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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 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
  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
    10
    I personally enjoyed Omen of Sorrow, though sometimes the mobility and generally speaking the "fells" of the game may seem a but odd, it isI personally enjoyed Omen of Sorrow, though sometimes the mobility and generally speaking the "fells" of the game may seem a but odd, it is definitely a minor issue. Plus you cannot expect a KoF or MK, mainly because it is neither of those games. I find the approach that AOne took really enjoyable, and it is indeed the company's first game. The horror theme is pretty unplored in the realm of fighting games, so seeing a "new" company take the initiative in this field is pretty amazing, besides their first try was not to shabby. Taking everything into consideration as think this is as best as it can get, after they fix all the bugs in the game of course. And i think everyone would appreciate a free DLC in the mix too. Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2018
    9
    Being a new IP, that already gets some brownie points: in this day and age where all we get are rehashes and sequels, anyone trying somethingBeing a new IP, that already gets some brownie points: in this day and age where all we get are rehashes and sequels, anyone trying something new deserves some credit.
    The game is good, not perfect. Characters, moves, animations and backgrounds all are of very high quality. Story mode, AI and some other features need some more work.
    Solid effort.
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  4. Nov 10, 2018
    8
    When it comes to video gamea, I love being able to play as the monsters. So, when I heard about Omen of Sorrow, I knew I had to check it out.When it comes to video gamea, I love being able to play as the monsters. So, when I heard about Omen of Sorrow, I knew I had to check it out.

    This game was developed by a small team on a small budget, so it is a bit rough compared to other, larger budget fighting games. However, the game still looks great. The backgrounds actually have things going on (ie not static), but it isn't so much that it distracts from the fighting.

    The characters themselves look good. They look like the monsters they're based on, with enough of a twist to make them distinct (I love Quasimodo's mechanical arm).

    On the technical side, this is a team that understands fighting games. They made a point of letting members of the hard-core fighting game community test it out, and it paid off. However, this is definitely a game made for people who play fighting games. The system is it's own beast, and it is recommended to go into training mode (at least until you get the hang of it).

    I only have one major complaint. At the time of this review, one character is incomplete. She's only playable in certain story chapters. Hopefully, this is only a temporary thing, and AOne games has plans to patch her in later.

    Overall, this game in a solid first title from an up-and-coming developer. Yes, it's a bit rough, but they've made something that any fighting game fan should check out.
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  5. Nov 8, 2018
    8
    I hear some people complaining a lot about things that the fighting community don't care at all. This game was made for hardcore gamers of theI hear some people complaining a lot about things that the fighting community don't care at all. This game was made for hardcore gamers of the fighting genre and pro-gamers who want to compete. While it's true that it has some rough edges, it is what we've been waiting for: ¡New mechanics! ¡Gameplay depth! All that the big names don't have. I support this game and specially since the devs have been putting hotfixes already. At last something new in the fighting genre, I can't believe how well balanced the characters are considering how differently they play. These guys took a huge risk and it will pay off, you'll see how the fighting community will pick this up and polish the hell out of it until it is a must in tournaments. Expand
  6. 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
  7. Nov 12, 2018
    0
    Feels like a chep ps3 game for the price of a AAA ps4 game. Would not recommend.

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