Omikron: The Nomad Soul
Quantic Dream’s first game came out in 1999 and wasn’t exclusive to PlayStation systems. Omikron: The Nomad Soul came to PC and the SEGA Dreamcast and, if you’ve never heard of it, is an adventure game that features fighting, puzzle, and shooter mechanics. It was supposed to come to the PlayStation before it was canceled due to the poor performance of the Dreamcast version.
Set in the futuristic city and parallel universe known as Omikron, you must continue investigating a serial killer, killing the demons that are trying to stop you from returning to your own world.
As you’d expect from a Quantic Dream game, the story is compelling and the world is well designed, but it suffers from being an odd mismatch of gameplay styles, with the shooter sections standing out, and not in a good way. Maybe these criticisms are what led to the studio’s more focused experiences that came after. One group of people Omikron could be for is David Bowie fans, since the legendary artist played characters in the game and even recorded original music for the soundtrack.