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.
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)
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.
A new timeless classic.
What do you get when you mix Zelda style adventure gameplay with an art style inspired by classical Japanese paintings and a story inspired by Japanese mythology? You get one of the best adventure games of all time. If you haven't already played Okami, please stop calling yourself a "gamer". This game settled the "games are art" debate long before Roger Ebert stuck his nose in.
A game that can truly be described as art
Okami is perhaps one of the best (if not the best) games I've played. With a wonderful storyline based almost entirely on Japanese mythology and a cell-shaded art style made to look like Japanese sumi-e paintings, Okami is a game that won't disappoint. I've given the game to friends who would hardly consider anything other than an FPS, and they were instantly captivated by it. I feel like the PS2 version is much better and much more polished than the Wii port; so if you own a PS2 I would highly recommend getting it for the console it was originally produced for. It's a wonderful game, enjoy! :)
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.
Easily the best PS2 game ever
Probably the best game on PS2 with Persona4 as a close second. The graphics are truly art and the story line is heart-wrenchingly beautiful. If you're someone who can form an emotional bond with games and characters Okami is seriously for you. I've played this game over and over since its release and always find something new and exciting and emotional about it. 10/10 my favorite game in the whole world.
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!
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.
a fantastic game
this game has wonderful art direction,and game play. the controls are a bit finicky for the Wii's brush techniques,but this game has overall smooth controls.The in game graphics look like they were drawn on parchment paper,giving it a cartoon-like feel.The T rating should not scare away parent for buying it for the kids,the game has little-to-none graphic content.The main character,Amaterasu,is a wolf-god and has to do many different tasks to level up.the only problem that might occur to a gamer is completing the game 100%,as there are many things to collect.overall,this game is great for any gamer that is dedicated enough to finish it.