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Oscura is a Beautiful 2D Platformer With a Gothic 3D Aesthetic for Android

 

Last night, while trying to unwind after busting out my Galaxy S3 review, I stumbled onto a game made by MTV of all companies, called Oscura. It’s a 2D platformer, but while playing, it almost feels 3D thanks to the environment and the obstacles you encounter. Better put, it’s freakin’ beautiful.

You are some sort of a mouse or rodent, with one goal, to find shards of a crystal that was destroyed and sprayed across an island. There are dark creatures lurking in various places, spikes, lava, powerups, and more. The idea is simple and the gameplay is buttery smooth, but so far it has been quite the challenge to pass each level with much of a high score. There is a 4-star rating system to get you to pass through perfectly, and even some hidden treasures throughout.

Reviews in the market claim that there are only 20 levels so far, so the price may seem a bit steep. Assuming MTV plans to add more, this game is easily worth that price tag.

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  • EvanTheGamer

    Too bad there isn’t a demo for this game, that would be sweet, but then again considering there’s only 12 levels, and each level is pretty short(according to comments), guess a demo wouldn’t make much sense. lol. Should be a $.99 game. Ah well.

    Does definitely look quite fantastic though.

  • xxCoreGamerxx

    Kind of reminds me of Limbo… :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/mcasteel87 Morgan Casteel

    Limbo for Android

  • ericsorensen

    Locks up on the start up screen for me. Bummer – and I took too much time to get a refund. GNEX on AOSP w/Franco kernal.

    • http://www.facebook.com/5.second.minute Kit Tihonovich

      Are you sure? It’s definitely a slow load.
      But it runs smooth as butter on mine.
      AOKP – LeanKernel

    • Kees Kist

      Perhaps At first launch it will need to unpack all assets due to google play 50 mb limit. Have you tried starting up and waiting 10 – 20 secs? Did the trick for me

  • http://twitter.com/jonathanM21 jonathanM21

    Game is pretty impressive visually but I found it short and repetitive.

    Nice distraction but wouldn’t call it a must play.

  • nightscout13

    Game dev’s should all have an Ad version, so that they can still make money, and please the penny pinchers.

    • vyruz

      Then we can just adblock all of those.

      • nightscout13

        There’s a very small group of us that actually do that, as you know, you have to be rooted to run the adfree app.

  • sean

    It kind of looks like Limbo for Xbox Live…and if its anything like that it will be pretty sweet!!!

    • EvanTheGamer

      This is EXACTLY what I first thought when I seen a screenshot of the game.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1634310131 Michael O’Keefe

      …and here I was thinking it looked like Limbo for PC.

    • Skaveng3r

      Limbo was awesome!