10 More Emotional Games That Will Impress You!
Omori is a phenomenal game with great storytelling, visuals, and characters. Its art style is unique and feels like a child’s picture book brought to life. The game’s storyline tackles many mature subjects like depression, anxiety, and others. In it, players control a young boy named Omori who goes on a life-changing adventure with his friends. By the journey’s end, you must decide Omori’s and his companion’s fate, even if it teeters toward a heartbreaking conclusion.
If you’ve finished playing Omori and are looking for alternatives – fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 10 picks.
Of course, for all the games we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link, so you can check out our full thoughts on that and see if it’s something you want to invest your time in.
So without further ado, we present 10 games to check out if you’re looking for a game like Omori.
Deltarune is a remarkable RPG, created by Toby Fox. It has a stunning world, great characters, and an incredible soundtrack. Like Omori, the game features stellar turn-based combat and feels more robust than its predecessor. In it, players control Kris. He’s a normal boy who finds a hidden area inside his school’s closet alongside his classmate Susie.
They discover the Dark World and meet a goat boy named Ralsei. Ralsei informs Kris and Susie that they’re destined to save the world from evil villains. The game’s not complete yet, but the two chapters that have been released allude to bigger things to come involving the game’s overarching plot. The characters are well-rounded and have charming personalities.
With its amusing dialogue, well-crafted world, and better gameplay elements, Deltarune is a worthy successor to Undertale and is worth trying out after you’ve completed Omori.
Earthbound was released at a time when JRPGs took place in medical fantasy settings. From Dragon Quest to Final Fantasy, many gamers grew accustomed to JRPGs involving a superb plot and world filled with large kingdoms and menacing monsters. Earthbound opted to go for a more familiar city-like setting.
Unfortunately, the game didn’t sell as much as Nintendo expected, but it hit home with many gamers years after its release. It inspired many games like Undertale, Omori, and others. With its compelling coming-of-age narrative, charming cast, and quirky humor, Earthbound’s a JRPG that’s worth playing.
In it, players control Ness. He’s a young boy who travels the world of Eagleland in search of the eight melodies. He needs these melodies to defeat an evildoer named Giygas’s plans to engulf Eagleland in eternal darkness. With his supernatural abilities and intruiging comrades, Ness aims to save the universe. Ness will encounter a diverse pool of enemies like cultists and neighborhood bullies. Earthbound contains some dark themes like Omori but tends to be mostly lighthearted.
Fans who found Omori’s tale emotional and fun to follow will enjoy what Rakuen delivers in its narrative. Not only does the game have a gut-wrenching storyline, but jaw-dropping visuals back it up. It has players control a character who gets teleported to a fantasy realm that houses the Guardian of the Forest.
The kid wants to receive a wish but must help his hospitalized neighbors’ alter-egos in the fantasy realm. The boy’s journey won’t be simple as he must overcome the darkness each neighbor harbors inside themselves. This game will drive you to tears in a similar way to what Omori did with its drama elements.
If you’re looking for another game that appears childlike but contains a rich story filled with heartwarming and dreadful topics, Rakuen’s worth playing.
Inside is a 2.5D puzzle platformer with an emotional narrative. In it, players must assist the boy in completing several puzzles as he traverses a secret location guarded by mysterious individuals. This game is a moody work with an ambient soundtrack that helps players immerse themselves in its dark locales and uncomfortable atmosphere.
The game doesn’t provide a dialogue-driven narrative like Omori. To some extent, the game developers encourage players to craft their own narratives for the game. This allows players to develop their own theories for the events that transpire within it. Whether you want the game to be about a boy trying to sneak his way into a secret area or a take on something pivotal to our lives is up to you.
Regardless, Limbo is an excellent atmospheric title with great tension and spooky elements. Give it a try when you have the time.
Child of Light
Child of Light is a beautiful turn-based RPG about a girl named Aurora. She wakes up in a fantasy land called Lemuria and learns that an evil queen stole its light source. To return home, Aurora embarks on a quest to defeat this queen and her minions and restore Lemuria’s light. This game boasts a wonderful coming-of-age tale that will touch many players’ hearts.
The game attempts to make players feel like a hero. Aurora undergoes some internal challenges that will assist in her development. Whether it’s fear, disloyalty, or distress, players will encounter many heartwarming characters who’ll assist in strengthening the player and Aurora’s courage to persevere. If you liked the real issues that cropped up during your play session of Omori, chances are, you’ll love what Child of Light cooks up in its storytelling.
Yume Nikki is a psychological horror gem that Omori fans will adore. This game has you exploring a dream-like world with unsettling imagery and mute storytelling. Players control Madotsuki, a woman who lives a mundane life. However, when night falls, she spends time exploring her dreams and seeking items that’ll unravel the dreamworld’s several layers.
Interacting with specific characters and items will earn you an “Effect”. These outcomes lead to various actions and animations that will make the game more mysterious. Unlike Omori, this game doesn’t contain dialogue for players to follow. This adds to the game’s eerie atmosphere and will entice players to continue playing to uncover its secrets.
The game’s graphics won’t appeal to many players, though. However, if you like spooky games that’ll leave you feeling disturbed, give Yume Nikki a shot.
OneShot is a spectacular, story-rich puzzle adventure game. It has engaging visuals, and well-developed characters, and follows the relationship between a god and his subject. In it, players control Niko, a cat child who finds himself in a bizarre world. He meets a light bulb that’s hailed as this world’s god.
Niko must take the bulb to a tall tower to restore this universe’s light. His journey to the tower won’t be easy, but Niko’s determined to help these residents out with their problems. This game boasts soothing music, which adds to players’ immersion in OneShot’s world. The game contains amusing humor and occasional fourth-wall breaks that’ll toy with your mind.
Like Omori, the game can touch upon thoughtful subjects. The puzzles don’t offer many challenges, but they will provide players with obstacles that’ll halt their adventure. If you enjoyed Omori for its engaging world and cast, then you’ll grow attached to Niko and the others in OneShot.
Lisa the Painful
Players thirsting for another gutwrenching title to play after Omori will be pleased with Lisa the Painful. It tackles disturbing topics and harbors a well-written cast who’ve experienced gruesome instances in their lives. In it, players follow Brad, a martial artist searching for his adoptive daughter while traveling through the Olathe wastelands.
During his expedition, he’ll make life-threatening choices that could harm him, his daughter, and others he recruits along the way. The game’s best qualities lie in its narrative. Brad’s a remarkable character many players will empathize with in the game. The game’s turn-based battle system will appeal to folks who enjoyed games like Omori, Earthbound, and Undertale.
As you recruit new companions, you’ll learn of their desires and grow fond of their personalities. If you seek a story-rich game with great characters, fun gameplay, and a devastating world, Lisa the Painful’s worth your time.
Contact is a top-down, dark RPG from the same folks who brought you games like Killer 7 and No More Heroes. This game feels heavily inspired by Earthbound and includes humor that’s on par with that title. The story follows Professor and Terry as they look for gem-like cells to power Professor’s spaceship.
The chemistry between Professor and Terry will keep players engaged. As Terry collects more cells to repair Professor’s ship, you’ll start realizing Professor’s not the nicest person in the world. These tense scenarios will keep players immersed in the game’s plot and wondering what Professor has planned for Terry.
Contact offers players satisfying real-time combat, but players have the chance to avoid conflict by teetering Terry away from his foes. The game’s combat can be tricky to master, but with enough battles, you’ll learn the ropes of it all. If you’re looking for a quirky, dark RPG to play after Omori, Contact’s worth your time.
Little Nightmares (Series)
Little Nightmares is a popular franchise from Bandai Namco, the company known for its anime-themed fighters and RPGs. With Klonoa and Pac-Man out of the picture for a while, many fans wanted the company to deliver a refreshing platformer for its audience to delve into. Thankfully, they gave fans Little Nightmares, a game that will give you nightmares.
Jokes aside, the game contains a dark setting, spooky enemies to avoid, and players controlling a vulnerable girl named Six. She finds herself on a giant metal boat and must escape or die trying. The game also features a splendid follow-up title for folks who find Six’s journey captivating and unsettling. This game offers clever puzzles, so you may spend a few minutes on each of them.
The world feels like it was inspired by Tim Burton’s stop-motion horror classics. From its grotesque dishwashers to its menacing eyeball creatures, you’ll feel creeped out by the sights inserted into Little Nightmares. While the second game gives you chances to retaliate against its beasts, you’re completely helpless in the first game. If you’re looking for another disturbing game with a dark narrative to play, I’d recommend checking out Little Nightmares 1 and 2.
You can read our thoughts on Little Nightmares 2 in our video game review here!
So there we have it, our 10 video game picks to keep you busy after playing Omori.
What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!