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  • Summary: OPUS: The Day We Found Earth is a chill, stargazing experience that's handcrafted for people who enjoy story-driven games and arguing about Pluto. It tells a tale of purpose and pursuit through the lens of a deep space telescope that players operate throughout the game.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 22, 2018
    90
    This one does it all and every game should take advantage of the Touch Screen on the Switch for portable play as an option. Overall this is a great port and one that any fan of good stories in games should play.
  2. Jan 8, 2018
    80
    Opus: The Day We Found Earth is a lovely little game. At more or less the length of a movie, it’s not going to keep you entertained for the weekend, but it’s perfect for a quiet night in. Digital stargazing is a surprisingly compelling pursuit, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with OPUS - it’s charming, affecting and proof positive that the Switch can be a wonderful storyteller.
  3. Dec 11, 2017
    70
    OPUS: The Day We Found Earth is a unique take on hidden object and storytelling within video games. It's as bittersweet as it is achingly short. Though not for everyone, it is a reminder that not all games are simply games.
  4. Jan 2, 2018
    55
    Opus is a small-scale experience, and I find that to be totally appropriate. While the story didn’t end on the strongest of notes, I enjoyed the ride and thought it was not only a positive experience, but a great fit for the Switch. However, I was only tolerating the telescope portions in order to find out where the plot was going, so basically half of this game was a wash. Since the entire thing can be completed in two hours or so, it’s not too hard to put up with actually searching for Earth, but fans of small games and indies should expect to show up to Opus for the narrative and nothing else.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  1. Jul 23, 2018
    9
    This is a great little game. Generally I'm in agreement with critics on a specific point: the narrative is what you show up for.

    However,
    This is a great little game. Generally I'm in agreement with critics on a specific point: the narrative is what you show up for.

    However, the game is more than just a story. The whole thing from beginning to end (story, characters, gameplay, audio, graphics) is cute and uncomplicated. Much like a number of other popular indie titles, this is just a simple way to de-stress. This sort of game is great for people who are just tired of dealing with crap all day and need an escape. The game gives you something to apply yourself at, but it won't punish you for failure, and it won't force you into stressful situations.

    It's just a calm, slow, deep breath.

    Recommended for people with families and high-stress jobs.
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  2. Sep 2, 2018
    8
    The game play is kind of like where's Waldo, but with a thick and meaningful story thrown into the meat of it, it's charming and so are theThe game play is kind of like where's Waldo, but with a thick and meaningful story thrown into the meat of it, it's charming and so are the characters. This is a game that I am happy to have in my library of nintendo switch games. Expand
  3. Dec 6, 2017
    7
    Although the story is charming and the soundtrack brings out a rich atmosphere, the gameplay in Opus: The Day We Found Earth is lacking. TheAlthough the story is charming and the soundtrack brings out a rich atmosphere, the gameplay in Opus: The Day We Found Earth is lacking. The challenge that was basically inexistant in the beginning picked up at some point as the tension rose, but it basically remain from beginning to end a star selection followed by a yes-or-no answer. Finished the game (story) in a little less than 2 hours without rushing with a reported completion rate of about 65%, which means that technically I could replay and aim higher but I don't see the point.

    I wish the planet research was a little more elaborate, but then again for a $6 game I can't be too harsh, which is why I'm giving it a 7/10 mostly for its charm and soundtrack.
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