Today is the 20th anniversary of Onimusha, the legendary video game from Capcom. Let’s remember feudal Japan a bit from this video game on PlayStation 2.
” Fast! A video game from feudal Japan on PlayStation 2 ”. When you tell me that, the safest thing is Onimusha (also Tenchu 3) will respond to you quickly and that’s that Capcom video game, although I didn’t get it until a few years ago , is one of the classics of the second Sony desktop. Today January 25 is Onimusha’s 20th birthday and we remember the Capcom video game with a little gameplay. It is clear that I did not pass the game, but in the video you can see the first hour of the game.
Onimusha has put us in the shoes of a samurai trying to save his country and his country from the hordes of demons. Even Oda Nobunaga does her thing. It’s funny, but the first time I heard the name of this historical figure who tried to unify all of Japan was in this game.
Capcom offers a Hack & Slash in which the katana in hand we will have to break through. That later we will have more weapons, but the cool thing about a samurai is going with his katana. Unlike newer games like this, Onimusha was something ‘different’, and I want to explain that, because it’s not that he had a fancy enough combo system to do really fancy stuff with the controller. Also, the control was a disaster (now fixed in Onimusha: Warlords remaster).
Although I’m not sure whether to define it as a Hack & Slash, because playing it gives the feeling that we are more in front of a Resident Evil in feudal Japan than a Devil May Cry. And now that I mention it, Hideki Kamiya was in the development of Onimusha for PlayStation 2 (later came to Xbox) and he borrowed several ideas for Devil May Cry.
I don’t know if this is true, but in several places I have read and even saw a video commenting that an Onimusha bug that allowed aerial combos gave Kamiya the idea of the adventure of Dante. By putting so much action in “Resident Evil 4” the game was so different that they created a new series. You see how it is.
20 years of Onimusha and awaiting a new delivery
Since PlayStation 2, we don’t have an Onimusha deposit. And we’ll probably NEVER see part 5 of it. Four games from this saga have been released for PlayStation 2, each featuring a samurai. Experts say the best Onimusha is the second installment, all three are going well, and the fourth has changed a lot.
There was also a ration of Onimusha in the first Microsoft console, which brought some improvements over the PS2 version. But if you want to give the game some good cumbia, you’ve got a remaster on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam that brings even more improvements. The control is improved, you can change weapons in the game without having to press pause and being a game in which we have to kill so many critters, it’s good that it is at 60 frames.
With the arrival of this remaster of Onimusha: Warlords, people were expecting Capcom to make a major announcement regarding the series. In the generation of PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U, there was no sign of a new delivery. Onimusha is a completely dead saga like many others in the business. Ahem, Dino Crisis… ahem.
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