Onimusha 2..PS2

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  1. Tino

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    I'll be picking this one up tomorrow. I loved the first Onimusha and am looking forward to some good old fashioned sword slashing/demon slaying fun.
    What's the advance word on this one? Anyone play it yet? Anyone else going to get it...anyone?[​IMG]
     
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    Well, I have been playing Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny for about an hour and my initial impression is that it is very good.
    The control is identical to the first game, very similar to the Resident Evil games, although much easier to master.
    You play as Jubei a young samurai out for vengeance after the resurrected Nobunaga's minions have destroyed his village.
    The graphics, as expected, are excellent with the pre-rendered backgrounds even more impressive than before. Stunning.
    The sound is also very well done. I wish I could say the same for the voice acting![​IMG] I would much rather have had the original Japanese dialog. That way, I wouldn't know how bad the voice acting is or isn't.[​IMG]
    If you enjoyed the first Onimusha and wanted more, Onimusha 2: A Samurai's Destiny should fulfill your needs.
     
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    Onimusha 2 is out? but but but , I just bought Super mario two days ago!
     
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    I'm in the same boat. I'll take Onimusha 2 home from work and check it out, but by the time I'm done with Mario I'll be staring at TimeSplitters 2.

    Thanks for posting your thoughts Tino. But now you've got me curious about the voice acting... Is it 'master-of-unlocking' bad? That stuff was classic.
     
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    Tino, thanks for the mini review.
    I'm in the same boat as Romier & Jason.
    There is sooo much stuff coming out that it just about has to be a triple AAA game to get it 1st day - you don't know how much I've saved by doing this.

    Any news on maybe a Xbox version?

    Either way, I'll be getting this sometime in the future.
     
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    Good to hear it Tino. I didn't get around to getting it today, but maybe this weekend. Hell, that will mean I will have Madden, Thing and O2 going at the same time as school. Yeah, good way to start a semester off. Here come the drop/adds. [​IMG]
    (no, studying will stay priority...but just wait till THX break [​IMG] )
     
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    I'm about four hours in now and still liking Onimusha 2 it very much.
    Some new aspects are much more interaction with other characters. There are four major supporting characters that you get to talk to, trade with, and fight along side with during some boss battles. These characters are very colorful and add a lot of variety to the game.
    You also get to visit some areas from the first game which is cool.
    The new enemies are inventive, smart, and tough. Of course they regenerate as they did in the first game, which helps if you need to recover health or power.
    You can also collect gold to buy items from a shop to help you along.
    The puzzles are pretty easy so far...so far. That water puzzle in the first Onimusha had me stumped for hours...even with the cheat in front of me! I hope I don't run into any of those again.
    Again, so far, so good.[​IMG]
    P.S..Am I really the only one playing this game?[​IMG]
     
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    Ugh. My wallet is screaming, "noooo! noooo!" I only picked up the Network Adapter & SOCOM so far. Mario Sunshine will no doubt follow soon, especially since it'll be a nice alternative to the violence that is SOCOM (not that I mind it, believe me).
     
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    So...anyone else start playing this yet?[​IMG]
    It's much more RPG'ish than the first one. Like I said, lots of interaction with other characters. I don't think the first one had this much.
    A bit stuck currently...
     
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    I'm playing, but, I just started, about an hour in. I met up with 2 of my party, and am currently trading with them, and picked up the mine pass. So far, the graphics are simply amazing. This game is gorgeous, and it's so damn fun... I can't wait to play more. But, SOCOM is sucking the life out of my free time!!

    TF
     
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    I finished the game on the 2nd day of a 5 day rental, which surprised me. I really liked the game, but the final boss seemed way too easy to defeat. Or am I just playing too many games? I missed a lot of side trips (they show you what you missed) and I could go back and play it over, but I think I'll go out and try Mario Sunshine next.
     
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    It surprised me because I had a much harder time with THE THING. O2 is still an excellent game and I'm looking forward to O3, from the teaser at the end of O2.
     

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