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  • Summary: Clear your mind, clench your fists and get ready for a wicked battle. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Omen of Sorrow delivers a deep 2D battle system inspired by the classics, bringing back the edge, mindset and philosophy rooted in the genre’s arcade legacy, taking it to the next level withClear your mind, clench your fists and get ready for a wicked battle. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Omen of Sorrow delivers a deep 2D battle system inspired by the classics, bringing back the edge, mindset and philosophy rooted in the genre’s arcade legacy, taking it to the next level with innovative features and fighting mechanics. Join the battle, conquer darkness. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 85
    It’s a little rough around the edges in terms of polish and fidelity, but as a fighting game, it’s charmingly ambitious. Generally speaking, it has a cool vibe with neat interpretations of classic characters from dark storytelling’s past.
  2. Nov 28, 2018
    71
    Omen of Sorrow is an efficient and fun fighting game while in the heat of battle, but it trips getting to the arena. Barebones mode selection, a Story Mode that’s clumsy and doesn’t properly pay off, and some strange dialogue throughout keep the game from reaching full potential. The characters are really cool and the fighting system is worth learning, the game does succeed in that regard, but I still am left wanting more. The true Omen isn’t one of Sorrow, it’s one of where’s the rest of the game?
  3. Nov 30, 2018
    70
    It's great to see a new "contenter" in a category of games occupied by giants. Omen of Sorrow is by no means a perfect game, but what it tries to do it does it right and it paves the way for AOne games to become a major player in the genre.
  4. Nov 16, 2018
    65
    Omen of Sorrow is a quite interesting fighting game with some original ideas, but its gameplay and cast have quite a lot to improve.
  5. Nov 26, 2018
    65
    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.
  6. Nov 20, 2018
    65
    There's some joy to be had here, especially when you consider the interesting design of the fighters, who are all in some way based on characters from gothic literature. However, when push comes to shove, there's just not enough here - in terms of depth or contents - to keep you playing for long.
  7. Nov 14, 2018
    40
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 41
  2. Negative: 15 out of 41
  1. Nov 7, 2018
    10
    it an indie chilean game that has nothing to envy to a AAA game and created with few resources that were very well used / Un juegoit an indie chilean game that has nothing to envy to a AAA game and created with few resources that were very well used / Un juego independiente que no tiene nada que envidiar a un AAA, juego chileno creado con pocos recursos que fueron muy bien utilizados Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2018
    9
    I'm gonna start out by saying I have a slight bias because Vampire Savior was my favorite game growing up and love horror movies. First, II'm gonna start out by saying I have a slight bias because Vampire Savior was my favorite game growing up and love horror movies. First, I gotta say I have no idea how people are giving this game a 0. The graphics blew me away. Consider that this indie games has graphics better than KOF14 and MVCI (love both those games personally). The art style is one of my favorite things about the game. It reminds me of Nightmare Creatures. I love the stages. They give off a Bloodborne/Classic Horror Movie vibe. The character designs are a good mix of classic with a creative twist. Too many games try to "modernize" werewolves, vampires, etc. I'm glad they went with a traditional look, because they look great with the Unreal engine. Also I gotta mention the music in the game. I actually found myself loving it, and I'm really picky when it comes to game music because I've been spoiled by GGX2. Unlike Guilty Gear though, this isn't metal. I don't even know how to describe it, but it fits perfectly. It's dark, heavy, and it just works. Now on to the most important part of the game. The mechanics. It took a little time figuring things out. The game could use a proper tutorial for people new to fighting games, but anyone familiar with the games should have a basic grasp of things fairly quickly. The game reminds me a lot of KOF, which was a pleasant surprise. You can cancel specials into specials at the risk of depleting your Fortune meter. If you run out of Fortune, you go into a doomed state. The Doomed state seems a little too "Dooming" right now though. It doesn't allow you to use supers, specials, throws, and you get guard broken by some attacks. Personally I think Supers and Guard Break are more than enough to punish the player, adding specials and throws is a little too much. Now on the opposite end of the spectrum is Blessed state. This is where the game really shines. When you're in Blessed state; you can chain your normals, special cancel infinitely until the meter drains (Think KOF13 MAX), go from specials into supers, AND you can use the activation of Blessed like an RC from Guilty Gear/Blazblue. This allows for a whole lot of fun and let's you get pretty creative. You also get a Sigil icon that fills up over time which is the come back mechanic of the game. Unlike a lot of new games though, it's not an instant win. You can use it to remove Doomed state, or to do a super in place of using meter, or to go into Blessed state. This is enough to give you an edge, but isn't over powered, which is refreshing. Personally I'd like to see Doomed get nerfed a little to balance this out by either not lasting as long, or not Dooming you so hard. There are also defensive options like Bold Counter (Dead Angle, Counter Assault, Etc.) And Retreat. With all that combined, I'm interested in seeing how the games Meta develops in the future. Up next is online mode. I've only played a few matches online. The GGPO netcode held up very well. I even played people in Chile (from NJ) and it the connection was shockingly good. Now for those of you new to Fighting Games, this is a niche title. It's not Street Fighter. It didn't have thousands of people playing online at all times. It's more like GG/BB/KOF. So add friends, start lobbies, and fight the good fight. You know the drill. As of writing this the game is on ver.1.0.4. The developers released TWO patches within days of the release to address issues with the game. That's a ridiculous amount of commitment, and is very much appreciated. The game is very fun, and only seems to be getting better and better. Also it has a surprising amount of single player content for the more casual audience or people who just want more backstory for their characters. Personally, I'm loving the game so far. If you like Fighting Games, definitely add it to the collection. Also, if you like horror games, I'd say check it out. Don't be scared off by the people giving the game 0's.
    They may have other issues. Remember , IGN gave GodHand a 3.0 at that game is amazing. Reviews are subjective, and in my opinion the game is worth getting. Cheers.
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  3. Nov 6, 2018
    9
    It's a New fresh Fighting game, a great one. With fast move set and intricate combo and counter system, must be a new revelation.
  4. Nov 8, 2018
    8
    A pesar de su precio, me gustó mucho el juego, tiene novedosos personajes, buen diseño y animación. Si bien no tiene muchos personajes comoA pesar de su precio, me gustó mucho el juego, tiene novedosos personajes, buen diseño y animación. Si bien no tiene muchos personajes como otros juegos, por lejos el online supera todas mis expectativas. Me gustaría ver mas personajes (tiene muy pocos) y que sigan balanceando el juego. Expand
  5. Nov 8, 2018
    6
    FIrst game from this guys, ain´t perfect but is good enough.... im enjoying the online mode with almost no lag between rivals and thats greatFIrst game from this guys, ain´t perfect but is good enough.... im enjoying the online mode with almost no lag between rivals and thats great :D they launch a fix update today.. Expand
  6. Jun 7, 2019
    0
    I don't care about this game, to be honest. I'm giving it a bad review because the devs are childish incompetent idiots. Hope the game flopsI don't care about this game, to be honest. I'm giving it a bad review because the devs are childish incompetent idiots. Hope the game flops hard. Don't buy it and support this trash studio. Expand
  7. Nov 9, 2018
    0
    As a mexican gamer I am begging you to stop marketing this awful game as the greatest game to come out of latin america. This game is taking aAs a mexican gamer I am begging you to stop marketing this awful game as the greatest game to come out of latin america. This game is taking a beating in every trusted review out there yet somehow the devs seem to be in denial about how bad this game really is.

    So to you gamers: As someone above me said just watch a couple of videos before you sink money into this ****

    And to you devs: as a gamer and as a fellow latin american I ask you to stop trying to trick people into buying your bad game, cut your loses, learn what can be learned and move on.
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