Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is, and there’s no doubt here, a Zelda clone. Some folks like to say it’s a tribute, others say it took heavy inspiration from one of Nintendo’s biggest franchises. I’ll say this: it’s a clone. It might offer a new twist on presentation, but there’s no denying that this game was meant to bring Zelda to mobile.
I don’t know why people shy away from that notion. Developer Cornfox & Bros. saw an opportunity in the mobile market to produce a big, 3D Zelda-like adventure, so they did it. It’s apparently quite good, too. Kudos to them, but let’s not tip-toe around the fact that this game wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Zelda.
Now, Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is moving from mobile to PC. The game is releasing as a definitive version on Steam on March 17. You can see this new version in action in the trailer at the head of this post.
I’ll be picking it up, in case you’re curious. I love games like this, and Cornfox & Bros. have done a really nice job with Oceanhorn‘s art design. So what if it’s a Zelda clone? As long as it’s fun and priced appropriately, I don’t mind that one bit.