Onikira demon killer is a fast and frantic action platform game set in feudal japan, you take the role of a samurai who has been bought up with an absent father trained in the arts of the sword. The land suddenly gets ravaged by an unknown demon and your story begins.
The game itself is very fast paced and frantic, perhaps starting out rather tough with no healing ability until after you defeat the first boss but rapidly checkpointed so death is meaningless allowing you to take on the tutorial waves with a stronger start, however you soon rescue a dragon spirit who enables health to drop from defeated enemies and the game opens up, with more skills to master if you choose or you can freely button mash and jump around to victory.
Your capabilities are scored upon how well you defeat enemies without getting damaged yourself so mastering the skills and enemy behaviors will help you to achieve the higher ranks to clear the levels, but this isn’t essential for progress so you can have fun mashing away at your own pace.
There are four weapons available to use each with their own play style so finding the one which suits you, or even the enemy you’re facing off against is often the choice you have to make.
It all comes down to whether you’re a fan of side scrolling action platformers, having grown up with these games I do enjoy this play style and the game does have a good art style and bosses with their own mechanics (with the usual weakpoint to discover and take advantage of in order to kill the demons) and a fun little plot behind the game to keep you going forward.
As is expected of a game like this there are secrets to discover too, with hidden powerups for those who wish to explore or exploit the scenery and their own powers which can help make some of the later bosses and levels easier.
All in all the point of a game is to have fun and this is a very fun game which you can take at your own pace, while it would be nice to be able to save mid level should you require and continue later starting fresh on a level isn’t such a bad thing as long as you have the time it will fly by before you know it because you’re having so much fun, and with games like this growing up the case often was that you had to begin the whole game fresh every time you loaded so starting a level over isn’t too much of a downside.
Check out onikira demon killer for yourself on steam