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Okamiden- NDS

Okamiden- NDS
alaScore 95

57 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and story, whereas many are critical about the controls.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Okamiden- NDS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 57 reviews)

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Okamiden (DS)

 

As the son of a wolf goddess, Chibiterasu was born with extraordinary powers. With a few splashes of ink from his celestial paintbrush, he can summon a bomb out of thin air, slice a boulder in half, or conjure a barrage of fire. Having such powerful...

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Okamiden (Nintendo DS) Review

 

Capcom releases what may be one of the last good third party games for the DS. Read Adam Larck's full review inside.

Drawing is really simple with the stylus ; Puzzles are simple to solve ; Quite a few side-quests to do in the game

Okamiden may not feature much new compared to the original game, but it manages to bring a PS2-quality game to a handheld. The game will take around 30 hours to play, which should give action-adventure fans plenty to go through. If you’re holding off...

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Okamiden

 

Okamiden never feels like a giant leap forward, but it was never intended as such. Instead, it shows that the world of Okami is ripe for further adventures, and that they can appear in new and exciting forms. I can only hope a new console iteration of...

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Okamiden Review

 

A chip off the old god

DS stylus makes an exceptional Celestial Brush, endearing and adorable characters, varied boss battles

Hardware struggles to keep up at times, finding where to go can be a chore, game sticks around a little too long

The DS has been my favorite console for a long time now and I'm glad for all of the things I got to experience with it. It seems fitting somehow that Okamiden be one of the games that closes out the DS's reign as the game's themes of youth combined...

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Okamiden Review

 

This little dog's got some bite.

Gorgeous art style; moving storyline; memorable boss encounters

Exceptionally weak 3D platforming; all-too-easy puzzles; a jarringly disjointed overworld

Luckily, Okamiden's heartwarming story and adorable characters compensate fairly well for the telltale console to portable "squishing." Okami fans will be spellbound with nostalgia while finding plenty new to enjoy, and fans of Zelda-esque adventures...

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Okamiden

 

A sequel puts a youthful spin on a familiar world.

Those issues aside, this is a world worth revisiting. The thick-lined, colorful look and Okami’s traditional soundtrack are impressively mimicked on the feeble DS hardware, and even though the scenarios are familiar, they’re no less charming for it....

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Okamiden Review

 

Throughout the whole game, there are heaps of secrets to find, including some very nice artworks that can all be uncovered by simply exploring and completing side quests for villagers. Similarly, there is a very detailed bestiary, which was...

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Okamiden Review

 

Okamiden doesn't distinguish itself from its revered predecessor, but great visual design and well-developed characters make it engaging nonetheless.

Gorgeous artistic design ; Sympathetic, well-written characters ; Engaging boss fights ; Lots of hidden secrets

Ho-hum combat and puzzles ; Reuses most of Okami's abilities ; Touch-screen controls aren't always responsive

Okamiden sets out to rise above the shadow of Okami, but it never achieves that goal. It's just too similar to the PlayStation 2 original, so it struggles to establish an identity of its own. But despite the familiar ground it travels, this is still a...

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Okamiden Review

 

Is Okamiden, the last big DS title, as good as its predecessor? Can an old wolf learn new tricks? Read on to find out!

Okamiden has all the right ingredients for a spectacular adventure game, though it never quite reaches the heights of the titles it seeks to emulate. Even so, it shows tons of promise, and has me really excited for the future of this franchise in the...

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