History VideoGame / OmikronTheNomadSoul

29th Mar '18 7:43:32 AM MetaFour
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* BladderOfSteel: There is no pause function. Consulting your computer may look like you're pausing, but time continues ticking (and pedestrians and cars continue moving) while it's pulled up. And you can't even consult your computer during the fighting or FPS segments, or while you're swimming. (Granted, you could take a break by saving and shutting the game off--but if you don't have any [[SaveToken magic rings]], then you're completely out of luck.)
17th Mar '18 6:43:45 PM MetaFour
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: While imprisoned, you use this method to escape. [[spoiler:When the jailer attacks with an electric torture beam, you reflect it back at him with a metal bowl.]] Your character even {{lampshade|hanging}}s it in the dialogue immediately after.


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* IShallTauntYou: When you get captured, you escape your jailer by taunting him until he electrocutes you.


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* NoGearLevel: When you get captured by the government, they don't take away your computerized inventory--but they do lock it down, so you can't access any of your weapons or gear. A trip to the nearest computer terminal is enough to unlock your inventory and get everything back.
13th Mar '18 11:22:16 AM MetaFour
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* PermanentlyMissableContent: [[spoiler:After Kay'l dies, you lose his ability to access most parts of the Security Headquarters. Everything necessary for the main quest is still open, but the optional missions and side content can be lost forever if you don't complete them before his death.]]



* PopulationControl: According to in-game documents, couples in Omikron cannot have more than two children which they are encouraged to have with sterilization becoming mandatory following the birth of the second. Should the government find anyone who has more than two children... well, considering how oppressive the government is, you do the math.
** Also, given the limited space and resources within the dome, population control of some kind is necessary to maintain balance.

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* PopulationControl: According to in-game documents, couples the Omikron government employs this to manage limited space and resources within the dome. Couples in Omikron cannot have more than two children which they are encouraged to have with sterilization becoming mandatory following two children, then sterilized after the birth of the second. Should the government find anyone who has The punishment for having more than two children... well, children is never spelled out, but considering how oppressive the government is, you do the math.
** Also, given the limited space and resources within the dome, population control of some kind is necessary to maintain balance.
it can't be pleasant.



* UrbanSegregation: The city of Omikron is divided into four districts, each with its own style of architecture and fashion. People aren't allowed to move freely between them, they need special passes to do so.

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* UrbanSegregation: The city of Omikron is divided into four districts, each with its own style of architecture and fashion. People aren't allowed to move freely between them, they but instead need special passes to do so.
13th Mar '18 11:00:33 AM MetaFour
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* JustifiedSavePoint: Magic rings with the ability to preserve your soul.
** SaveGameLimits / SaveToken: you need to gather said rings.

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* JustifiedSavePoint: Magic rings with the ability to preserve Saving is accomplished preserving your soul.
** SaveGameLimits / SaveToken: you need to gather said rings.
soul at in-universe save points, using [[SaveToken magic rings]] [[spoiler:left behind by the Renegade Sorcerer]].


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* SaveGameLimits: Saving your game uses up magic rings. If you run out of rings, you can't save again until you find more.
13th Mar '18 12:04:00 AM MetaFour
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* CutsceneIncompetence: [[At the beginning, Kay'l asks you to take care of his body, but this is ultimately impossible. If you keep him alive all the way through the fight against Chief Gandhar, a random Meca will shoot him dead in a cutscene immediately after.]]

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* CutsceneIncompetence: [[At [[spoiler:At the beginning, Kay'l asks you to take care of his body, but this is ultimately impossible. If you keep him alive all the way through the fight against Chief Gandhar, a random Meca will shoot him dead in a cutscene immediately after.]]
12th Mar '18 11:53:14 PM MetaFour
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* FightUnseen: [[spoiler:While the Nomad Soul fights Asteroth, the Awakened incite a revolution and successfully overthrow the whole Omikron government. You don't see any of that battle, and only get to hear about it after the fact.]]

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* FightUnseen: FightUnscene: [[spoiler:While the Nomad Soul fights Asteroth, the Awakened incite a revolution and successfully overthrow the whole Omikron government. You don't see any of that battle, and only get to hear about it after the fact.]]
12th Mar '18 11:52:14 PM MetaFour
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After David Bowie, who voiced the character, Boz, died, Square-Enix made the game available for free for a week in tribute. [[https://www.facebook.com/SquareEnix/photos/a.10150426992069461.379731.59916854460/10153860480379461/?type=3& Details available here.]]

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After Also notable for featuring a soundtrack by Music/DavidBowie and regular Bowie collaborator Gabrel Reeves. Bowie also voices two characters in the game: the revolutionary philosopher Boz, and the lead singer for the subversive rock band, the Dreamers. As a result, following David Bowie, who voiced the character, Boz, died, Bowie's death, Square-Enix made the game available for free for a week in tribute. [[https://www.facebook.com/SquareEnix/photos/a.10150426992069461.379731.59916854460/10153860480379461/?type=3& Details available here.]]



* AIIsACrapshoot: [[MasterComputer Ix]].

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* AIIsACrapshoot: [[MasterComputer Ix]].Ix, Omikron city's MasterComputer, is literally controlled by the BigBad, [[spoiler:Asteroth, ruler of Hell]].



* BigBad/ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Astaroth.]]

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* BigBad/ManBehindTheMan: BigBad / ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Astaroth.]]
* BrainUploading: Boz, the philosophical leader of The Awakened, exists as a consciousness hiding in the master computer. [[spoiler:In the final cutscene, he plans to research how to get his body back.
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* CallARabbitASmeerp: The ubiquitous wrist-mounted personal computers are called "sneaks", and taxi cabs are called "sliders".



* CutsceneIncompetence: [[At the beginning, Kay'l asks you to take care of his body, but this is ultimately impossible. If you keep him alive all the way through the fight against Chief Gandhar, a random Meca will shoot him dead in a cutscene immediately after.]]



* Music/DavidBowie: Provides the soundtrack, alongside regular Bowie collaborator Reeves Gabrels; several of the songs would appear on his album ''hours...''. He also plays TWO characters, who both have his polygonal likeness.



* EverythingIsOnline: An odd usage where almost any physical object can be digitized and stored on a hard drive, so that your personal computer serves as your inventory.
* FightUnseen: [[spoiler:While the Nomad Soul fights Asteroth, the Awakened incite a revolution and successfully overthrow the whole Omikron government. You don't see any of that battle, and only get to hear about it after the fact.]]



* FissionMailed: [[spoiler:The first two times you lose a fist-fight against a demon, you'll body-hop into a random passer-by, then the game will continue as normal. On the other hand, all of those fights are winnable--and oddly enough, after those two times, getting killed by a demon results in a regular Game Over instead.]]



* InventoryManagementPuzzle: You only have 18 total inventory slots on your person, which is often barely enough to carry all your weapons, mandatory quest items, and powerups. However, you do have access to dozens of stationary computer terminals throughout the world with limitless storage space; you'll be detouring a bunch to unload all those badges and keys you don't need anymore.



* LaResistance: The Awakened are the only ones who know the truth about Omikron's government and fight back against its tyranny.



* TheMole: You and Jenna get captured after the Tetra factory mission because one of the other Awakened sold you out. When you escape, you have to snoop around to find the mole. [[spoiler:It's Namtar. Not only is secretly a member of the Omikron government, but he's a demon himself.]]
* NeverTrustATrailer: The AttractMode is styled like a movie trailer, but features some aliens that never appear in the game itself. [[spoiler:And to better hide that Kay'l is just the DecoyProtagonist, the trailer features him in scenes that come long after his mandatory death in the actual story.]]



* OptionalSexualEncounter: Once near the start of the game.

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* OptionalSexualEncounter: Once near the start of the game. Kay'l's wife climbs into bed, and you can climb in with her.



* PlaceBeyondTime: You visit one.

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* ThePlace: The game is named for Omikron, the great city where the majority of the plot happens.
* PlaceBeyondTime: You visit one.The original wielder of Barkaya'l remains in a realm of suspended time. He can't fight Astaroth himself, saying he would crumble to dust if he ever left.



* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Poor poor Telis]]

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* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Poor poor Telis]]Telis.]]



* SoulJar: The player's soul may inhabit the body of several characters. Also, [[spoiler:Barkaya'l.]]

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* SdrawkcabName: [[spoiler:Namtar is just "Ratman" backwards, [[YouDirtyRat foreshadowing that he's not to be trusted]].]]
* SoulJar: The player's soul may inhabit the body of several characters. Also, [[spoiler:Barkaya'l.[[spoiler:the sword Barkaya'l contains the souls of many powerful magicians.]]



* UrbanSegregation: the city of Omikron is divided into four districts, each with its own style of architecture and fashion. People aren't allowed to move freely between them, they need special passes to do so.

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* UrbanSegregation: the The city of Omikron is divided into four districts, each with its own style of architecture and fashion. People aren't allowed to move freely between them, they need special passes to do so.
9th Mar '18 2:54:30 PM CockroachCharlie
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* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Poor poor Telis]]
11th Dec '17 12:15:34 AM jake38
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* KudzuPlot: After a point, expect every cutscene to reveal hitherto unmentioned factions as if they were always there, causing a story to initially just be about investigating the death of a policeman to spiral downwards into a mess of aliens in control of demons who are in turn controlling the computer that controls everything.
26th Aug '17 11:36:18 AM Universalist
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* DugTooDeep: [[spoiler:while digging the foundations of Ix's palace, the construction workers accidentally unearthed the cage where the BigBad was imprisoned, thus allowing it to extend its influence upon the world once again.]]

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* DugTooDeep: [[spoiler:while [[spoiler:While digging the foundations of Ix's palace, the construction workers accidentally unearthed the cage where the BigBad was imprisoned, thus allowing it to extend its influence upon the world once again.]]
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