Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Oafmatch by NCR Games and Netcore Games. I received a copy of the game for review purposes but like all of my reviews, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Oafmatch is a mixture of RPG, Roguelike and Match 3 games. The story follows a rather dimwitted character named Oaf. He sets out on a journey to use his fists to help people, because that’s what he does best. Throughout his journey he meets many unique characters who wind up joining him in his quest. The game’s story is humorous in nature but to be completely honest, it was something that I didn’t find very interesting so the majority of the time I skipped the dialogue so I could get to the gameplay.
The game features 2 game modes, the first is the campaign which takes you through the story. The second is a Roguelike game mode that’s heavily unbalanced and is recommended for advanced players. In both game modes you earn gold, equipment and new party members. Gold can be used to purchase levels for your characters and the amount of gold required increases with each level. There’s over 60 pieces of equipment and 30 party members to meet.
Battles take place on a match 3 board and each player takes turns moving gems around. There’s no multiplayer in this game so you’ll be playing against the AI in this game. When you collect enough gems of a specific color, you’ll be able to use your character’s weapons and items during battle. Doing so does a large amount of damage to enemies. When you or the enemy runs out of characters to use in battle, the match ends. If you win you obtain gold and a star based on which difficulty level you were playing on.
Overall, Oafmatch is a pretty decent game but it’s not one that really wowed me. It’s best features are it’s huge amount of characters and equipment to unlock but if you’re not a fan of match 3 type games, you’ll find yourself bored pretty quickly. So I’m a bit mixed on this one in truth. It’s fun but in the end it didn’t hold my attention in the end. I will say that the game will definitely please fans of the genre with it’s gameplay and RPG elements.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next one soon, until then, happy gaming folks.
-Shaun Meyers out!