Critic & User Reviews
I don't see it
posted by 6amer95 (HOWELL, NJ) Aug 17, 2011
Member since Nov 2010
Good Game, Bad Port
posted by vdrguy (ACTON, CA) Jul 7, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
posted by XxslayerxX (CLIFTON PARK, NY) Jun 29, 2011
Member since May 2010
Better than the PS2
posted by dsi (MCHENRY, IL) Jun 20, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
1.) Better graphics: The PS2 just has bad graphics compared to the Wii. The Wii is clearer than any other system.
2.) How the pointer is used: The Wii's pointer is used for brush techniques and has better control than the PS2 joystick.
3.) Better for fighting: Now the PS2 controller just has buttons and joysticks. With looking at the screen for gameplay and using controls for the PS2, sometimes I forget where each button is (BELIEVE ME)!
Both have the same story and plot. With the reasons that I have, rent the Wii version than the PS2. But if you want to rent both versions to see which one you like.
best adventure game
posted by swiftnightstar (LAKE WALES, FL) Jun 19, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
Good game, extremely well done, but not for me.
posted by NTACos (HERNDON, VA) Jun 7, 2011
Member since Dec 2007
Although it's a very adult game in theme, it's written like a game only a 10 year old would have time to actually play enough to get into it. Too complicated - too many places to get stuck early on.
If you're a gifted gamer or have the time of a 10 year old on your hands, you'll be able to get more out of this than I did - and I still rate it an 8.
posted by 1234565 (HUNTSVILLE, AL) Jun 3, 2011
Member since Jun 2010
posted by samantha1 (VANCOUVER, WA) Apr 3, 2011
Member since Sep 2008
I Love It
posted by RosiOkami (LA PUENTE, CA) Mar 28, 2011
Member since Feb 2011
posted by Cafiend (NEW BRIGHTON, PA) Jan 21, 2011
Member since Jan 2011
Second time's the charm...
posted by TweekTra (MILWAUKEE, WI) Sep 27, 2010
Member since Dec 2008
This game might be 'filler' material for when everything on the Q is 'coming soon'.
Get this game!
posted by JustBarr (JONESBORO, AR) Aug 4, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
The gameplay is very solid. It feels very much like Legend of Zelda games. The game is pretty platforming focused as well as combat. The combat is much better than Zelda in my opinion. Fighting is fast and furious. The trick is to attack when an opening appears and to block with perfect timing. The game isn't too hard or too easy.
The main feature of the game is the brush stroke techniques. Instead of getting boomerangs, grappling hooks, etc... you gain brush strokes that grant powers like revive plants, summon vine, control wind, create bomb, and summon lighting. As you gain these abilities you really do feel like a god. It flows perfectly with the game.
There are a few faults I find in the game. The plot in one the point. There is a big baddie hyped up all game. Finally the point comes to fight this guy. You beat him only to learn you're only half way through the game, it seems like a stretched attempt to keep the game going. Also the character's aren't as well ..... characterized as this game has the potential to. Most of the women look the exact same.
If you can get past these minor faults you have to play this game. Japanese mythology is a great change from Tolkien mythology anyway.
9 out of 10. Buy it!
A good adventure
posted by MetalMario (PITTSFIELD, NH) Jul 28, 2010
Member since Apr 2010
PS2 version excellent, Wii version Lacking
posted by lockefox (BOISE, ID) Jul 6, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
I was very excited for Okami to come out on the Wii. With some patterns being difficult to make with the analog sticks of the PS2, the Wii seemed like the natural next-step for the game. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed.
First off, I was a little peeved that the art and graphics didn't get a facelift. Though the original graphics are good, their age does show on the Wii.
Second, the controls are wonky. Though that's a general Wii complaint, melee combat is almost unusable, camera controls are in a poor place and the "brush" mechanic is atrocious. The entire reason to put this game on the Wii and they didn't tweak the pattern recognition to be more lenient. I spent 15mins in the intro area trying to get the vertical slash to register as a sword... not to mention using brush based attacks.
I grew far too annoyed with the hindrances to progress far into the game. Having already played the original PS2 version, I have to say that I would vote down this Wii version and opt for a PS2 version if you can get your hands on it. The game is still amazing and life changing... but the Wii version is not worth it.
posted by CPROCKS (CLEBURNE, TX) Jun 30, 2010
Member since Oct 2009
posted by Snuggie101 (HAPPY VALLEY, OR) Apr 30, 2010
Member since Mar 2008
Then you start playing, and you meet a bug-type thing, he has a brush, that is magical, that can make a sun... wait what? This game is fun if you like white wolves that are mystical sun gods. I'm not kidding.
posted by bradtoy (WORTHINGTON, PA) Jan 31, 2010
Member since Jan 2010
Good graphics though.
A great and amazing game-for some....
posted by PenArmo (LOS ANGELES, CA) Aug 21, 2009
Member since Dec 2002
posted by Palitoman (RIVERTON, UT) Aug 14, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
Leaves much to be desired
posted by drc006 (WESTMINSTER, MD) Aug 12, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
a long game
posted by bman1234 (CHEYENNE, WY) Aug 5, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
Very unique, but also very niche
posted by Kenkaku (LIVONIA, MI) Jul 13, 2009
Member since May 2009
Everything looks great: environments, effects, animals... but, for whatever reason, the people don't. Imagine The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker's character designs, but with no facial expressions, really annoying and lifeless sounding voice clips, and completely unnatural body motions. Even though Amaterasu moves like a real wolf, the people leave much to be desired. Their heads bob when they speak in a really cartoony manner, and their animations create really bizarre poses and transitions between animations.
It's all just really difficult to swallow, and since Amaterasu is a very realistic, impressive looking wolf, you'd think the people would be designed similarly.
The gameplay mimics the 3D Zelda games almost to a tee, so if you love Zelda, you'll love this game. You move throughout a big world, visiting small locales before entering dungeons. I love the dungeon designs because they're linear, keeping the game's tempo unhindered. Everything is designed just right to keep the game's flow going.
The biggest selling point of the gameplay is the Celestial Brush, where you paint objects to perform actions. It works for the most part, but there ought to be more options for the Wii Remote. Drawing a straight line can be difficult, and though you can use the Z button to straighten your lines, the game doesn't teach you how to do it for whatever reason. Also, the game is very unforgiving with circles; you have to create a loop and make sure that it's perfectly enclosed, otherwise it doesn't work. It takes practice, but it all works in the end.
Though the style is 'love it or hate it,' it's definitely worth a rental.
Interesting game but........
posted by sgtrichie (MALDEN, MA) Jun 26, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
Okami Requires REALLY Good Fine Motor Skills
posted by PJaesMom (DAMASCUS, MD) Apr 20, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
posted by HockeyStud (IRVINE, CA) Apr 12, 2009
Member since Sep 2007
Okami, in a nutshell, is simply beautiful! I've always had an affinity for Asian Watercolor Art, but I never expected to see it fully demonstrated in a video game. The "softness" of the visuals is breathtaking! Every character and every texture seems hand-painted. And the gameplay itself is concise and simple, despite the two-handedness of the controls.
My only complaint: Much of the dialogue between characters seems to go on far longer than is necessary, but even this is easily overlooked.
In closing - this game is nothing short of amazing! And it deserves a place in your favorite Wii titles. Give it a try - you'll be surprised!