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Finally Nintendo has brought a new turn based RPG to the Wii system. Sure there are plenty on the Virtual Console, but Opoona by KOEI is a unique RPG. Generally when KOEI is brought up Dynasty Warriors 6 Walkthrough FAQ comes to mind but they have been versatile in the past and Opoona is a good example of that.
The battle system gameplay requires you to throw the nunchuck at an angle. At first it may be difficult because you will not understand how to take off the most damage, but after experimenting in battle a bit you will begin to understand how to maximize the damage you take off. One fun thing about battle is that there is a timer at the top and if you run out you lose. Thus you must finish the battle before the timer runs out so you may not be able to fight as passively / defensively as you would like. This type of gameplay is a breath of fresh air from newer RPG's like Final Fantasy 12 XII that are MMORPG-like and are not exciting because you do not have to have a sense of urgency - in Opoona you have to have one.
There are some forced minigames but they are fun because it is generally just creating a real life experience with your character as you will acquire licenses, and earn money for all the things you need. Opoona also will meet lots of people during his journey and will strengthen these relationships throughout. But the story is the lesser factor here and is not that controlling. It is the addictive, unique and challenging battle system that makes this a must try for RPG fans.
Even though Opoona does not support 16:9 the atmosphere and visuals come off really well. You will appreciate traveling along as the nature really moves - trees, water, clouds, all of it. Then there is the ambient soundtrack that fits the game well.