Throwback Thursday – Reliving Other’s Lives in Omikron: the Nomad Soul

Posted Aug 7, 2015
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Ready for a blast from the past? Today we’re going to look at an iconic, yet flawed, open-world adventure from the late 90’s. Omikron: The Nomad Soul

Omikron: The Nomad Soul may not have been the popular hit that Quantum Dream and Eidos wanted it to be, but there were still merits to its existence even when it was released. It provide a power story in a world that was larger than ever conceived of before

Despite some technical issues that prevented proper playing, Omikron still accomplished many feats of technological and narrative prowess that helped to propel and inspire many similar games. Though it was most certainly flawed at its core due to very poor controls and a decidedly short, yet very engaging, story.

Switching souls and subduing trolls in Omikron: The Nomad Soul.

Imagine, you’ve suddenly switched your body with someone from another dimension altogether, suddenly waking up to the ugly visage of a strange creature before you on an alien world in the city of Omikron. You’re a law enforcement officer that went missing, and you’re charged with discovering the cause of this mysterious disappearance, not to mention your arrival in Omikron. And the best part is being able to resurrect the dead, transferring your soul into others. The premise sounds fantastic, doesn’t it?

The graphics might be a bit dated and not so well suited to wide screen, or 1080P, and certainly the controls are not going to be familiar to the more modern generation with almost pure keyboard interaction, but it can be fun nonetheless.

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Does this titular title from 1999 stand the test of time? Does Omikron: The Nomad Soul get better with age, as with a fine wine?

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