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Nobunaga has (not) left the building,
This review is from: Onimusha 3 (PS2) (Video Game)
I've run out of superlatives to describe this game - having now completed it three times since I got it barely a month ago (life? What life?). Until this came out, I hadn't bought a game in God knows how long and my PS2 was sitting about just gathering dust. Talk about a renaissance...
Okay the storyline's a bit thin, and some of the time-travel stuff is a bit dodgy now and again. But, with the fantastic graphics (3D interactive backgrounds!) and absorbing gameplay, who's complaining? Not only that, you get to pretend to be two famous film actors at the same time! Bargain!
Having come to this from Onimusha Warlords (I passed on Samurai's Destiny), the other noticeable thing (apart from shift from 2D to 3D backgrounds) is that the voice-synching is so, so much better. Watching Guildenstern's jaw flapping for no reason long after the dialogue had stopped could be really wince inducing in the first game. Okay it's not perfect this time around - but it's till at least 99.9% improved.
There have been times in the past when I've bought a game that has disappointed or become boring in almost no time at all. I have hardly taken this out of my PS2, and I'm still not fed up with it even after three or four weeks of intense gaming when I've hardly done anything else but trash genma. A great way to relax after work!
Probably the best game I've ever played. Fantastic.