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GF Rating
7.8

3246 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A unique adventure

posted by mhendon (Missoula, MT) Jul 26, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Okami is truly a beautiful game with a unique art style, a fitting music score, an epic story and memorable (if sometimes annoying) characters. This is the only game I've played that is enhanced by the use of the wii remote. Okami is huge. It took me about 45 hours to explore every nook and cranny and that was with a guide. I enjoyed every minute, as well as the extra art work that came after beating the game.

The only things that detract from this game is that the exposition can sometimes be overly long or repetitious. Some of the battles have the same problem. Lastly, the game sometimes doesn't get what you're trying to draw, leading to some minor frustration. Other than that, gameplay is smooth and enjoyable. I strongly recommend this game.

P.S. The teen rating is no joke. Despite the whimsical art style, there is a smidge of blood, and a smidge of nudity (bare buttocks mostly.) The violence is less disturbing than your saturday morning cartoon however, and a true death is handled seriously with a gravitas that I think is missing from a lot of games. I'd have no qualms about letting a child of mine play this game.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

The Best

posted by loudinni (ORLANDO, FL) Mar 10, 2010

Member since Jul 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is, quite simply, the best video game I have ever played. The mix of puzzle and action is perfect.
I also appreciate that if you just want to step back from the narrative for a bit and kill monsters and rack up points, you can. The final boss fights are awesome and I feel that this game is the best use of the Wiimote that I've experienced.
The story is wacky and makes practically no sense, but the fundamental narrative is enough to drive you forward.
The graphics are sensational and imaginative. Using the paint brush as your weapon is a lot of fun.
This is the only game I have ever played three times all the way through.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Adventure worthy puzzle game

posted by Purple71 (ELKINS, WV) Feb 25, 2010

Member since Feb 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I am an old school gamer whose has been playing since Pong! Became addicted to Zelda and now will be adding Okami to the list. I got this game on the advice of the other reviews. If you are into adventure puzzles with a good storyline this is the game for you. This was a hit with my 18 yr. old son, my 63 yr. old Dad (who has just as many consoles as we do) and myself. I am actually going to go out and buy this game we all loved it so much.
The "artwork" anima is something to get use to but the characters are great, funny and the more you play the harder it is to stop for the night. I was glad to finally find another game out there that did NOT have blood, guts, shooting as its main story goal. There are fantasy battles but the main goal of the game is solving puzzles within the adventure. Enjoy!

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