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.
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.
Excerpt: In my many, many years as a gamer, I have been a great number of things from a racing driver to a treasure hunter and from a Premier League footballer to a gangster. Never ever, have I ever had to be a...
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.
Excerpt: Okabu is a colorful and original-looking title from Hand Circus, the studio behind the similarly offbeat Rolando. When pollution threatens their home in the sky, two cloud-whales descend to the planet’s surface to set things right.
Conclusion: Concept: Create a simple action game about cleaning up the environment that's fun for children and adults alike
Graphics: Even for a downloadable game, the cartoony visuals won't win any awards, but everything is adorable
Sound: A lively and eccentric soundtrack complements the humorous gibberish...
Conclusion: Charles Schulz probably never illustrated any happy Cloud Whales, but if he did they would probably look like Okabu’s chief protagonists. With bright colors and a merry atmosphere flooding positivity and joy through every channel, it's hard to look away.
Okabu is a colorful and fun puzzle adventure, though it suffers from a few technical issues.
18 October 2011
Summary: Have you ever wanted to float among the clouds? What if the clouds were actually on the ground and spent all of their time solving puzzles and destroying robots to fight pollution? That's more or less the premise of Okabu, from developer HandCircus.
Pros: Beautiful art and animation, Simple and easy to pick up, Different abilities keep things varied
Cons: Physics can hurt more than harm, Some technical issues, including slowdown
Excerpt: Les géniaux créateurs de la série Rolando reviennent avec leur nouvelle création : Okabu. Avant tout destiné à sensibiliser les plus jeunes aux problématiques environnementales, ce puzzle-game devrait proposer des arguments susceptibles de plaire aux petits comme aux grands.