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  • Summary: In the year 20XX AD, Tokyo is nothing but a dystopic wasteland overrun by living corpses known as the Undead. Here we find two sisters who descend from a long line of expert swordsmen, yet were born to different mothers. The elder sister, Aya, was raised by her father, who subjected her toIn the year 20XX AD, Tokyo is nothing but a dystopic wasteland overrun by living corpses known as the Undead. Here we find two sisters who descend from a long line of expert swordsmen, yet were born to different mothers. The elder sister, Aya, was raised by her father, who subjected her to rigorous training in the way of the blade. Meanwhile, the younger sister, Saki, was raised by her mother, learning to despise her father for abandoning them and taking her sister away. When her father goes missing, Aya decides to put her skills with the sword to use as an Undead-hunter. Upon her beloved mother's murder, Saki becomes consumed to the point of insanity with a desperate thirst for revenge, resorting to manipulating the Undead to achieve her goal.Aya resolves to seek out her younger sister, her only surviving relation, while Saki is determined to resurrect her mother using an ancient art passed down through the ages. This art, however, requires the heart of a blood relative to work, meaning that the younger sister must kill the elder if she is to have her sworn vengeance. And so, amidst a swirling storm of love, hate, and intrigue, the battle between the two sisters begins. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Oct 27, 2020
    80
    Maybe it’s a bit too pricey for what it’s about, but what else can I do but surrender to its charms? If you have problems with fast women and beautiful action, though, steer away from the game. For others, it’s a short and sweet action piece that perhaps surprisingly has even a tad more depth than before.
  2. Oct 14, 2020
    80
    Onee Chanbara Origin exudes B Movie energy in its every element, giving players a quick, aggressive, fun, and ridiculous action game to work through.
  3. Oct 14, 2020
    70
    Onee Chanbara Origin is a serviceable remake of a couple classic PS2 titles. Developer Tamsoft does a great job giving the games a visual makeover and a much more modern feel. Combat is solid, though a bit basic at times. The experience is also bogged down at times by some performance problems. That aside, and Onee Chanbara is a worthwhile remake of a fun and unique story.
  4. Nov 30, 2020
    55
    For players willing to put in the time to learn its subtleties, Onee Chanbara Origin has great combat, and sundering my way through crowds of zombies simply never got old. That said, there’s just not enough here to make it feel like a complete experience. While the game certainly displays everything that made the franchise into such a long-running success, I can’t help but feel that this anniversary celebration should have offered more to its fans.
  5. Jun 29, 2021
    50
    While there’s a chance you can’t play it without fiddling with things, there’s a fun game in here. It’s expensive, with far too much DLC, but it’s fun.
  6. Oct 14, 2020
    50
    The basic hack-and-slash formula it has seems fun, and you can understand why this went on to spawn sequels and so forth. Sure, it’s schlocky cheesecake action, but that’s exactly what it wants to be and that’s to its credit. Alas… I can’t really recommend this game because those technical issues are notable. They’re not “render the game unplayable” bad, although the experience was probably diminished for me. But for all I know I wasn’t the unlucky one but one of the lucky ones. I want to like this game. I repeatedly come close to liking this game. And I’m probably rating it highly given the technical issues. But those technical issues mean that for any and all of its virtues, the game ultimately fails that basic test of “is this fully playable.” If the issues are fixed in a launch patch, toss on another point to the score.
  7. Oct 14, 2020
    45
    While the gameplay itself is competent, this is short, shallow game with very little enemy variety, poor level design, and some egregious price-gouging.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Nov 25, 2020
    3
    Very, very bad port. The game works half of the time, but the other half it is completely broken. You can't even bind certain keys - e.gVery, very bad port. The game works half of the time, but the other half it is completely broken. You can't even bind certain keys - e.g cannot bind the SHIFT key to dash. Even with the recent patches the game doesn't run constant 60fps, which I think is very crucial considering the gameplay is solely tied to its framerate; there's a weird input delay sometimes, where when you press a button, the character would only then act 1 or 2 seconds later.

    I think the core gameplay of this game is ACTUALLY good, it just this PC port is bad. If you want to play this game, play it on PS4. Avoid this game on PC until the game is fixed and is playable.
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  2. Oct 15, 2020
    0
    Game crashes after intro. Can't even play. Bought from steam. Tried changing NVIDIA settings like others have suggested. Still nothing.