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Omno is a very cute-looking puzzle platformer. It has one missable achievement, but if you want to go for the 100%, it is very clear what to do to not miss out on it. Completion is around 5h without using a guide.


Approximate amount of time to 100%: 5h without a guide
Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: Yes, you can find many. I used this one
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: I think “The Ascendant” can be missed
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
RNG-achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No

Omno is an awesome-looking puzzle platformer. You lay as this guy that is on some sort of pilgrimage. You’ll play through 10 different areas where what you mostly do is platforming to the different collectibles, maybe play with some animals and then finish the area with a bit bigger puzzle.

Omno gets compared a lot with games like Flower, Journey, Abzu, and RiME. Mostly because it is a relaxing exploring/puzzle type of game. This genre can be a hit and miss for me personally. I found Abzu a bit boring, riMe was okay and I haven’t played the other two yet. I did enjoy Omno quite a lot, but I had some frustration with jumping at some points. It didn’t feel always responsive as I expected it to be.

What I did enjoy is how many feelings were clear, even without words. I was so scared for the little pet that helps you as he clearly felt sick/worse during the game. Another thing I loved was that Omno didn’t overstay its welcome and that the puzzles aren’t that hard. I only had to look up one puzzle as it didn’t click for me, but that was on my, the game really tried to make it clear how to solve it, I just didn’t get the clues.

It takes around 5h to complete Omno without a guide, with a guide it can be done in 2/3 hours. About the missable achievements, there are guides saying different things, but it is easy to get it. You have to complete every area 100% and the game will tell you when you’re running toward the area end and how much % of the area you have completed, as long as you did meditate on the meditation spot. So if you want to go for 100%, don’t leave the area if the game does tell you you don’t have 100%ed the area. You can also see the % when you press the button to see the map of the area.

I did miss some achievements for playing with the animals, and you can go back for that to different chapters. If you don’t want to miss out on that I would check out the guide linked above to see in which chapter you can play with which animals. It was very cute to see the character play with the animals, or surf around with them.

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This review for Omno was written on 26 July 2022, based on the current Xbox version of the game which has 21 achievements at the time of writing this review. This information can be outdated, for example, when the developer adds or removes achievements or releases (new) DLC.

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