platformer with cute vector-art visuals combined with splendid particle effects and animations. As King Leonidas, regain the stolen power of the ancient Oracle and achieve the highest score!

Pros:

  • Cartoon graphics.
  • 499.92MB download size.
  • 2D platformer gameplay.
  • Optional tutorial level.
  • 25 levels.
  • Level select so you can replay levels.
  • Local leaderboard.
  • Combat is hack and slash.
  • Can jump on enemies to jump higher.
  • Detailed platforming.
  • Collect coins and gems for points.
  • Health pickups.
  • Instant restarts.
  • Infinite lives.
  • Feels retro but plays like a modern game.

Oracle Trials Review (Steam)

Cons:

  • No Steam achievements.
  • No controller support.
  • Death restarts the level.
  • No online leaderboards.
  • Hardly any graphic settings.
  • Dubious hit detection and can be hard to judge your hits/swings.
  • Enemy knockback is huge.
  • Little to no replay value.

Oracle Trials Review (Steam)

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7/10

Summary

Oracle Trials is a platformer fan’s wet dream. You and the game that’s it, everything that ends in failure is your fault and your fault alone. Oracle Trials is a platformer with very basic hack and slash combat, the meat of the game is precision platforming and collecting gems for the score. It’s a game that plays really well and is basic yet satisfying. Don’t get it wrong mind, the game is tough and for only a few reasons with the big one being the combat. You are never quite sure when you are in the range of an attack as too close is instant health loss and too far away is pointless. I would have liked online leaderboards just for clout but it’s fine. The game doesn’t support controller or Steam achievements so if that’s your bag you are out of luck, for everything else though you get a solid platforming experience with a good story and fantastic locations and characters.

 

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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