Parents' Guide to

Omen of Sorrow

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fascinating fighting game with monstrous horror characters.

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This is a surprisingly fun fighting game that has a lot of moves to master and modes to play, and an impressive roster of classic monsters and creepy locations. While it lacks polish in the presentation department, and swaps breadth for depth, Omen of Sorrow should appeal to fighting game fans and horror lovers. There were some responsiveness issues with the controls: There seemed to be some slowdown between pressing a button and the game executing a move. Despite this problem, this fighting game is quite accessible, plus there's a training and tutorial area to sharpen your skills. The AI isn't too tough either, so you can likely defeat the first batch of monsters you go up against. It might require a little trial and error to see what works, but you won't find this game too difficult to master.

There's a clever fighting system employed by the developer called Fortune/Fate, which is a gauge that judges you for how aggressively you play. By going on the offensive, you'll earn Fortune points, while defensive play earns Fate, meaning you'll become weaker and less likely be revived if knocked out. In other words, you're rewarded for taking chances and being more aggressive, rather than more defensive. If you max out your Fortune gauge, you'll enable the Blessed state, which is where you can inflict the most damage. With its fun fighting mechanic, several modes, and dark, horror theme, there's a lot to like about this B-grade title. Omen of Sorrow may not be for everyone, but it offers an enjoyable spin on the fighting genre for solo and multiplayer gamers alike.

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