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Oni

by Bungie
Platform : Windows
106 customer reviews

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  • Set in the year 2032, Oni is a third person 3D action adventure with weapons and hand-to-hand combat featuring Konoko, a highly skilled agent. It is available for Mac, PC and PlayStation2.
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The year is 2032 and as Konoko, an elite agent of the Tech Crimes Task Force, your mission it is to infiltrate a ruthless and powerful crime syndicate and end its threat once and for all. But as the mission progresses and good and evil become blurred, a dark disturbing past begins to slowly surface from deep within Konoko, exploding with frightening power! Thus begins Oni, a third-person 3D action/adventure that blends hand-to-hand combat and gunplay into a single futuristic experience. Developed by the famous team at Bungie Software, Oni boasts a sophisticated AI system and huge array of full-contact moves and firearm skills.

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Although it's somewhat rough around the edges, Oni is an innovative third-person action-adventure title that won't disappoint hard-core gamers. Set in the cyberpunk future of 2032, the Japanese anime-influenced Oni casts players as Konoko, a spunky government agent on a mission to bust up a criminal organization known as the Syndicate.

While the game's free-roaming 3-D environments may not be much to look at--they're understated to the point of seeming bland or unfinished--Oni's real beauty is in its mix of hand-to-hand and weapons-based combat. The game's characters have their own distinct fighting moves and can disarm their opponents, making the arsenal of available weapons fair game. Admittedly, the controls (which utilize everything but the L3 button) are quite a handful and take a lot of getting used to, but the payoff is quite a kick.

Those who are easily frustrated should be warned that the action in Oni is fast and furious, and it's easy to get killed again and again at times--with each death followed by an annoyingly slow reload time. This is especially true when fighting multiple opponents who have the advantage of not being distracted by disorienting camera angles. --Joe Hon

Pros:

  • Fast-and-furious mix of hand-to-hand and weapons-based combat
  • Silky smooth character animations; stylized, effective onscreen displays
  • New special moves are "learned" as the game progresses
  • Japanese anime-influenced cyberpunk story line
Cons:
  • Understated 3-D environments
  • Not for those easily frustrated by complex controls

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • ASIN: B00004WLQV
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 31, 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,221 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Maxime Bombardier on February 5, 2001
All the 7/10 reviews that I've seen made me more surprised with this game. I would give more like a 9/10 for the PS2 edition. It brings an interesting concept with many new features, merging Tomb Raider with a fighting game while keeping the anime style. Graphics are nice, not overwhelming, but appropriate. The game serves it's purpose, it's fun!
Imagine being able to do some kick-... kickboxing while desarming your opponent, taking his gun, and using it to finish the rest. She even have a few insults in bank for them! You learn moves as you go further in the game, as well as obviously finding new guns.
Ah, the so called weird controls... Yes, it's definitely different since they even found a good use for BOTH analog stick (pretty uncommon). Then again, you don't have a keyboard with ALT and CTRL either so they had to find something. All in all, I do not find that an issue but rather a challenge that can be overcomed quickly by practicing.
The difficulty of the game (easy, medium, hard) is well-balanced and should appease everybody.
This game is definitely something worth looking into on the PS2 at the moment.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cat Woman on May 10, 2002
When I first played this game, I was like, "whoa." I think the graphics are good but sometimes slow down making it difficult to fight during combat. Each level has an objective to keep you motivated. while playing you can press X and Konoko will shout a phrase such as "You're going to get beat by a girl!" at the opponent. She occasionaly has a wardrobe change. The game has many plot twists. A major disappointment to me was the lack of music. During a dramatic part, some music will play, my favorite being these wild sounding violins playing. It sounds really cool. The anime look contributes to the game's overall look. The 3-D characters look a little strange. The only thing that really bugs me is the painfully long time during loading and when the dialogue gets to be a very long conversation. I really enjoy the game. Sometimes, the second time around something special may happen, like a boss may change to something irregular. That's a cool factor that'll keep you coming back for more!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 3, 2001
A lot of people gave Oni a bad review, including some magazines. There were also many good reviews. The truth is I can't tell you if you'll like it or not, it all depends on your preference. The entire game is interesting. The story is great if you love anime. The weapons are unique and fun, but there is no real depth to the weapon system. That's because you can only have one at a time. Ammo is limited. The best thing in this game is the innocent civilians that beg for heir life when you beat on them. The surroundings are monotonous and bland. That can be changed by using the glassworld code, everything shatters when shot at. The controls aren't beautiful, but can be dealt with after awhile. The codes are fun and add re-play value. After beating the game you might just say it's worth your money, I guess. Multiplayer could've been great. Graphics could've been much better too. If you don't like sports games, then get it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bob T. on May 25, 2001
Oni is one of the best games you can get for the PS2 right now! The graphics are great, and the fighting system is very cool! There are tons of cool moves that are pretty easy to execute, and lots of cool weapons. The storyline is also really good, and will really pull you into the game. Load times may be a bit long, but that doesn't take away from an otherwise great game. You may have a bit of trouble getting used to the controls at first, but they will soon seem like second nature to you. Casual gamers, hardcore gamers, and anime fans alike will love this game!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kearney J. Taaffe on December 21, 2006
OK. This game is very difficult if you try to use the PS2 controller. I bought this game new, and after hating it for the first 6 hours, tried to sell back to a gamestop. They offered me 50 cents! So, I kept it. On a shelf collecting dust. This was back in 2005.

Fast Forward to Oct 2006. While searching online for a joystick for my PS2, I found the MaxShooter keyboard adapter for the PS2. You plug a keyboard and mouse into this little box, and it [the box] emulates the PS2 controller. So, I bought this little device ($20). You have to program it, but that takes all of about 2 minutes. Anyways, I'm getting a little off subject. The point is I bought a MaxShooter mouse and keyboard adapter for the PS2, and programmed it to play ONI.

OH WOW! It this game ever fun now! HOLY COW, The graphics are awsome, Konoko's moves are mind blowing. The fluidity of her moves are so amazing. This has to the best game ever! The story is unparalled to anything I've ever watched. There are entire cities that you can walk around in!!!

I MEAN, THIS GAME ROCKS...so long as you don't use the PS2 controller.

So, if you have this game and hate it, invest the $20 in the maxShooter mouse and keyboard adapter for your PS2, and I guarantee that this game will knock your socks off.

PROS: Huge levels, lots of puzzels (you have to lure your enemies otherwise they overwhelm you), great use of weapons. Konoko's fighting style is totally awsome. You have an advantage in that you can see around corners which makes sneaking up on enemies so much easier. Riveting story. With friggin' awsome cutscenes. AND, some people have been giving this game smack about being so realistic...well, now the realism is the best thing about it.
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