I myself am not a fan of the Onimusha series but i thought i should give this one a try.
The first time i played it,i failed misrably, due to my insolence for not readng the manual first. Well after giving it a quick read i found that the game was thrillig and with the variation of combos and weapons you can expect some pretty nasty but whoopin'. although the game may be difficult at first, the easy option is very nice. I did however find tht the game offered very little depth into the past games for us oni newbies.
but all in all i found that the game was fun but rather quick as i finished it in under 6 hours. oh and lets not forget the characters and the ability to be each one in different parts of the story.
i think that Capcm really did well with this game.