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Onigiri Review

By BwwDtt | 29 October 2019
Average: 10 (3 votes)

Onigiri is a free-to-play Japanese fantasy based MMORPG made by CyberStep. Onigiri was first released in late 2013 and has since landed an anime series in its home country.

  • Unique style based on Japanese culture
  • Unusual setting
  • Interesting game mechanics
  • Free-to-play game

Onigiri Gameplay

Onigiri is a free-to-play Japanese fantasy based MMORPG made by CyberStep. Onigiri was first released in late 2013 and has since landed an anime series in its home country. The game sports hundreds of thousands of international players monthly and was one of the first MMORPGs to appear on consoles during the early days of the PS4/Xbox One console cycle.

Onigiri takes most of its story, design, and enemies from Japanese folklore. This creates a unique setting that is similar to the feudal era of Japan with tons of lore from the country. The game story involves the fight between the players and Kamigui a horrible force that is beginning to awaken again after years of slumber. Within the game, you must travel from town to town and ban together with the inhabitants of Japan to defeat the oncoming threat.

The main NPCs from the story will join your party as you progress. They can follow you into dungeons making soloing the game much more comfortable than other traditional MMOs. The NPCs you choose to party with will give you certain benefits. For example: partnering with the cat oni Ibaraki will provide you with the ability to carry more bottles. You can mix and match your partners along with real-life players to create a diverse party that benefits your playstyle. Pvp is doesn't have a heavy focus in this game, but is available for those who wish to test their skills against other players.

The actual gameplay of Onigiri is similar to that of action RPGs. You have an attack, block, and jump button you can use to navigate around enemies. You also have a plethora of skills to set to your hotkeys to give you an extra edge in battle. You can equip different types of weapons to match your fighting style. You have the basic short, medium, and long distance weapons to choose from each with their own balanced pros and cons. You will also need to create Magatamas to help bolster your character as you progress through the story.

The game's customization isn't the most in-depth, and the character models are heavily based on anime-inspired designs. There are some base skill sets you can pick from depending on what types of weapons you like to use. Once in the game, you gain skill points as you level up and can assign them to stats of your choosing to create your dream build.

Onigiri is an excellent choice for anyone who enjoys playing action RPG or JRPGs in their free time. The heavy anime influence and fan service may push away gamers that aren't interested in a comical style of story. The gameplay is easy to master, making it an accessible MMO, to begin with. It is available on PC and all current generation systems, including Switch making it easy to access for most gamers. Servers are not cross-platform, making it impossible to play with friends on different systems.

Onigiri Classes

Onigiri has no ususal classes. Your character's class depends on a weapon you use.

  • Samurai class use Katana, long swords and axes.
  • Spearman uses spear. It is a medium-range class.
  • Cleric use Stuffs with buffs on them.
  • Mages use wands. They only have offensive skills.
  • Rogue use dual swords and bows.
  • Onigiri System Requirements

    Minimum Requirements

    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics Card: GeForce 7 / RADEON HD2900XT
    • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
    • File Size: 10 GB
    • OS: Windows 7 / 10 32bit / 64bit

    Recommended Requirements

    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics Card: GeForce 7800GT or better
    • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
    • File Size: 10 GB
    • OS: Windows 7 / 10 32bit / 64bit