What is Onimusha
Much like Genji this takes place in ancient Japans where you fight in battles that ACTUALLY HAPPENED. Well, sorta, but not really. The names might be the same but overall they’re entirely different. Though, in order to make these more realistic they did take figures in the Sengoku Jidai period of Japan. They even used real life actors for the main characters of the series!
But let’s go into “What is Onimusha” it’s at best a survival horror game set in feudal Japan. The long and short of it is this takes place during Nobunaga’s take over of Japan, or unification efforts depending on who you talk to. Much like other games that portray him, Nobunaga is a demon. (I’m still trying to figure out why this is. Most of the stuff I’ve seen about Nobunaga seems to make him a fairly decent person given the timeframe he came from) And we have to prove that we’re a bad enough Samurai to rescue the princess. Did I mention there’s a princess here? Well you better believe there is! What kind of Samurai game would this be without a princess? Not a very good one I’d argue.
So why Let’s Play?
I LOVE the first Onimusha a lot, and don’t ask me why but I never did get the others… UNTIL NOW~ But we’re going to deal with those when they come around. This is specifically about Onimusha 1. There’s so much about this game that was really engrossing to me as a kid and honestly still is. The hidden techniques, to the boss fights, and the world they’ve built it’s just super enjoyable and I can play it forever.
It’s close to 20 years old. I mean it’s probably known, but that being said don’t spoil things that happen in later games. Sure the story is fairly predictable but I feel like the most fun is just experiencing the game together.