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  • Summary: Players assume the role of a Watcher named Kagachi, doing battle by “manifesting” the souls of Daemons, which act as the classes found in traditional roleplaying games. Each Daemon has its own unique weapons and skills, and players can shift between them in real time to gain the upper handPlayers assume the role of a Watcher named Kagachi, doing battle by “manifesting” the souls of Daemons, which act as the classes found in traditional roleplaying games. Each Daemon has its own unique weapons and skills, and players can shift between them in real time to gain the upper hand in battle. Moving between the Living World and the realm of the dead known as the Beyond, Kagachi must save the souls of the Lost, as the story of life and reincarnation in this wondrous kingdom unfolds. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. 90
    On the surface, Oninaki might seem like a rough-around-the-edges action RPG lacking depth to its combat alongside an anime-inspired melodramatic story. However, for those who are patient enough to explore its world, characters, and ability-based battle system, there’s a lot to like an dive into after all. If you have even the slightest curiosity in this title, Oninaki‘s refreshing take on JRPGs is most definitely worth your time.
  2. 80
    Oninaki proves that Tokyo RPG Factory is not simply built on nostalgia and definitely has the chops to make a captivating modern RPG.
  3. Sep 13, 2019
    80
    Once you fall into the groove, Oninaki is greatly enjoyable, even if it initially falls flat because of its repetitive combat. The story heads to dark places surrounding the central theming, occasionally in a ham-fisted way, but still manages to have emotional impact. Ultimately though, Oninaki is a gem of a game if you’re persistent in putting in the work. Tokyo RPG Factory have done it again
  4. Aug 22, 2019
    70
    Oninaki is a welcomed trip down memory lane to the glory days of Chrono Trigger, fully capturing the nostalgia of the time. However, like Tokyo RPG Factory's previous creations, while there's a lot to enjoy here, the flaws cannot be ignored. There is a fascinating premise, and a robust story, but it takes far too long to really get going, and the side-quests are wasted. Also, the scope feels too small. When it comes to the combat, the wide range of Daemons keeps things fresh, changing up the experience enough to keep interest higher but, at its core, the combat is just... fine. There's nothing special - same with the RPG elements that add little extra depth to the whole thing.
  5. Aug 29, 2019
    70
    Tokyo RPG Factory's third attempt at the RPG genre was their closest one yet to being a very good game - it just falls a bit short on some places.
  6. Sep 4, 2019
    65
    Tokyo RPG Factory got creative vision and talent but not the know-how to make something more than mediocre games afflicted by glaring technical issues.
  7. Aug 29, 2019
    40
    Oninaki’s sin, then, is to be so achingly close to quality and yet so far; to have almost everything needed for a top-tier role-playing game – an interesting premise, hauntingly evocative aesthetics, a deep and complex approach to combat – only to be betrayed by fundamental issues that keep it tied to this earthly realm.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Nov 4, 2019
    10
    Im fan of tokyo factory games and i really enjoyed Lost sphear and I Am Setsuna but Oninaki is best so far easy 10/10.Gameplay is amazing.Im fan of tokyo factory games and i really enjoyed Lost sphear and I Am Setsuna but Oninaki is best so far easy 10/10.Gameplay is amazing. Main character is so different and interesting and the story is super good. You got so many Daemons to play with that the game doesnt feel repetitive at all. Expand
  2. Aug 23, 2019
    10
    Don’t hesitate just buy this freaking game it is so darn good if you don’t care about some lag it is amazing the best best best game ever IDon’t hesitate just buy this freaking game it is so darn good if you don’t care about some lag it is amazing the best best best game ever I thought I wasted my money but I didn’t because it’s a great game better than dragon quest better than Xenoblade better than fire emblem Expand
  3. Apr 21, 2020
    9
    Wow! I didn’t know what to expect when I downloaded this game. I haven’t played anything by Tokyo RPG Factory before. The art style is veryWow! I didn’t know what to expect when I downloaded this game. I haven’t played anything by Tokyo RPG Factory before. The art style is very beautiful in my opinion. I played it with my switch docked and quickly became immersed in it’s gorgeous imagery. The game feels like you’re playing through an anime show, slow start but then very intense the more you get into it. The gameplay and fighting style may seem repetitive but with constant additions of new Daemons, the combat style you choose to equip yourself with has many fun combinations. The story is fantastic in that you see your characters growth intellectually and personality wise. The boss fights are my favorite part. They can be incredibly difficult, but the more you play the better you can come up with a winning strategy. When I first played the game, I caught myself marveling at the music. Every so often throughout the play through, I catch myself enjoying the music very much. My only complaint would be maneuvering the menu options when you first start playing as it can come off confusing. Other than that, this game is superb. Expand
  4. Aug 23, 2019
    8
    So far I love the game, specially its music & story. The only reason for the 8 as score is that on Switch there is an small input lag whichSo far I love the game, specially its music & story. The only reason for the 8 as score is that on Switch there is an small input lag which could make a bit difficult the combats (specially on Maniac level that requires some precision); anyway... I was already expecting this before I bought it... "portability over performance"
    Totally recommend this game!
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  5. Aug 29, 2019
    8
    Under rated I believe. Good action RPG. Good story and doesn't hold your hand. Step up for Tokyo RPG factory.
  6. Jun 2, 2020
    7
    Oninaki es un juego que entra por los ojos por su estilo artístico peculiar, su historia, personajes, gameplay... pero que va cayendo en laOninaki es un juego que entra por los ojos por su estilo artístico peculiar, su historia, personajes, gameplay... pero que va cayendo en la monotonía a medida que el juego avanza. Con un solo pueblo sin mucho desarrollo, y una continua exploración de mazmorras medio descafeinadas, el juego acaba cayendo en la monotonía. Mantiene el interés hasta el final por la historia, y los misterios ligadas a ella, y los diferentes finales merecen la pena. Para aquellos que no les gusta la misma historia, este juego se aleja de ella, centrándose en la profundidad de la inevitabilidad de la muerte.
    Si no te interesa la historia, no recomendaría este juego, pero en caso contrario sus "puntos negativos" son muy pasables y la experiencia merece la pena.
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  7. Sep 26, 2019
    3
    Tokyo RPG factory trade marks are here: enemies designed as penguins and lots of long loading screen with sleepy piano music. If you’ve playedTokyo RPG factory trade marks are here: enemies designed as penguins and lots of long loading screen with sleepy piano music. If you’ve played their previous games you know what I mean. Not a bad game anyway definitely not worth the money they’re asking for it. Expand

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