Editing old entry about snakes so this not on front page. Warning: spoilers for both this game and the original okami game.
I bought the original Okami for PS2 back when it was only a PS2 game, it was and is one of my all time favorite games. I replayed it a shitload of time and collected all the stupid stray beads on the stupid stray bead side quest and everything. So of course I buy the new game, Okamiden for the DS because it is like my favorite game but now I can draw with stylus instead of a joystick.
I have been somewhat disappointed by it.
You play as "Chibiterasu", Amaterasu's son. If you are playing hard mode your ink doesn't auto refill like the original game and you are generally less powerful than than Ammy was. You get various not-poncle partners throughout the game to compensate for this. The plot is basically the same as the original.
Now here are my complaints, first is that going from a full fledged console game down to a portable system made the game memory suffer a lot. Think if as a sequel to gen 1 pokemon gen 2 was only what kanto was, with some areas totally gone. This is pretty much exactly what they did in this game. Half the areas were either partially or totally inaccessible, only adding a couple areas that were small and only accessible once. This is really annoying since you need some items from in there for side quests and if you don't get them on your trip there you can't go back. Since they took out more than they added it feels more like a stripped down version of the original They even have some parts of the game that are almost identical to the original. Really? I have to do the slash oorochi's heads off thing TWICE in this game on top of already doing it like three times in the original? That was irritating on the first version and it was irritating on this one too (if you make the line slightly crooked you have to start from the beginning again.) If you want to remake the game as a mini version fine, just don't sell it as a sequel when you are clearly not trying.
Now for a complaint for the translates. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU. This game takes place in FEUDAL JAPAN why are you using fucking RAPPER SLANG.
You RUINED Kurow with constant slang. Was it really so hard to not make him use dude in every other sentence? The sadness in the ending was totally ruined by me not caring about the incredibly annoying character.