Why You Should Play Onimusha: Warlords Again
Its Gameplay Is Simplistic but Satisfying
Onimusha: Warlords was originally released by Capcom for the PlayStation 2 in 2001. The central design concept? What if Resident Evil had ninjas?
In this, they were successful, as Onimusha really does play a lot like a classic Capcom title from this era. And while it doesn’t reinvent the wheel, its core gameplay loop is simple but satisfying.
With Onimusha: Warlords receiving the remaster treatment, we thought now would be the perfect time to take a trip down memory lane and inspire some hype for a replay.
Onimusha is an action-adventure/survival horror hybrid that takes more than a few nods from its big brother, the Resident Evil series. You will spend a lot of time carving your way through demonic foes, foraging for items and hunting down ridiculous keys that open ludicrous doors.
Like any good Capcom adventure game, there are puzzles abound. Some are pretty obtuse, granted, but there is an undeniable sense of satisfaction that comes from overcoming these impediments to progress.
There is also a nice weapon upgrade system that is engaging enough and will require some grinding, perfect for shorter play sessions on the Switch.