Okamiden review

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  • Spybreak8 - March 15, 2011 10:04 p.m.

    What about people that never played Okami, I guess add a point to the score then huh? Eh I'm already sold so I'm not really checking out the score.
  • Syncmaster - March 15, 2011 11:24 p.m.

    how can developers still make stupid design decision like unskipable cutscenes or dialogue nowdays? its common now to even pause cutscenes wich is great, but that is retarded
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - March 16, 2011 5:22 a.m.

    I almost brought up the typos, but didn't get around it. Yeah, there are several, and there are moments where some of the SFX stutter. Makes an otherwise pretty world seem rushed. If you never played Okami, I wouldn't recommend this as an introduction - play the first one instead. It's better in every way, yet largely the same. This is still good, just no substitute for the first if you skipped it. 'Den's also full of references to the first so you'll miss out on a lot of stuff if you begin here. No, putting it in a 3DS will not magically fix the control, slowdown or popup issues. Okamiden is designed for DS, not 3DS, and therefor can't take advantage of the improved hardware.
  • quincytheodore - March 16, 2011 6 a.m.

    Well, that must have been tough, saying negative things about Okami. Stay strong, Gamesradar. You stay objective though :D.
  • EroticInvisibleMan - March 16, 2011 7:17 a.m.

    Just wanna point something out real quick to the commenters. 7 is a good score. Don't get hung up on it (not that anyone really has yet.
  • austincharlesbond - March 16, 2011 7:24 a.m.

    I have played the Wii version 5 times. One of my favourite games. Apparently the end of this game hints at a sequel, so I pray it is a 3DS game.
  • rubblemaker - March 16, 2011 12:27 p.m.

    Brett, is the story the same as PS2 Okami? but with mini characters? I was hoping for a different adventure at least. Similar gameplay mechanics don't bother me but if I know that basically in five minutes mini okami is gonna meet mini Susano at that damn rock and they're gonna talk about his fighting prowess for the next five hours then the games gonna get stale fast.
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - March 16, 2011 6:33 p.m.

    ^ It's not THAT derivative, no. All new story, and the friends you meet along the way have their own character arcs. There IS a lot of talking though...
  • GameManiac - March 16, 2011 8:41 p.m.

    It's worth playing, as far as I can tell because I bought it. I'd rather wait until I beat the first game though before starting this one.
  • bloodyshadow - March 16, 2011 10:30 p.m.

    "Kind of hate it" huh? A seven seems a tad far from "hating" it Brett. Oh well. I played it a little at PAX and was bored as shit. Good review, though. Even though the score wasn't what I expected, you made all your points clear.
  • Darkhawk - March 21, 2011 3:43 p.m.

    The original Okami had the same cut-scene problems. And with those annoying voices too (especially Navi).

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Release date: Mar 15 2011 - DS (US)
Mar 18 2011 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Adventure
Published by: Capcom
Developed by: Capcom
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Fantasy Violence, Use of Alcohol, Use of Tobacco, Mild Blood