-Estimated achievement difficulty: 8/10
-Offline 27 (1000 )
-Online 0 (0)
-Approximate amount of time to 1000 : 50+ Hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs 4+
-Number of missable achievements 0
-Glitched achievements 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? N/A
-Does difficulty affect achievements? No
Although the minimum amount of playthroughs is 4, you will have to play several stages over and over to complete quests.
Welcome to the Onechanbara Roadmap! This game contains 27 offline achievements and can be best described as a fun mix of hack and slash with T&A. If you are familiar with Japanese culture and the unique games that come from them, then you won’t be too surprised that this is more of the same quirky stuff. The game can be best compared to Dynasty Warriors with a experience system that is persistent through your time playing the game. If you’re a causal gamer, you can get 780 with an investment of time and the free strategy guide provided by the producers of the game. But the final 220 will require dedication to the mastery of the, “Cool combo” which is a time based button challenge that can actually dictate how fast you can possibly beat the game. This game is fun and entertaining, but this is not an easy or fast game for full completion.
D3Publisher's PDF guide to Onechanbara:
The publisher was kind enough to provide a free and complete walkthrough for the game they have produced. It is a useful tool and is unmatched for level and boss strategies.
Mastering the “Cool Combo”:
If you’re good at fighting games, then this may be easier for you than the average gamer. If you can master this technique early on in the game, you have the capability of unlocking bracelets that modify your character in ways that will help immensely in completing the story modes, quests and gaining levels quicker. Although not necessary to beat the game, it is mandatory for the full game completion.
Go to the practice option and choose the Blood Mist Zombie as your opponent. Also turn on the display of the timing bar. Use the blue bar below the yellow strike marker as your guide to when to press . Your successful cool combo hits will appear as a white flashing X and your controller will rumble as well. If you can master 12 cool combo strikes (Requires Aya’s double sword technique), you can earn the “Challenge Bracelet” from the blood mist zombie in level 10 that makes successful combo timing incredibly easy.
Leveling your Characters:
Throughout the game, you will gain experience from completing levels and picking up yellow and red orbs. Occasionally, you will pick up stat modifiers but they come randomly while you play. When starting off, focus on building Aya and Saki’s Attack power and vitality first, and then work on skills. Anna should focus on her gun and vitality stats as her advanced techniques and melee skills are unnecessary for her purpose. If you are having trouble completing level 5 because Aya’s life bar is too short, or level’s 14-16 because you neglected one of the girls, play a few rounds of survival with them to grind up their levels.
To speed up the leveling process, run Annna through Survival a few times to power level her gun statistic. This dispatches the regular zombies quickly and leaves the exp orbs on the ground for the girl of your choice to acquire. Hold down to aim for best results. Higher combos yield bigger exp orbs. Also, the bosses are added to the survival playlist after you beat them in story mode and often yield rare stat boosters. After beating Reiko in level 7 in story mode, you fight a ton of her clones in round 36 and they all drop stat boosters. Alternatively, completing levels over and over also yields fast exp bonuses at the end stats screen.
Speeding up the story modes:
The most surprising point in the story mode is that unless you are caged in a mandatory battle, you can run past all the enemies in every level. Although not recommended when you are first starting the game, once you hit the higher levels it becomes a wiser strategy to avoid unnecessary battles to save your vitality and items for the mandatory end boss battles.
There are 20 quests, each with 3 levels. The most important things to note is that although you can complete multiple quests in one stage, you can only complete one level of each quest in every stage. You can also use the same stage to achieve all 3 levels of the quest. Achievements will pop after the quest is completed for the third time. All quests must be completed in order to unlock the girl’s bonus accomplishments. All quest requirements are covered in the achievement guide.
This game is unashamed in its advertising angle and does not highlight the fact that although the game has its flaws (such as the annoying camera issues), Onechanbara is incredibly playable. For those hunting achievements, this game contains achievements that actually feel like achievements when you earn them. You’ll stand up and cheer when you master the timing of the cool combo and use it to finish your final quests. Most will get a fairly decent amount of achievement points for the sake of playing for enjoyment, but only the dedicated gamer will be able to achieve all 1000 in this game.
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