Excerpt: Okabu has come from some creative minds. Players take on the role of Cloud Whales. Part cloud, and part whale. I am not joking about that either. You float around, collect water, rain it down, or spit it out. Then you can start to carry passengers who will grant additional powers.
Excerpt: Okabu makes a great first impression. It’s got a colorful and weird art style, like something you’d see in a children’s book illustrated by the United Nations, a refreshingly odd and family-friendly story about helping the environment, and some super catchy music.
Pros: Cheerful storybook visuals and presentation, Sharp controls make cloud flying fun, Crazy amount of collectibles offer tons of replay value
Cons: Bugs! So many bugs, Unmovable camera gets in the way at times, Levels are overly long and lack checkpoints
Conclusion: This isn’t a game for me, nor is it a game for most kids I think, but it isn’t hard to see what Sony saw in Okabu. As a game, it’s not much fun, and as an aesthetic piece of entertainment, it’s neither here nor there.
Excerpt: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – From The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Poignant and haunting, Dr. Seuss’ take on environmental degradation, clothed in a whimsical children’s story, communicates a tough message through his soft medium.
Conclusion: Yes, it's a kids game at the core. So what? We could all stand to relax more, and Okabu provides a classy and gorgeous way to do just that. There is no better game to play with a young child than this one. My daughter would give it 10.
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Summary: Okabu is a fairly good little game, but one that offers little challenge. Parents with kids will enjoy being able to play together with their children and Okabu is also a great “break” game to play between more intensive sessions of other titles.