Onimusha 2 - Samurai's Destiny (PS2): Locks swords but doesn't put up the fight expected
1 April 2010
Summary: Having not played the worst game, I am quite unfamiliar with the overall plot but had heard of it through the acclaimed first game and luckily I was able to pick up the game cheaply. The game starts off with you returning to your home village, only to realise that the mining village which you call home has been decimated by the forces of the demon Nobunaga.
Pros: Good graphics, variety of moves, intense fighting
Excerpt: "*A review of Onimusha 2.* Whilst the sequel may be magnificent in size compared to it's predecessor, it felt as if the flaws too had become magnified. The game only works with the Dual Shock 2 (or similar), despite the d-pad being used for movement, and the map feature - mapped to R3 - being accessible via the Start menu. The default controller configuration (or only, rather) sees just R1 making use of it's analogue button - lightly held, and ...
Playing Onimusha 2 is like driving a old used car.
Hayden Kain "Hayden Kain", amazon.ca
5 September 2002
Summary: Onimusha 2 is capcom's attempt to capitalize on Onimusha 1. There is very little differences b/w one and two. In fact the game is easier than before and could be completed in one day. I would strongly discourage buying this game due to following... - Half the game locations in 2 is reused from one. - Very few level bosses (fight same bosses 3 times) - Game is too easy...if you've played the original Onimusha one. - Very few CG cut scenes. - Not many new monsters.
Summary: Kann mich den Meinungen meiner Vorredner leider gar nicht anschließen. Ich habe Onimusha 1 geliebt, und mir Teil 2 gekauft, in der Hoffnung, dass dieses Grandiose Spektakel auf ähnlich geniale Weise fortgeführt wird. Dem war leider nicht so: Die erste Hälfte des Spiels ist noch ertäglich, auch wenn die Nebencharaktere völlig bleich wirken. Wer im Kampf auf deren Hilfe hofft, muss sie vorher beschenken.