Fate manipulating adventure Omensight revealed
An interesting looking adventure titles has been revealed by the name of Omensight.
Developed by Spearhead Games, those behind the intriguing event altering adventure Stories: The Path of Destinies, Omensight looks to be following in the footsteps of their previous title (though taking place in a different universe).
You play as a warrior who “exists outside of time”. Having foreseen the destruction of the land Urralia, you set out to rewrite its fate.
If you haven’t played Stories and have no idea what this means, the gimmick was that you could witness how a particular path played out, then go back to the beginning to change something for a better result. Say, for example, one route leads to you being betrayed, you can go back to the beginning with knowledge of the traitor – changing your course as necessary.
Omensight looks to continue and progress this notion, with you identifying characters of potential importance and making decisions on who to follow, help and fight – learning how various paths unfold as the game goes on.
Creative director on Omensight, Malik Boukhira, had this to say: “When we released Stories: The Path of Destinies in 2016, we were thrilled with the response to its narrative structure. Players told us how they enjoyed manipulating time to collect all the different endings in the game. With Omensight, our new original title set in a fresh universe, we’re taking this idea one step further. What we like to call the ‘narrative puzzle’ will extend to a range of diverse characters in Omensight, and we can’t wait to see how players navigate the intricacies of these characters’ actions and reactions to solve the mystery of Urralia’s demise.”
Stories: The Path of Destinies was a very interesting concept, but a tad lacking in gameplay – its action RPG mechanics becoming repetitive after only a short while. However it’s good to see that this concept isn’t being abandoned, and hopefully this time there will be some more depth to the overall product.
There’s no specific release date as of yet, however it is touted for this year at least, and is coming to PC.