The latest installment of the Onechanbara series arrives in North America today, giving U.S. PlayStation 4 owners all the blood-splattered monster-slaying bikini action they can handle. Granted they might not be able to handle much.
In the First Five video I keep referring to Onechanbara Z2 Chaos as fanservice, but the series takes its fanservice to such ridiculous levels that it’s pretty much a parody of itself. It’s the sort of game you pick up to show other people how outrageous Japanese games can be. Women who absorb the power of monster blood through their skin so they must wear as little clothign as possible into battle? That’s just silly.
If you think about Onechanbara Z2 Chaos too much there’s a good chance you’ll find something to be offended by (especially if you download the Banana Split Edition costumes). As Steve Bowling says in his TAY review of the game, it’s something “you have to play because they’re just fun to turn your brain off and enjoy.”
And just to make up for all those First Five loading screens, here’s the game’s opening, complete with catchy theme song.
The First Five is the first five minutes of a game with light commentary. Once the five minutes are up, so am I.