Strategy Guide: LB Strategy Guide
Lunabean Rating: 6.8
Release Date: 08.27.02
ESRB Rating: M - Mature
Official Site: Onimusha 2
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The game suffers from the same problems the first game, "Onimusha: Warlords" suffered from: The controls are really bad (no analog stick, and "up" on the gamepad always moves you forward), and the constant regeneration of enemies gets pretty annoying (hence, Jer's unforgiving "thumbs down"). However, I have to say the opening sequence of this game is so AMAZING, it's worth renting the game just to see it. And, although the game does have these aforementioned problems, I felt they were pushed aside as I enjoyed playing through the game just to see what the graphics would look like next.
The story is essentially the same as in the first game. This time you play as Jubei Yagyu, the legendary samurai whose village and country are being wiped out by the evil Lord Nobunga and his Demon army. The power up elements are still there, you will play as other characters for short periods of time as you did before, you use the exact same buttons to fight the exact same way you did before, and you are even in some of the same locations you were before. The game seems slightly bigger than it's predecessor (I finished it with an in game time of 9 hours), there's more interactivity, and, once again, much better graphics.
Honestly, it's a simple formula here. If you enjoyed "Onimusha: Warlords", "Devil May Cry", "Resident Evil", or pretty much any other Capcom game for the PS2, you'll like this one. If any of these games annoy you to the point of having them be unenjoyable, you won't like "Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny" at all.