Sigono’s OPUS collection of video games had its debut with OPUS: The Day We Discovered Earth again in 2015 on iOS and Android. That was finally ported to PC and Nintendo Swap with its followup game OPUS: Rocket of Whispers following the identical sample. I adored the primary game and have performed it on each platform. Whereas I do have points with the gameplay in OPUS: Rocket of Whispers, I nonetheless take into account it value experiencing for followers of the primary game. When OPUS: Echo of Starsong ($8.99) was introduced, I hoped it could make its approach to iOS as a result of it stored trying like a large step up over the originals in scale and manufacturing.
OPUS: Echo of Starsong debuted on PC earlier than seeing an enhanced launch on Nintendo Swap 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 Game Cross. Often, a game would then hit PlayStation platforms and discover its approach to cell a lot later, however OPUS: Echo of Starsong lastly arrived on iOS this week at a fraction of its price 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 might be performed standalone for those who don’t need 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, gentle puzzles, and selections it’s essential to make that contain some RNG like with Disco Elysium. I’m not going to spoil the story, however that is Sigono’s greatest one but and I can’t think about anybody taking part in this won’t 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 probably the most bold game Sigono has launched but. It’s a big enchancment in nearly each method, and the Japanese voice performing I’ve used throughout my playthroughs may be very effectively accomplished. Not solely is that this one of the best Sigono game, however one in all my favourite video games of the 12 months on iOS and Nintendo Swap. I simply hope the few points I’ve with the iOS model might be mounted in future updates.
Given the gameplay model, I think about most individuals wouldn’t care about controller help, however there may be some type of controller help. You should utilize 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 undecided 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 Swap model has efficiency points which have been addressed to some extent in updates. On iOS, OPUS: Echo of Starsong targets 30fps even on newer gadgets just like the iPhone 14 Plus I performed it on. Sigono informed me there aren’t any plans so as to add help for 60fps to the game proper now. Visually, it’s cleaner than the Swap model although in elements. 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 certain when you have that choice, however for those who don’t, I might suggest it on iOS over Swap.
OPUS: Echo of Starsong is an important for iOS house owners. I already thought it was underpriced on consoles and PC given the standard of the game, however the iOS model is a fair higher take care of it costing lower than half. That is Sigono’s greatest work and I can’t wait to see what the studio releases subsequent. I simply hope iOS and Swap house owners won’t be ready too lengthy for Sigono’s subsequent game. OPUS: Echo of Starsong is a game it’s essential to expertise for those who 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.