Mar. 13th, 2012

Okami Den!

Mar. 13th, 2012 09:28 pm
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I wasn't sure about it, but I ended up getting Okami Den, the second Okami. It's for the Nintendo DS. It basically occurs nine months after the first Okami. Yes, nine months.

And yes, that means that you play Chibiterasu, son of the great Amaterasu.

Without going into any big spoilers, the characters you meet are about 50% new characters and 50% old characters. You do meet Issun during game training, but he is Amaterasu's Celestial Envoy, not yours, so he will only walk you through the controls in the game. In fact, you will change partners quite often through the story.

Speaking of the controls, that is one of my beefs with the game--there are too many things to control and not enough controls. Particularly the battles; to really get good scores in battles, you need to have about three hands--one to run the buttons, one to control the camera and one to hold the stylus for when you want to do brush strokes.

The camera angles are also horrible. You can only move the camera on the outside land areas, not in dungeons or towns, and you can't pull the camera back at all--if you're in a close up, you can't pull back to see the floating fireball about to throw itself at you.

But oh man, the story is great! It really keeps the feel of the original game, and the humor is light. The new characters are fun, and the old characters ping true.

All-in-all a good game, though I am not sure I will be playing it again.

Anyone want to borrow it?

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