Rated 6 out of 10 by dark.demon11 good game ....BUT...
although Okami won 1st prize in 2006 its not very popular. I mean i was sicked when i saw this game but... when i played it i didn't like it to much. The storyline was good, so was the length and challenge but the graphics were not so good i didn't like them at all. And the worst part is they don't speak English in the game. So if ur a guy who likes his games in English i don't think you'll like this one but there r subtitles.The interface was good. The controls were okay. but if u just wanna buy this game cause of the award it got or if ur friends r buying it, think it over. Especially if you have a Ps2.I bought this game because my cousin showed me some pix of it on youtube but i didn't actually play it. Even though i bought Kingdom Hearts 2 it was AWESOME. The length was good every thing was good about it epically the graphics. In conclusion if you like fantasy i think you would like this game but just platy the game for a couple of days so you know what its like.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Shiranui Holy Crap what a Game
This game is... something that is awesome. Something that will be remembered for a long time as the Playstation two goes down in history as the predicessor of the PS3 and I think that anyone who loves wolves, or japanese culture/anime should play it, because it is, absolulty worth the money. I'm going to start playing it for the forth time through later this evening, and, well I'm going to enjoy the story line like I had just opened the box and threw it in. Theres a part in the game, I wont tell you where but one of the sub-characters and the main character Amaterasu, are talking, and out of nowhere, he comments.. "It takes two to tango!" and grabs Amaterasu's paws and starts dancing. Its that humor all through the movie that happened and made it so worth while. That part there happens at one of hte saddest moments, and I think its awesome. Okami for the PS2 gets Five Glaive hits out of five. (And yes I totally stole that from X-play :P)
Rated 10 out of 10 by Shane Doan Okami is one of the best adventure games out there for the PS2!
After playing hours of this game, it has me hooked. The story is fun w/ laughable characters and the map is huge. The gameplay is very creative since the brush is fun to use. However, the voices of the creatures are somewhat annoying and the challenges are too easy. So easy that my 12 year old cousin can play it, which makes it one of the biggest disappointment of this game. The graphics for this game are amazing, sets a standard for all PS2 games. It supports LCD TVs and standards. It has the best interface and it seems like a really long game since I'm already in it for 16 hours and there’s still a lot of adventure left. The storyline is good, but seems very mediocre compared to movies. I am saying this because Capcom spent a ton of money on this game and I was expecting more storyline. Besides that, this game one of the best adventure games on the PS2.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Autistic A Zelda Reflection
After i bought Zelda: Twilight Princess i went looking for Okami, but couldnt find a copy for months untill last week, and this game is pretty awesome and most definitely a relative to the Zelda franchise. Just like the old Zelda games this game is uber long. I've been playing for about 20+ hours now and only half way done with it. It's not really much of a difficult game either, thats the one difference from the Zelda games, it has some puzzles, but nothing like the ones in Zelda games. The controls are really fun to use, the Celestial Brush makes fighting seem like you really are a god dishing it out. The cell shaded graphics are pretty nice too for a ps2 title. I get lost in the canvas-like environment sometimes. The story is also similar to Twilight Princess, where the land is covered in some curse and you have to fight to cure the land......I will admit that after 20 hrs i started to get a little bored with the same fighting routine, but its not that bad, you get newer and better weapons throughout the game....Overall though, this game is like a masterpiece in my eyes and a must have if you like rpgs, especially Zelda games.
Rated 10 out of 10 by roguejmh888 Okami is a mighty good game!
Okami is long and great at that. You are a wolf a sun goodess who is trying to change back Japan to it's normal state. The game is long with many sidequests, mini games. Okami is abit like Zelda TLP which it isn't a bad thing really. For one I think Okami is somewhat better as playing as a wolf though, but both are really good games. The intro of the story is about 20 mins then you'll start playing. The sound is good nice music but no voice overs just mumbling which it's alright. The gameplay is nice, easy to understand using your 15 brush attacks but I do find the game easy to say at least. The puzzles are mild not too hard. The graphics are nice, beautiful colors. The game is long around 40 hours along with the sidequests and mini games. Okami is a fun, enjoyable game, If you are a Zelda fan you will fall for Okami!
Rated 10 out of 10 by PrincessKairi123 Topic: Okami
Okami is a beautiful game on the PS2. Probably the most beautiful that I have ever seen. If it were not a game, I would say that its probably one of the most exquisitely hand-crafted edo-style pieces that I have ever seen, as well. The game play is really smooth, too. No lagging and the animation is flawless. The storyline is unique in that you play as a white wolf with the power to utilize the forces of nature in order to save ancient Japan from a reign of darkness. And its such a fun game that I am on my third round of completing it once again. The minigames are just as addictive as Kingdom Hearts' minigames, and the soundtrack is just as, maybe even more amazing as/than Kingdom Hearts' CD. I mean, I have literally done nothing and just sat down and listened to Ayaka Hirahara's song and Waka's theme for long periods of time. lol
Rated 10 out of 10 by lalala:P favorite game in the world
omg this is the best freakin game ever. although it isn't veryb popular, i don't see why, but its my favorite. I don't understand the people who hate it, I noticed one review who said it wasn't even in english. well, in fact, its in gibberish. lol. there are some games in which they don't talk at all i guess its just the type of game. i was strongly considering emailing the makers of the game and suggesting that they could possibly make an okami 2. the storyline was wonderful and the controls were easy once you get the hang of it but once you defeat oni island its pretty much the end of the game which really sucks.. very humorous game for those over the age of 12 and who understand our world population, such as drinking and cause/effect....stuff like that. i recommend this game...very highly ^_^
Rated 10 out of 10 by gaming freak 24/7 issun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
okami is awesome.the beginning is stupid because issun,the wandering artist talks 24/7!but the middle is fine. the enemy confrontations on the other hand are easy and fun.the bosses can be hard though.the celestial brush can be very fun,there are 13 brush technuiqes cherry bomb,sun rise,power slash,bloom, and more.the game does a bad job at explaining what to do but eventually issun gives u hints and whatevers important is written in red or it is recorded in u'r log book.the sidequests range from digging up turnips in a guys garden,fishing for sea creatures,feeding wandering animals,reviving guardian saplings, and cleansing cursed landmarks.the graphics are amazing it looks like something i would probably draw.u will meet many people in the game.but u will probably want to rent okami first ir get it for the wii.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Firestar957 One of my favorite PS2 games
I give this game a 10, and i usually don't just throw out 10's like they are nothing. I love this game. It is something totally different than all other games. The art is orriginal and capitvating. The story is a good length, actually it is kind of long, but it is interesting enough to keep me playing through out the whole entire thing. The puzzles are pretty entertaining, most are easy but occasionlly you get a challenging one. Sometimes i find myself just staring at the screen trying to figure out how to solve a puzzle. The fighting is excelent. Quick battles, though the boss battles are pretty easy once you figure out the stratigy. All in all, this game is frickin amazing. I sugest it to ANYONE who has a playstation and wants a new experience. Deffidently worth the money. You wont be sorry!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Hikikomori Fantastic Zelda influences game
I finally beat Okami this thxgiving and have to say this game is GREAT! it took me 40 hrs to beat, and thats with me doing the storyline and maybe 1/2 of the sidequests. The graphics are beautiful with its colorful cell shaded environment. When i started, knowing it was Zelda influenced, prepared for some difficult puzzles, but instead found its not too much of a puzzle rpg, and the few it had were quite simple. The controls were nice and loved the Celestial Brush techniques and the weapons you get throughout the game. The story was great too, i got really pulled into it and loved the ending. This game was simply just one of the best rpgs i have ever played and highly recommend it to any rpg fan.The only negative thing i can say about it is that sometimes when using the Celestial Brush to get past some minute puzzle is a little unclear on how or what youre exactly supposed to do. I mainly had this issue just in the beginning and middle part of the game, but eventually it was common sense and simple. I gave this game a 10/10 because it earned it and im looking forward to replaying it with my items from my previous cleared game. Do yourself a favor and get this game if you can find it.