History Franchise / Onimusha

1st Jan '17 4:53:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Just take your pick of most of the main characters.



* CutsceneIncompetence: Oyu suffers from this a lot (as mentioned in {{Chickification}} above). Michelle also has a moment like this in the third game when Guildenstern ambushes her and Henri and kidnaps them both. What with Michelle being a soldier, what was stopping her from making more of an effort to escape and attempting to kick some serious ass? (Okay, so she ''was'' taken by surprise, but, still.) However, if that was the case, there would be no need for resident {{Badass}} Samanosuke to go on a heroic rescue mission, complete with CrowningMusicOfAwesome.

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* CutsceneIncompetence: Oyu suffers from this a lot (as mentioned in {{Chickification}} above). Michelle also has a moment like this in the third game when Guildenstern ambushes her and Henri and kidnaps them both. What with Michelle being a soldier, what was stopping her from making more of an effort to escape and attempting to kick some serious ass? (Okay, so she ''was'' taken by surprise, but, still.) However, if that was the case, there would be no need for resident {{Badass}} badass Samanosuke to go on a heroic rescue mission, complete with CrowningMusicOfAwesome.
7th Dec '16 10:36:54 PM M3
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* ATasteOfPower: Samanoske begins ''3'' with Raizan, Enyuu and Shippuu, his weapons from the original ''Onimusha''. (He even wields all three in the opening cinematic). Once dumped in France, he loses ''all'' of his stuff and must start from scratch.

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* ATasteOfPower: Samanoske begins ''3'' with Raizan, Enyuu and Shippuu, his weapons from the original ''Onimusha''. (He even wields all three in the opening cinematic). Once dumped in France, he loses ''all'' of his stuff and must start from scratch. Worth noting though that should the player complete the optional demon realm in that game, he can unlock the orbs for those weapons as well (and they're on Level 3, so you don't need to grind them up). In addition, that reward carries over to new game +
7th Dec '16 10:29:03 PM M3
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* GuideDangIt: The second game's relationship values are a bit more intricate to make the most out of it. Yes, you can easily figure out the relationship items in the second game. Did you know that each item is viewed differently that offers a certain amount of points per item? Did you also know that depending on which items you give, you can get power and magic jewels for them? Did you know that you may have to give less than ideal items to get the items needed to give to other characters to get good items? (the bone fingers require you to trade items that are worth a B-grade reaction, as opposed to an A-grade). Which items do this and are the best ones for it? Get a guide ready.
7th Dec '16 10:12:26 PM M3
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** The Rekka-Ken Zweihander in the second game after clearing the purple demon realm. A bit slow on the swing speed, but it's power is unmatched and it's magic attack, despite it seeming ground based can hit aerial enemies to a degree.
5th Dec '16 1:44:26 AM Xtifr
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'''''Onimusha''''' ("ogre warrior") is a series of action-adventure games by Capcom [[JidaiGeki set in feudal Japan]] released primarily for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. The story begins with infamous real life Japanese warlord OdaNobunaga being felled by an arrow in the midst of his greatest triumph. However, Nobunaga's skill and brutality had already caught the eyes of the king of the Genma, (various types of demons that feast on humans) Fortinbras, who offers a deal to Nobunaga: he can come back to life if he agrees to conquer Japan on behalf of the Genma demon clan and turn it into, in effect, a massive feeding ground. Nobunaga accepts, and events get off and running.

'''''Onimusha: Warlords''''' (released in 2000 as one of the [=PS2=]'s launch titles) sees protagonist Samanosuke racing to attempt to rescue a princess of the Saito clan, who has written to him of strange disappearances and events around their castle, and how she suspects demonic involvement. When he arrives, the castle is already under mass attack from demons and the princess has been kidnapped to be sacrificed as part of the ritual for resurrecting Nobunaga. Initially at a severe disadvantage against the demons, Samanosuke receives a power up from the Oni, a clan of demons that were once rivals to the Genma, but which has been virtually destroyed by the Genma. This allows him the use of a supernatural gauntlet which sucks the souls out of defeated Genma and uses their power to aid him. He eventually confronts and kills the Genma king, Fortinbras; The epilogue, however, reveals that [[SequelHook Nobunaga managed to come back to life anyway]], and conquers the Saito clan territory while Samanosuke vanishes and is presumed dead.

'''''Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny''''' (released in 2002) has fewer survival horror elements than the original and leans more toward pure action-adventure. Nobunaga is solidifying his hold on Japan at the head of a Genma army, making rapid and cruel conquests. One of these conquests is [[DoomedHometown Yagyu village]], which causes YagyuJubei, (not the historical Jubei but his grandfather; in the game, the name Jubei is a title given to the head of the Yagyu clan) the half-oni head of the Yagyu clan and a renowned swordsman, to swear vengeance on Nobunaga. This game also features a supporting cast of four characters, each an outstanding warrior in his or her own way (or at least important to the plot) who, depending on the relationships Jubei forges with them, may be important in aiding him in his quest, or have the potential to be an enemy. Despite seemingly being bested by Jubei, Nobunaga swears to return and continue to wreak havoc.

'''''Onimusha 3: Demon Siege''''' (2004) returns to having Samanosuke as the protagonist. In 1582 he leads an attack on Nobunaga's stronghold and intends to slay Nobunaga himself, but before he can deal the final blow, the Genma open a portal that, ala ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', sends Samanosuke into the future. In France circa 2004, French [=DGSE=] agent Jacques Blanc is attempting to aid the French military in holding back the Genma hordes. When Samanosuke arrives on the scene, the time portal reopens, and Jaqcues is sent back to about a week before Samanosuke left. The player switches back and forth between the two characters and eras, each attempting to defeat the Genma. At the end Samanosuke defeats Nobunaga and absorbs his soul into the Oni gauntlet, preventing him from returning again.

In the fourth and final installment, '''''Shin Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams''''' (2006), Nobunaga's chief general, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, has replaced his master and finished conquering Japan as Nobunaga dreamed. With a unified Japan behind him he begins a war of conquest on the mainland, but his inability to score a decisive victory makes him turn to the Genma for help. Hideyoshi will supposedly receive the power of a god from the Genma, the Genma run rampant in the land, and perhaps worst of all, Hideyoshi is turning his own soldiers into battle crazed, bloodthirsty human-Genma hybrids. And the Genma have their own agenda and a devious plan to bring it to fruition... however, Hideyoshi's adopted son, known as Soki, and a band of powerful warriors take up arms to defeat him. Dawn of Dreams expanded the RPG elements and gameplay depth, moving away from the TankControls the previous games had used to something more manageable, while removing many of the annoying puzzles to make a more satisfying experience.

Three spin-off ''Onimusha'' titles exist: ''Onimusha Tactics'', a spinoff for the GameBoyAdvance - a turn-based strategy game featuring a new oni warrior named Onimaru, with returning characters Ekei, Magoichi and Kotaro from the second game; ''Onimusha Blade Warriors'', a [[AlternateContinuity non-canonical]] fighting game in the style of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, which features characters from the first two games (as well as [[EarlyBirdCameo Gargant]], who first appears in the third game, and GuestFighter[=s=] [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork MegaMan.EXE]] and [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]); and ''Onimusha Soul'', a browser-based simulation RPG taking place during the Warring States era. The original ''Onimusha'' was also ported to the Xbox under the title of '''''Genma Onimusha'''''.

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'''''Onimusha''''' ''Onimusha'' ("ogre warrior") is a series of action-adventure games by Capcom [[JidaiGeki set in feudal Japan]] released primarily for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. The story begins with infamous real life Japanese warlord OdaNobunaga being felled by an arrow in the midst of his greatest triumph. However, Nobunaga's skill and brutality had already caught the eyes of the king of the Genma, (various types of demons that feast on humans) Fortinbras, who offers a deal to Nobunaga: he can come back to life if he agrees to conquer Japan on behalf of the Genma demon clan and turn it into, in effect, a massive feeding ground. Nobunaga accepts, and events get off and running.

'''''Onimusha: Warlords''''' ''Onimusha: Warlords'' (released in 2000 as one of the [=PS2=]'s launch titles) sees protagonist Samanosuke racing to attempt to rescue a princess of the Saito clan, who has written to him of strange disappearances and events around their castle, and how she suspects demonic involvement. When he arrives, the castle is already under mass attack from demons and the princess has been kidnapped to be sacrificed as part of the ritual for resurrecting Nobunaga. Initially at a severe disadvantage against the demons, Samanosuke receives a power up from the Oni, a clan of demons that were once rivals to the Genma, but which has been virtually destroyed by the Genma. This allows him the use of a supernatural gauntlet which sucks the souls out of defeated Genma and uses their power to aid him. He eventually confronts and kills the Genma king, Fortinbras; The epilogue, however, reveals that [[SequelHook Nobunaga managed to come back to life anyway]], and conquers the Saito clan territory while Samanosuke vanishes and is presumed dead.

'''''Onimusha ''Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny''''' Destiny'' (released in 2002) has fewer survival horror elements than the original and leans more toward pure action-adventure. Nobunaga is solidifying his hold on Japan at the head of a Genma army, making rapid and cruel conquests. One of these conquests is [[DoomedHometown Yagyu village]], which causes YagyuJubei, (not the historical Jubei but his grandfather; in the game, the name Jubei is a title given to the head of the Yagyu clan) the half-oni head of the Yagyu clan and a renowned swordsman, to swear vengeance on Nobunaga. This game also features a supporting cast of four characters, each an outstanding warrior in his or her own way (or at least important to the plot) who, depending on the relationships Jubei forges with them, may be important in aiding him in his quest, or have the potential to be an enemy. Despite seemingly being bested by Jubei, Nobunaga swears to return and continue to wreak havoc.

'''''Onimusha ''Onimusha 3: Demon Siege''''' Siege'' (2004) returns to having Samanosuke as the protagonist. In 1582 he leads an attack on Nobunaga's stronghold and intends to slay Nobunaga himself, but before he can deal the final blow, the Genma open a portal that, ala ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', sends Samanosuke into the future. In France circa 2004, French [=DGSE=] agent Jacques Blanc is attempting to aid the French military in holding back the Genma hordes. When Samanosuke arrives on the scene, the time portal reopens, and Jaqcues is sent back to about a week before Samanosuke left. The player switches back and forth between the two characters and eras, each attempting to defeat the Genma. At the end Samanosuke defeats Nobunaga and absorbs his soul into the Oni gauntlet, preventing him from returning again.

In the fourth and final installment, '''''Shin ''Shin Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams''''' Dreams'' (2006), Nobunaga's chief general, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, has replaced his master and finished conquering Japan as Nobunaga dreamed. With a unified Japan behind him he begins a war of conquest on the mainland, but his inability to score a decisive victory makes him turn to the Genma for help. Hideyoshi will supposedly receive the power of a god from the Genma, the Genma run rampant in the land, and perhaps worst of all, Hideyoshi is turning his own soldiers into battle crazed, bloodthirsty human-Genma hybrids. And the Genma have their own agenda and a devious plan to bring it to fruition... however, Hideyoshi's adopted son, known as Soki, and a band of powerful warriors take up arms to defeat him. Dawn of Dreams expanded the RPG elements and gameplay depth, moving away from the TankControls the previous games had used to something more manageable, while removing many of the annoying puzzles to make a more satisfying experience.

Three spin-off ''Onimusha'' titles exist: ''Onimusha Tactics'', a spinoff for the GameBoyAdvance - a turn-based strategy game featuring a new oni warrior named Onimaru, with returning characters Ekei, Magoichi and Kotaro from the second game; ''Onimusha Blade Warriors'', a [[AlternateContinuity non-canonical]] fighting game in the style of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, which features characters from the first two games (as well as [[EarlyBirdCameo Gargant]], who first appears in the third game, and GuestFighter[=s=] [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork MegaMan.EXE]] and [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]); and ''Onimusha Soul'', a browser-based simulation RPG taking place during the Warring States era. The original ''Onimusha'' was also ported to the Xbox under the title of '''''Genma Onimusha'''''.
''Genma Onimusha''.



* SequelDifficultySpike: Issen appears to have been {{nerf}}ed in ''3'' to make it harder to spam. This in itself is not a big deal, except that acquiring the Ako's Black Vest means completing the Critical tutorial: enemies can '''only''' be killed via critical hits. Deflect criticals are much easier, since your character is at least protected from the blow. However, this tutorial requires that you leave yourself wide open to attack. Not for nothing is this considered the trickiest level of any ''Onimusha'' game.

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* SequelDifficultySpike: Issen appears to have been {{nerf}}ed in ''3'' to make it harder to spam. This in itself is not a big deal, except that acquiring the Ako's Black Vest means completing the Critical tutorial: enemies can '''only''' ''only'' be killed via critical hits. Deflect criticals are much easier, since your character is at least protected from the blow. However, this tutorial requires that you leave yourself wide open to attack. Not for nothing is this considered the trickiest level of any ''Onimusha'' game.
10th Oct '16 7:01:47 PM xXD347HXx
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* ShoutOut - Watch the movie ''Kagemusha''. That little poem Nobunaga recites at the end of the game? He sings that same poem in the movie in a very different context.
3rd Sep '16 12:15:04 AM Kadorhal
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Three spin-off ''Onimusha'' titles exist: ''Onimusha Tactics'', a spinoff for the GameBoyAdvance - a turn-based strategy game featuring a new oni warrior named Onimaru, with returning characters Ekei, Magoichi and Kotaro from the second game; ''Onimusha Blade Warriors'', a [[AlternateContinuity non-canonical]] fighting game in the style of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, which features characters from the first two games (as well as Gargant, who first appears in the third game); and ''Onimusha Soul'', a browser-based simulation RPG taking place during the Warring States era. The original ''Onimusha'' was also ported to the Xbox under the title of '''''Genma Onimusha'''''.

Soki has recently appeared as a playable character in the crossover fighting game [[CapcomvsWhatever Tatsunoko vs Capcom]].

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Three spin-off ''Onimusha'' titles exist: ''Onimusha Tactics'', a spinoff for the GameBoyAdvance - a turn-based strategy game featuring a new oni warrior named Onimaru, with returning characters Ekei, Magoichi and Kotaro from the second game; ''Onimusha Blade Warriors'', a [[AlternateContinuity non-canonical]] fighting game in the style of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, which features characters from the first two games (as well as Gargant, [[EarlyBirdCameo Gargant]], who first appears in the third game); game, and GuestFighter[=s=] [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork MegaMan.EXE]] and [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]); and ''Onimusha Soul'', a browser-based simulation RPG taking place during the Warring States era. The original ''Onimusha'' was also ported to the Xbox under the title of '''''Genma Onimusha'''''.

Soki has also more recently appeared as a playable character in the crossover fighting game [[CapcomvsWhatever Tatsunoko vs Capcom]].
''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom''.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The narration in the first game says that Tokichiro will eventually go on to conquer the entire world under a different name. Uh...sure, if by the world you mean the majority of Japan.
** Then again, the word "Tenka" can mean World but is often used to refer to Japan, making it a translation error.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The narration in the first game says that Tokichiro will eventually go on to conquer the entire world under a different name. Uh... sure, if by the world you mean the majority of Japan.
** Then again, the word "Tenka" "tenka" can mean World "world", but is often used to refer [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse specifically to Japan, Japan]], making it a translation error.



* BambooTechnology: Present throughout the series, but the absolute zenith is when you fight Hideyoshi for the last time in Dawn of Dreams. He takes you on in [[spoiler:a bamboo {{mecha}}]]

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* BambooTechnology: Present throughout the series, but the absolute zenith is when you fight Hideyoshi for the last time in Dawn of Dreams. He takes you on in [[spoiler:a bamboo {{mecha}}]]{{mecha}}.]]
28th Aug '16 3:30:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* GaulsWithGrenades: The French military was deployed to take on the Genmas. They were able to hold off the initial invasion until they were overwhelmed, leading to massive casualties.
9th Jun '16 7:45:45 PM nombretomado
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'''''Onimusha 3: Demon Siege''''' (2004) returns to having Samanosuke as the protagonist. In 1582 he leads an attack on Nobunaga's stronghold and intends to slay Nobunaga himself, but before he can deal the final blow, the Genma open a portal that, ala SamuraiJack, sends Samanosuke into the future. In France circa 2004, French [=DGSE=] agent Jacques Blanc is attempting to aid the French military in holding back the Genma hordes. When Samanosuke arrives on the scene, the time portal reopens, and Jaqcues is sent back to about a week before Samanosuke left. The player switches back and forth between the two characters and eras, each attempting to defeat the Genma. At the end Samanosuke defeats Nobunaga and absorbs his soul into the Oni gauntlet, preventing him from returning again.

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'''''Onimusha 3: Demon Siege''''' (2004) returns to having Samanosuke as the protagonist. In 1582 he leads an attack on Nobunaga's stronghold and intends to slay Nobunaga himself, but before he can deal the final blow, the Genma open a portal that, ala SamuraiJack, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', sends Samanosuke into the future. In France circa 2004, French [=DGSE=] agent Jacques Blanc is attempting to aid the French military in holding back the Genma hordes. When Samanosuke arrives on the scene, the time portal reopens, and Jaqcues is sent back to about a week before Samanosuke left. The player switches back and forth between the two characters and eras, each attempting to defeat the Genma. At the end Samanosuke defeats Nobunaga and absorbs his soul into the Oni gauntlet, preventing him from returning again.
12th Feb '16 10:40:39 AM GrammarNavi
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'''''Onimusha''''' ("ogre warrior") is a series of action-adventure games by Capcom [[JidaiGeki set in feudal Japan]] released primarily for the {{PlayStation 2}}. The story begins with infamous real life Japanese warlord OdaNobunaga being felled by an arrow in the midst of his greatest triumph. However, Nobunaga's skill and brutality had already caught the eyes of the king of the Genma, (various types of demons that feast on humans) Fortinbras, who offers a deal to Nobunaga: he can come back to life if he agrees to conquer Japan on behalf of the Genma demon clan and turn it into, in effect, a massive feeding ground. Nobunaga accepts, and events get off and running.

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'''''Onimusha''''' ("ogre warrior") is a series of action-adventure games by Capcom [[JidaiGeki set in feudal Japan]] released primarily for the {{PlayStation 2}}.UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. The story begins with infamous real life Japanese warlord OdaNobunaga being felled by an arrow in the midst of his greatest triumph. However, Nobunaga's skill and brutality had already caught the eyes of the king of the Genma, (various types of demons that feast on humans) Fortinbras, who offers a deal to Nobunaga: he can come back to life if he agrees to conquer Japan on behalf of the Genma demon clan and turn it into, in effect, a massive feeding ground. Nobunaga accepts, and events get off and running.
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