Omori's ending is brutal, but its characters and humour put some heart behind the horror.
Omori is certainly not for everyone. Someone who values gameplay much higher than storytelling will come away feeling bored and frustrated with the overall experience. However, those who value a game's plot and the emotions that games can elicit will never be able to shake Omori from their headspace. It is a flawed game in many aspects, but I can't help thinking about it throughout my daily life (especially while opening up the spice cabinet), even having finished the game over a month ago. While the entire middle of the game can be frustrating due to its poor design, the third act is well worth everything that comes before it. In the end, everything else faded away, and it all felt worth it.
Nostalgic, lovingly crafted, moving, and surprising, Omori is a remarkable achievement. Earthbound and Undertale are easy comparisons, but Omori stands out as it's own, highly personal piece of storytelling.
Omori isn't a game that we would say is for everyone, but it's the kind of thing that seems like it will deeply resonate with its intended audience. If you're looking for a funny, sad, creepy, and downright disorienting RPG adventure, Omori is something you won't want to miss. The memorable narrative, offbeat sense of style, and high replayability make this one easy to recommend, even if the plot pacing can feel sluggish and the combat doesn't always deliver on its potential. We think Omori is an experience that's worth your time; give it a shot if you want to try something a little different.
For those who can stomach its depictions of a young boy's tortured life (and mostly generic gameplay), Omori offers some of the most unforgettable moments you can find in a narratively ambitious indie RPG.
OMORI is accessible, has creativity and depth in its narrative design, illustrations with personality and charisma, and a sensitive and well-written cast of characters that brings to life one of the most memorable groups in indie RPGs. The title is recommended for psychological horror lovers with sensitive themes, RPG retrogamers and mother-like fans.
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Having played through OMORI, I’m confident say that it’s an experience I won’t forget. This is a game I wholeheartedly recommend for those that appreciate a good story. With a strong emphasis on catharsis, it has a lot up its sleeves. The cutesy and colorful presentation hides a grim reality and it hits hard. Highly recommended, OMORI is a gem of a game that definitely deserves recognition.
Don’t let its presentation fool you, Omori is an adventure into some dark themes of loss, growing up, and fear of change. These are easily relatable elements uniquely projected to players through its expert story presentation and character writing. You feel yourself immersed in this world and with these people to the point where you want so bad to see their adventure through until the end. Luckily for us, this is one experience that you can’t easily grow out of.