It’s time to continue down the Underwater Highway, and no way am I paying the Gator Guy toll fees, even if I’m starting to rake in the clams.
I took the long way around. However, there’s a way up, and there’s a way down back to the highway. I’m torn about which way I should go. I would hate to go to a point of no return. I decided to go down to see if there was anything I missed had I paid the fee.
It’s a good thing I did. There’s the S key in the clam and a tentacle to note. There’s really nothing much. The Toll Gator is only a few inches to the right, so I went back left.
You’ll see only darkness to the left. If you try pushing your way into it, you’ll only see a short scene.
There’s absolutely nothing there; it reminds me of the vines back at Sweetheart’s Castle; eventually, there’s nothing but darkness.
I ran north to save with Mari before looking at this eerie backdrop that I’m now afraid to walk into.
You’re asked if you want to cross the trench.
It’s another long bridge with interesting visuals on the sides as you cross this dark trench.
Once you get to the end, the party will have a conversation. They’re starting to forget what Basil looks like. It was hinted this was the case back at the Last Resort.
Maybe they’re losing hope of finding him, or maybe they’re starting to forget why they started searching for him in the first place. I mean, we haven’t seen Omori’s version of Basil since way back at the beginning of the game.
After the conversation is over, step into this portal.
It transports you to another area where there’s really nothing of note, so continue moving along.
Cross the bridge into an area with more portals. You’re told about the curse of the Deeper Well. Hopefully, this doesn’t lead to an annoying maze-like puzzle.
I moved into the left portal, crossed another small room, into an area with a long ladder.
When you get to the top of the ladder, you’ll receive another somber message.
Climb down the smaller ladder to the left, cross another room, and you’ll come into another area with another somber message.
There was nowhere to go except to backtrack, so head back towards the first area. I went to the first one on the right.
You’ll enter a room where you can swim for a Life Jam in a green watermelon and another sad message.
Continue to the teleport at the end of the room; another sad NPC is at the bottom of the ladder. There’s also a cave you can enter.
Swim through the tunnel full of those hand’s that appear when Omori is suffering anxiety. It will eventually split. Go north, and you’ll see Basil on a swing, but he’ll quickly disappear.
Walk up to the coral, and it will speak to you.
This is the perfect chance to get some clarity on things.
Ask about the different things it’s offering. Afterward, the coral offers itself as a sacrifice.
Omori, alone, dips himself into a pool of blood.
After a short scene where he consumes an “apple” that looks (and sounds, trust me, have your sound on) like someone cannibalizing another person, Omori gains a much-needed stat boost and 50 heart.
When you come back into the area, the coral is blackened and is no longer alive.
Head back into the water and go west, where you’ll see another teleporter. You’ll come out to a small area where the only way to go is a cave.
Inside the cave is particularly disturbing. Talking to these little black-like creatures makes them make a weird sound.
There’s really nothing to do but head to the top through the skull. You’ll see a save picnic basket to the side.
Once you save, you find yourself face-to-face with a smiling whale named Humphrey.
He’ll talk about how you’re only the second group of visitors he’s had today. The first was Sweetheart, who is now inside of him. Eventually, he opens his mouth for you to enter. What could possibly be inside?
Go to the next chapter and looks what is inside of Humphrey; Omori Walkthrough Gameplay Guide: Part Sixty-One