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I have to reach back 18 years and invoke Majora’s Mask in order to have something to meaningfully compare Omensight to. Not only do the deep hues of Omensight’s art style invite such comparisons, but the time travel loop has you similarly exploring the the same few areas during different parts of the same day and finding new things as a result. Granted, the structure here is entirely different, but the focus on a small cast of characters who are subjected to surprising moments of darkness (made more palatable by a veneer of quirky animal companions) hits many of the same buttons that Majora did.
What Spearhead has created is a piece of Storytelling art. The way the story weaves in and out through the main characters needs to be seen to be believed and this tale is backed up by rock-solid gameplay for the entirety of the game.
Omensight is a great Action-RPG time-manipulation indie game set within the same universe as Stories: The Path of Destinies. As you reset time and replay the same day over and over with different companions, you will gain new insight into who was behind the untimely death of the Priestess. Yet, every day feels different, the same environments feel new and the same enemies create unknown obstacles. As you level up and gain new skills and attacks, the game gets more interesting and exciting. Graphically, the game is beautiful, with its simplistic design yet bold and colourful art style which will have you questioning if you're playing a game or looking at some Modern Art.
If a murder mystery action game sounds like a game you might like, I highly recommend playing Omensight. From beginning to end it just doesn't stop on delivering a solid experience. Although the story seems to be straightforward and simple at first it opens into an interesting tale with complicated characters helming the ship the whole way through.
Omensight is an action-adventure murder mystery that traverses time and genres to deliver a fun and balanced game perfect for coming down from your God Of War high.
When all is said and done, Omensight ends up being a dazzling piece of work, a terrific action RPG game with fast and fun combat that works perfectly alongside a well-crafted and impressive mystery that's guaranteed to keep you addicted until you've figured everything out.
As the spiritual successor to the well-received Stories: The Path of Destinies, Omensight delivers on our expectations. The game might feel a tad out of place with Triple-A titles competing against it but for those that want to enjoy a game with a gripping story filled with intrigue and extremely fun gameplay, Omensight is a great choice.
Omensight is an amazing twist on the "Groundhog Day" style storyline. Some thinking and planning is necessary, but The Witch makes this easier. The gameplay is fast, fluid, and very fun. It may seem repetitive to some, but slowly learning and altering the day is part of the journey.
Short and (bitter)sweet, Omensight tells multiple tales over a repeated loop, effortlessly driving you to invest into them all as you venture towards the truth and a way to save the world from cataclysm.
Omensight is An awesome game with big idea, Beautiful world and fun gameplay elements. it consists of action, investigation, decisions and more features that made the gameplay Various and fun. Omensight is a big and successful step for its developers, spearhead games, after the beautiful "Stories: The Path of Destinies" and we definitely want to hear more from them in future. It could be better in some parts but still if you love fantasy action games and Murder Mysteries, Omensight is one of the best choices and you will definitely love it. Omensight is a game that absolutely worth your time and money, so don't waste your time and go use your Omensight power!
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Overall, the game provides you with an entertaining story that people who love mystery stories will surely love. Add to that the fast-paced action that makes you take care of business as quickly as your reflexes can take you. Omensight delivers the satisfaction of a well-crafted story and a combat that doesn’t feel like a button mashing spree. If you are looking for a game after you have screamed to wanting more out of God of War, then I highly recommend that you pick up this game.
Omensight is a great title that suffers a bit from repetition in gameplay but makes up for it with some great combat, fun progression mechanics, excellent voice work and well-delivered story. If you're looking for a fun ARPG experience I would recommend checking out Omensight. With the game just recently finding its way to the Nintendo Switch as well as previously being available on Steam and PlayStation 4, Omensight is a fun, fast paced, story driven ARPG that has a lot to offer.
As you play the game you will gain experience and level up. Once you do, you should go before the Chalice to meditate to unlock new skills – your first one will be the Phantom Blast which, as I mentioned before, you can unleash by holding down on the Square button to then release an energy projectile. You can also find amber during your journey, which can be offered as tribute at the magical anvil to receive a blessing, which includes things such as increasing your overall health, increasing the damage dealt by your blade, or unlocking a perfect dodge which will slow down time if you dodge an attack at the last possible second, to name a few examples.
Though the combat and in-game puzzles are none too deep, they are richly populated and fantastically presented in Omensight, and wrapped up in the gorgeous darkly cartoony aesthetic creates a must-have cult hit for any budding PlayStation fan. While it may be completable in a single playthrough, the time spent as the Harbinger will be an excellent one that will ultimately leave you satisfied and at about $20 USD, it is an absolute must-buy.
My hat is off to Spearhead Games. They managed to improve upon the formula that they established with Stories: The Path of Destinies to craft a far superior experience with Omensight.
There’s a little jank here and there, but if you like action-RPGs and want something a little different–and not nearly as grimdark as those have been–I’m sending you a vision.
If you're partial to a bit of hack ‘n' slashing and fancy something a little different to the norm, you'll find Omensight to be an enjoyable addition to the Switch's catalogue of ports.
Omensight is a 3D action adventure game that has all the hallmarks of a PlayStation 2 3D action adventure made in the heyday of the genre but with the benefit of 20 years in technological and design advancements to spruce it up. Some occasional frame drops, a little bit of repetition and some occasional dodgy camera angles aside, Omensight is an edge-of-the-seat adventure that is hard to put down from the start until the credits roll.
Glossing over the irony of including "sight" in the name when the camera is sub-standard, Omensight offers both an absorbing murder mystery and enjoyable gameplay. Definitely worth checking out.
Omensight has a lot going for it. The central murder mystery is genuinely captivating and the combat has a fluidity that just feels damn good. An eye-catching world is populated by equally colorful and memorable characters. To its credit, Omensight manages to somewhat avoid the repetition associated with looping narratives but not completely, and it's that fault that brings the entire experience just ever so lower.
Last but not least, I have mixed feelings about the ending. I strongly believe that such a complex game that offers players meaningful choices that could directly influence major elements in the story should have multiple endings.
Omensight is the ideal title for someone looking to solve a murder mystery wrapped in an enjoyable action-packed adventure. Although you are frequently outnumbered, you always feel in control thanks to the satisfying combat mechanics. There is one particular section in the game is beyond frustrating, but outside of that, the game's difficulty is well grounded.
An overall improvement and evolution of its predecessor Stories: The Path of Destinies. Omensight provides an exciting groundhog day style narrative which doesn't get tedious despite its repetition. Some challenging and swift combat sees you through, and an interesting and nicely designed world easily engages, despite some cringey dialogue.
Omensight is a game that moves beyond expectations and manages to offer a very good experience. although some improvements in flawed parts of the game would render it as one of the best releases of the year.
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Omensight ironically repeated the same mistakes of its predecessor and presents a very repetitive gameplay and serious problems in its performance. Despite this, the game still manages to be quite enjoyable thanks to its plot, characters and battle system. If you liked Stories: The Path of Destinies or if you are a fan of good stories, you will surely enjoy the new title of Spearhead Games.
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Omensight is a fun fantasy romp starring fuzzy animal things. It's endearing in a way that, considering its flaws, it has no right to be. With a little more polish, this could have been a great game. As things stand now, it's still a pretty damn good one. The story kept me invested, and I found myself smiling more often than not. If you can see past the rough spots, you're in for a treat.
Omensight is a solid title that is a progression from the developers first game Stories: The Path of Destinies. While it can get repetitive going through the same areas multiples times, the combat and story are where Omensight shine.
Unusual action RPG with a great narrative from skilful indie developers. There should be more locations and better camera, but it is still unique game.
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An original murder mystery with surprising plot twists packed in a hack-and-slash action-adventure game à la traditional God of War. However the repetitive segments and a glaring omission of local co-op could have been addressed to make for an even better game.
Despite a good story, eye catching art design and solid combat, Omensight has suffered from very poor controls, and there are minor issues which can affect the gameplay. All in all, Omensight is a good game, and it might worth a shot.
Review in Persian | Read full review
It turns out that the least interesting aspect of Omensight is the by-the-number's action game mechanics. In a title that centres on a super being that looks like Anubis with a lightsabre, it is inevitable that there would have to be some sword-play in it. The qualities that will draw people into this plot are the mystery solving, how the Groundhog Day cycle works, and how users can change fates. RPG fans may not appreciate the brevity of the Harbinger's journey, and action game fans will likely fall asleep from the low difficulty of everything. This one seems ideal for fans of adventures, since at a certain point, most combat can be skipped entirely in lieu of plot progression with no consequence. Omensight is a unique release, nonetheless, and comes recommended for those seeking something different.
Omensight is certainly an interesting experience, one that comes down to how much you like story driven adventures. With each of the characters having their own goals, motivations and thoughts, there is so much more to the world than the gameplay might suggest. With only so much to do and a pretty straightforward combat experience, it quickly becomes all about the adventure, then the journey. For some this might be enough, where as those looking for better combat likely being disappointed.
Omensight takes a lot of the ideas founded in Stories: The Path of Destinies and runs with them, successfully building on its predecessor with a very clever gameplay loop. While we doubt this repeating tale of the apocalypse will blow anyone away, Omensight is still a fine example of an interesting concept executed with style and confidence.
Omensight attempts to combine the action of a hack and slash game, with an interesting on story-telling. While it succeeds in most areas, the game does have a few rough edges that made took my excitement level down a notch.
While I cannot really recommend Omensight to everyone, fans of hack and slash games who don't mind a rigid fixed camera, or those who are truly invested in what the story has in hold can look past its faults to see the good inside of it..
Omensight is perfectly competent in every major category, but isn't strong enough in any one instance to truly stand out. The unique story-telling from Spearhead Games is definitely engaging, but I can't say the same for the rest of the game.
Much like Stories: Path of Destinies before it, Omensight is a title worth admiring for its bold storytelling approach and unique take on the action RPG genre. Spearhead Games had a lot of ambition in bringing together a tale of mystery and suspense and combining it with investigation elements, though much like The Harbinger's time travel abilities, there might have been some aspects of the gameplay and structure in Omensight worth rewriting.
I really like the story that Omensight sets out to tell, but I really wish that it was more fun to actually play. The characters and learning about their motivations made it worth seeing the game to its conclusion, but a finicky fixed camera and somewhat lacking gameplay made my playthrough less satisfying than it should have been.
Omensight looks and feels good… but that soon gives way to repetition, as well as the realisation that nothing in this animal kingdom has what it takes to stand in the way of the main heroine. As for the story, and whole murder mystery aspect, well, it they are not that impressive, in all honesty…
The makers of Omensight probably wish they had an infinite time loop of their own. Painfully repetitive and lacking in polish, this game clearly needed a bit longer in the oven. Forgiving Majora's Mask fans may find Omensight's story and action enjoyable enough, but many who buy the game will want to turn the clock back on their weekend.