Conclusion: Genma Onimusha is a game in which you control a samurai. And samurai are seriously cool. They carry a great big katana sword. And they run about in socks and had shoes made out of flat bits of wood. How hard is that? I won't repeat what other reviewers have said; instead, I'll focus on the observations that shaped my opinion of the game. Firstly, it looks like a PS1 game with a few twinkly effects thrown in to spice it up.
Onimusha is a good adventure that could have been great, but it is still definitely worth a look
13 March 2007
Excerpt: Capcom's Onimusha series has so far seen three entries and one spin-off on the PlayStation 2, but not too long after the console's release, the Xbox was treated to an upgraded form of the original Onimusha Warlords, by the name of Genma Onimusha. The game is a survival horror of sorts, except set in 1560 Japan.
Excerpt: This game is set in ancient fuedal Japan and you play as a character named Samanouske who is a Samurai that has just been informed that his cousin has been kidnapped by demons and thus he sets out on a mission to rescue her. The game involves you fighting demons in combat and using weapons such as swords and bows to inflict damage upon them. This is actually a remake of a game called 'Onimusha Warlords' which appeared on the Playstaion 2 during its console launch.
Pros: Great Graphics, Lots to do and see, fantastic extras, Excellent orcasteral sound, Satisfyingly challenging
Excerpt: Genma onimusha is a xbox remake of the hit playstation 2 game Onimusha warlords. It has been improved graphically and has had some features added to it such as the Oni Spirits minigame. In this game you are a samurai called Samonsuke who is set out on a mission to retreive Princess Yuki. You venture though many lands fighting evil demons and absorbing their souls to power up your weapons and magic spells to make them even stronger.
Excerpt: having origninaly played and enjoyed the original version of onimusha, i decided i would enjoy the remake. enjoy can be a strange word for a new type of pain... the game is physically the same, but with whole new levels of monsters, different order of door entry, and i found out why they gave you a talisman(extra life) before you even entered the castle! the game is about a warrior who has become seperated from the princess by a demon clan who eat humans.
Pros: much harder/more challanging than the first version
Excerpt: Genma Onimusha is an excellent game. They did a superb job. I don't think it was an exact port from PS2 to X-box. What I think is they added a few levels to the X-box game and the playability on the X-box is much much much harder..Geez, level one was so hard that I had to suck up a lot of souls in this game to survive. The plot in GENMA ONIMUSHA is that people are disappearing and the noble Princess Yuki fears for her future.
Summary: This is a good game, but the controls are a little frustrating and take a while to get used to. Slashing the warriors is fun and gruelling! It's a battle of wills and a tug of war to top up your power. Difficult to get past the monster with the big axe, have tried loads of times, but still manage to get chopped up! It's a little slow at first, but becomes addictive and leaves you wanting to go back for more.
Summary: This game, when you first begin to play it, comes across as uninspiring and unimpressive. The graphics appear very ordinary and the rate at which you die seems too high. But read a bit of the manual, pick up some defensive tips and play on, and you'll soon become hooked. It seems the more you play this game, the better it gets. It's not a classic, but still definitely worth owning.
Summary: La mala experiencia, o al menos no muy buena que tuvieron varios juegos en el intento de conquistar con sus sagas de terror el japon feudal, se ve nublada por este titulo; titulo que si ha sabido triunfar y sacarle ese "gustillo" a este tipo de ambiente. Se sabe de sobra que este titulo hubiera triunfado en PS2, pero la capadicad grafica de xbox ha sido la gota que ha colmado el vaso a favor del juego de capcom. La historia es la misma de siempre.
Pros: Genial trama, graficos . .
Cons: El miedo japo aun asi, sigue dando menos miedo