Legend of Oasis
Legend of Oasis has to be one of the better RPGs to date. Like the first one for the Genesis, the 32-Bit sequel really takes the Oasis world to the next level. The graphics are very sharp and detailed. They're not rendered but it's refreshing to see graphics like this for a change. The sounds are perfect: Sword slashes and clangs are right on. The scaling effects are coollooking, though they get a little pixelized when the characters grow (i.e., "Giant Leon"). The fact that every item seems to have a power meter when struck Is neat, too. The one drawback is that it's hard to judge just how high or low the ground is at certain points.
Legend of Oasis is an important title, as is every role-playing game for a next-generation system. RPGs are so few and far between that enthusiasts do not want to see a mediocre one. Look is not bad. The graphiG are bold. The music is moving. My biggest gripe is that the game is too darn hard! Picture this: You are stuck in one room, moving around and around, trying to figure out how to escape. Eventually you do, but at what cost? Perhaps 15 minutes of your life that you will never have again. Some of the puzzles are just too obscure. Challenge is nice, but a game has to move along smoothly. Look is a good try, though.
This 32-Bit sequel to the Genesis game Beyond Oasis is a great RPG available for the Saturn. The graphics-while not phenomenal-are colorful and sharp, and the music suits each of the game's many locations. Oasis plays much like a Zelda game: The hero's world is viewed from a top-down perspective, and he hacks at bad guys in realtime battles. The main character can pull off Street Fighter-type moves, too. While the game's environment is detailed, it can sometimes be confusing. Some areas are higher than others, and telling which platforms are highest isn't always easy. The hero could use more frames of animation, as well.
Legend of Oasis bears a strong visual resemblance to a Prince of Persia for the '90s. All the graphics are sharp and the characters are large. I found the special moves and the multiple-level stages to be really fun and liven up play. The most prominent problem I found was how difficult it was to see what was above or below your character on the game screen. Players need not worry about control. The interface gives use-able and precise control allowing you to manipulate objects and characters around you. A fun RPG with attention-grabbing detail. Be sure to try this one out. It looks like great fun.
2016-08-26 Legend of Oasis game added.