Summary: ...is ONI. You see, I actually borrowed this game from the library for PC, after hearing several bad reviews about it (seeing if they were right, heh). However, after burning it and playing it, I was engulfed in ONI's world...for an hour or so. Then it became difficult, unless you abused the several combos that were built in the game, which made it extremely easy. But all in all, ONI seems to be a normal adventure game.
Summary: I found this game to be pleasing to the eye. It is a beautiful game and the levels are gorgeous. But the gameplay is rather frustrating. I found one of the most annoying things was that it was almost impossible to hit a moving targert. It is quite lopsided when fighting a soldier who has a weapon because they can shoot you from a distance with an extremely high amount of accuracy while Konoko is moving.
Summary: I'm editing my review (...). The review as originally written is still below. However, I want to state for the record that I am a huge Bungie fan, and Halo is awesome. I am just dissapointed in Oni, plain and simple. Oni could have been a masterpiece, and it may be one yet. However, it isn't one now. It is fun, but there are better, richer, more intuitive games out there like Halo.
Excerpt: "Oni which stands for "demon" in Japanese is a 3rd person action game that is brought to you by Bungie and a gathering of developers. The inspiration comes from Japanese animation and this is where it's artistic direction and storyline comes from. You will play the role of Konoko who is a gifted part of the elite police force in the year 2032. This is a female role which I really liked the idea of as in most games you play a male fighter, but this ...
Pros: Good game play, interesting game and lots of action .
Summary: Oni is a decent game, plenty of fighting and exploring action. There are a good variety of enemys and lots of fighting moves Konoko can perform. There are even a couple of puzzles thrown in. However the repetitive action of "find screen, unlock door, fight baddies, go through door, repeat" soon gets boring and predictable, and could put you off. For fans of the genre, its a pretty good addition to your collection, and could keep you occupied for a couple of weeks.
Summary: This game is something that is breaks away from the norm inthe wide world of gaming. It has been purposely made to look like one of those weird japanese cartoons and it has been done successfully. the controls are really weird and u end up finding it quite hard to controll the chatacter. the story is quite simple and is quite boring, u r a supercop on a big case. thats about it.
Summary: Three words spring to mind when playing Oni. Guns, girls, & action. The Adrenalin-rushing Tombraider gameplay style mixed with Dead or Alive 2 fighting combine together to make a trigger happy, karate loving game. The levels are long, and I'm sure if you pick up this game at 6 am on saturday, you'll still be playing at the same time next week. A great game for its price.
Summary: Oni is a 3rd person action game from the same developers as Halo on Xbox, and the two games couldn't be more different! Oni focusses on combat - primarily hand to hand (or foot!), and pulls it off rather well. In the training mission at the beginning, you are introduced to a small selection of moves, each one pulled off in a similar fashion to your average 2d fighter such as Street Fighter.
Summary: Oni is essentially a very good game, the gorgeous 'manga style' intro sequence is astounding as is the still artwork throughout the game. The Game graphics are stunning and the feeling of being involved in a manga film runs throughout this 3rd person adventure. The storyline is the usualy manga type episode with lots of andriods and strange plots and whispers.