Operencia: The Stolen Sun Reviews
Operencia: The Stolen Sun is very clearly a love letter. Not just to RPGs and dungeon crawlers, but to fantasy and mythology as a whole. There’s a lot to like, and while there’s gripes to be had, it’s still very fun. If you’re a fan of the old-school dungeon crawlers, I’d definitely recommend it.
Operencia: The Stolen Sun is a great Dungeon Crawler that is reminiscent of old games of this genre and blends the charm of Dungeon Crawler with great art design, and magical Hungarian folklore. There are some problems in the pacing of the second half of the game, and the technical aspect of graphics is not very good, but Operencia: The Stolen Sun is still very enjoyable, and it’s a good choice for old-school fans of the genre.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Dungeon Crawler finally offers great adventures and trip to Operencia to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam players.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Cleaning up the combat system so that it's not so exhausting and frustrating is all it would take for Operencia to be a top-tier example of the genre.
Operencia differs from a lot of the dungeon crawlers on Switch: it's more of a low fantasy story, and its fixed story and chapters helps to differentiate it from the dozens of roguelikes and roguelites we've seen in the past few years. For that alone, Operencia: The Stolen Sun is worth a long look.
Even the avatar will commentate on the situation, rather than stew in silence like so many other blank slates. This makes for an adventure that's amusing in every respect.
Operencia: The Stolen Sun proves ambitious for an indie project, and one that offers a wealth of satisfying content for the asking price. Its methodical, sluggish nature may not be for everyone, but those who accept it as a rough-around-the-edges retro dungeon crawler, should get a kick out of it.
Operencia: The Stolen Sun is a top-notch old-school dungeon crawler that modernizes the genre in impressive ways.
Is Operencia the shining standard for first-person dungeon crawlers, or will some of its design choices leave you in the dark?
There are many RPGs to choose from on the Nintendo Switch. With the likes of Octopath Traveller, Dragon Quest XI and Divinity: Original Sin 2, why should you play Operencia: The Stolen Sun? I’m here to tell you.
Operencia: The Stolen Sun is a good dungeon game, but it has a few problems. However, these bugs don't cover up the goodness of the title. If you feel like a dungeon crawler that proposes a challenge and has its own style, go for it.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Overall, Operencia does a lot of interesting and new things to the genre. Unfortunately this is bogged down by some infuriatingly annoying fights, cringey dialogue, and some very aggravating skills from enemies, it's easy to lose the magic that the game starts out with. The synthesis is a nice break from the tedium and frustration that can set in, which is a shame given how hopeful I was when I started. While I really did want to like Operencia: the Stolen Sun more than I did, that doesn't mean it's bad, just probably not what a veteran dungeon crawler would really drive for.
Operencia: The Stolen Sun is full of charm, depth, and secrets that represents the best of the genre. There’s a lot of satisfaction in completing its puzzles, and overcoming enemies in combat. If you’re not a fan of backtracking or the way the saves work, you might not enjoy yourself as others in the genre. However, I think it’s an obstacle that you can easily overcome. The combat and puzzles are the majority, and the highlight. Operencia: The Stolen Sun shines bright in these dark times.
Operencia The Stolen Sun just works on so many different levels. I was really taken aback by just how well put together, presented and enjoyable it all is, honestly, you will find no better dungeon crawler on your Switch. Operencia needs a hero and it should definitely be you.
Operencia: The Stolen Sun shows how a really compelling game can be created with rather simple methods. It's doesn't really exceed in any area, but Zen Studios makes the best out of every element it uses. Combat is demanding, exploring is fine and the puzzles are varied and logical. The world is beautiful and also the Switch port deserves praise.
Review in German | Read full review
Operencia: The Stolen Sun makes a great first impression with its beautiful visual style and after it reveals its complex gameplay mechanics and unique story, the positive feeling only grows deeper. All that and fast, fluid combat creates a great experience suitable even for dungeon crawler novices.
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