Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny

a game by Capcom
Platform: Playstation 2
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 3 votes
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Onimusha 2, the long awaited sequel to the mega hit Onimusha Warlords starts out with what may possibly be the most disturbing intro to any video game. So compelling, it begs for you (as the player) to avenge the atrocities that are inflicted on the innocents.

Video game sequels are a funny lot, while many succeed on expanding franchises and introducing new elements to already established worlds, characters, etc. Many more simply do not. Either the same magic is not found or even worse, the game fails to innovate itself using new technology or gameplay. So it is with great pleasure that I report to you that Onimusha 2 has none of the problems and all of the innovations.

Taking place 10 years after the first Onimusha, the evil warlord Nobunaga Oda has taken command of the demon army and is blazing a trail of death and destruction across Japan. Into this destruction falls the Yagyu village. Its citizens murdered, its treasures pillaged and worse' Jubei Yagyu, the returning son of the village leader, swears vengeance against those who have killed his people and discovers that he possesses the one power that the demons truly fear.

Featuring an updated fighting engine that allows players to hack and slash with even greater ease, a modified magic system that allows players to use magic attacks with more frequency and as good a graphics you will find on the PS2. And with the exception of some bland voice acting (by the narrator), Onimusha 2 is a home run. More playable characters, upgradeable armor and weapons, and a fantastic story of revenge that begs this reviewer to keep playing. Get this game!

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