Btw, shouldn't Yakuza count as Hack and Slash?
Jean Reno, dude. Jean Reno.
Onimusha 3 is a fantastic game, no two ways about it. would have given it 3rd place overall just behind Ninja Gaiden 2.
But because i wanted to go with one game from each franchise, Onimusha 2 edged out 3 due to having 5 playable characters....... and it also had Gogandantes "The Greatest Swordsman of all Demons" :)