OPUS: Echo of Starsong Reviews
OPUS: Echo of Starsong is a lovely game, an emotional adventure that represents the apex of the series to date and easily one of the best story-driven games on Switch. It's also excellent value for money, offering around ten hours of game for its low price, more if you really take your time and soak the whole thing up the way you really should do. While the character designs are a little too familiar, the characters themselves are complex, interesting, and likeable, and the story told with them is a complete, satisfying tale. Oh, and when the opening suggests playing with headphones? That's a hard agree from us, both to help with the music-based puzzles and simply to enjoy the excellent score.
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.
I normally believe it is bad form to talk about other reviews in my own review, but I cannot help but feel awkward and a bit guilty when I see the universal acclaim this game has gotten. Between a 90 on Metacritic and an 'Overwhelmingly Positive' rating on Steam, it would be dishonest for me to say that I think you will not enjoy Echo of Starsong. However, it would also be dishonest for me to pretend that I did. Basic probability says that you will likely love this game, but if the game's random dice roll events have taught me anything, it's that even the highest chance of success can still lead to a hollow tale of failure.
OPUS: Echo of Starsong is a beautiful tale about how to navigate the expectations life puts before us, with beautiful presentation and decent gameplay.
Anime-style space opera full of space adventures, archaeological myths and mysteries, impossible connections between humans and a young love as awkward as it is beautiful, all narrated with a near-perfect audio design and script.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Opus: Echo of Starsong is a very particular kind of game, but when you give your time to it fully, it’s a rewarding and wonderful experience.
OPUS: Echo of Starsong is a triumph in all regards. It is a fantastic experience through-and-through, punctuated by an astounding ending worthy of the journey.
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