Excerpt: The words ‘wacky’ and ‘Japanese’ are almost as synonymous as the Eiffel Tower is with France. But somehow, the image of Japanese demons running amok on the Champs Elysees isn’t something that springs so quickly to mind. Join me then, in suspending your disbelief, because Onimusha 3 somehow manages to incorporate such disparate elements as medieval Japan, Paris, and everyone’s favourite French actor Jean Reno into a coherent, working premise for a game.
Conclusion: Now samurai lovers have a third installment in the Onimusha series to look forward to. This time following up with our hero from the original Onimusha, Takeshi Kaneshiro, players have to fight their way through four centuries of Japanese history, follow the story of two individuals instead of one. Capcom hasn’t gone into any great deal of depth on just what this is supposed to mean, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Onimusha 3 closes the series in grand style. I was absolutely floored by the many high quality elements packed into this final chapter. Do yourselves a favor: even if you never had any interest in checking out Onimusha 3, do so. There's just way too much quality packed into this game to miss out on. Enjoy your final resting place Nobunaga, your powers of resurrection are no more!
Summary: Like all good epics, the third installment in the Onimusha trilogy brings closure to the tale, as a lone samurai battle against the forces of evil. Fortunately, Demon Siege is more Return Of The King than Revolutions. Ditching the static envoironments and robotic controls of earlier editions, Demon Siege allows players to explore beautifully-realised 3-D worlds that take gamers from fuedal Japan to modern-day France as they slaughter monsters and solve puzzles.
Summary: One would hope this isn't the final game in the series as Capcom have mentioned. This game pushes the series to staggering new heights. It's fun, looks wonderful, has plenty of "cool" factor and will have you playing through a couple of times at least. Onimusha 3 is certainly a game to add to the collection.
Excerpt: Connaissez-vous le point commun entre Onismusha, les Resident Evil et les Devil May Cry ? La réponse est simple : Capcom. Le géant japonais signe le tout dernier épisode d’une trilogie qui repousse encore plus loin les limites de ce que peut cracher la PS2. Et c’est dire. Mais attention. Derrière une réalisation graphique somptueuse, ne se cacherait-il pas une mauvaise surprise ?