Summary: Overlooking the painful plot (something
most gamers should be used to by now), you have a solid action title that
rewards skilled playing and provides enough variety and pretty settings
to delay the onset of repetitive-hack-n'-slash syndrome.
Pros: Greatly improved controls over the other two, cutting demons in half is fun, and the CG intro is one of the best.
Cons: The plot will cause you pain in your brain organ.
Pros: A direct translation of a memorable PlayStation 2 action adventure game, Impressive presentation despite some blurry graphical elements, Quick, responsive controls even on relatively modest systems, Budget price
Cons: Looks and feels like an older PlayStation 2 game quickly ported to the PC
Excerpt: A little over a year ago, I attended a press conference with a number of gaming colleagues and lightly mourned the death knell of the Onimusha series. Control issues and short gameplay aside, this was a much more original adventure series than the oft-imitated zombie infested survival horror game.