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  • Summary: Zen Studios’ modern homage to classic first-person dungeon-crawlers takes you to the land of Operencia, an unconventional fantasy world inspired by a faraway land referenced in countless Central European folktales.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 18, 2019
    84
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Mar 29, 2019
    80
    Best of all, though, this world is so stunning that you'll just look at the trees, the water, the rocks--everything. It’s a shame that some of the puzzle solutions are needlessly frustrating and present significant obstacles in getting through the story, but aside from that Operencia provides a truly special experience.
  3. Apr 9, 2019
    80
    Operencia: The Stolen Sun is an excellent throwback to old-school first-person dungeon crawler games, complete with solid mechanics, a predictable yet enjoyable story and a very well written cast of characters. While the old-school influence is dominant throughout the game, many of these features have been modernized, so even those who never played the classics will find something to enjoy in Operencia, from the beautiful art style to the turn-based battle system and dungeon exploration.
  4. Apr 10, 2019
    80
    Operencia: The Stolen Sun is a neatly packaged dungeon crawler with a nice style and satisfying gameplay loop. I found myself wishing that the combat was a little more robust or distinctive, or that the game challenged me a bit more throughout, but I enjoyed my time with it. I'm looking forward to seeing how Zen Studios might follow Operencia up in the future.
  5. Apr 15, 2019
    80
    Operencia: The Stolen Sun is a beautiful and clever dungeon crawler with a great puzzle design and a funny combat system.
  6. Apr 29, 2019
    61
    Unique folkloric inspiration and interesting tactical considerations are let down by a slow second half.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Mar 29, 2019
    9
    I'm at the forest now, after the sunken castle. Like it so far. Brings back the old days with the puzzles. No google to help you :P (yet).I'm at the forest now, after the sunken castle. Like it so far. Brings back the old days with the puzzles. No google to help you :P (yet). Need to remember alot where what was. Else you'll miss some chests. And please EXPLORE ! There is also alot of humor in the game, not only with the quest lines but also on items you pick up. The game looks nice and the music is easy on the ears. Only thing I sometimes have is that I donno what I can click on and what not (like that darn torch on the wall) Items glow doh. Expand
  2. Apr 29, 2019
    8
    I'm 20 hours into the game and I'm really enjoying it.

    Pros: - Very polished game, everything works, no bugs - Environment contains
    I'm 20 hours into the game and I'm really enjoying it.

    Pros:
    - Very polished game, everything works, no bugs
    - Environment contains forests, castles and other terrains, a fresh sight to the usual dungeons we get in this kind of games. also the feeling is that the world is open and not "closed" by the usual movement grid.
    - Good voice acting
    - Nice variety of skills and RPG elements
    - Cool puzzles

    Cons:
    - The story and the dialogues are a bit childish for my taste
    - The idea that many secrets/puzzles can't be solved till you get some new item/skill and then need to go back to that level is kinda of annoying.
    - combat becomes tedious and boring quite fast and is more a chore than a challenge (don't know what ppl are crying about, the combat is not hard at all, and I'm far into the game)

    In conclusion a decent game, didn't expect to enjoy it that much.
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  3. Apr 15, 2019
    6
    Operencia has a nice quality to it. The game is certainly filled with secrets. The combat is decent but the character powers are uselessOperencia has a nice quality to it. The game is certainly filled with secrets. The combat is decent but the character powers are useless compare to some enemies. Which can make for long and frustrating combats. The ending levels are painfully setup with harder enemies, and whatever power you got, you can't defend yourself with weaklings. There is no grinding solution and a flagrant combat balance problem. Another bad decision was to make the secrets finding a mandatory thing to advance the main quest. Bad decision. The voices overs and the graphics are pretty nice. Even the music is really good. I give it a 68%. I think it's the kind of title that is border amateur and AAA title. Expand
  4. Apr 3, 2019
    3
    Fun game but the combat is very bad imho and destoys the game for me.
    Boring combat and so unbalanced and the numbers dont add up.
    Sadly
    Fun game but the combat is very bad imho and destoys the game for me.
    Boring combat and so unbalanced and the numbers dont add up.

    Sadly because I liked the story and puzzles but will not finish the game.

    The have abilities but then most of the mobs are immune so you cant use them
    but you can be stunned a whole combat by the enemy.
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  5. Apr 5, 2019
    3
    Few music is good. But... But the gameplay and all other things is: bad or boring :/