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...
Excerpt: In order to save his sister from a curse that makes her talk like a freak, Ari has to let a spirit named Stan take over his shadow. It's just his luck that Stan is really the Evil King Stan, who has serious plans to conquer the world. Since Stan is just a shadow, he's gonna make Ari do it for him.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.