Oninaki’s art style is one of the first things you’ll notice as it’s colourful and an RPG from the creators of I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear but takes a different turn than the usual JRPG’s leaning more towards a dungeon crawling title than a more traditional RPG.
Don’t be fooled by the cute art style though as the game’s narrative is one of the deepest and twisted you’ll find in a recent role-playing game. Oninaki puts you in the shoes of a Watcher known as Kagachi who is able to jump between the physical and ghostly realm. The premise of this ethereal place has a unqoiuw set of rules where the loved ones of the dead are unable to cry or mourn of the loss in fear of their recently departed being turned into a monster and won’t ever be able to find peace in the afterlife, lovely right?
Kagachi with the help of his friends is able to switch between worlds, moving into the Veil where the lost spirits and monster roam. Swapping between these two places is the main part of the games mechanic and swaps with the click of a button. This allows further exploration of an entirely new area, more monsters to be found and additional game mechanics.