Platforms: Switch, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 02/07/2021
On sale until 25/07/2021
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
Mythic Ocean for me came from nowhere and I took a chance on this narrative-based RPG game. It was the art style that caught my attention. Let’s see if it is as good as it looks.
Mythic Ocean starts with our main character wandering about a tower with no idea why it is there or where here is. Once leaving the tower we are met with a vast open ocean. Here you meet Elile, an eel who informs you what is going on and how it is up to you to remake the world. There are five Gods spread throughout the ocean that you have to talk to and decide who is to remake the world.
Mythic Ocean will see you creating a bond through narrative based decision. Making the God’s make good choices, the bond will grow. If they make bad choices or ignore them, the bond will drop. Who ever has the highest bond with the player at the end will create a new world in their own unique ways.
While playing Mythic Ocean, you can travel around the ocean and interact with the local fish and ocean creatures. Some of these will give you a simple quest that will normally talk to another creature nice and simple. This will be the same for the God, but just a bit more involved.
For talking to the God’s the writing is outstanding, right away the God’s characteristic come though with the writing alone. As we talk to the Gods, we will need to influence their choices and depending on what we say, this will affect the bond we will form. These bonds will affect the ending and how the interactions will progress.
As you travel around the ocean, and helping you will be transported to a library to collect pages. This serves as the backstory and the world building that is missing, as we have no memory.
There is one flaw with Mythic Ocean that is the controls. While swimming is not inherently bad it feels off. When you are in tunnels swimming, then becomes a nightmare. As you try to move around the spaces, the character does not quite go where you are looking. This makes talking and interacting with objects more of a chore at times. You think you are close enough but you are not, this takes away from the games feel and immersion.
Mythic Ocean is definitely a game where choices matter, making the game highly replayable. The narrative aspect it feels like a visual novel. Hopefully, the devs change the controls and will be a better game.
If you like story driven game and choice that matter this is for you.