Sigono’s OPUS collection of video games had its debut with OPUS: The Day We Found Earth again in 2015 on iOS and Android. That was ultimately ported to PC and Nintendo Change with its followup sport OPUS: Rocket of Whispers following the identical sample. I adored the primary sport and have performed it on each platform. Whereas I do have points with the gameplay in OPUS: Rocket of Whispers, I nonetheless contemplate it value experiencing for followers of the primary sport. When OPUS: Echo of Starsong ($8.99) was introduced, I hoped it will make its solution to iOS as a result of it saved trying like an enormous step up over the originals in scale and manufacturing.
OPUS: Echo of Starsong debuted on PC earlier than seeing an enhanced release on Nintendo Switch that introduced in Chinese language and Japanese voice performing help. Following that being patched into the PC model, OPUS: Echo of Starsong arrived on Xbox platforms together with Xbox Sport Cross. Often, a sport would then hit PlayStation platforms and discover its solution to cell a lot later, however OPUS: Echo of Starsong lastly arrived on iOS this week at a fraction of its value on different platforms bringing the whole expertise with all updates and voice performing to cell.
Regardless of all being part of the identical universe, OPUS: Echo of Starsong may be performed standalone in case you don’t wish to expertise the primary two video games. OPUS: Echo of Starsong may be very a lot a narrative centered expertise with some level and click on adventure-style gameplay, mild puzzles, and selections you’ll want to make that contain some RNG like with Disco Elysium. I’m not going to spoil the story, however that is Sigono’s finest one but and I can’t think about anybody enjoying this is not going to be moved by the narrative by the top of the dozen or so hours you’ll spend right here relying on whether or not you give attention to the principle story or extra.
OPUS: Echo of Starsong is essentially the most formidable sport Sigono has launched but. It’s a enormous enchancment in nearly each means, and the Japanese voice performing I’ve used throughout my playthroughs may be very effectively accomplished. Not solely is that this the perfect Sigono sport, however certainly one of my favourite video games of the yr on iOS and Nintendo Change. I simply hope the few points I’ve with the iOS model may be mounted in future updates.
Given the gameplay model, I think about most individuals wouldn’t care about controller help, however there’s some type of controller help. You should use a controller to maneuver and to progress dialogue, however to not make selections. You have to to make use of contact controls for that. I additionally couldn’t get my progress synced throughout my iPhone and iPad. I’m unsure if iCloud save sync is included, however whether it is, it didn’t work for me. I hope this may be applied sooner or later.
OPUS: Echo of Starsong is nice on PC and Steam Deck. The Change model has efficiency points which were addressed to a point in updates. On iOS, OPUS: Echo of Starsong targets 30fps even on newer units just like the iPhone 14 Plus I performed it on. Sigono advised me there aren’t any plans so as to add help for 60fps to the sport proper now. Visually, it’s cleaner than the Change model although in components. It doesn’t look nearly as good as I had hoped on my iPad Professional (2020) although. The definitive transportable expertise proper now could be on Steam Deck for positive you probably have that choice, however in case you don’t, I’d suggest it on iOS over Change.
OPUS: Echo of Starsong is a necessary for iOS homeowners. I already thought it was underpriced on consoles and PC given the standard of the sport, however the iOS model is a good higher take care of it costing lower than half. That is Sigono’s finest work and I can’t wait to see what the studio releases subsequent. I simply hope iOS and Change homeowners is not going to be ready too lengthy for Sigono’s subsequent sport. OPUS: Echo of Starsong is a sport you’ll want to expertise in case you take pleasure in memorable tales, effectively written characters, and glorious music. Having accomplished almost three full playthroughs throughout platforms, I nonetheless can’t recover from how good OPUS: Echo of Starsong is.