Omen of Sorrow Reviews

Omen of Sorrow is ranked in the 20th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
4 / 10
Nov 14, 2018

I love fighting games a lot, and I understand that many other people do. I think the dedication and effort it takes to craft a capable fighting game worth forming a community around is daunting. Unfortunately, Omen of Sorrow feels like it's taken a “quantity over quality” approach that results in a flaccid, broken experience. From the characters and art to the core act of fighting, nothing in Omen of Sorrow quite sticks the landing. There are a lot of incredible fighting games to check out this year, but Omen of Sorrow is not one of them.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2021

Omen of Sorrow has more good things going for it than bad, the overall combat system feels fresh and new. The characters all feel relatable while at the same time being totally original. Fights can last longer than in other fighting games, not to mention the soundtrack is absolutely out of this world. But that’s where a lot of the good things end, the utter lack of content and the length of time it takes to actually find matches online really takes a lot of the wind from these sails.

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71 / 100
Nov 27, 2018

Omen of Sorrow is an efficient and fun fighting game while in the heat of battle, but it trips getting to the arena.

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Drew Leachman
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2018

Omen of Sorrow is a really good fighting game that works well and has some really interesting mechanics that change the entire aspect of the fighting game, but because of the price, it bring down so many other aspects of the game making it a difficult purchase to recommend.

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6 / 10
Jan 8, 2019

Omen of Sorrow have quite a good gameplay, but the initial roster is limited, as are the game modes.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2018

Omen of Sorrow is a solid game fueled by hardcore knowledge, a cool roster, and fascinating mechanics. I'm looking forward to seeing what's in store for its future.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

I'm not saying Omen of Sorrow is a bad game in the slightest, I just think it definitely is missing a real personality to make it worth paying the $50. There still is some fun to be had with it and I think someone could get a kick out of some matches, but I think that's as far as Omen of Sorrow can stretch out its stay.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2018

Omen of Sorrow offers a lot of modes, unlocks, characters, and some decent fighting elements, but it doesn’t quite have the polish or draw to keep me invested. For genre fans, though, it’s worth checking into.

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Nov 12, 2018

Omen of Sorrow is a fighting game I can only recommend to those really looking to experiment with something new or are really big fans of horror. The combos are fun but are kind of shallow and get repetitive really quickly. The mechanics are pretty standard and can be fun but the lack of translation to new players kind of ruins them along with actually playing certain characters.

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2.5 / 5.0
Nov 7, 2018

Omen of Sorrow is basically a fighting game with a fair amount of depth, without the structure to support it.

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3.6 / 5.0
May 10, 2023

Despite the lack of an active online community and use of written dialogue, Omen Sorrow Omen of Sorrow is a fascinating game worth trying for lore lovers, as well as for casual gamers and beginners into fighting games. The characters' movements and combos have a unique feel to them compared to mainstream titles such as the Street Fighters and MK franchises. The background music is varied across environments, adding some excitement and variation to the fights.

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Mar 27, 2023

Omen of Sorrow is a missed opportunity. It should have been more extreme and followed Mortal Kombat in dancing with taboo. The Switch version also needed optimisation, because loading times are a killer to the fighter genre. Because it plays things too safe, this won’t be remembered as an all-time great example of the genre, however, it is still a bit of fun fantasy dark gothic action and, should there be a sequel, I would expect a more confident development outfit to really deliver on to the excellent potential this fledgling property has.

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4 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2019

While the developers have done their best, Omen of Sorrow is still a disappointing game. Not only many parts of the game are lacking which has resulted in it looking unfinished and lackluster, but even the combat is not fun and fails to entertain the players. And the situation gets even worse when we take the PC version's deficiencies and irritating performance issues into account

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7 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2018

All things considered, Omen of Sorrow is a very competent fighting game.

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7 / 10
Dec 3, 2018

I liked a lot of what I played in Omen of Sorrow. I love the new takes on the characters pulled from literature and movies, and the combat felt good, especially the bold cancel systems. The animations felt a bit stiff though, and the story mode which I was most excited for, was a letdown. But if you're looking for a new type of fighter that does something different, then you should definitely check this one out!

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4 / 5.0
Mar 27, 2023

Overall, I still feel Omen of Sorrow was worth the wait on Nintendo Switch. While admittedly, this version of the game boasts the worst graphics and long load times, the game is a lot of fun once you get past those barriers. Featuring a diverse roster of monstrous creatures, an expansive Story Mode, and various unlockable achievements, this is still a fighting game I can recommend to fans of the genre, even those that don’t take them all that seriously. It may not be a genre-changing game, but it’s a very solid and enjoyable fighter.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2023

It was a commendable effort by its developers, but sadly, the game falters in its minuscule roster size, pointless story mode and ridiculous trophy requirements. Still, I am actually glad this game exists. There’s something about it that made it extra charming. Omen of Sorrow reminded me a lot of those adorable mid-tier fighting games that were everywhere during the Nintendo 64/PS1 generation. Games like Fighters Destiny, Bio Freaks, War Gods, Mace: The Dark Age. Games that weren’t able to compete with the big ones, but sure as hell tried, and we all lauded the attempt.

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60 / 100
Sep 21, 2021

Omen of Sorrow is a 2D fighting game that draws on classics like Tekken or Street fighter but with literary and mythological characters based on the horror universe. The lack of content, fighters and game modes weigh down a game that seemed interesting.

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59 / 100
Jun 26, 2019

Omen of Sorrow is very funny game. But with theese famous characters, game's idea is totally wasted. Because combo and gameplay mechanics are just bad.

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Nov 29, 2018

Omen of Sorrow is a budget fighting game with AAA ambitions. AOne’s attempts to stretch it into something bigger don’t pay off and while there’s some enjoyment to be had, there are so many better, more polished alternatives that offer way more value for your money.

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