Operencia: The Stolen Sun Reviews

Operencia: The Stolen Sun is ranked in the 79th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Feb 26, 2021

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.

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RPG Fan
Top Critic
80%
Jul 19, 2020

A decent dungeon crawl of light to moderate length which is fun overall and may have replay value, but lacking in consistency.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2020

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.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2020

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.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2020

Dungeon Crawler finally offers great adventures and trip to Operencia to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam players.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Apr 13, 2020

Is Operencia the shining standard for first-person dungeon crawlers, or will some of its design choices leave you in the dark?

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GameSpace
Brandedwolf
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2020

Overall Operencia: The Stolen Sun is a good introduction if you've never played a dungeon crawler type RPG before. It has a few rough edges and a tutorial that had me wishing it was over sooner. But this is balanced by some really great world lore, tons of great voice acting and great level design.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2020

Operencia: The Stolen Sun keeps on Nintendo Switch everything that worked fine in the previous release and is a surprisingly well-crafted port.

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AusGamers
KostaAndreadis
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2020

The ability to strafe adds a touch of the modern videogame, one that gels nicely with the somewhat traditional turn-based combat.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2020

To do today: get up, brush teeth, follow strange dream about a deer and head off to the cursed castle to see what happens. Sounds like a plan, so what could possibly go wrong?  Well, we all know the answer to that question, don't we? In Operencia, you take off on a journey of exploration, adventure, and heroic deeds—not to mention monsters and mayhem. If you enjoy turn based RPGs, this one is worth checking out.

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Apr 6, 2020

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.

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Expansive
Jay Jones
Liked
Apr 4, 2020

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.

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Apr 2, 2020

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.

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85 / 100
Apr 2, 2020

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.

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7 / 10
Mar 31, 2020

Where the game really shines is in its entertaining writing and story-telling.

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Yes
Mar 30, 2020
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8 / 10
Mar 29, 2020

Operencia: The Stolen Sun is a mostly excellent first person, grid-based dungeon crawler that's brought brilliantly to life via an engaging story, fun cast of characters and some well-designed and hugely atmospheric dungeons. Combat here is satisfying and puzzles, for the most part, land just on the right side of challenging. If you're looking for a meaty old-school dungeon-crawling adventure with a ton of secrets and treasures to find as you make your way across its world, this one comes as a nice surprise and is highly recommended.

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70 / 100
Mar 27, 2020

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.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2020

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.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2020

Zen Studios new dungeon crawler takes the tropes of an oft neglected genre, and updates them with wit and style. Operencia: The Stolen Sun oozes charm, with the perfect balance of combat, exploration, puzzles, and funny bantering characters. This game is a complete winner, and any fan of dungeon crawlers shouldn't hesitate to pick it up.

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