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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.
Okami is based on Japanese folklore and allows you to play in a beautiful interactive 3D world. You will find yourself immediately immersed in this world as you explore, fighting demons and spreading color and life throughout the world.
You play as Okami Amaterasu, the God of the Sun and the reincarnation of a wolf named Shiranui who saved the world from the evil Orochi 100 years ago. Although Okami is back, the world has lost a lot of it's belief in the Gods so her powers are limited. You embark on a quest to recover the 13 "Celestial Brush Techniques" of the Gods on your journey to rid the world of evil.
Although the graphics are great and the story line keeps you wrapped up in it, I did find a few "less than great" issues with the game. The first issue I had, was a less than challenging set of bosses and generally boring fight scenes. The second issue I had, was a few problems getting the Wii remote to register a lot of the "Celestial Brush Techniques" in the game. Often it would take three to four attempts to get the game to register what you were trying to accomplish.
All in all, I gave this game an 8 of 10 because although the challenge was less than spectacular and the Wii remote was downright annoying at times, the beautiful graphics and story more than make up for these problems. It allows for hours and hours of game play with plenty of side quests and a large world to explore.
Though this game may look and seem old, it was one of the best wii games I have ever played (besides The Legened Of Zelda Twilight Princess) and I recommend it to EVERYONE.
I had so much fun going through the life of Ammy, that I began to feel like I was her, which is weird but very true.
It was difficult getting the brush motions down, and frustrating when they didn't work, but other then that the game was top notch when it came to controlling the wii remote.
All the characters had their own personallity and seemed to come alive even though they were only on the screen and I enjoyed talking to each individual till they ran out of things to say and began to repeat themselves.
Some of the bosses do repeat themselves and I found that I actually yelled at the TV when I had to fight Orochi THREE TIMES over in the exact same style which was....Kinda laaaame; they were also very easy to beat if you had Execute Slip L because they would blow away any Demon in a heartbeat and I found myself using those more then anything else and was kind of bummed when I ended up running out on the last level.
Just for the record I almost cried at the scene where Issun and Ammy parted ways because of how loyal they both were to each other and the bounds they had formed.
I also thought Waka was going to turn out to be the last boss for various reasons but in the end he'd grown on me and I loved how he came to Ammy's rescue against Yami.
ANNNNYWHO, this game is a must play for everyone. =D