Don’t call it Onimusha 4. This latest installment in Capcom’s flashy samurai action adventure series delivers the same impressive presentation and fast-paced combat fans have come to expect. And it’s a significantly bigger game, sucking up two discs’ worth of demon killing and chatty cutscenes. About the only thing missing are celebrity likenesses–the previous game, 2004′s Onimusha 3, featured Jean Reno (The Professional) and Takeshi Kaneshiro (House of Flying Daggers) in a costarring role. In exchange, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams offers a lengthy new quest, five different playable characters, and a good amount of replay value, not to mention that distinct anime-meets-soap opera style.
Previous Onimusha games pitted you against the forces of a demonically possessed Oda Nobunaga, a Japanese warlord in league with evil forces called genma. This time around, not only is there a new villain in Nobunaga’s successor, the squat and instantly unlikable Hideyoshi, but there’s also a new hero. Dawn of Dreams is the story of Soki, a bleached-blond, blue-clad warrior single-handedly trying to save medieval Japan from yet another demonic invasion. He’s a feared swordsman but an affable guy, though his blond hair and horned headband make him an odd sight for 16th-century Japan. His journey will be joined by an equally unlikely group of companions, ranging from a young ninja girl named after a legendary samurai, to a frilly collared Spaniard with arms like Frankenstein’s monster. In turn, they’ll run into many more villains than just Hideyoshi, and many of these bad guys just…won’t…die.
This is a weird, long-winded story that’s at times both disjointed and awkwardly translated, but it sure is pretty. You’ll see frequent, well-choreographed cutscenes using the game’s 3D engine. Between missions, you’ll get to nag your companions for background information, though it’s all in text and tempting to simply skip. There’s also plenty of chatter during the missions, along with lots of optional reading material to be found–diaries, memos, and other little notes. It’s nice that the game does so much and tries so hard to tell a compelling story, but the results are hit and miss.
- Type: Fantasy Action Adventure
- Files number: DVD1: 8 / DVD2: 8
- Parts Size: DVD1: 3.27 GB / DVD2: 3.3 GB
- Size after decompression: DVD1: 4.5 GB / DVD2: 4 GB
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