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GF Rating
7.8

3281 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Very Good

posted by Eragon14 (MARIETTA, GA) Nov 8, 2008

Member since Jul 2006

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

This is one of the best games I have EVER played. The controls are great(you don't get something like that very often...)! Everything has a specific button and that's really helpful. The game play is fun and allows you to figure stuff out but gives you helpful hint if you need them. If you liked Zelda: Twilight Princess I think you'll really like this game. Oh and about the graphics its supposed to look the way it does not 3D but not 2D more like a 2.75D.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Very Fun Game But a Little Long

posted by Arkule (HUDSON, WI) Oct 26, 2008

Member since May 2008

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

Okami is a very good, fun game. It is a title that does not excel in anything, but when taken as a whole makes for a very enjoyable experience.

The Good:
-Graphics, sound, music. While not great, they work well together and help set the atmosphere of the game.
-Gameplay. Very easy to learn and quite enjoyable. It is simple but remains fun.
-Story. It flows well and keeps me compelled to keep playing.
-Lots of things to do. Even while not sticking to the main story line, there are lots of things to interact with or collect or improve.
-Epic boss battles. These are some of the best boss battles I think I've ever played.
-Difficulty is just right. It is challenging at times but not frustratingly difficult. Most of the time it can be a little too easy, but still remains fun.

The Bad:
-Too long. It feels like it just keeps going and going and does not know when to quit. Ares last too long and seem excessively drawn out.
-Weak Ending. I was quite disappointed at such a weak ending after such a strong story line.
-Annoying characters. They are likable at first, but after a while just become annoying.
-Required mini game. The mini games are not bad, but they are required to progress the story line. Not good at a particular one? Tough, you must do it to move on.
-Camera does not stay where you put it. I prefer the zoomed out view, but after every time you talk to a character, it gets reset to the default.
-Cut scene speed. Sure you can skip them, but I want to watch them and have them just go faster. The text displays very slowly and you can't speed it up.

Overall, it was an enjoyable experience. Fun gameplay and mechanics. If it were a bit shorter it would have been better, as it started getting a bit tedious and annoying near the end.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Goddess of the Sun, not so much the Wii Remote.

posted by aenderw (GREENSBORO, NC) Apr 21, 2008

Member since Jan 2008

14 out of 16 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

Amaterasu, the sun goddess taken the form of a wolf is once again attempting to save the world. Utilizing the Wii remote, you will control the Celestial Brush to stir up wind, cause the sun to rise, and perform powerful slashes to decimate your enemies. At least, that's how it's supposed to work...

The Wii Remote is responsive most of the time, but in combat it becomes more than a chore to accomplish the slash (holding B and A, whilst attempting your best to draw a straight line.) It's much easier than it sounds, often leaving you frustrated. While playing, I'd recommend holding B, but use the nunchuk + Z to draw. YOU WILL THANK ME!

Other than the aforementioned flaw, this game is a gem. The story is one of the best I've played through, rivaling that of Zelda. If you enjoyed Twilight Princess and Galaxy, definitely give this a try.

Graphically, the cel-shaded style of this mythical Japanese story is awe inspiring. There are few games that make you truly appreciate innovation in their art style, this being a glaring exception.

The audio in the game is paced with the story and therefore a boon to the overall experience. It crescendos during dramatic moments and soothes in others.

Okami is one of the best games of the last few years and certainly a welcome member of the Wii library. If it weren't for a few slip ups a la the Wii Remote, this game would net a 9.5 or 10. Regardless, don't miss out on this one.

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