Onimusha 3 (PS2)
- A saga of two different stories which transcends four centuries
- Dual hero system with two very different kinds of action
- Full polygonal backgrounds
- In-depth battle scenes with more sword slashing action
- Features actor Jean Reno
- CG action directed by Hong Kong action director/star Donnie Yen
- New level and depth to story
- For 1 player
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- Platform: PlayStation2
- BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
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ONIMUSHA 3 PS2 ENGLISH
Whereas in the movies a third entry in a franchise is seldom a byword for quality, video games seem to suffer more from that "difficult second album" syndrome. In keeping with many recent titles Onimusha 3 rights all the wrongs of its immediate predecessor while taking everything that was right about the original and genuinely improving it.
On a technical level the improvements are obvious, with the backgrounds now being in full 3D, instead of just being static picture postcards, and the control system is completely new--ditching the awkward turn-and-move dynamic inherited from Resident Evil. The story, while still largely perfunctory, also offers a genuinely new setting with the fight against evil taking place not just in feudal Japan but also modern day Paris.
Once the action does get to the City of Love you're given the chance to control French cop Jacques Blanc as well as the first game's Samanosuke. Both characters are given the features of famous movie stars and although Takeshi Kaneshiro is largely unknown outside of Japan, Jean "Léon" Reno provides the face of Jacques.
To make things more interesting Jacques ends up in medieval Japan and Samanosuke has to battle on in France. A helpful little fairy called Ako is able to move between the two eras at will and thereby enables a number of interesting puzzles later in the game. It's hardly a revelation in originality but for simple demon-bashing fun Onimusha 3 is hard to beat. --David JenkinsSee all Product Description
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Anyways the game follows the story of Samanosuke and a new character, Jacques Blanc, a Frenchman who is a part of the French army. Nobunaga has been resurrected, and along with the Genma scientist Guildenstern. Guildenstern has been able to rip through time and is terrorizing modern day France. Back in Samanosuke's 16th Century Japan Nobunaga is terrorizing people again. Guildenstern's time warp causes Jacque to be transported to 16th Century Japan and Samanosuke is transported to Modern day France. Jacques' and Samanosuke's destinies are intertwined by their ability to change into Onimusha and they must work together to both stop evil and get to their proper times.
Graphically the game is all you can expect for a straight out of Japan, awesome game. The intro and movies in this game are certainly dazzling and amazing. Ingame cinemas certainly are also great but no where near as dazzling as the intro, but you can't expect it all the way through with our aging console. Textures are smooth and the game runs very smoothly, with no slow down in the fast paced sections.
The soundtrack is good but somewhat forgettable. The battle sounds are top notch as well. The only thing that I have a gripe is that sometimes you can't hear voices that well nor do the voices sound that great. They really should of done a final fantasy and had proper subtitles, or even better, have the Japanese voices instead of the American ones.
Great controls, it lets you use either Resident Evil-esque controls or DMC style free moving controls.Read more ›
I am a casual gamer and this was the third game that I have finished, ever. My first being God of War, also well cool. Initially I started playing "Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams", when that got a bit rough I bought "Onimusha 3: Demon Siege", and it was the best decision!
I ploughed through this game. Couldnt get enough, felt a bit guilty for liking it too much, then ploughed through it some more. Just because I have stated that I am in fact a Casual Gamer, doesnt mean that my opinion counts for naught. I was recommended by a respectable Playstation 2 magazine to buy this game, they are hard core gamers and know what is good.
The game play is very fluid and engaging, not since God of War was it so much fun to slaughter things. The fact that you get to play two characters, Jean Reno is one of them and he was "Leon", is very very cool, and when you get on a bit further in the game and have to use both the characters to solve some puzzles (I did this on my own) you can help but get a warm tingle in you pants. This game is beautiful to look at, you get to visit some locations twice, once in the past or future, and once in the future and past (play it, you will understand). The moves of the two characters are excellent and upgradable. The boss fights are challenging but worth it. Spoiler Alert: when you get to play as Michelle, with her rocket launcher, it just rounds up the coolness factor, it sucks that you have to complete the game to be able to play as the dude with the big stick.
I have played other games but could not be bothered to finish them because they were not cool, this is.
If you liked and loved games like God of War and Devil May Cry, you will like this.
Oh, I have to mention that the coolness of 'Demon Siege made me want to play 'Dawn of Dreams again, it also rocks hard, get that too.
The now notorious Samanosuke Akechi has joined forces with a french agent from the present (played by the actual Jean Reno! This is awesome!). As the demonic samurai enter the present realm to spread destruction and death, it's up to these two brave men and their aquaintances to stop this threat in both times.
The graphical engine has been totally revamped. That's right, no more pre-rendered backgrounds. The interaction with the scenarios (be it to use them or destroy them) is more vivid than ever before. The character poligons show excellent fluidity in motion. This is good mocap work indeed. As for the gameplay, well, let's put it this way: The moves and weapons used on this game alone go way above any atempt at this genre. This time around you are not limited to Samanosuke elemental atributes as Monsieur Reno's got some freaky weapons of his own.
This is probably the greatest survival horror adventure ever created, as the enormous commitment shown in every step of production (as the signature cinematic feel of the intro CG sequences) is quite obvious. This one's got "Quality Material" written all over it.
As usual in the gaming industry, sequels come and go, and the golden rule usually applies: The first game is always the best. That has changed. Where was Onimusha back then and where is it now? If the other installments were already your cup of tea, then let me give this news flash: Onimusha 3 is more than a sequel. It's what it was meant to be in the first place. A must-have.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought as a present and i guess it was good as i haven t had any bad comments about itPublished 13 months ago by joanne d
The best video game of Onimusha series!
I have the other 3 but this is the best of them!
I have all of the first three Onimusha games on the PS2 and this is the best one yet. The puzzles are fun but not too taxing and the combat is fun. Read morePublished on 27 May 2009 by Dragonlord
this game really impressed me as i thought it would be slow and repetitive but it was surprising and challenging. it is the best out of all the onimusha games by far. Read morePublished on 13 April 2006 by Dragon
it was very good with lots of new features which included new places and to be able to be in paris,france. you play as the 1, samonouske, and monte blanc. Read morePublished on 26 Mar. 2006
This game is beautifully created, the graphics are impressive and the story is interesting. Takeshi Kaneshiro (House of Flying Daggers) and Jean Reno (Leon) are both great as their... Read morePublished on 17 Oct. 2005 by FadingLight
Of all the Onimusha series i prefer the original but the new one is still one of the best games that could be owned by a any ps2 gamer. Read morePublished on 4 Jun. 2005 by Tubbs