|Locations||FOREST PLAYGROUND, PINWHEEL FOREST, FOGGY BRIDGE, TRAIN STATION|
VAST FOREST can be first accessed by entering through the tree stump in the middle of HEADSPACE. To the west of the tree stump is PYREFLY FOREST, to the north is NORTH LAKE and UNDERWATER HIGHWAY, and in the east is OTHERWORLD. Heading south is where the FOREST PLAYGROUND and many other differing pathways are located. There is also a TRAIN STATION that links this location to ORANGE OASIS, which can be used after defeating SPACE EX-BOYFRIEND.
When OMORI is in the lead, players can cut away brambles to reach different areas in the map. Players are able to access the eastern half of the VAST FOREST, where you can find SHADOW DOG's grotto. Directly north of SHADOW DOG's grotto, you will find a ladder that leads to PINWHEEL FOREST where players can face KITE KID. Continuing east causes the player to loop around to the west side of the VAST FOREST, near the the TRAIN STATION.
After making plans to meet up with MARI and BASIL, OMORI and friends head off to meet them at the playground. Upon arriving there, the friend group briefly converses and later look at BASIL's PHOTO ALBUM. Afterwards, BASIL invites the others over to his home but they end up playing a game of hide-and-seek due to BERLY pestering them. Once the group finishes dealing with BERLY's antics and saving BASIL from BOSS, they head over to BASIL's HOUSE.
On their way there, BASIL describes the flowers he's been watering and how each one of them reminds him of his friends. This introduces a mechanic where the player must water BASIL's flowers every time they return to HEADSPACE. Watering them will grant boosts in HP and MP for any party member. Along with that, HERO teaches the group how to fight enemies using EMOTIONS to their advantage. They also manage to take out YE OLD SPROUT, who was blocking the entrance to BASIL's HOUSE.
Outside of BASIL'S HOUSE, AUBREY and KEL get into another one of their fights, which causes several pictures to be knocked out of BASIL'S PHOTO ALBUM. OMORI assists BASIL in fixing his album, after which a photo of a broken violin BASIL does not recognize falls out of the album. BASIL quickly begins to panic and OMORI is suddenly teleported into WHITE SPACE.
Once SUNNY goes back to sleep during the PROLOGUE, OMORI reawakens in WHITE SPACE, regroups with his friends, and together they begin their search for the missing BASIL while MARI decides to stay near her picnic blanket. They continue searching every area within the forest while fighting off several enemies.
Much to the group's dismay, BASIL isn't found anywhere. This leads them to navigate the next location BASIL might've winded up at: OTHERWORLD. Once OMORI succeeds in conquering his fear of heights, the group leaves VAST FOREST to travel through more of HEADSPACE's worlds to search for BASIL.
After sleeping in the NEIGHBOR'S BEDROOM, OMORI, now taking control of SUNNY's body, awakens in his room to finish the last of his chores before returning to sleep. OMORI once again awakens in WHITE SPACE, and goes through the white door to be greeted by his friends.
They repeat dialogue from the very beginning of the game before setting off to meet with MARI and BASIL again in the FOREST PLAYGROUND. Interacting with BASIL after the cutscene will grant you a FLOWER CROWN as the boy mentions he'll cherish OMORI and the others forever in his heart.
There are a few changes added to VAST FOREST, the notable one being that BASIL appears to have never discovered the truth and the addition of four new charms located in his house. This "reset" also restores BASIL's house and garden back to normal. However, a few SOMETHING variants have manifested themselves within the FOGGY BRIDGE after the reset and can be fought if the group wants to fight them.
Many of OMORI's friends are found within the FOREST PLAYGROUND, including his best friend BASIL and his older sister MARI. To the southeast of the playground there is a sign pointing at different subareas. To the west of this sign is the TRAIN STATION and a small cave containing the WISE ROCK. Walking further west will reveal the FOGGY BRIDGE. Heading south of the sign is where BASIL'S HOUSE is located.
At the north entrance of the area, one of MARI's various picnics is set up on the left. There is also one of the many floating mirrors scattered around HEADSPACE. There are many toys, trees, eggs and characters scattered around the space. It is filled with many playground essentials such as swings, monkey bars, a slide, a tetherball pole, and hopscotch.
On the top left area of the area features a poster that constantly changes as the story progresses, ranging from an WANTED POSTER of BOSS to a promotion of the show SWEETHEART's QUEST FOR HEARTS. There is also a nearby MAILBOX shop that sells items consisting of CANDY, APPLE JUICE, JACKS and PRESENTS.
PATH TO BASIL
The map located south of FOREST PLAYGROUND is referred as PATH TO BASIL in the game's files. It contains a nearby stop for PLUTO'S SPACELINE and another pathway to VAST FOREST. There are six flower patches made by BASIL himself that consists of a mechanic where the player must water BASIL's flowers every time they return to HEADSPACE. Watering them will grant boosts in HP and MP for any party member. Over time, the flowers will decay after defeating most of the major bosses, mainly the three major SOMETHINGs that SUNNY fights in the real world, due to BASIL being absent to take care of them.
It is recommended to water them everytime the player returns to HEADSPACE for STAT boosts. The flowers located there are associated with all the main characters. The sunflowers represents BASIL, lily of the valley for MARI, gladiolus for AUBREY, roses for HERO, cactus for KEL, and lastly the tulip for SUNNY. Watering any decayed flower associated with a party member will grant them more HP and MP. However, OMORI can only gain hearts from the tulip, sunflower and the lily of the valley.
Entering the entrance to BASIL'S HOUSE will reveal an giant old shoe as his home. Inside of BASIL'S HOUSE contains his peaceful-designed room filled with plants and books. The group will first come here during the PROLOGUE to help BASIL fix his PHOTO ALBUM. If the group revisits the area after BASIL disappears, the house and its surrounding will slowly rot away, eventually revealing an entrance to BLACK SPACE after collecting all HANGMAN letters.
If the player pursues the OMORI ROUTE, then the house will revert back to its original state and now has four watermelons containing flower headbands representing each of OMORI's party members.
The TRAIN STATION is an area located within VAST FOREST. During the prologue, the station is filled with characters waiting in line for the train. MR. OUTBACK prevents OMORI from walking close to the train and LEMON JASH doesn't allow the group to budge and get a lemonade. Some of these characters include LEAFIE, GIBS THE STATIONARY MUSICIAN, MR. OUTBACK, and a disguised SWEETHEART who appears only after defeating CAPT. SPACEBOY. There are three watermelons that contain POPCORN, SPARKLER, and PLUM JUICE.
It is until after completing the PROLOGUE by defeating SPACE EX-BOYFRIEND shall this area become almost entirely empty. This also means that the party is able to board the TRAIN to ORANGE OASIS by using the TRAIN PASS from CAPT. SPACEBOY himself.
The first time the party enters the TRAIN involves them temporarily being stuck in a infinite loop before the screen begins to black out. Before that, they can only interact with some shadowy figures called STRANGERS. Eventually, after running in one direction for a while, the party will encounter DOROTHI, who blocks their way from exiting the TRAIN. After the fight, the TRAIN will be filled with TOASTS and leaving allows the party to access ORANGE OASIS.
PINWHEEL FOREST is a high-up area with a foggy atmosphere and many clouds cover the area. The area can be accessed via a ladder east of the sign under the FOREST PLAYGROUND. It also notably has a few pinwheels sprinkled with trees populating its surroundings. In the north, MARI has set up her picnic basket and KITE KID can be encountered there as well. PROPELLER GHOST is found here along with the C key needed for the HANGMAN challenge. This place is also great for flying kites as shown by KITE KID and his kite.
There is also a pinwheel that needs fixing and that can be done by TAGGING KEL to chuck his rubber ball straight at it. This will cause a WATERMELON to fall out of the pinwheel, which grants the party a plate of SPAGHETTI. KITE KID's defeat dialogue will change depending on if the pinwheel is fixed or not. In addition, the party can also fly their kites after defeating KITE KID.
The FOGGY BRIDGE connects the two sides of VAST FOREST and the pier. When entering here during the PROLOGUE, the party realizes that they can't find BASIL anywhere within VAST FOREST. Along with that, the party can also obtain the B key required for the HANGMAN.
Moving up north from the middle of the bridge accesses the pier. The pier features multiple wooden walkways and trees surrounding its edges. Coming here the first time before entering OTHERWORLD will show STRANGER in an unreachable area near the R key. This area can later be accessed through a ladder found in LAST RESORT's construction site.
On ONE DAY LEFT, the area will be populated with multiple SALLIS and CINDIS after clearing BLACK SPACE and rescuing BASIL. The player can initiate an encounter against the two SOMETHING variants but defeating them won't affect any gameplay matters.
There are four alcoves hidden within the areas of VAST FOREST, which can contain characters, items, or special events. The SHADOW DOG grotto is found on the easternmost area. When entering the alcove, there is a chance that the SHADOW DOG will appear and bark at the group. The player can interact with it for a chance to obtain any of the following items: a CAN, RUBBER BAND, LIFE JAM, CHERRY SODA, HOT DOG, or SPARKLER. Doing this the first time will yield the Good Dog achievement.
The alcove where the WISE ROCK resides is in the west area, located near the FOGGY BRIDGE. Interacting with it allows the player the option to spend a specific number of CLAMS in exchange for some advice. There are only three types of advice the WISE ROCK will speak out: BAD ADVICE (3 CLAMS), OKAY ADVICE (10 CLAMS), and GOOD ADVICE (30 CLAMS). This can be found on the character page.
The shroom alcove is found right near the area where the missing tetherball can be found for the BERLY'S LOST BALL sidequest. After learning how to cut hard-structured objects in SWEETHEART'S CASTLE, OMORI can cut open YOUNG SHROOM. Doing so will reward the group with a DANDELION and access to a higher area by jumping on YOUNG SHROOM's mushroom cap. From there, the player can interact a pink-colored flower in the middle. Doing so will have a 80% chance of receiving nothing and 20% chance of obtaining a MANGO SMOOTHIE, S.BERRY SMOOTHIE, BERRY SMOOTHIE, or a MELON SMOOTHIE. This can be done multiple times.
The final alcove is the one with a hidden tree holding a tire. This is found on the top left corner of the east area. Entering there the first time will feature SOMETHING hovering near the tree. Getting close to SOMETHING will result in it quickly disappearing. After defeating HUMPHREY, interacting with the tree will cause eyes and hands to appear around the screen, and a black silhouette of hanged MARI will appear with the white eye. This hallucination quickly disappears afterwards, and the tire swing will disappear. Upon reentering the area, NANCI will appear roaming around the tree.