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  • Summary: As power-hungry warlords battle one another for control of feudal Japan, a young princess is kidnapped. Now, one lone swordsman, Samanosuke, boldly volunteers to rescue and avenge her. An entire legion of demon warriors stands between you and the princess, so you'll need all your weapons andAs power-hungry warlords battle one another for control of feudal Japan, a young princess is kidnapped. Now, one lone swordsman, Samanosuke, boldly volunteers to rescue and avenge her. An entire legion of demon warriors stands between you and the princess, so you'll need all your weapons and magic to break through. The world of Onimusha: Warlords comes alive with waterfalls, wind effects, insects, and weather, but in order to triumph, you must stay focused on your mission. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jan 17, 2019
    91
    If you’re thinking of revisiting Onimusha or just curious to try it for the first time then it’s a solid recommendation as a short and action-packed classic game with some good replay value after your first run. This just goes to show that a port in the right hands means it’s a good time to revisit older series that might now be forgotten.
  2. Jan 7, 2019
    80
    Onimusha: Warlords is short, and the remastered version doesn't expand with any new playable content. But it does a good job in terms of improving graphics performance and control. What's more, even in 2019, the battle system is still gorgeous, and it definitely is a must-buy game for the fans.
  3. Jan 22, 2019
    80
    Onimusha: Warlords for Nintendo Switch is a delight. It looks and plays well, it’s fun, and the in-game achievement system – aptly named Honors – motivates the player to replay the game several times. On average, most will be able to complete the game in around four hours. Despite the short duration, the journey is a quality one and something you’ll want to replay. Hopefully, Capcom has plans to bring the rest of the Onimusha series to the Nintendo Switch in the near future.
  4. Jan 15, 2019
    70
    It may sound like I’m being tough on Onimusha: Warlords, but it’s still a solid experience with entertaining mechanics; just don’t go in expecting a whole lot.
  5. Jan 16, 2019
    70
    Onimusha: Warlords is a somewhat rough but enjoyable adventure, making it worth revisiting.
  6. Jan 15, 2019
    67
    A perfect classic title for those who want to play it again and a good opportunity for those who give it a chance for the first time. Good controls and soundtrack.
  7. 55
    Onimusha Warlords made the jump to Switch almost entirely intact. If you loved the original and want the chance to go back to it, you won’t be disappointed. The old control scheme is still available on the D-pad, and every cutscene is kept exactly as it was before, voice acting and all. With the only changes being an excellently redone soundtrack, this port is the perfect way to relive your memories of the Playstation 2 classic. However, if you’ve never played Onimusha, this port’s only real value is as a simple way to experience a piece of history. Over the course of 18 years, other games have improved on everything that once made Onimusha great.

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  1. Jan 18, 2019
    8
    If you played the original version on the PlayStation 2, then you're not missing much apart from some graphical upgrades. However, it does runIf you played the original version on the PlayStation 2, then you're not missing much apart from some graphical upgrades. However, it does run very well on the Nintendo Switch with a very stable frame rate. it does have limits though as many do prefer Onimusha 2 (which I hope gets remastered as well), because of its many improvements to game play and story, but the first game is a great introduction for those who want to get into the series. Expand