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OPERENCIA

Fairy Tale RPG and Dungeon Crawler

OPERENCIA RPG FOR FANS

Let the truth be told right from the start…

  • If you're an old school fan of Dungeon Master or younger fan of Legend of Grimrock
  • if you're in the mood for some Fairy Tale with Marvelous places to discover
  • if you previously played to Lands of Lore (the first) or any Might & Magic

Boys and Girls… You're going to love Operencia: The Stolen Sun !

Actually i have discovered this game by accident on steam, while browing all the available “dungeon crawlers”. And it was by reading a discussion that someone recommended Operencia… The game itself was advertised as a game made for RPG Fans, with everything a RPG fan could ask for ! Considering how ferocious the competition is in the RPG genre, that was a big claim ! 😉

But now after around 40 to 45 hours of PLEASURE ♥ I can guarantee you that the fairy tale is still in my mind, and that i really enjoyed Operencia like i enjoyed all the other BEST RPG out there ! because Operencia is now for me one of the best RPG in the “Fairy Tale” Genre. It reminded me of “Lands of Lore” for the fairy side, but also of “Might & magic” for the battles and of course “Legend of Grimrock” for the dungeons.

Operencia is a little of every games i mentioned above for our greatest entertainment !

Here are some screenshots below (just click to enlarge)

 

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Operencia is a RPG where you move tile by tile, or square by square if you prefer… exactly like in any old school dungeon crawlers. But… like in Lands of Lore or Legend of Grimrock 2 for the youngsters, the maps can be indoor or outdoor. So you can explore either a sunken dungeon, either a dark forest… Yes i mentioned “Dark” because you shan't expect a blue sky anytime soon.

You see… Although a Fairy Tale, the story is designed to not let you see the sunlight until the very end of the game 😉

Still the game have beautiful handmade drawings, as well as a very colored environment ! After all it's a Fairy Tale… Even if you're going to explore Dark places, you'll be amazed for sure by the quality of the graphics.

 

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By the way : Operencia was first released on consoles on late December 2018, and it wasn't until late March 2020 that it was released on PC. You see… My last console was a Playstation 1, and since i have always played on PC only. But it was kinda refreshing to play to a game firstly designed for console, and maybe that's why i loved it so much… maybe !

OPERENCIA FEATURES

FIGHTING IN OPERENCIA

Though we're in a Dungeon Crawler, battles are tactical and turn-based like in Might & Magic.

So how are they happening ? While you're exploring a place, you'll see one creature wandering from a point A to point B… If you stand a little too long in its field of vision, it will run towards you and the first round of the battle won't be yours ! If on the contrary, you stay out of its way and look from far away, just wait for the creature to go the other way and approach it from behind ! This way you'll Ambush the creature, and you'll have a full round of surprise 🙂

Also one creature wandering doesn't mean there will be only 1 opponent, not at all ! All the time it will be a minimum of 2 opponents to defeat up to 5, when they won't be summoners… Yes some opponents can summon creatures to help them and you can get overwhelmed pretty quickly !

Screenshots (click to enlarge)

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As for the difficulty of the battles… it depends if you chosen the Harder Difficulty at the start of the game. I did and let me tell you it required a good dose of Gear customization, and of tactical decisions during the fights. Some places are easier than the others, and it won't be in a logic order… Meaning i found late destinations easier than some others i had previously explored. It all depends of the special attacks / powers of some creatures, which can sometimes be very nasty even if the creature itself seems pretty weak…

LAST NOTE ON OPERENCIA

All the gold you'll find in Operencia will be useful to buy new gear but not that much, and not before 30% of the game… I mean i used some of my gold to buy some of the available stuff, but most of the time the items you can find by discovering all the secrets of the game, are FAR BETTER than what you can buy at the store -_- It's maybe one downside of the game, so don't count too much on the gold you find…

There will be of course BOSS Battles by the end of every places you'll visit ! And some will also be completely optional, but the more you explore and the more you kill, the more good stuff you'll get ! 😉 And if you're an old-school player like me, you know very well that an optional BOSS… is most of the time a PAIN in the ASS Boss ! Meaning it's not because it's optional that it won't be hard 😉

All in all, Operencia was a very good surprise and deserved a very warm welcome ! Should i also mention the beautiful soundtrack ? Indeed the music is just like the rest of the game, every compositions have been polished like a marvelous jewelry, to reflect the fairy tale you're going to evolve in. When a game is well made from A to Z, you can be sure it's going to be an enjoyable experience.

Here are the last screenshots (click to enlarge)

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