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Omega Quintet Review

Omega Quintet is a JRPG with a largely traditional turn based battle system. It revolves around a group of young girls who go out and fight monsters, supposedly using some form of singing based power.

The game conforms to many of the standard features of the genre, including anime style cut-scenes, long sections of text, battles and dungeons however aside from the reasonably competent anime cut-scenes none of it is particularly exciting. The combat is a slog for a large portion of the game as you slowly get to grips with it and the areas to "explore" are incredibly linear and very restrictive.

Any time you dare to walk slightly off the beaten path you're quickly hit with a barrier that stops you progressing until you've reached a certain level in a particular aspect. The game then just becomes a walking/mashing X simulator as you go down endless corridors to see the next bit of text.

Worst of all this game has some of the worst graphics I have seen in a long time. If I had played the PS3 version I would've thought it was sub par, however I'm playing it on a console that came out less than 2 years a go. There's just no excuse for such a shoddy world. The character models fare a little better however I can't say I'm overly impressed by their use as I will explain next.

 Look at these graphics, doesn't get any better than that...

Look at these graphics, doesn't get any better than that...

The girls can each be dressed up in outfits that are a) pretty expensive and b) practically pointless. In my time with the game changing outfits seemed to only change how the character looked as the upgrades could be slotted in to any style of clothing. Buying something more practical seemed to be the only logical decision whilst resources were so tight and it was only after I discovered the wealth of free dlc that I had the resources to test it out.

 Even in official images they couldn't be arsed changing the girls clothes.

Even in official images they couldn't be arsed changing the girls clothes.

Finally the outfits have a degradation system, when they take damage they become a bit worse for wear until they eventually tear so we can have a close up of the characters bum through their ripped clothes. Continue battling in these ripped clothes and they completely come off, leaving the girl looking slightly embarrassed, but otherwise unaffected. I can only assume this is meant to be a major selling point of the game because it's not good enough in any other respect to sell it to anyone who actually enjoys playing a video game.

 An Image you'll see far too often...

An Image you'll see far too often...

Overall I could only recommend this to someone who only owns a PS4 and is absolutely desperate for a JRPG, however I would also have to ask them why they only own a PS4 if that's what they're after.

5/10