The PS2 and Wii game ÅŒkami was released in 2006 and again in 2008 to modest earnings and exuberant critical reviews. The copies sold were so modest that the game won a Guinness World Record for “least commercially successful winner of a game of the year award.”
In March, the sequel titled ÅŒkamiden will be released to U.S. and European gamers on the Nintendo DS. Being a fan of the original game, I am very excited to continue the saga. However, those that haven’t picked up the original probably don’t have much of an opinion about its upcoming successor. Despite this, I would greatly encourage anyone to give this game a shot. But if you can’t just take my word for it, how would four organized points help in convincing you to pick up this game even after five years of being on the market?
Before I dive right in to the “why” of this game, some of you might want to check out the general plot of the game first. To keep things focused in this article, I have provided a link to a summary of the plot here (Warning: SPOILERS if you read beyond the first paragraph). Now, on to the reasons!