Excerpt: Onimusha is Capcom's first Survival Horror title for the PS2, placing gamers in the role as Samanosuke, a samurai seeking his rival Nobunaga. When the princess Yuki is captured by demons, he and his kunoichi (female ninja) ally, Kaede, go to Inabayama Castle in Mino perfecture to rescue her. They find the castle crawling with assorted demons and a dark plot involving a pact made between Nobunaga and the demons.
Pros: Excellent graphics, Above-par voice acting/sound, Fighting demons is pretty fun, yet challenging at the same time
Cons: Delay between camera angles, No analog control, Finding items is a matter of continually tapping your X button
Conclusion: given stage, allowing the two to really put the hurt on enemies. With this use of two characters during a stage, players will control one while the computer controls the other, with players being able to quickly switch between who they want to control at the push of a button. Players can also give the computer-controlled character the general gist of what he or she should be doing by issuing commands like "Follow", "Wait", "Attack", and so forth.
Excerpt: The next generation games are continuously getting better all the time. I recently had the pleasure of getting around to playing one of PS2's first generation games--Capcom's Onimusha: Warlords. When I picked this up off the shelf in my friend's room, it was covered in dust and he had forgotten he owned it. When I asked him about it, he simply replied, " It was fun.
Excerpt: Ein Jahr später. Auf Schloss Inabayama geschehen seltsame Dinge. Soldaten und Arbeiter verschwinden einfach spurlos .- es gehen Gerüchte um, wonach Dämonen die Vermissten aufgegessen oder verschleppt haben, Die Kusine von Samanosuke, Prinzessin Yuki, ruft den Samurai um Hilfe. Doch sie bekommt unliebsamen Besuch. Wendige Dämonendiener schleichen sich in den Palast und entführen die Prinzessin.
Excerpt: Erst die dritte Konsole war die richtige: Nach N64 und PSone erblickt Onimusha auf der PlayStation2 doch noch das Licht der Welt. Bei der schweren Geburt hat Capcom sämtliche Kräfte mobilisiert (s. Kasten), die fast an die Perfektion eines Reissbrettentwurfs aus der RTL2-'Ohne Hirn zum Nr. 1 Hit'-Star-Fabrik erinnert.