Summary: words cannot decribe this total failure of a game the controls are clunky the story is ultra lame and the warrior looks like a hunchback there are so many other games out there that are 100 times better then this must i say more
Christopher S. Skinner "Curator of Juvenile M..., Amazon
20 May 2002
Summary: Listen, I will admit that this game's graphics are just about second to none, but that's about all this game has going for it. This Samurai-type guy is on a quest to save a woman, which doesn't really take to long. Along the way you kill the same demons over and over, you have only one attack and one block. After you kill all the demons at one location, you're interrupted by more slow plot lines that actually take away from the rest of the game.
Summary: Onimusha is a really disppointing game. It's unoriginal, repetitive and does not deserve to be classed as 'survival horror' in the Resident Evil sense. The graphics look good - but the most impressive aspect is overly long cut-sequences which add nothing to the gameplay. The backdrops are nice but the characters appear to 'float' on top and don't seem to be integrated into their environment. Sound-wise, the voice overs are tacky and cheesy, and make you want to cringe.
Summary: A variation on Resident Evil with a Oriental overtone. Unfortunately no matter how well the game plays, it plays very well, you can't help be drawn to the massive borders on the top and bottom. An embarrassment... A full price game with half the graphics.