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Okage: Shadow King

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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
5.6
Graphics 7
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Sound 4
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Storyline 6
5.6
Replay value 4
4.4

Okage: The Shadow King

RPG LAND
25 November 2004
  • Excerpt: Described to me, by somebody who will remain anonymous, as a cult classic in this manner: “…most people who played it liked it, but there are only eight of those people.” Well, now it’s nine.
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Expert Review

Kidzworld
12 June 2003
Overall 9
8.7

Okage: Shadow King

Playstation Illustrated
18 January 2003
  • Excerpt: Okage: Shadow King uses a graphical style that can best be described as unique--at least in the world of videogames. Anyone who's seen Tim Burton's claymation work--notably The Nightmare Before Christmas , but also James and the Giant Peach --will immediately recognize the spindly-legged style and the very strange mouths of some of the characters.
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Overall 7
6.8

Okage: Shadow King

Just RPG
4 January 2003
  • Excerpt: In the early days of the PS2 good RPGs were tough to come by. Okage: Shadow King was enough to feed starving gamers until the release of Final Fantasy X , but now that the PS2 has plenty of good RPGs, is Okage worth playing? The story follows a young boy named Ari. One night his sister was attacked by a ghost and cursed with the “Pig Latin Curse,” which forces her to forever speak in Pig Latin.
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Okage: Shadow King – Review

GameCritics.com
11 August 2002
  • Excerpt: Wackiness is hard work. Anybody can come up with a random quip that makes his friends laugh, but true silliness requires almost managerial skill. Humor is an art of incongruities; a good humorist must know them intimately, and fit them together like puzzle pieces or cogs in a machine. Okage: Shadow King is an offbeat game in both senses of the word. While the game can be funny and intriguing, it's often unable to keep up with its own momentum.
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Overall 5
4.5

Okage: Shadow King

Into Liquid Sky
15 May 2002
  • Excerpt: Okage: Shadow King is a quirky tale about a young boy by the name of Ari whose shadow becomes possessed by Stan, The Evil King. From this point, he must help Stan locate the imposter Evil Kings from other towns so he can regain his powers and finally leave Ari's shadow. While Stan continually refers to Ari as his slave, the young boy's sarcastic nature often undermines the demon's plans.
  • Pros: Off-beat character design, Good sense of humor, Polygonal towns look good
  • Cons: Sadistic loading times, Unfriendly camera, Battles are weak and fairly repetitive
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.0

Okage: Shadow King

The Next Level
24 November 2001
  • Excerpt: In the meantime, players with a hunger for a new title may find intrigue with Okage: Shadow King . Unlike the majority of titles which attempt to outdo each other and rely upon assorted special effects and brand recognition, Okage stands in a class of its own. With a heavy emphasis on humor, Okage: Shadow King is one of the uncanny RPGs to be introduced in a very long time, and could very well garner interest for those looking for a unique adventure.
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Overall 10
9.6
Features 9
9.0
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 10
10
Sound 10
9.5
Lifespan 10
10

Okage: Shadow King

Gaming Target
15 October 2001

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Homemademech
27 August 2005
  • Excerpt: Not to mention you might be in a bit of a budgetary bind and might be looking for a few bargain games to check out. Worry not, this week I have three selections from a few years ago that should be quite affordable for your gaming budget in the here and now.
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