Modestly entertaining fantasy combat
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 30 Jun 2017, tested on Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6
Quality graphics, interesting plot, simple controls
Lags a bit, bores you really quickly, low quality animation
OberonSaga is a turn by turn based fantasy combat quest pitting your band of weird and unusual heroes against mythic beasts of all shapes and sizes. The play unfolds in a fairly cookie cutter fashion, placing your heroes on the left and your enemies on the right. Once it's your turn, just tap the hero you'd like to use, then the enemy you'd like to strike and watch as you deliver your most deadly blows in a flurry of color and pixels. Yes, this is one of those games where everyone has a dreaded health meter above their head, and you just keep pounding each other until you're the last bad ass still standing.
The controls basically place everything on auto pilot, leaving you to just make basic selections as the game unfolds. The graphics are this game's best element by far, with lots of nice details and some truly interesting characters to play with and combat. The animation offers little more than motion tracking on still images, with highly repetitive flash and pop sequences that play over and over again on a loop. It all looks pretty cool, but it doesn't take long to realize nothing much different ever really happens from one blow to the next. The sounds are decent enough, but really don't add much one way or another.
OberonSaga is likely best suited to diehards of the genre. I found the game modestly entertaining, and riddled with slow loads and belabored wait times. It's decent, but gets boring pretty fast.