Summary: This is an amazing and unique game! I initially got a little creeped out because I had the volume up really high and expected to hear a crisp and clear narration at the beginning, but instead it sounded more like a distorted radio with a lot of static. It kind of reminded me of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, but that's just my opinion, so beware if you get scared easily. (I recommend turning the volume down to low until you get used to the somewhat creepy voices).
Summary: Okami is a really good game for you if you like artistic graphics and japanese mythology. It is about a japanese sun god, Amaterasu, and his Poncle friend, Issun, and their adventures as they battle against evil. I won't give away anymore plot, else that would spoil your own experience playing this game, but I will move on to the art. This graphics are not filled with completely straight-edge lines.
Summary: Okami is just one of those games that lies up to it's hype, and then some. The story is cute, and draws mostly from traditional Japanese folklore. If you know any Japanese fairy tales, you're likely to recognize a lot of reoccurring themes. Visually, the game is stunning. All graphics are based on hand done traditional sumi-style drawings. It's quite amazing.
Summary: Okami is a great game! You play as the white wolf Amy, shortened from the longer Japanese name, and with you is your trusty sidekick Issun. Together, you traverse to different terrains, trying to expel the evil that has littered the land. With the help of the gods, who give Amy her powers, you use the celestial brush to paint objects or complete moves. The story is great, taking parts from an array of Japanese myths and folklore.
Summary: Okami is a wonderful game and reminiscent of games such as Zelda. A vibrant and visually unique game set in a world seemingly pulled out of a painting. You play as the white wolf Amaterasu, a reincarnation of the sun goddess, and travel across the land of Nippon "purifying" locations of demons and a plague curse. Another aspect I love about this game is the dialogue.
Summary: Amazing game. If you missed out on the PS2 game and own a wii, buy this. Now. The graphics are unique and creative, gameplay is solid (with only slight control problems), and the music is fantastic. It supports 420p and widescreen, which even improves the great look of the game even further. The story is good and presented fantastically. It has a great deal of similarities to Zelda, but is still very different, which things like the celestial brush.
Beautiful, stunning, epic... flawed yet still great
16 April 2008
Summary: Okami is probably the most stylistic and artistically engaging game on the Wii, to date. The bright, bold colors and amazing art style feels like a Japanese painting. Some people will disagree with me, but I feel the graphics are superior on the Wii compared to the PS2 version, although the parchment paper filter is no where near as pronounced in this game. That's a shame, but unless you've played the PS2 version, it isn't that big of an issue.
Summary: I'll admit I was sceptical when my mother pointed this game out to me but I'm glad I caved and got it. The graphics are beautiful and are a true homage to Japanese artwork. With plenty of missions to do and a deep, immersive storyline with plenty of comedy, I was hooked from the get-go. Now I could go on and on about how amazing this game is and I could reach through my computer screen, grab you and say PLAY THIS NOW but you are entitled to your opinions.
Summary: Okami for the Wii, a well made port of the original version, a few small changes were made to bring it from the PS2 to the Wii, but nothing that would hinder gameplay. The motion controls create an excellent means of using the brush techniques, and those with a steady hand can pull off some amazing tricks. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the Zelda series as this game is a lot like one of those but is certainly no ripoff.