Rated 0 out of 10 by PhantomKnight Excited but Worried
I am happy that Okami is finally getting a sequel. From the begining the brush work powers of the mighty sun god belonged on the Nintendo DS. Moving the game to the wii helped with the brush powers but made the rest of the game slower and clunkier. I'm worried that by moving it to the DS that the brushwork will be improved but the rest of the game wilol fall short of the origonal. I've looked at some previews on the story and I can already tell it's a shadow of the origonal. Face it sequels are almost never as good as the origonal. The biggest problem with the stiry is that the origonal okami was meant to be a stand alone game not a series. In addition because this game is being made on a handheld the graphical power will be weakend and the game will be shorter with a less expansive enviroment. Al of these issues remove much of the charm of the origonal. So to conclude my preview I have to say that this game is unlikley to match the origonal on any front but I hope it will be good all the same.
Rated 0 out of 10 by BlueFlameWolf WOOT!
Im so excited for this game, been raving bout it ever since i hear the rumors! Personaily i dont think the game will be the original, the classics always turn out to be the best of the bunch, but knowing this is made by capcom an seems to fallow the same design style, i know this game will not be a let down! The fact that it is being put on the DS will just make it so much more fun! I just hope capcom will decide to put the 1st okami on DS as well like they did with the WII!
My only concern is the game wont be as long. Okami was a LONG game, which personaily i love, you defently get your moneys worth. But i havnt seen many DS games that were long an kept you going, the ONLY one was pokemon, an possibley a couple others...hopefuly this wont be like spyro an beatable within 6hrs :s but either way i still cant wait for the release! Iv already preordered mine, i just wish the collectors edition was available here in the US :(
Rated 9 out of 10 by Malg Okami Goodness, Smaller Package
For any fans of the original Okami game I really recommend this purchase. Okamiden packs all the major aspects of the original in a hand-held title. A few sacrifices were made but there are also new systems as well. Okami has always been compared to the Zelda series and Okamiden is much like Link's Awakening. Both are hand-held titles that live up to the greatness of their console brethren. The game offers new dungeons and a familiar overworld to explore. The cast is full of charming characters that create a great story. The amazing music returns and sounds great on the portable system. Obviously, the graphics suffer a bit from the jump to the DS but they look great for a DS title. Also of note for any 3DS owners, the game looks even better since the stretching smooths out some jagged edges and the resolution improves the brightness and quality of the visuals. The circle pad also works better than the D-pad.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Colin1 I am cautiously optimistic.
The original Okami game was a masterpiece in nearly every way. It is by far my favorite game, and I have played it five times through, each time getting just as much out of it. It is beautiful and inspiring, as well as fun. I am hopeful that this game will live up to the standard set by its predecessor. From what I have seen and heard about it so far, it appears that it will do a good job, but my concern lies in the capability of the system. The first game had unrivaled beauty, and play through time ranged from 70 hours the first time to about 40 each following time. From what I have seen of DS games in the past, it seems like it would not be possible to pack that much content with the graphics it has into a game for this handheld system. Still, I remain cautiously optimistic that this will be a wonderful new addition to the series.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Killaterasu My New Favorite Game
I have experiance in every single gaming genre, and this one has it all. Action, Adventure, Puzzle, Role-Playing, etc. I love this game, and I am sure you will to. From the music, to the fighting, the cute funny cut scenes, to even the celestial brush. It is just a great game, for casual and hardcore gamers alike. The boss battles are great. My favorite is the one against Kurow, not because it is easy, but because it is the only one where you don't need to solve some puzzle to defeat him. Just a straight up brawl. The art style is great and the graphics are great. Gameplay is just nice, you will want to play it twice, because after beating it the first time, there are a few prizes you get to use in the story mode. Chibiterasu is so cute, you will fall in love with him. I highly recommend this game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Osprey The cutest DS game is also really good?
I have been looking forward to this game since it was announced. The graphical style works as well on a DS as it did on a TV. The combat works well though the partner characters really don't add anything except a few more attacks in battle but really just help out to flesh the story and interact with other people in the world. The most charming part of Okami and this game was the visual style which is just as unique and wonderful on the DS which surprised me. Along with the visuals the one think I liked from Okami was the interaction between the characters which thankfully was kept up in this game with the humor dialogue that is almost perfect. The downside is that once you beat the game I really don't see any real replay value but definitly worth purchasing.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Minecrafter360 Fantastic game I love it.
In my opininion okamiden is a fantastic game. Increadible graphics for DS standards and a nice epic storyline. I would most certainly recommend this to anyone. Now the game has its flaws such as some instances of slowdown and a few glitches but since this title is in the Nintendo DS it is impressive that they pulled it off. Even though I hate the missable stuff for getting 100%. I personally think that this game is very easy and wold sout casual gamers more than hardcore gamers. Even if there is one HUGE plot hole that I won't mention thanks to spoilers. I do not consider this a true sequel to okami it is a great adition to the series. If you were a fan of okami definatly give this game a try. And if you haven't played okami shame on you go play it. Bye
Rated 8 out of 10 by Raineblk Excellent On-The-Side Game!
I bought this game in the spur of the moment seeing as there were not many DS games I hadn't tried... I LUVED IT! This game was so flexible! You can play it during your spare time. It isn't like Rhythm Heaven where you can play any game, any time, or like Pokemon which can take up ALL your time... OkamiDen was perfectly in the middle. Although the puzzles can become challenging and the cutscenes may go long, this is no reason to deprive your best friend, boy/girlfriend, or relative of the magical Celestial Brush! DS was an excellent platform for the game considering it's dual screen technology and stylus! I felt very satisfied when I finished: Great story, touching dialogue, intense fights, and a LOT of drawing! Besides, Chibiterasu is so stinkin' cute!
Rated 9 out of 10 by LKCgurl Okamiden is Great
Okamiden is great, it's beautiful first of all especially if you consider that it is a DS game and most DS games are all pixilly and not very pretty while Okamiden is colorful with their own unique style. The music is great, a lot of the songs from the first game are included which is nice. The gameplay is really fun although I find it gives you a lot more help than it did in Okami which is good for younger gamers, but sort of lowers the experience for gamers that want a challenge. The puzzles are good and there are plenty of them. There are some pretty cute cutscenes and other extra stuff. Overall I think Okamiden is great for anyone who wants a fun game to play, it's not as great as Okami, but it still lives up to my expectations.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Alice A sequal? Finally!
When I first heard they were making another Okami game, I nearly screamed in excitement. By far, Okami has been my favorite PS2 game-at first it was Persona 3...but replay value on that game dwindled on me unlike Okami- and I only kept my PS2 as long as I did because of it.
Now that I can no longer play the original (Until I get it for my wii..but my wii scares me..), I'll be restlessly awaiting for this to be out in America to bring one of the best games back from it's grave. Following up Okami is probably going to be a hard feat-but the ending of it did leave me wanting more, so hopefully they'll do an amazing follow up like I know they will~
Must pre-order, too...that stylus is freakin' adorable...