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DescriptionOkage: Shadow King is an RPG with a slight twist: it's humorous.
The game's premise is that a boy (nameable by the player with the default name of Ari) makes a deal with an evil spirit to cure his sister of a curse that's caused her to speak entirely in pig Latin. The spirit, Evil King Stanley Hihat Trinidad XIV (or Stan for short), assumes the role of your shadow and orders you to track down the lost remnants of his power, which have been siphoned away by impostor Evil Kings over the last few thousand years while he was trapped in a bottle. And, while you're at it, Stan would also like you to help him take over the world.
The game plays similarly to most JRPGs. Ari will visit towns and fight (turn based) battles against monsters - which in this game happen to be things like wild cows and man eating onions. Party members level up and gain new skills as they gain experience. Ari can respond to the story and other characters with a number of different dialogue options, such as a nice response, a rude response, or a silly response, and how he acts will affect how different party members feel about him.
- "Boku no Maou" -- Japanese title
|Shadow madness||Alaka (29925)|
|Recommended if you can get it.||powerstone05 (272)|
The Press Says
|Gaming Target||Oct 15, 2001||9.6 out of 10||96|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Dec 10, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
|Game Informer Magazine||Nov, 2001||8 out of 10||80|
|GameSpy||Jan 22, 2001||79 out of 100||79|
|GameSpot||Oct 01, 2001||7.8 out of 10||78|
|Netjak||Jun 01, 2002||7.5 out of 10||75|
|GamePro (US)||Oct 02, 2001||3.5 out of 5||70|
|Game Critics||Oct 27, 2004||6 out of 10||60|
|Game Revolution||Oct, 2001||C||50|
|Digital Entertainment News (den)||Jul 21, 2003||4.4 out of 10||44|
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- Okage: Shadow King -- Official game website - US
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Syed GJ (1547) added Okage: Shadow King (PlayStation 2) on Oct 09, 2001
Planning and Concept Work:
Tadato Kawano (ZENER WORKS Inc.)Battle Planning:
Hiroshi Yamamoto (ZENER WORKS Inc.)Screenplay:
Yasushi Takeda (Onitawa - ZENER WORKS Inc.)Coding:
Jin Serizawa (ZENER WORKS Inc.), Yoshiyuki Jyoumori (ZENER WORKS Inc.), Tetsuya Mochizuki (ZENER WORKS Inc.), Hiroaki Sano (ZENER WORKS Inc.), Kenichi Yamaguchi, Kazumitu OotaArt Director:
Tsutomu Sekimoto (ZENER WORKS Inc.)Design:
Shigeru Goto (ZENER WORKS Inc.)Character and Creature Design:
Tsutomu Sekimoto (ZENER WORKS Inc.)Background Design:
Hideyuki Kato (ZENER WORKS Inc.), Enji Mifune (ZENER WORKS Inc.), Tsutomu Sekimoto (ZENER WORKS Inc.)Background Model:
Hideyuki Kato (ZENER WORKS Inc.), Kenji Mifune (ZENER WORKS Inc.), Tsutomu Sekimoto (ZENER WORKS Inc.)Character Model:
Daisuke Yamazaki (ZENER WORKS Inc.)