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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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  1. Positive: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  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 15, 2019
    85
    A great return that makes us want a new iteration of this franchise.
  3. Jan 15, 2019
    80
    Back in 2001, when Onimusha Warlords first came out, it was a real step forward in the beat'em all genre. Eighteen years later, despite its laughable length, the joy of discovery remains the same, especially when it comes to its stunning art direction and the simpleness of its gameplay mechanics. Now, we can only hope for further adaptations of the Onimusha saga.
  4. Jan 15, 2019
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Jan 16, 2019
    70
    Onimusha: Warlords is a somewhat rough but enjoyable adventure, making it worth revisiting.
  6. Jan 15, 2019
    70
    Onimusha: Warlords HD Remaster is intended for those looking for a trip down memory lane, but it won't impress others. It's an interesting historical artifact, but that's about all it has going for it.
  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