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Omori Controversy Explained - What Are The Trigger Warnings?

The game features a large amount of trigger inducing elements, making some fans hesitant to play.

By Kyle Knight

May 6, 2021

Omori has been causing quite the controversy lately with the various trigger inducing elements that come with the game, DualShockers have got everything you need to know about what exactly happens in Omori that requires so many trigger warnings.

For those that aren’t worried about the various trigger warnings that come with Omori, you can purchase the indie title on Steam right now.

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What Is Omori?

Omori is an indie RPG that is developed by OMOCAT and published by Playism. The title was released in December of 2020 for Windows and Mac, and is reportedly coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch at a later date.

The popular indie game is based on a series of webcomics, and follows the story of a boy named Sunny and his imaginary dream world. Sunny’s aim is to explore the real world and his surreal dream world in order to overcome his darkest fears.

Sunny’s fears and secrets is where the game’s trigger warnings come into full effect.

Omori Controversy & Trigger Warnings

Straight off the bat, it’s clear the Omori is an unsettling game when players access the Steam page and are greeted with the following message:

“THIS GAME MAY CONTAIN CONTENT NOT APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES, OR MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR VIEWING AT WORK.

The developers describe the content like this:

This game contains depictions of depression, anxiety, and suicide, and may not be suitable for all audiences. It also contains bright flashing imagery that may cause discomfort and/or seizures for those with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.”

According to a Twitter post, without spoiling any of the game, players can expect the following trigger warnings:

  • Flashing Images
  • Jumpscares
  • Self-Harm & Suicide
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Arachnophobia, Claustrophobia, Thalassophobia, and Trypophobia
  • Cat Death
  • Snakes
  • Child Death
  • Eye & Finger Mutilation
  • Blood/Gore
  • Body Disfigurement
  • Drowning

These details come from a fan of the game, but certain trigger warnings may be missed. Make sure to check out the full Twitter thread and the official Omori Sub-Reddit to find out more information.

Omori is clearly not a game for everyone, make sure to play it cautiously knowing that it has a long list of trigger warnings.

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Kyle Knight
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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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