Onimusha 3: Demon Siege - PS2

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Onimusha 3: Demon Siege (PS2)
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Combat Game
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Capcom Soft. Co.: Capcom
Publishers: Capcom (GB)
Released: 9 Jul 2004 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+
Features: Vibration Function Compatible
Accessories: Memory Card


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Though renowned developer Capcom is responsible for more games than most consumers actually know of, the company is best known for its offerings with three major gaming series. Resident Evil and Street Fighter are two of them, but on this occasion we're here to talk about the third and most recent series - Onimusha. More specifically, we're here to take a look at 2004's fully-fledged sequel, Onimusha 3 for PlayStation 2.

Where previous instalments had a more authentic, almost medieval approach, Onimusha 3 is much more up to date. As the screenshots attest, Onimusha 3 once again sees players assuming the role Samanosuke Akechi, this time venturing to foreign locales such as Paris in an era that resembles a present-day society.

But however you try to dress this epic adventure, underneath lies the familiar hack 'n' slash play mechanic we've all come to know and love. And as with all games of this type, Onimusha is remarkably simple. Kill some enemies, watch a stunning cut-scene, then move on and kill some more. And that's what makes it a great game. The cut-scenes and beautifully rendered and directed and FMV sequences are very welcome and appreciated, but it's the simple and dynamic gameplay that brings players back for more.

Fundamentally, Onimusha 3 is the same as it was when the original was born, and that's no bad thing. It looks beautiful, it runs smoothly, it's easy to learn and is just pure unadulterated fun.