Operencia: The Stolen Sun Reviews

Operencia: The Stolen Sun is ranked in the 79th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
61 / 100
Apr 26, 2019

Unique folkloric inspiration and interesting tactical considerations are let down by a slow second half.

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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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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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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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Cubed3
Top Critic
7 / 10
May 25, 2019

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.

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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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7 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2020

Operencia: The Stolden Sun is a decent slice of adventuring fun that feels like a bit of a weird fit for the Switch but functions well on Nintendo's console nevertheless, and often feels unique, though rarely essential.

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72 / 100
Apr 15, 2019

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.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2019

A good classic dungeon crawler that may be too rude for non-usual players of the gente.

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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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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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80%
Apr 12, 2019

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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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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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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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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Spaziogames
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
May 29, 2019

This is a fine first foray into the RPG world for Zen Studios, who is capable not only to develop hight quality pinball sims. Operencia is a solid if somewhat unoriginal dungeon crawler, recommended to all the fans of this genre.

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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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RPG Site
Top Critic
8 / 10
Apr 10, 2019

A solid but straightforward indie dungeon crawler.

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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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