Summary: This game had some good ideas going for it but the lack of tweaking of controls and laziness of the graphics lowered its chances. First off there are many, many control schemes which takes time getting use to. Learning certain techniques and quickly learning how to maneuver that pesky camera-angle is a task in itself. The storyline is pretty linear here. 'Enhanced' police-girl who has been trained in the company of those she trusted finds out she was adopted.
Andrew Hsieh "Read books. not too many. Mostly good ones.", Amazon
9 November 2004
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: Graphics. I first played this game in a PC demo, and it looked like a great title to me. Actually this game was the first I bought when I managed to get the PS2. I was excited wondering what the graphics would be in this new number-crunching-console and I wasn't disapointed at first. Story. You are soposed to be a futuristic female cop. You don't know anything about yourself, but other character's dialogue let you know that you are not human (at least not completely).
Summary: First of all, this game is extremely fun to play. It kept me at my computer for hours at a time! The controls are tricky at first, and the special moves take practice (and patience) to pull off, but before long they become second nature. And the fighting...oh, the fighting is cool! So why the three stars? Well, it's pretty much fight-jump-fight-shoot-fight-watch cutscene-repeat. Puzzle solving amounts to finding the control panels that unlock doors, and that's it.
Summary: controls are alittle hard to deal with and it does get kinda hard to remeber how to do whata when you need to in a fight. If you don't have a gun or get into a fight with more than one fighter you better have soem more life ready to use. Using the gun is kinda hard as well nemys can take aim with perfect or close to perfect aiming while it's hard for you to aim at a person standing still.
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 was one of the games that was thrown in free when I bought my Playstation 2, but don't let that fool you into any rash judgements about the quality of the game. In fact, despite my having completed it a number of times and the age of the game, Oni still warrants playing from time to time today.
Excerpt: I remember when i first got a ps2 this one of the games i got with it. I remember before christamas day i had gone to game and searched around the preownd games and there was oni for under £10 i looked at the back cover and it looked pretty good. Christmas day came and i played on my other games and forgot all about oni. A couple of weeks later i began to play oni at first it didnt seem to good but as i began to play it got better and better.
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.
Pros: Good game play, interesting game and lots of action .