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Okami's Deserved Sequel
on March 1, 2014
Okami was a wonderful game made by Clover Studio. After Clover closed down, Capcom became the owner of Okami. Capcom decided to make this sequel. Okamiden is just as wonderful as Okami. It follows it's predecessor in many ways and still keeps things refreshing at the same time. This include things like new brush techniques, new locations, and the new partner system which was rarely used in the first game. The main protagonist is a young wolf god named Chibiterasu who is the son of Amaterasu, the main protagonist from the first game. Chibi must follow in his mother's footsteps and save the world from the evil spirits and a new Dark Lord that has taken Yami's place. As the story progresses, Chibi will forge unbreakable bonds with many friends and those friends will become stronger and more confident in themselves from hanging out with Chibi. The story is very heart-warming and can be tear-jerking sometimes, overall a really good story that really fits an Okami game. Another cool thing is the graphics for this game are really good for a regular DS game. They look almost as good as the first game yet still look amazing for an original DS game. The dialogue in cutscenes goes by automatically so you don't have to sit through cutscenes pushing the a button to scroll through text, plus if you don't want to watch the cutscenes you can skip them. This game also has new game plus like the original where some of your stuff from a previous file will carry over. There are also Karmic transformations like the first game if you meet certain requirements and complete the game. The Celestial Brush is also easier to use since you use the touch screen and the ink will change color to tell you what the game is recognizing it as.
The only problems I have with this game is there are a few typos in the game since it was made by Capcom but it's not anything major. Another problem is there are a lot of missable collectibles in the game and it only has one save file so make sure to use a guide if you want to find all the collectibles. There are also some areas of the game that have low frame rate since it's a DS game running almost 3d graphics like the first game.
Even though this game has it share of flaws, it's flaws aren't enough to ruin the game because all the positives certainly make up for it.
If you're a fan of Okami, be sure to add this one to your DS collection.