GameSpy: Opoona Review

GameSpy writes: "It seems strange that the Wii has been out for nearly a year and a half now, and a traditional RPG hasn't been released for the system (Virtual Console aside). That's about to change now, thanks to Koei and the oddly-titled Opoona. Developed by Arte Piazza, Opoona features the input of Dragon Quest veterans Shintaro Majima and Sachiko Sugiura. The game's soundtrack is composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto, who previously did the music for Final Fantasy XII. The game has an impressive pedigree, but can it live up to its creators' previous efforts?

The main character is the titular Opoona, a member of the diminutive Tizian race. He may look like a noseless version of the cartoon character Ziggy, but we won't hold that against him. Opoona, his parents, and his brother and sister are en route to the planet Landroll for a vacation when their spaceship crash lands on the surface. Before the crash, the adult Tizians were able to get their children into escape pods, but now Opoona is separated from his siblings and his critically injured parents."

-Unique and fun combat system
-Great design and music
-It's challenging

-Bureaucratic backtracking is a pain
-Static camera during dungeons
-Domes can be tough to navigate

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