Despite certain design flaws which border on the user-unfriendly, Okami is a beautiful and engaging adventure. I only play about one Wii game a month now, and at times question my decision to stand in the rain at 4 am to buy one when it was first released. However, occasionally, a game like Okami is released (although a PS2 port) that instantly gets my attention and keeps it. The opening story had me in tears, literally (though I must admit being slightly drunk.) The game play is reminiscent of Twilight Princess, but the art style is soft and unique. The game will try your patience at times, but it deserves your patience, and ultimately, if you play games for novelty and for story, you will be rewarded.