Summary: I hate stomping on games that go
out on a limb. I especially hate stomping on games that I really wanted
to like. Oni, however, is just too much of a bad thing. All the good intentions
in the world don’t make up for a game that just has almost no redeemable
Pros: Big levels, pretty flashes, and a story that is interesting if a bore to
Cons: Game play, graphics, level design, system draw, and just about anything else that should make a game playable.
Excerpt: Chi does a good job of covering most of the game's flaws, but I disagree about the curse of being a game critic. To me, the worst part of being a critic is actually having to play games like Oni.
Excerpt: Producer: Rockstar Developer: Bungie ESRB: Teen Players: 1 Memory Card: 128 KB Analog Control Digital Control Vibration Function Da Introduction: Oni. A word that has filled us with wonder ever since this game was announced some time ago. Well, the long wait is over and it has finally arrived.
Excerpt: I don't know why so many people shudder at the mere mention of this game. This is a solid action game that no one should miss out on, or at least try. The controls are what most people who've played this game complain about.
Pros: Cheap price, Good if you're in a "beat 'em up" mood
Cons: Music is uninspired and forgettable, Levels are bland, Collision detection is off at times
Excerpt: The curse of being a game critic is that you have to play all games with as little prejudice as possible. As you can probably imagine, reviewing games you like is easy, but even covering games you despise isn't as hard as you might think.
Excerpt: Oni is guilty of looking good but offering nothing to look at. The first feeling is one of excitement when you watch Konoko, the heroine, show off her tough moves. The other shoe drops somewhere into the second or third level, when you realize that you're basically exploring constant empty space...
Excerpt: Though Oni was released late by Bungie Software, it has many features to brag about. It contains revolutionary new ideas for 3rd person gaming. The game takes place in the fictitious world where you are an agent of the TCTF, which is the police body of a World Government. You are known as Konoko.
Excerpt: For a game that was originally planned two years ago, Bungie's Oni was praised as the most anticipated game at trade show after show. That praise has continued through 2000 (including a feature at E3), and was also planned to be a launch title for the PlayStation 2. However, that never happened.
Excerpt: In the long run of action/adventure titles, few have even come close to the achievements set by Sony's/989 Studios' Syphon Filter series. The first Syphon Filter quickly became one of the PSOne's most popular action titles ever, while the hype wasn't there, the minute the game launched and the press...