Summary: When speaking of ArtePiazza, the developer behind Opoona , immediately Dragon Quest springs to mind. Indeed, the studio responsible for Dragon Quest VII , as well as loads of Dragon Quest remakes for the past 15 years, has been a force to be reckoned with in the RPG genre.
Excerpt: Opoona, with its random battles, item collecting and levelling up business, is unmistakeably an RPG, but to just call it so would be an injustice. Much of Opoona’s earlier stages have an heavy emphasis on exploration and mini games, that and the fact that there’s not one spike of hair in sight and...
Conclusion: For every negative aspect of the game that inspires burning frustration to spew forth from your lips, there are plenty of things to like about Opoona. It's a reasonably entertaining game full of cute and colorful characters that are easily digestible by a wide audience.
Excerpt: Some people saw that the latest Nintendo console would be called the Wii and thought "wow - that may be one of the worst product names I've seen in a long time." Other people, however, saw that name and thought "I bet I could do worse." From the minds of the latter comes a new RPG named Opoona.
Excerpt: Name: Opoona Genre: RPG Platform: Wii As of yet, the Wii has not been known as an ideal platform for turn-based RPGs. Other than Baroque and Paper Mario , there really haven’t been too many standout role-playing games for the console. With Opoona , Koei is hoping to remedy that situation.
Excerpt: When you think of Koei, you tend to think of semi-historical Asian warriors fighting massive battles, not little cartoon men from outer space. But that’s what you get with Opoona for the Wii—a quirky RPG that takes players to a bizarre sci-fi wonderland where you fight not with swords and spears,...
Conclusion: Opoona, inserito nel panorama ludico della Playstation 2, sarebbe sicuramente passato inosservato, un po' per la presenza di titoli di ben altra levatura, un po' perché a conti fatti, pur essendo gradevole, non è davvero nulla di speciale.
Conclusion: Wegen den einfachen Kämpfen, der kindgerechten Story und dem bunten und kindischen Grafikstil richtet sich „Opoona“ klar eher an die jüngeren Zocker, die mit dem Titel aber sicherlich ihren Spaß haben werden.
Conclusion: Auf Grund mangelnder Alternativen können wir eine Kaufempfehlung für Genrefans aussprechen. Die Welt von Opoona ist in sich stimmig und es macht eine Menge Spaß die einzelnen Lizenzen zu erwerben und neue Freunde zu finden.