Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams (PlayStation 2)

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Description

The Onimusha series continues two decades after the fall of Nobunaga by Samanosuke. Hideyoshi Toyotomi is now leader of a united Japan. He resurrects the Genma and a new hero named Soki rises to the challenge. The game is told through various CGI cutscenes, and features seventeen stages. Besides Soki, multiple characters can be played (five in total), all with their different style of fighting. Soki uses swords, Jubei uses blades, and Ohatsu uses projectiles. The gameplay is faster-paced compared to its predecessors. It is now possible to lock on enemies instead of button mashing like in the original games. Cooperative puzzles have been added as well. In addition, a 360-degree camera is now available.

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Alternate Titles

  • "新鬼武者:梦之黎明" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "新 鬼武者 Dawn of Dreams" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Shin Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2006 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Mar 07, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
Yahoo! Games Mar 06, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
TotalPlayStation Apr 15, 2006 9 out of 10 90
IGN Mar 03, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
Gameplay RPG Mar, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Mar 06, 2006 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Mar 16, 2006 79 out of 100 79
3DAvenue Apr 11, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 29, 2006 6 out of 10 60

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Joe Ix (176) added Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams (PlayStation 2) on Mar 11, 2006