Omensight PS4 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the PS4 version of Omensight by Spearhead Games.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game for free through Evolve PR.Like all of my reviews, however, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Omensight is an action adventure game that follows a character named The Harbinger. Someone, or something, has brought about the end of the world and it’s up to The Harbinger to find out the true cause.
The game has you repeat the final day of the world as you investigate the murder of the godless-priestess. At first there seems to be a clear suspect but as you progress you come to realize that there’s more to the story than it appears.
In order to prevent the end of the world, The Harbinger travels back in time to aid various characters in their missions. Doing this allows The Harbinger to discover more of the truth behind the murder.
There are 4 characters in which you can travel to the past and aid. These characters include Indrik, Ludomir, Vera, and Ratika. Each character plays a part in the larger story and it’s a good idea to learn everything you possibly can from each of them.
Combat in Omensight can be a bit clunky at times and revolves around attacking and dodging. In the later stages of the game it becomes pretty difficult to dodge enemy attacks due to their increased attack speed. There’s also a cooldown if you use your dodge ability too much which can leave you open to enemy attack.
There’s special attacks that you can learn by leveling up in the hub world. These attacks vary between each other and can be pretty difficult to pull off in the middle of combat. Luckily time slows slightly when charging an attack but if you don’t charge it fully you’ll be left open to attack.
In order to pull off these special attacks you must chain together combos and dodges to fill a sphere. The more powerful attacks require more spheres to pull off. Generation of spheres takes longer than expected though and a battle can be almost finished before you can charge enough.
Boss battles in Omensight range from simple to challenging. Each boss has it’s own unique attacks and ways to defeat them.
Whenever a level is completed, you’ll return to the hub world surrounding The World Tree. Here you can level up, purchase passive abilities and view the investigation menu. You can also choose the next character you wish to follow here as well.
Overall, Omensight has some quirks and things that can certainly be improved upon but it’s a pretty entertaining game regardless. The game won’t be for everyone though because it might seem a bit repetitive due to the combat system and the story surrounding the single day. The game is quite pretty and the soundtrack is quite good as well. It’s not perfect but it’s a pretty well designed game and you can feel that a lot of work was done to make it enjoyable.
If you’re in the market for an action adventure game that has a pretty interesting story and decent combat then Omensight might be worth checking out.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!
Features of Interest
- Intersting Story
- Great Graphics
- Great Soundtrack
- May Get Repetitive For Some
- Platforming Elements Could Be A Bit Better
- Combat Can Be A Bit Clunky Sometimes
- Voice Acting IS A Little Uneven In Some Areas (NPC's for example)