by Jessica Ham
Do you love time travel, mystery, and animals? Then you will love the game Omensight which was released on May 15 by Spearhead Games. The second I saw the first trailer for the game I was hooked and could not wait to play. The vibrant colors and swift movement of the characters left me wanting more.
Omensight takes place in the magical land of Uralia, where anthropomorphic animals inhabit the world. The player plays as the Harbinger, a mystical warrior who only appears when the apocalypse is coming. After fighting through the end of Uralia, the Harbinger is transported to a cave where he is told that he must inhabit the souls of those who have died and travel back to their last day. The player has to uncover the solution to stopping the end of Uralia and find out who enacted the murder of the Godless-Priestess Vera that started the whole horrible thing. The decisions the player makes will shape the outcome of Uralia’s fate and which characters make it to the end.
The game is so colorful it is awe-inspiring. Each color works perfectly with each character and the environment’s colors are a perfect mix of apocalyptic and bright, magical and evocative. The Harbinger moves so swiftly and the controls are so great you can move through the game with ease. The game offers many different difficulty levels, including one that allows the player to focus on the story more than the combat. I like this mode because sometimes I suck at combat and would rather just know the story.
The Harbinger does not talk much but expresses so much emotion in his actions and movement. I was very intrigued by his character and how mysterious he was. I would have liked more development of his character however, to understand his origin and motives better. It is hard to play as a character that you do not know much about. Draga, a general who works closely with the Emperor, was my personal favorite character to watch her last day. Her motives are more complicated than first observed and the emotion she brings to the story leaves you crying by the end. The other characters were not quite as memorable.
The game unfortunately becomes very repetitive and can become boring after awhile. I recommend the game because of the story, but the combat and actions can get old after awhile. If you want adventure, mystery, emotion, and a gorgeous environment, Omensight is the right game for you. It is available to play on PC and PS4.