I Can’t Wait to Play Omori on My 3DS

Omori

The first time I watched the Omori trailer, I was lying in a hospital bed. I was sick, stressed, and absolutely miserable. Then I pressed play, and for a few minutes, every problem I had faded away.

I can’t fully explain why Omori captured my heart so completely. Sure, the visuals are neat, and the song (bo en’s “My Time”) is fantastic, but the trailer doesn’t show much in the way of gameplay. It was just exactly what I needed to see in a rough moment, and everything I’ve seen since has made me like the game more. From the very beginning, I knew Omori was something special.

Apparently, the rest of the world knew too, because its smashed past its $22,000 Kickstarter goal within a day. Since then, it’s hit stretch goal after stretch goal with ease. It just ended its fundraising with more than $200,000.

Omori

Usually, games that go far beyond their Kickstarter goals make me nervous, but in the case of Omori, I’m over the moon. See, Omori earned so much that the game will now be coming to the Nintendo 3DS. Strange, surreal RPGs are exactly the sort of thing I like to play on handhelds, and I’m thrilled I’ll be able to experience Omori on a portable device.

If I once again find myself stuck in a hospital or another place I don’t want to be, I’ll be able to whip out my 3DS and be transported to another world. Omori looks like the sort of game that can make painful waits go by in a flash, and that’s something I need more of in my life.

Omori‘s estimated release date is May 2015. It’ll be a long time before I can find out if this game lives up to the magic of fellow quirky RPG Earthbound. But no matter what, Omori is a title I can’t wait to play on my 3DS.

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