What I liked:
- I found the story to be interesting from start to finish and the uniqueness within it made the story stand out even further throughout.
- The combat elements in the game are absolutely brilliant because they have a ton of depth to them and this in turn made the combat exciting and rewarding at all times.
- Both the visuals and sound design give the gameplay an extra layer because not only are they both immersive but they also stand out in several ways.
- In terms of content the game delivers to you more than enough to keep you satisfied and the content is that good that I wish it would’ve carried on forever.
- Each upgrade you can obtain during your time with the game feels very worthwhile because every one of them improves you in some way.
What I didn’t like:
- Every now and then the camera would cause me a few problems because it didn’t always show you everything which caused me a few issues in combat.
- The game suffers with a few glitches from time to time and whilst none of them were game-breaking they did impact on the immersion levels a little.
Does Omensight do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all Spearhead Games caught my attention almost immediately thanks to their very good game Stories: The Path of Destinies and to say I was excited to play their new release Omensight would be a massive understatement to say the least. Thankfully this developer has delivered once again because I thoroughly enjoyed Omensight from start to finish due to it getting so much right. The first thing you’ll notice that they get right then is the very impressive visuals and sound design which give the gameplay an extra layer to it in pretty much all areas. Both the visuals and sound design also make the already brilliant story even better as well and from the moment I started the game I was hooked by the game’s fantastic story and characters that were in it. The gameplay also did a very good job of keeping me hooked as well and this was without a doubt down to the combat elements. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the combat has a ton of depth to it and each move that you pull off feels very satisfying. You’ll be able to pull of more powerful moves as you progress as well thanks to the upgrades that are on offer to you which in turn makes obtaining these upgrades a very worthwhile experience. In terms of issues the game doesn’t have too many at all and the problems it does have like the sometimes annoying camera and few glitches here and there can easily be looked past because the game just gets so much more right than it gets wrong. At the end of the day then the future is very bright for Spearhead Games because both the games I’ve had the pleasure of playing have definitely hit a homerun. This in turn means I can’t recommend Omensight enough because it takes you on an adventure that’s always exciting and it features some of the most enjoyable combat I’ve ever experienced. When you also factor in the fantastic story as well it makes this game a masterpiece that needs to be experienced.
I rate Omensight 9/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Spearhead Games/Nephilim Game Studios
Genre: Action & Adventure
Release Date (Xbox One): June 7, 2019