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  • Summary: Return to the magical days of feudal Japan and join Jubei, a young warrior, as he launches an epic, magical quest, only to reveal his ultimate destiny! [Capcom]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    Like a new year’s line of automobiles, Onimusha 2 has a sleeker look, more bells and whistles, and improved standard features over its predecessor model, "Warlords."
  2. Visually near-perfect (the opening gave us goose bumps). [27 Sept 2002, p.89]
  3. It’s certainly a great game, but doesn’t break ground in the same way that Onimusha did.
  4. As is the problem with most games built with pre-rendered backgrounds, there are going to be a lot of times where the game camera is going to leave you open for cheap shots as you move from one angle to another.
  5. Part of me is screaming at the lack of analogue support and the frustrating nature of pre-rendered environments. However once you get past that and slaughter your first wave of demons you can’t help but get sucked into the game.
  6. The production values kick demon ass, it's easier to learn (and yet more difficult to master) than the previous game, and it's almost a constant joy to look at.
  7. This time around there is more character interaction, more action, more techniques, and THANKFULLY the game is much longer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    10
    A real step up in all the good ways from Onimusha: Warlords. This game is much better with the gameplay being the best part of this game, while the story is not as strong it is still good enough. Collapse
  2. Jan 6, 2011
    9
    a much improved game over the first. the first big improvement is its much much longer then the first game which was easily beatin in just alittle over 3 hours. the graphics where great in there day. a much better story and charicters. voice acting has slightly improved from the first or maybe just as bad . i liked the new trading option and ability to buy from shops. almost every thing about this game is improved from the first one... minus the camera there are some spots where it just sucks . all in all though this is how a sequel should be. Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2013
    9
    It took everything it did in the first game, and made them better. Visuals are superior. Combat is even more action pact and a dream to play. Story is REALLY gripping with some really deep characters that you really connect with. Surprising, as Jubei really comes across a little flat at first glance. This is truly a fantastic sequel that deserves to be in anyone's collection. Overall: This is what all sequels should aspire to do! Expand
  4. Dec 26, 2013
    8
    This is a graphically stunning game with it's own style, great character designs, and plenty of pretty scenery. It's also a fun and addictive action game. Expand
  5. Mar 26, 2014
    8
    In most respects, Samurai's Destiny is everything Warlords was and more, though I can't help but feel that Warlords' formula has been diluted somewhat. Nevertheless, Samura's Destiny is bigger, has more of everything and is - for the most part - all the better for it. I finished Warlords in 5 hours, this one took me 10. Expand

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