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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.
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.
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
Two years ago Okami for the PS2 was largely an under-apreciated gem.
Now that its on the Wii this is definitly your best chance to catch up on one of the best games of last gen.
Gameplay: Ill be honest. If you have ever played a Legend Of Zelda Game you have definitly played this before. But that doesnt make it any less special or fun.
Controlls: Although you would think the point and click interface of the Wii would be perfect for this game, its sorta not. It works, its just in accurate some times but nothing that realy detracts from the game.
Visuals: Although its not technicly in HD It Doesnt matter. The Visuals are soo impresive and colorfull and just intreaguing to the eyes that you will not even care its not in HD. Even still the colors are more vibrant than they were on the PS2.
Sound: I wish the people in the game would talk but you will have to do reading. Music and sound effects however are pretty good and fit right in with the visual style of the game.
Overall: At less than $30 this is a game you must buy. Its long enough that you wont feel gipped out of your money. Its completely enthrawling and fun that you will find yourself playing hours on end. If you have been waiting for something to play on the Wii this is definitly that game.
Rent it or buy it but you owe it to yourself to play one of the best games ever.