I could never forget.
While chasing the clouds away
onimusha 3's intro was so fucking cool
THIS GOLDEN EVIL STATUE YOU WILL DIE *ELEPHANT SOUNDS*
It was interesting but probably the weakest of the trilogy overall. I do wish that they retained and further built on the town segment instead of just dropping it completely but I can understand why they would.
Should I get the Xbox version of the first game or the PS2 version?
Didn't like how they replaced the small but varied selection of weapons with a bazillion samey ones. Other than that it's not too bad gameplay-wise.
The change of tone and aesthetics pissed off almost everyone though.
I only ever played one.
The more the game progressed the less i liked it to be honest. I hated the power ranger shit weapon design, i wanted to use actual weapons like the katana you start with.
Oh yeah now i remember, fresh webm time.
I played through the series with my uncle a long time back, and by played through I mean I watched and strategized since I was young and bad at videogames.
I gotta play them myself some day. They were good times secondhand.
2 is the best. Great, goofy characters, excellent soundtrack and overall best atmosphere/story (yes, I know it's retarded).
1 was a ground foundation with superb mechanics that 2 built upon. Good OST, fun story, but feels more like a rough draft that 2 built on.
3 should've been a step forward but the switch to full-3D was a clusterfuck considering there were still fixed (bad) camera angles. Overemphasis on shitty puzzles and no Jean Reno for dub. Worst story of the bunch (HENRIIIIII).
4, who cares
4 - GOATest of soundtracks, multiple characters to play as, lots of neat stuff (weapons) to collect. long/most content
You have to be some kind of braindead retard to not value 4 the most.
Great question, I often think about this.
It'd be cool to go back to fixed camera angles and the style of the classic games, but perhaps something like RE6's control scheme and movement mechanics, but with swords, could work.
Représente la france, honhonhon.
Here's one for you.
Sorry senpai, but by the time 4 came out I couldn't give less of a shit about it. Too many other games to play at the time. Maybe someday I'll go back and play it but I doubt it.
man I remember back then my mind being fucking blown when Onimusha's 4 little girl shared the same name (last name? fuck if I know Japanese) as 2's main character.
best character btw
This game shit all over Dragon Age, superior gameplay, story, characters, everything, and especially fights.
same dude I think
It's ok though, the Onimusha 2 guy's way better anyway.
4 did have a nice soundtrack, yeah.
>multiple characters to play as
and they're almost all a bunch of anime cliches. Also you had to deal with some of the worst partner AI in that entire generation of games.
>lots of neat stuff (weapons) to collect
yes, tons and tons of very samey weapons everywhere. I prefer the older game's method of spacing out weapons but having each one being extremely different to each other.
because it had the most padding. The unnecessary levelling mechanic in this particular game and shitty areas like Dark Realm exist solely to extend play time.
DoD tried to be more like DMC for some reason, it resulted in something that was neither a great Onimusha game or a great DMC game.
I can't say I agree, having owned and played Onimusha, Genma Onimusha, Onimusha 2, Onimusha 3 and Onimusha DoD. And the shitty GBA Onimusha Tactics. Even Blade Warriors. As far as I'm concerned Onimusha Soul does not exist.
DoD gameplay is just fun and there's plenty of it.
still freak me out to this day. replayed it a few weeks ago and its still great.
Draw of dreams would be better if wasn't so fucking big
My name is Gogandantess! The greatest swordsman of all demons!
I really want a Gogandantess figure.
I think one of the things I loved the most about the intro was that Jubei returns to his village to find everyone slaughtered, then confronts a mysterious demon woman he'd never met before - yet not once does he doubt her when she tells him Nobunaga did it. He just immediately supposes she's right and goes to slaughter the warlord.
I have one. Or two I think, since I have a feeling my dad gave his away.
One of my biggest regrets was that I took mine out of the packaging and lost most of the accessories, because I played with them like toys as I was sorta young when my parents gave them to me.
Onimusha 2 is unique. The others are more straightforward. Onimusha 2 is really built around taking different routes in multiple playthroughs. 4 is most like 2 but not quite the same. 1 and 3 are quite similar. Blade Warriors and Tactics are quite bleh in their own genres.
such a shame this game never really took off
>broken up into clearly defined sections instead of being continuous, like DMC
>more DMC-esque movesets, moreso the other characters than Soki himself
>wacky demon hunting tone and atmosphere akin to DMC
It definitely tried to latch onto DMC's popularity. Seems a bit weirder now due to DMC has become the standard for the combat-focused action genre perhaps but everyone at the time was comparing DoD to DMC for a reason.
>Just some baseless, vague
I actually pointed out specifics about why I dislike the game though, the people replying to me are the ones being vague.
>and highly subjective opinions.
Did I say what I was saying was objective fact? no shit it's my opinion, genius
that game was awesome
I remember hating the stealth sections with the blonde fag and a couple of egyptian loli twins
and of course the dismemberment, achievements, USE THIS etc
I fucking loved using that huge ass golden halberd with incredible attack stats, those charged strong attacks felt satisfying and oh so many limbs on the ground afterwards
Onimusha 4 was a fucking travesty. Replacing 3 unique weapons with 400 samey ones spread over 4 characters that required you to grind souls like a motherfucker.
And that magic issen. A single game mechanics that removes 100% of the game's challenge.
I REALLY want to go back to this series again and replay the first three games at least but since it's so hard to find cheap PS2 copies, I probably never will unless Capcom sorts its shit out with the licensing bullshit.
When they stop sucking and return to its former glory? Where is deep down now? They announced that shit years ago and we still hear nothing of it. The worst part is it is just a F2P game.
Also: bland playable characters, most of them are no fun to play as. 100 DARK REALMS LEVELS FOR EVERY CHARACTERS, all of which are trivial because magic issen is broken as fuck.
I fucking hated that game, man.
Never, the market is in browser games
I only ever played 3 but I really liked the general concept of shogunate/samurai-era horror game and time-travelling between Japan and France. Plus Samanosuke and Jean were cool guys. The gameplay wasn't half bad, more or less RE with samurais and Onii.
Can't really remember why I dropped it midway, I picked it up again a year ago and had fun but dropped it again. I wonder why, I was enjoying it.
Maybe it was the puzzles. Too much, too annoying.
>tfw you got the flamesword from the beating all the demons in the arena
are you talking about the bishamon?
>mfw I first saw the water in the forest stream and the shore during the island section in Oni2
I remember all those little rural houses and the camera being shit. It felt like an action resident evil game.
I think the controls were shit, too. Weren't you only able to move with the D-pad?
That guy went full faggot after 3. Jubei spawned a clan of badasses and a qt granddaughter meanwhile Samonosuke became a white haired jpop singer lookalike. I have no respect for him.
Not him but Roberto's attacks was pretty similar to Dante's gauntlet weapon in style from what I remember.
Dawn of Dreams was a bit more over-the-top and anime-inspired than previous games in general I suppose.
Not him but
he became an old monk, pic related, and its a spoiler because the fact that he is Sam is a spoiler, since he is known as Tenkai in the game
Look up Onimusha dawn of dreams. He's masquerading as Tenkai there and he's in love with the fairy from Onimusha 3(top kek)
You can play with zero and Megaman EXE
I felt like this too for the first two games because of the D-pad only movement. For some reason the only time the games felt actually challenging as well.
3 and 4 were a breeze thanks to the analog stick.
>I always though this series is like Resident Evil with swords.
Because it actually kind of was, and that wasn't a bad thing at all.
IIRC, the first game actually started development as a Resident Evil.
That's because old school Capcom knew when to draw the fucking line and say, "Okay, this game clearly isn't really RE, but it has potential and could stand on its own as a new IP."
What they should've done for RE6. Made a new IP and just took things off from there.
It's also more of an action game than old school RE ever was.
RE6 should've been a new IP, Revelations 1 should have just been RE6 or something like that. Or RE6 should have been in that vein.
The series was always part action, a portion that grew larger with each subsequent game. There's nothing wrong with the transition from RE5 to RE6. You're just acting dumb because you don't like it.
>What they should've done for RE6.
You mean 4, 6 is just a continuation of that. And they probably didn't because
>fuck we already spun off RE4 into DMC, now we're going to make yet another series, we will never release this fucking game at this pace
I never denied that it hadn't been part action. In fact, that's why even though I love RE, I think it's kind of weaker as a survival horror franchise than, say, the likes of Fatal Frame.
But regardless, RE5 and 6 marked the point at which Capcom decided, "Fuck it, we're just going to make RE an action series."
RE6 was barely a RE game, there's no fucking denying that you fucking sperglord.
Except that RE built its name on having a certain type of gameplay. You cannot fault long-term fans of the series for having certain expectations for the Resident Evil name. RE6 did almost nothing to resonate with old school fans of the series.
RE6 is the point at which Capcom shrugged off all pretensions of making a survival horror game, saw what RE had in common with shooty shooty bang bang games, and just decided to shoot for the Call of Duty/Gears of War crowd instead of actual Resident Evil fans.
>You cannot fault long-term fans of the series for having certain expectations for the Resident Evil name
I sure can when there's dozens of games in the series with different gameplay and there was a larger increase on the action emphasis from 3, to 4, to 5. Expecting RE6 to be "traditional" is being intentionally delusional and out of touch with reality.
And yet RE6 ended up being a terrible game regardless.
I mean, RE6 was always going to be a shitty installment in its franchise, precisely b/c it's a straight up action game, but even as an action game, it's kind of terrible.
FUCK FUCKING FUCK I CAN'T RELIVE THAT AGAIN FUCK.
Heroes never run and cowards never win.
Please do one thing for me Jubei... Tell me my name. Your name is Gogandantess. Greatest swordsman of all the demons. Thank you, Jubei... You received the Respect Orb.
>Buy first Onimusha with my first PS2
>No memory card
>Me and my bros never turn off the PlayStation taking shifts to beat the game every play through
good times, we must have beaten that game 100 times and marathon'd each run through.
>your gaming bros from childhood are all grown men with their families now
Problem was on the "Tell me my name" part, all I could see was pic related.
There have been occasional Onimusha threads here and there.
Not very common but they spring up every so often.
Mostly it's people wondering why they haven't made an HD remaster yet or "asking" Capcom to bring the series back. Seems like there's been more ever since Ni-Oh was revealed.