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 :)
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!!
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.
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.
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!
One you won't want to trade in
Not only are the sound and graphics good, but the storyline keeps you going for quite a while. Okami uses classic japanese style brushwork which gives the game a unique but beautiful look to it. When I first started to play this game, I immediatly was thrown into an intricate plot, which caught me off guard because many games usually start off slow (meaning RPG). As you continue, in some parts of the game you think "oh, this is the final boss and I'm about to beat the game" and then you win......and the story develops even FURTHER! I tell you, I had no idea what was going to happen next because of so many twists and turns that happened throughout. Not only that, the mini-quests are actually quite enjoyable to take part in. The characters are lovely and I've played this game literally, more times than I can count. I highly recommend buying this game for those who love action, a little romance, comedy, and RPGs.
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.
Great Game, Very Few Flaws
I can't say I came into this game with high expectations. I never played the PS2 version of this game so I didn't really know what to expect. And, wow, this game really blew my socks off! I never really was a huge enthusiastic RPG player but this game turned out to be one of my favorites! The storyline was simply fantastic. When I started to play, I couldn't put the Wii remote down. Also, the Japanese style of the graphics and art in this game was a great touch. It really felt authentically Japanese in the aspect of the mythology presented to you in this game. But like all games, nobody is perfect. Sometimes the use of the celestial brush that you character controls can get a little messed up with the Wii remote. In terms of battle, this game was phenomenal! The battle style in this game is simple and well executed. You basically get to choose your divine instrument (weapon) and equip one as a primary weapon and another one as a sub weapon. So you can try all sorts of combinations when you unlock a lot of divine instruments. The fun never ends, does it? And overall, the game is not too hard to play through and it doesn't get you too frustrated. And plus, the game has a great lasting appeal because you get to play through a second time with most of your weapons you got later in the game and some optional appearance variations for Amaterasu! This game is defiantly one of the greatest Wii games you will ever play. Whether if you're a hardcore RPG fan or if you're an unexperienced, casual gamer, I assure you that you will love this game!
Amazing Game !!!
This game is probably one of the best games I have ever played. The story of the game is influenced by japanese mythology, and I think thats pretyt cool. If yo want to learn about the mythology stuff though you have to research it outside of the game. The story line was AMAZING and it will keep you hooked for a while. The japanese water color graphics are pretty good, and the sountrack is UNBELEIVABLY AMAZING !!!!! The game is similar to The Legend of Zelda series so if you like those games you will DEFENITLY like this game. The only bad thing I have to say about this game is that the celectial brush can be a little hard to use at times. If you've played the ame you know what I'm talking about. It's unforunate that not alot of people know about this game because it is by far one of the best games I have ever played. I HIGHLY recommend it.
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.