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  • Summary: Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams begins approximately 15 years following the annihilation of the infamous Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga at Honno Temple. Another dark shadow now looms over Japan as Nobunaga's successor, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, has decided to align himself with the evil Genma forces.Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams begins approximately 15 years following the annihilation of the infamous Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga at Honno Temple. Another dark shadow now looms over Japan as Nobunaga's successor, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, has decided to align himself with the evil Genma forces. Assume the role of Soki, a young warrior who possesses incredible power, along with several other cohorts to try and thwart Hideyoshi's pursuit for power. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. It's a welcome change and breathes new life into the Onimusha franchise. [JPN Import]
  2. By stepping from an action packed exploration and puzzle game into a full blown action title, Dawn of Dreams has managed to breathe new life into this series. I heartily recommend it.
  3. As a whole, Dawn of Dreams is a truly skillful entry in the series. It's a great fresh start with new characters, gameplay, and ideas. [Mar 2006, p.102]
  4. Series heritage aside, this is a pleasingly lengthy adventure spread across two DVDs that's most definitely worth a look.
  5. All that killing feels perfect; combat is tight and satisfying, especially once you begin to master your MP-consuming special moves. [Apr 2006, p.86]
  6. Fundamentally decent, but it's still the poorest full-size Onimusha game yet. It's hard, but it's also unyielding and sometimes a bit dull. So be wary. [Apr 2006, p.48]
  7. There comes a point in playing Onimusha: Dawn Of Dreams when you realise that it's been somewhat lengthened via regrettably cheap tactics -- things like recycled game bosses, repetitive game sections and even some backtracking for the sake of making each of the game's chapters longer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. ChrisP
    Oct 26, 2009
    10
    This is one of the best games in game history. I love how the missions can start of as easy then moderate and very difficult. I hope capcom This is one of the best games in game history. I love how the missions can start of as easy then moderate and very difficult. I hope capcom make some more games of the onimusha series. Expand
  2. Dec 20, 2014
    10
    Onimusha Best Series I think, with 2 Disc with great story, cool 3rd person action and long cinematic...Wow Awesome, i hope Capcom will bringOnimusha Best Series I think, with 2 Disc with great story, cool 3rd person action and long cinematic...Wow Awesome, i hope Capcom will bring this ODOD in PS4, PS3 and PSVita or in PC..or bring new onimusha series. Expand
  3. VAIOSONY
    Mar 18, 2006
    10
    THIS IS ONE OF MY FAV GAMES YOU KNOW WHAT MY FAV GAME I LOVE THIS GAME TO A POINT WHERE I WILL PAY UP TO A $100.00 IF THATS THE ONLY PRICE ITTHIS IS ONE OF MY FAV GAMES YOU KNOW WHAT MY FAV GAME I LOVE THIS GAME TO A POINT WHERE I WILL PAY UP TO A $100.00 IF THATS THE ONLY PRICE IT WILL STAY AT THIS GAME IS GREAT GUYS WHO EVER DID NOT PLAY THIS GAME NEED TO GET YOUR HANDS ON IT AND PLAY IT BUT YOU WANT MY WORD TRY TO PLAY 1 2 AND 3 BY THEN THE NEW ONE WILL BE CHEAP IF YOU PLAY 1 AND 2 THEY ARE THE BEST I REALLY LIKE THEM 3 WAS GOOD TOO BUT I CANT WAIT TILL I GET THE 4 I THINK 4 IS GOING TO BE NICE BUT TO BAD THE REAL HERO IS NOT ON BUT THATS WHY ITS CALLED DAWN OF DREAMS BUT SOMEHOW ONIMOUSHA 3 IS INVOLVED IN THIS ONE TOO ANYWAY GUYS GO GET 1 2 AND 3 AND PLAY THEM TRUST ME YOU WILL NOT BE SICK OF THIS AND YOU WILL JUST KEEP ON PLAYING =) Expand
  4. Matt
    Mar 11, 2006
    9
    The only thing I have to say about this game is that it's hack n' slash at its finest. If you're a fan of hack n' slash, The only thing I have to say about this game is that it's hack n' slash at its finest. If you're a fan of hack n' slash, this game is a must buy. Expand
  5. AnsonG.
    Apr 1, 2006
    9
    Quite good this game. Even this game have a third person view camera will make easier to play and the story is impressive
  6. BearH.
    Mar 23, 2006
    9
    This game is solid and a blast. If you have followed the series, this one seems to break many boundaries and turn the franchise in a new This game is solid and a blast. If you have followed the series, this one seems to break many boundaries and turn the franchise in a new direction. It is full of strong RPG elements and the story is very solid. Expand
  7. Jakekersh
    Apr 21, 2006
    4
    How cam you give this game a 10??? This game was probably the worst out of the onmusha series. i really didnt understand that kid hangin forHow cam you give this game a 10??? This game was probably the worst out of the onmusha series. i really didnt understand that kid hangin for that rope who was in the ball. Thte capcom went to far with it i think they tryed to make it more of a family game... some of you guys might not get what i mean by that, what i mean by that is they had to many happy-go-lucky moments. Really though... they could have done a lot better. Expand

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