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  • Summary: All of your favorite heroes from the ancient world of Onimusha gather together for one multi-battle action fighting game that will bring the world to its knees. Select your warrior from among a bold cast of characters spanning the world of Onimusha. For the first time, Samanosuke, star ofAll of your favorite heroes from the ancient world of Onimusha gather together for one multi-battle action fighting game that will bring the world to its knees. Select your warrior from among a bold cast of characters spanning the world of Onimusha. For the first time, Samanosuke, star of Onimusha Warlords can go head-to-head with Jubei Yagyu of Onimusha 2: Samurai?s Destiny. Enter into battle alone, or with up to three other opponents for lightning quick multi-player action battles that show off your skills as a warrior. Each stage is beautifully rendered to create the intense action of battle for the ultimate in hardcore fighting! [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. The multi-tiered levels and layered fighting system helps create a game that, while harder to master, is certainly more rewarding to play.
  2. If you've ever played "Super Smash Bros.," you'll immediately be comfortable here - even the fighter select screen is strikingly familiar. [Mar 2004, p.104]
  3. Light on story, this Onimusha saga spin-off is almost all slice and dice. Think of it as "Super Smash Bros." with Bushido instead of butt stomping - simple fun for four players, with strategy based not so much on how you swing your sword ("Sword Calibur" it ain't), but when. [Apr 2004, p.119]
  4. There is no getting away from the fact that this series is now showing its age. The linking video sequences are bland, while the colours jar badly.
  5. Realistically, Buraiden's biggest appeal lies in the joyous anarchy of the multiplayer modes. Team up two-on-two, three-on-one or every-samurai-for-himself, replace any absent human players with the game's convincing AI, set the battle parameters, and prepare for the kind of balletic carnage that Tarantino will soon be ripping off for volume two of 'Kill Bill'. [JPN Import; Feb 2004, p.98]
  6. Everything that worked in the "Smash Bros" formula-- a huge cast of very different characters, big cartoony action with lots of goodies, and a lighthearted sense of fun-- is missing here.
  7. 40
    But character-based fighting games using characters no one cares about is never a good idea, and Blade Warriors is nowhere near as fun or deep as its inspiration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Criplemaster
    Apr 7, 2004
    9
    Great game rule!
  2. JarodXG
    Feb 22, 2004
    7
    My Dad bought me this PS2 game Onimusha Buraiden from Japan. I just recently found out that it will be released internationally as Onimusha My Dad bought me this PS2 game Onimusha Buraiden from Japan. I just recently found out that it will be released internationally as Onimusha Blade Warriors. I would love to play it but the game manual is entirely written in Japanese. How can I understand it? I tried e-mailing some Capcom websites, but they are quite very snobbish on these matters. I will try to e-mail Capcom Japan if I only knew how. Can anybody here share how to play the game? If only someone could share a way on how to recognize those japanese game menu buttons.... Expand