Highly underrated, epic game. I'd give it an 8.8 if I could.

User Rating: 9 | Omikron: The Nomad Soul DC
Overall, I was highly impressed by this game. There were a few bad points, which I'll start out with. First, the game can be a bit glitchy. Usually it's minor, but there were a couple times where glitches caused my character to get stuck completely, making me restart from the last save point. Luckily, both times I saved not too far before the freeze. My only other big criticism is the difficulty in finding what to do next. Omikron takes place in a vast world. Overall, that's a good thing, but it can lead to some confusion when trying to figure out what to do next. Example: At one point you find a screwdriver, the story vaguely leads you to the conclusion that you have to break into something/somewhere with it. But where? There are thousands of doors in the game. You can narrow it down to one building that you need it in, but there are still several things you could do there. Luckily, there is a thorough walkthrough available, so as long as you keep that handy this is pretty much a non-issue. The only other complaint I have is the writing. There are several items, newspapers, book sections etc. that require reading to figure what what you need to do. The writing is often too small to read, even on a 37 inch TV. And when it's big enough, much of the text is in some supposedly futuristic style of font, which is incredibly difficult to read. Why they did this is beyond me. Again, relying on the walkthrough helps with this issue.

Now for the good points, which heavily outweigh the negatives. The graphics were average, but considering how vast the world is, they're fairly impressive. The sound is good overall, particulary the voice acting, which is excellent. But the real quality of this game appears due to the storyline and characters. You go into this game literally knowing nothing about it, and that's the way it's intended. You're supposedly thrown into another dimension, and it's up to you to figure out who you are, and why you're there. This plays out excellently, all the way up to the conclusion. The NPC's of the game all have different personalities, and are mostly all likable in their own ways. Even if you start to lose interest in the gameplay, which admittedly can get stale at times, the storyline is intense and will hook you in so you want to play all the way through. I compare this game to Deus Ex, because of it's varying style of gameplay (although Omikron, like most good games, still doesn't compare to the superiority of Deus Ex), as well as the engaging storyline. If you can find this game, pick it up.