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OPUS: Rocket of Whispers

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Based on 6 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

83%

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Game Information

Available on:PCFeb 8, 2018

Developer: SIGONO INC.

Publisher: Coconut Island Games

Genre: Adventure

STORY Rocket of Whispers takes place in a distant world that was brought to its knees by an apocalyptic plague. Earthbound spirits now wander the ruins of their homeland, unable to move on to the afterlife. The story centers around John, the son of a rocket engineer, and Fei, a witch who awoke from twenty years of cryogenic sleep. Together, they must gather what little material they can find to build a rocket, and launch a space burial to return the wandering souls to their final resting place. GAMEPLAY Rocket of Whispers is a single-player adventure where players explore a vast snowy wasteland for rocket materials. As you dig through ruins and craft equipment to travel further, the story behind the demise of their world will slowly unfold through the artifacts you find. FEATURES EMBARK ON A HEARTWARMING JOURNEY An emotionally-driven story about purpose, and loneliness. Follow the journey of John and Fei as they deal with spirits telling unfulfilled wishes, face the demons of their past, and learn to say goodbye. EXPLORE A LAND OF RUINS Travel through a post-apocalyptic winter filled with ruins and remnants of a fallen land. Uncover the world step by step, from a once thriving town to the remains of an industrial explosion, and much more. BUILD TO SURVIVE Craft tools to help you reach greater distances, and gather the materials needed to build a rocket yourself. COLLECT MEMORIES OF THE PAST Explore the wasteland for over 100 beautifully drawn artifacts with stories to match, and find out about their past.
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An emotional experience that's as much about loneliness and letting go as it is about rockets, OPUS: Rocket of Whispers captivates from start to finish. It's darker and bleaker than its predecessor, and scavenging for rocket parts isn't as immediately appealing as stargazing, but it's still every bit the affecting combination of narrative and gameplay that defined The Day We Found Earth. If you like curling up with a good book as much as sitting down with a good game, Rocket of Whispers is a perfect way to spend an enjoyable afternoon.

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Rocket of Whispers is a beautiful journey into a bleak world. There's a great story to be told here, and it's a pleasure to uncover. This simple, story-driven game is well made and enjoyable while it lasts.

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Don't come into Opus: Rocket of Whispers expecting some sort of hardcore survival simulation or captivating pushing-buttons experience, or you'll probably wind up disappointed. No, Rocket of Whispers is something much better: a game that uses its simple game loop, repetitiveness and all, to tell a familiar but sincere story about loneliness and coping with grief.

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All in all, Opus: Rocket of Whispers offers a long game that has a lot of mindless fetch quests, but it has an interesting story that might reel some folks in. If you're looking for a calming, easy game to pass the time, give it a shot. Otherwise, maybe let this one go.

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