OPUS: Echo of Starsong
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Equal parts captivating and chill, Echo of Starsong is a wonderful hybrid of visual novel and adventure underpinned by a remarkably human story.
OPUS: Echo of Starsong was a complete surprise to me in several ways. The gameplay was enjoyable without ever becoming too frustrating or boring, the visual presentation was beautiful, and the focus on audio was implemented well. But what ultimately stood out to me most was the creativity and care put into the story. This was an absolutely touching and memorable sci-fi tale with an endearing cast of characters, and it left quite the impression after I finished the game. Much like the echoes of ephemeral sound that the characters follow throughout the stars, OPUS: Echo of Starsong might just leave you with a lasting impression.
Strap in to the Red Chamber and get ready for an emotional adventure across lightyears and standard years. OPUS: Echo of Starsong features intergalactic misfits in their quest for mysterious starsongs. Danger and drama abound in this narrative puzzle adventure about life, loss, and purpose.
Despite its problems, OPUS: Echo of Starsong stands out as one of the best games I tried in 2021. It captivates you with the little details and the interesting cutscenes and dialogue. Besides that, the universe has a rich mythology and realistic details. There are few problems: the lack of Portuguese localization and the simple and repetitive systems, which can drive away those looking for a challenge. However, this does not diminish the game's quality, being a recommendation for anyone looking for a touching story.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
With an expansive story and unique presentation bringing everything beloved from the prior Opus entries, Opus: Echo of Starsong is by far the franchise’s best outing. We get some standout narrative and interactive segments by taking what worked before and improving the design and presentation. The random elements and item management require more hands-on from the player, but the result is a gorgeous and low barrier of entry adventure through space.
Let's not just say that this is another game-a-story. OPUS: Echo of Starsong goes beyond that, offering adventure, exploration, crafting, resource management... But without becoming a pure adventure, because the most important thing is to continue with the story and not get off the hook. So joining a well-told story, with an adventure where we care about various aspects of our ship and crew, we get more involved and have that healthy feeling of 'playing the story' that is quite appreciated when done well. And here it has been done well.
Review in Spanish | Read full review