Time bending murder-mystery Omensight is releasing next month

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Posted April 25, 2018 by John Little in Announcements, Articles, Gameplay, News, PC, PS4, Release Date, Trailers

Developer Spearhead Games have announced a release date for their new murder-mystery (action adventure) game.

Those familiar with Spearhead Games will remember the company’s previous time bending action game Stories: The Path of Destinies (which I reviewed here), and at first glance Omensight seems to be following suit with that.

“When the world of Urralia nears its end, that’s when your work as The Harbinger begins. Take on the impartial, and crucial, role of both warrior and judge to rewrite the destruction of your war-sieged world by identifying characters that may have played a part in the apocalypse. By understanding the events that pushed Urralia to its tragic end, you can manipulate time and circumstance to prevent the catastrophe.”

Along with the announcement comes a gameplay video explaining some of the game’s core features.

 

The game allows you, much like Stories: The Path of Destinies, to explore a particular time period multiple times.

As you do so you can spend time with different characters and see how events on that particular day unfold for them, thus revealing more to you about the story.

I quite enjoyed this mechanic in Stories, with an expansive tree of events unlocking as you explored different paths, however one criticism I had was that this quickly became repetitive.

The gameplay video shows off some combat and platforming, and suggests that the narrative exploration mechanics and combat will be a bit more expansive, though that obviously waits to be seen.

It’s certainly an interesting concept, and I think the developers nearly hit the nail on the head with their previous attempt, so I will be eagerly awaiting to try this new adventure.

The game will release on PC and PS4 on the 15th of May.


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John Little
John Little

I started gaming with the release of the PS1 - Crash Bandicoot and Ridge Racer Revolution being the first 'real' games I ever set eyes on - and have been enthralled with the medium ever since. I particularly love strategy and horror games, the sort offered by titles such as Total War and Silent Hill, though I also have a soft spot for a good RPG. I studied Journalism at university in the hopes of progressing into writing about games, but my 'real job' is as a postman. You'll most likely find me covering indie games as I'm always on the look out for interesting little titles, and generally I stick to the PC and PS4 platforms. I'm not interested in MMOs or really any kind of online game, and I have an unusual and frankly worryingly expensive obsession with collecting gaming guide books, but aside from that I like to think I'm a well rounded average gamer. Find me on twitter @JohnLittle29


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