If I had to sum Okami up into one word it would be "colorful". I've only played the Wii version of this game, but I can say that the Wiimote works very well in this game and does not feel like a "gimmick".
The story is detailed and beautiful along with the music and sounds that accompany the game. The game has a way of pulling you into its world. It's an easy game to be caught up in.
I do have some minor gripes that do not take too much away from the game. No voiceover, but there is this little bug noise while you read the text like they're talking (maybe in Japanese or in a Sims-like language?). Next, some of the actions with the brush can be frustrating, ex. the power slash. I KNOW I did it properly, but it doesn't register. Lastly, it appears as a little blurry on my 50 inch TV, but I do still have the basic cables for my Wii. I do wish they made the paint brush strokes not as thick as it appears on my screen. Overall, these minor issue only take the game a slight notch down to 9 from 10.
posted by mjones71 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Apr 22, 2008
Member since Jul 2007
At first this game sort of turned me off, and I actually did not play it for a couple of days. After I picked it up and started playing again, the game turned out to be great. It has a great artistic style to it, and very good gameplay. The only complaint I have is that if you have a standard TV, it is actually kind of blurry.