'Oninaki' Is a Surprising Meditation on Grief Inside a Mediocre Diablo-Like

Content warning for mention of assisted suicide.

“A soft rain fell the day my parents died. An illness claimed them in the end. The adults told me I mustn't grieve. They spoke only of their memories of my parents, and their expectations for the afterlife.” These are the words that introduced me to the world Oninaki, the new action RPG from I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear developer Tokyo RPG Factory. It has a harsh view on grief, but the reasons why and the game’s overall treatment of death make for an intriguing world.


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