Rated 10 out of 10
by Lucario32 Totally epic and incredible.
I had wanted this game for a long time and when I finally got it.. I found out that the game is as valuable as gold. I will tell you what I mean right now. Games today are all really repetitive and boring but when Capcom decided to make this game using the company Clover Studios into PS2 and later into Wii thanks to Ready at Dawn, it was the best idea ever!! The games graphics are just like Japanese art, which makes it look AWESOME. The gameplay is really cool and also the idea of using the Wiimote to paint with the Celestial Brsuh was really cool. The music is EPIC and even tough its kinda weird that characters dont speak, they just murmur, it makes the game even better!!! But definetly the best part of the game is the story and Replay Value. Let me start with the story. SPOILER ALERT!! The story is about how after the demon Orochi has been locked away by hero Nagi and goddess Shiranui, it comes back to the land thanks to Susano. Sakuya, a wood sprite calls forth Amaterasu to save the land from Orochi. The idea that the whole game is based on Japanese mythology makes it really cool. Continuing, Amaterasu must collect all of her 13 Celestial Brush Abilities to defeat Orochi. Along the way kiling lots of demons. However, when the player has 9 of 13 Brush Techniques, then player fights Orochi and after an epic fight, Orochi is defeated and peace returns to the land... Or did it??? After that, we find out our story is.. JUST STARTING!!!! Amaterasu must still collect all 13 of her brush techniques and eliminate the rest of the demons across Nippon. Along the way, we hear rumors of a Lord of Darkness called Yami and after settling things right in the northern region, Kamui, a myterious place called the Ark of Yamato opens that after Amaterasu comes in and defetas all of the demons inside, the terrible Emperor and Lord of Darkness, Yami appears and Amaterasu must defeat it to restore the land completely. Overrall, the story is quite epic and it literrally makes you cry at the end, luckly after completing it we can complete it AGAIN (just in case we did not get enough 40 hours or so of Okami). SPOILERS OVER The game has a lot of secret brush techniques and unlockables making it have a really good replay value. The only bad things about this game is that moving the wiimote to paint with the brush is kinda tough sometimes, also, the idea of some idiot to TAKE AWAY THE CREDITS AT THE END is totally unfair, but luckly doesnt really make you hate to game. So to summarize, it is an awesome and really cool game with some bad things but anyways, if you dont have it BUY IT!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Alice Best game ever
No game has ever won me over like Okami. I first bought this game for the ps2, and was amazed with it, so much so that when I sold my ps2, I automatically had to buy it for the wii. The controls take a bit of getting use to and whatnot, but nonetheless, once you get the controls down, it's easy. The graphics are unique, along with the story, and the music will have a lasting impression on you-heck, if I had the money I'd probably dish out 100$ for the soundtrack on amazon. Anyway. The game has millions of things for you to do in it, and I've never once got bored with the game, and I believe I'm on my fifth playthrough. The characters are amazing-though some can be a bit annoying-and the style just adds to the charm. I believe the game is definitely underrated. I actually had to force my friend to buy it for her to realize how much she loves it (Along with Waka. Everyone loves waka.) And I know if they come out with another game (other than okamiden) I'm definitely going to buy it.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Renandchi2 gtyh
I'm getting tired of people saying that because of the art, this is the best Wii RPG ever. I agree, the art is truly beautiful. Though sometimes the frames hiccup, but rarely. But the game is bad, average at best. It's kinda like a Twilight Princess-inspired game, but not as good. You control a goddess, in wolf form, or something like that. The game, however, is pretty confusing. Fighting isn't that fun, either. It's just either swinging the Wiimote, or drawing with the brush. That brings me to my next complaint; the drawing. With the Wiimote, it is really annoying at times. For example, in one mission you have to kill 6 evil monsters that only appear at night. After you beat one, you are directed to a list, and you have to cross out the name of the killed foe. Even though there is a strait-line tool, it takes multiple times to completely cross it out. Even though I hate the game (and plan to sell it) if you really want it and have a PS2, get it for that. Other than that, try to stay away from it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Gunzi An Absolute Must Own
I missed the original PS2 version of the game so I was thrilled when they released it for the Wii. Starting with the graphics, they are simply beautiful. The cell shaded graphics make the game just stunning and the cut scenes are just beyond beautiful. It’s like beautiful Joe in the look and style sense. Challenge wise the game is pretty simple, some parts you will get lost and it will be frustrating trust me. Using the brush is kind of a pain and it takes some getting used to, for instance drawing a crescent moon will take a few tries and not to mention making trees bloom. The game is about a good 30 hours + (Like a good game should be) plus the treasure hunting weapon finding and feeding all the animals adds about another few hours. Now for the most attractive part of the game, the story line is just great, I wont mention any part of it in risk of ruining the game but it will keep you entertained All in all, get this game, you wont regret it at all.
Rated 9 out of 10 by odogg Great Adventure!
The Zelda series will always be my favorite as far as adventure games go, but Okami comes surprisingly close! Just finished it and it is one of my favorites games in recent memory! Though the overall plot setup is quite simple, charming and charismatic characters you meet throughout the game more than make up for that and provide amusing dialogue and plot twists. I love the art style in this game, and the music is also great. The brush was the highlight of the game for me, though. It may take a while to master the controls and a few of the techniques, but you'll have a blast with it once you do! Boss battles are very inventive and fun as well! A few dozen hours should be enough to get the main quest, but there are plenty of sidequests you can do too. For Zelda fans and the like, especially those who played Twilight Princess, this shouldn't be passed up. It may take a little bit to get into, but once you do, you'll be glad you picked this game up!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Roarkan the red arrow
Ok the younger market needs a shot at this classic that sadly was overshadowed by the next generation of consoles releasing. But I digress does a large arrow need to appear and show us the way, who decided to add that, it is not in the original version. The HD issue isn't a big deal with component cables I think it would have been a nice touch inlue of the lacking possible extras and no dope swag for pre-ordering like two years ago. I will keep playing be-grudginly but the temptation to fire up the old philips and start a new game on my PS2 is almost as much as the one that tells me to take the wii version back and put the money toward Ninja Gaiden or GTA IV. I am glad to see it ported but a better job could have been done with the single most beautiful and artistically engaging games I have ever encountered in twenty years of gaming. This is the only game I have ever looked at and wanted to really learn the art styling it uses in my personal art.
Rated 10 out of 10 by T-Fett One of the best RPGs ever
This game is awesome. The storyline is seriously one of the best ones I've known. The artistic graphics really make the game very unique and creative, its really not disappointing. The only tiny, tiny flaw about this game is that the controls are a bit weird, such as when you go to paint something, it might not be entirely accurate, but the fact never got in the way of the pleasure of playing this game. I especially love how the game is VERY long. Honestly, I am always dissappointed with very short games these days, but I would have to say this was the perfect length. I even with it was longer! I have never played the previous Okami game for PS2, but I know the controls might frustrate previous PS2 Okami players. I love the idea of playing as a white wolf goddess saving the lands from darkness and restoring them to their natural beauty. Challenges presented are very reasonable, and the many different areas you visit never keep things old. I would recommend this game to any RPG lover, and I would certainly recommend it for legend of zelda players.
Rated 9 out of 10 by AnonymouslyConfused A milestone in gaming history
I first got Okami when it came out on the Wii a year or so ago but I had yet to play it until yesterday. I am about halfway through the game and I have to say its a pretty amazing experience. The art style is what really sets this game apart from other games. Its unique and original and that is something lacking in video games today. Graphically this art style makes it look fantastic even though its a port from a Playstation 2 game. Sound is done well and the music fits the game in a suitable type of way. Controls was what I was worried about since Wii games are either spot on or flat out terrible. At first using the celestial brush will take some time to get used to but once you get the hang of how to use that and timing your attacks its pretty much one of the most fun combat systems in gaming today. Some of the characters will have you just downright laughing your head off which adds some good humor to the game. All in all if you like Zelda games or action rpgs Okami is a must own game. This game is just pure fun and is worth adding to your collection.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Alliethewolfgirl Okami...
I got this game on my birthday along with Fragile Dreams, I had no idea about either game, literally I just went up to the guy and asked him to pick out two RPGS that are high with reviews. And those two games are what I got. So I went home not feeling like the games would be anything special because I have been disappointed with so many RPGS it's not even funny. But when I stuck Okami in I was fascinated with it. I loved just about everything about it. Of course I was in love with anything Japanese related (still am) and I loved how everything felt like you we're walking through a canvas. The use of the wii remote is incredible though it was difficult in the beginning, and it is kind of tricky and confusing at first, but it isn't really a big deal, because the overall game was splendid, from the laughs when Waka appears or when you watch Amaterasu attack at strangers. It is a fun game, and it's my favorite game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by crystalLight15 Overall this is an amazing game for the Wii.
At first when you look at the cover of the game and read the information on the back it doesn't look like the best game, But as we all know looks can be deceiving. This games offers great game play, which the controls are a little tricky to get used to at first but once you get the hang of it then its tons of fun. The story mode for this game is excellent! at one point i thought the game was over and there was a twist! i was very amazed at the how the storyline wasn't all that predictable so the turning points in the storyline really added to the game. The graphics honestly messed with my eyes a bit but it was really interesting at how it was all made. SO pretty much just get this game! Especially if you haven't been able to find good games for the Wii like me. I'm very picky with the games i decide to buy and so if you're pretty much the same then just trust me and buy this game. i promise you, you won't regret it :)