Review Ocean:Impossible Lite
A crippling endless runner
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 01 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Performs well, good controls
Requires you to create a login to play, asks you to upgrade every time you die, ugly graphics
Ocean: Impossible for Android is an endless runner that feels like it might have been created by a student who is studying computer science. The artwork is a bit silly, the developers stop after every life to ask you to upgrade, and the controls feel absolutely terrible.
For some reason there is a menial story which has you playing a secret agent who is equipped with an anti-gravity suit. Through some kind of magic the developer has decided anti-gravity means they can walk on water so rather than just floating away you have to run away from this mechanized shark that’s chasing you around.
While you’re being chased there are other mechanical obstacles that are trying to kill you and you’ll need to jump over them or duck under them in order to survive. The timing feels a bit off for all of this and the touch input doesn’t register 100% of the time like it should. I’ll be honest, there is nothing fun about the gameplay. You see every obstacle within the first minute of playing the game and after that it’s the same thing over and over again.
Did I mention the limited number of lives the developer gives you? You start with twenty and once you’re out of lives you have to pay to keep playing. This is easily the worst decision I’ve ever seen a developer make for their mobile game.
Ocean: Impossible is almost a laughable attempt at making a quick buck on a poorly coded endless runner. The gameplay is flat and monotonous and the artwork is just as drab.