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Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 22, 2019
PCAug 22, 2019
Nintendo SwitchAug 22, 2019
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Tokyo RPG Factory

Publisher: Square Enix

Genres: Action, RPG

Reincarnation is the foundation of our way of life. We celebrate the lives we’ve been given, and offer up prayers for the next. It is grief of death which shackles the living, and causes the dead to stray. Indeed, there is no greater affront to reincarnation. So do we turn our grief to joy as we send off the dead. But the souls of those who held back their tears in life still need salvation in death. A duty that falls to the Watchers. Their task is to guide the wandering souls known as the Lost, and serve as keepers of the Living World and the Beyond. The Watchers sever the bonds that tie the Lost to this world, and send them on to the next. They navigate the emotions of the living and the dead. They prize life above all else. This is the story of one Watcher.

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Unknown Author
No Recommendation / Blank

One good idea isn't enough to make a good game - not unless you put a bit of love in the building blocks that surround it. Many JRPGs have that heart, the same one that mellows you even to their most ridiculous qualities. Oninaki, on the other hand, comes across as loveless.

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By T.J. Hafer
7.4 / 10.0

Oninaki is a gorgeous and entertaining, if slightly clunky, RPG that isn't afraid to explore some heavy themes in novel ways.

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Easy Allies

Bradley Ellis
7 / 10.0
Easy Allies
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Combat is fun on a basic level, but repetition and a lack of evolution blunt that over time. The story and setting also fail to live up to their initial promise

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