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Operencia: The Stolen Sun

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

First-person fantasy adventure has light splashes of blood.

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This should prove a tasty little treat for anyone looking for a throwback to first-person dungeon crawlers of days gone by. Operencia: The Stolen Sun skips twitchy and sensational real-time combat for classic turn-based battles that force players to consider enemy strengths, immunities, and positions on the battlefield in order to create effective offensive and defensive strategies based on the current party members' abilities. Success depends on developing a group of heroes with a broad array of abilities so that you can exploit weaknesses and use the proper weapons and spells for enemies located near or far. A well-managed team will let you dispatch most enemies quickly and efficiently, while a poorly constructed party will result in battles stretching on, draining health and resources along the way. Combat starts off in forgiving fashion as players learn the ropes, but it doesn't take long before you're required to start making smart decisions or suffer the consequences.

When not in battle, players will explore the world and set themselves to solving any contextual puzzles they might find, which can involve tasks such as throwing switches in a specific order to open and close gates, or finding weights to weigh down a lever. Some areas force players to exercise patience and pay attention to details. Scanning the environment for useful items is key, as is thinking about all of the tools and abilities at your disposal. But making things needlessly difficult is a strange and seemingly unnecessary tile-based first-person movement system that restricts your ability to roam, making it hard to get close to and identify some objects. If you can grow accustomed to this quirk, there's plenty of old-school dungeon crawling fun to be had. Operencia: The Stolen Sun has a great cast of characters, some truly imaginative levels, and a strategic and compelling combat system that should serve as a refreshing antidote for fantasy RPG (role-playing game) fans who've grown tired of reflex-based real-time fighting.

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