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Okami est avant tout une aventure unique issue d’un studio brillant, un des rares encore capables de sortir un jeu novateur. Si le gameplay aurait tendance à en faire le Zelda de la Play, les très nombreux ajouts empêchent totalement l’utilisation du mot plagiat, l’élève dépassant peut être même le maître. Que ce soit par l’utilisation du pinceau remplaçant le trop lourd inventaire de la majorité des A-RPG, l’ambiance fabuleuse d’une histoire se déroulant dans un monde riche empreint de référence mythologique ou les graphismes magnifiques au style si particulier. Encore un "must have" pour la console de Sony avec ce jeu passionnant qui vous collera littéralement à la manette pour une quarantaine d’heures de pur bonheur.
PlayStation 2GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies
On se souvient de Shadow of the Colossus l'année dernière qui venait chambouler le jeu vidéo par son extrême épuration et surtout par les émotions qu'il engendrait. Okami est de cette race mais d'une autre façon. S'appuyant sur une base connue (la saga Zelda essentiellement), Okami révolutionne le jeu vidéo en le sublimant. Les développeurs d'Okami insufflent à leur titre une dimension onirique associée à un concept visuellement brillant. Une véritable oeuvre d'art. P.S. : S'il s'annonce beaucoup moins ambitieux et révolutionnaire, on reste impatient de découvrir God Hand qui sortira la semaine prochaine en France et qui sera le dernier titre de Clover à sortir chez nous.
Ett långt, varierat och sanslöst vackert äventyr som tar spelmekaniken från Zelda och kombinerar den med ett strålande sinne för humor. Okamis skönhet sitter lika mycket på insidan som utsidan.
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
Também sobressai pela produção de altíssimo nível, tanto visual como sonora, além de trazer um enredo cheio de drama e humor, e personagens tão carismáticos e graciosos que divertem só de ficar assistindo. As batalhas e a exploração têm mecanismos sólidos e a diversão é garantida, temperadas por uma idéia genial, a do poder dos desenhos. Por fim, é louvável o esforço da produtora em tentar acolher o maior número de jogadores. Está mais o que certo, afinal, todos merecem experimentar essa obra-prima.
Okami is about as close to perfect as a game can get these days. With innovative gameplay, gorgeous visuals, an enjoyable take on Japanese folklore, and a breathtaking musical score, Okami is uniquely traditional. Most players can expect to spend around thirty hours exploring Nippon, but the side content and New Game+ mode can extend the game's life quite significantly. Sadly, the game is unnecessarily easy. Although the combat certainly provides a decent challenge and keeps the player on his toes, the ability to store large quantities of healing items along with the ability to ressurect as many as four times during battle before seeing a game over screen means that players are unlikely to ever die, regardless of skill. Thankfully, this doesn't detract whatsoever from the Okami experience. To put it simply, Okami is something that everyone should experience, as RPGamers are unlikely to see something quite like it ever again.
No one bought this game when it originally shipped on the PS2, so Capcom decided to give it a second chance on the Wii. The game tells the Zelda-like story of a white wolf that kills monsters with a giant paintbrush and leaves a trail of colorful flowers whenever it goes.
Apart from those minor gripes, the game is still a gem. It's absolutely gorgeous (especially now that it has been upgraded to 480p and widescreen), and incredibly lengthy, equal to a Zelda adventure in terms of depth and scope. If you missed out on the game on the PS2 (and we know many of you did), and are looking for a follow-up to Twilight Pricess, Okami is a perfect fit on the Wii.
Okami is a stunning game experience through and through. It has depth and longevity, as well as beautiful art direction, graphics, and music. The Celestial Brush is both an engaging battle mechanic and a novel puzzle-solving tool. Every facet of Okami is enjoyable, and Wii players that don't experience it are doing themselves a disservice.
PlayStation 2Gaming Nexus
Okami has finally come home, and Clover Studios could not have done a better job in my opinion. The game is full of life and has so many fun and interesting features that never bore, even references to Clover’s previous games make short but enjoyable appearances to help shake things up from time to time. This game is also by no means short, just when you think the adventure is coming to an end you find that the game has only really just begun. I really cannot say anything bad about this title, as it excels on every level, and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I will keep this one in my collection for a long time to come, save this one for the kids of the future as it really displays the power of imagination that this industry is becoming increasingly devoid of. Once you step out of the first village and into the full world you’ll find an amazing experience that is only rivaled by Nintendo’s Zelda… damn it I did it… Bravo Clover, bravo, you’ve made the wait more than worth it.
PlayStation 2Game Shark
These two games embody a sense not of power and glory, but of kindness and humanism (ironic, considering neither hero is human). And they're both tremendously effective in conveying this to you, the player. In a time when the message and influence of videogames is a central issue, Chibi-Robo and Okami deserve not only attention, but commercial success. Because this is how our industry will grow up: by paying attention to not just how it conveys messages, but to the substance of them as well.
PlayStation 2Jive Magazine
Okami succeeded in creating the essence of a feudal Japanese world. Much of the story and characters, like the gods, come from Japanese mythology and the Shinto religion. While many gamers may not care about the cultural aspects of Okami, Capcom provide a short guide in the back of the game manual for the few curious souls.
All in all, after playing this game I'm speechless. You've got to hand it to the good old PS2; just as the PS3 is coming out, the PS2 is producing some of the finest games ever seen. With Canis Canem Edit receiving huge plaudits, Okami now rewriting the action puzzle genre and God of War 2 and Final Fantasy XII still to come, the PS2 is reinforcing itself once more as a serious contender, even against the likes of next-gen platforms such as the Xbox 360. Okami, I must say, is exceptional in every single way; an absolute thrill to play and astonishingly creative, it's instantly become one of my favourite games of all time and I absolutely insist that you buy a copy. If you buy one game this year, please, please, please make it Okami!!!
PlayStation 2UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
There is a ton of enjoyment to find in Okami, and since Twilight Princess won't drop for another two months, this will undoubtedly chew up some of that time. Graphically, Okami is unlike any game we've ever seen, and the epic adventure you'll em-bark on (ha!) may even put Link to shame.
PlayStation 2Maxim Magazine
With smaller quests buried inside larger quests, some RPG-style stat building, and an annoying talking gnat named Issun (who would no doubt be played by Tony Award winner Nathan Lane in Okami: The Musical), just like your favorite bone, this disc is well worth burying inside your PS2.
PlayStation 2Yahoo! Games
Over the years, many teams have tried to match the brilliance of Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series of games. Some have come close, but Okami is one of the few that can stand toe-to-toe with Nintendo's masterpieces. If you own a PlayStation 2, it's a game that needs to be in your collection; and if you don't yet own a PS2, Okami is a reason to buy one.
To say that Okami immediately strikes you as, well, Japanese is like stating that Scarlet Johansson is only a little bit hot.
Breathtaking presentation, a beautifully-crafted script and dozens of minigames that lead you off the beaten path also help make Okami an adventure of Zelda-proportions, and one of the PS2’s greatest triumphs.
PlayStation 2Gamereactor (Denmark)
Okami er længe blevet kaldt det sidste store spil til PS2, men det er meget mere end det. Okami er en eventyrlig rejse ind i et kæmpemæssigt, spraglet sumi-e-maleri, en "Zelda møder Clive Barkers Weaveworld"-fantasi, hvor gameplay, grafik, lyd og kærlighed smelter sammen til en oplevelse så stærk, at den vil efterlade et varigt aftryk i hver eneste af dine kropsceller.
PlayStation 2Play Magazine
In this superficial age of graphics over gameplay where first-person realistic violence rules the day, a game like Okami is almost a lost cause—a specter of gaming’s past when gameplay, real emotion, and imagination ruled the day. Clover has given the world caviar in a time when it seems to want pork rinds. Not to say that there isn’t a large enough contingent left to make Okami a hit. There definitely is, although, they’ve been increasingly hard to rally. All I can say is that if you don’t come out for Okami it’s time to hang up the controller. Video games, no matter how powerful the hardware, do not get any better than this. Soon after you begin playing Okami it hits you like a ton of bricks: chasing technology is meaningless. True art is achieved through technique and the truly visionary. Nothing on “next-gen” even comes close to Okami. Not in appearance, not in execution, and certainly not in heart, a commodity it gives willingly.
During the eighteen months since Okami's original release, nothing else has turned up that makes us admire it any less - not even Nintendo's own Twilight Princess comes close to the astonishing cohesion of form and content, style and substance, that makes Okami so extraordinary. It's as well-designed as Zelda, as involving as Final Fantasy, and as beautiful as anything you've ever seen; it belongs with the best of the Zelda series at the very apex of its genre.
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While not perfect, Okami is a shining example of style and form colliding in an epic adventure that will keep you glued to your seat and feeding animals for some time to come.
If you haven't played the original, it will just seem like an oddly challenging experience due to the controls, whereas fans of the first should recognize it for what it is -- a worthy but imperfect port. Still, it's one of the few games to overcome shaky fundamentals in light of an astonishingly engaging experience. For younger Twilight Princess fans, this is your true coming-of-age adventure...and for older gamers free of nostalgia's shackles, Okami provides a far more refreshing, creatively stimulating journey.
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
With Clover studios having been dismantled and absorbed back into Capcom proper in the past few days, Okami will likely stand as their greatest and most fulfilling experience. It's more than that, though - it's simply one of the best games of the generation and I'd even wager to put it up with some of the best of all time. Few have attempted to copy the Zelda formula and even fewer have succeeded. Okami may be the only one to top Zelda at what it does best and that's a feat well-deserving of your praise and hard-earned dollars. Don't let Okami's esoteric "Japaneseness" ward you off - many Japanese didn't necessarily "get" the mythical references, either. That doesn't prevent the story and characters from being completely charming and a sly sense of humor mixes in perfectly with the dramatic moments.
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Action-Adventures gibt es viele auf der PS2. Doch "Okami" ist das erste, das es mit den besten "Zelda"-Abenteuern aufnehmen kann. Capcom inszenierte ein nahezu perfektes, nicht action-, aber gewaltfreies 3D-Abenteuer, das alle Altersstufen anspricht, mit klassischen Spielideen, auf einzigartige Weise mit Mythen und bezaubernder Optik verknüpft. Bis zum Finale geht "Okami" die Puste nicht aus. Auch wenn es recht ungeniert bei Nintendo klaut (soger einige Jingles klingen wie "Zelda"), ist es durch Wolfsheld, Grafikstil und herrliche Musik frischer als andere 3D-Abenteuer.
PlayStation 2Just Adventure
Don’t let this fool you though. Despite its easiness, Okami is absolute fun to play, and its length and depth, as well as its superb gameplay and high replayability value, will ensure many an afternoon of total engrossment, trying to help Ammy and Issun fight the evil of all evils. It is indeed the best non-adventure, and one of the best overall games I’ve played in 2006. Keep in mind though that this is a 100% action game, with very slight adventuring elements. If you want something outside the adventure world and your fingers can handle the lengthy workout, then Okami is a game that should not be overlooked.
PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
Okami is, without doubt, a landmark game, and one that's beautiful in almost every sense. A few very minor control and camera issues occasionally threaten to gnaw away and the ankles of the design perfection running rampant throughout the game, but even they can't possibly undermine what is a fantastic achievement that may not be topped in the genre for some time. Right from the start it conjures an atmosphere of being something special, but to keep that level of quality up consistently over 60 hours ensures that this will be a game that will be talked about for years to come. A work of art, you might say.
PlayStation 2Game Revolution
And talk about bang for your buck. Okami’s single player campaign is one of the most ambitious we’ve ever seen, and with its score of collectible items, trees to save and animals to feed as well as characters you like and a story you’ll want to revisit, this is a game you could easily wind up playing twice or thrice. Whatever you do this holiday season, with its new systems, Guitar Heroes and Gears of War, make sure Okami is a game you play at least once.
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
The past couple years have seen feckless pseudo-games that hid a complete lack of entertainment value behind a specious layer of supposed "art." Okami shames them simply by being the genuine article: A stunningly gorgeous and unique masterpiece that effortlessly blends art and storytelling with puzzles and amusement. Miss this landmark effort at your peril.
So Okami is currently my top pick for best game of 2006. Sure, there's still a long way to go, but I've not enjoyed a game this much for quite some time, and I'm pretty sure Okami is going to be sitting on the top of the heap as we get towards the end of the year. It's one of the best-looking, most creative 3D action adventures in recent memory, and every PS2 owner out there owes it to themselves to snap up a copy to enjoy immediately. Truly magical stuff.
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Art or not, it is hard to not appreciate Okami. As developers aim to bring gamers visuals that are darker and closer to life, it is great to see a developer go against the trend and take a risk that, in the case of Okami, pays off.
All-in-all, no PS2 library should be without this. It has a great story that, though clichéd, will mesmerize you and will effectively pull you into the narrative. The replay value for this game is immense as the storyline, sidequesting, and searches for those really rare items just never gets old. This game can probably be played for years. There’s just something about Okami that’s just so fresh. This game gets an extra gold star because not only did it make me laugh, but it was the first game that actually made me cry. You know you’re in deep when a game evokes that kind of emotion. So if you’ve been on the fence about this title, go buy it. And then start praying for a sequel.
Beyond the difficulties of expressing in words just how much there is to do and savour in Okami, I'm also struggling to describe the way it makes you feel. The splashes of vivid nature that trail your trusty wolf, the almighty explosions of rainbow-like color as your cleanse a large areas, really are engaging - this isn't just about in-game progress, Okami really does touch you at times. Combat, story, characterization, puzzles, exploration, open-world elements, closed-world elements, an imaginative control system and wholly original visual flair combine in Okami with near-perfect results. The Wii's best game to-date, if you'll just give it a chance to shine.
אני מודה שקצת קשה לי לדבר על אוקאמי במונחים של משחק וידאו כיון שהוא הרבה יותר מכך. הוא יצירת אומנות חיה ונושמת שמעניקה לשחקן את התחושה שהוא נמצא בתוך תמונה בה עשרות צבעי פסטל מתמזגים לעולם חי ונושם. המקוריות, החינניות וההשקעה העצומה בכל פרט ופרט, החל מהעיצוב האומנותי המושלם ועד למשחקיות החדשנית, הופכת את החוויה הזו לבלתי נשכחת. המשוואה היא עד כדי כך פשוטה - אם יש לכם פלייסטיישן 2, אתם חייבים לשחק באוקאמי. סביר להניח שזו התרפיה הטובה ביותר שתעברו השנה.
Combat, story, characterisation, puzzles, exploration, open-world elements, closed-world elements, an imaginative control system and wholly original visual flair combine in Okami with near-perfect results. The Wii's best game to-date, if you'll just give it a chance to shine.
Okami is an absolutely amazing game, but I have to admit that it’s not for everyone. The casual GTA/Madden gamer crowd is sure to be turned off by the slow beginning, overabundance of story, and uber-Japanese feel to everything. If these aspects don’t scare you off, you’re in for the best videogame experience since Resident Evil 4, and one of the very best games on the Playstation 2.
PlayStation 2Just RPG
In the end, Okami most certainly stacks up as one of the best titles ever released on any Sony system, and even among all platforms. Although it is not quite up to par with Zelda, it certainly is in a category of its own. It has a true sense of art and unique style, will captivate many players, and will make a sequel a must. Any owner of a PlayStation 2 should pick this title up, and take the time to appreciate it as a fine work of art.
PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central
Okami is the kind of game that can be proudly recommended to all gamers. Once you enter into Amaterasu’s world it’s impossible not to be impressed.
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
Upon completing Okami, you may feel like you have just taken in a classic Miyazaki film. The visual/aural presentation and sprawling narrative combine to present the game as an extended vision of an anime epic – equal parts The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden and Princess Mononoke, with a dash of Ranma ½ for kicks. The innovative visual style and use of the Celestial Brush make Okami a gaming experience unlike any other. Though the PlayStation 2 has given us a slew of fantastic releases in the last six years, Okami easily earns its spot in the upper echelon of those titles. You may not find a better game this year.
PlayStation 2Jolt (UK)
It’s a sad state of affairs when games as majestic and perfectly constructed as Okami are ignored and world-class development studios such as Clover find themselves closed down after poor sales of their critically acclaimed titles simply because their games don’t feature enough guns or licensed music. But it’s alright – it’s worth it when there are fewer of us out there to know that the mindless masses are missing out on one of the most important games of this generation.
If the PlayStation 2 is supposed to be washed up in the face of the onrushing next-gen tsunami, then someone clearly forgot to tell Sony and Clover Studio. To be blessedly succinct on the matter, and bypass any urge to employ the usual tautological verbiage regarding overindulged glorification (look, irony), Okami is nothing short of an artistically inspired gaming masterpiece. It deserves your time, and it certainly deserves your money. Buy two copies.
Définir Okami revient à le targuer d'une foultitude d'adjectifs tant l'aventure proposée est élégante, apaisante, poétique, délicate, gracieuse. Ayant aussi bien soigné le fond que la forme, Clover a créé une pièce maîtresse dont il convient de saisir toute la portée. Aussi trépidante qu'intelligente, aussi originale que généreuse, aussi drôle que sincère, l'oeuvre en question surprend, enchante, amuse et marque la rencontre de développeurs avec leur public. La plume virevolte, l'encre coule et la magie opère... Sans précédent.
Définir Okami revient à le targuer d'une foultitude d'adjectifs tant l'aventure proposée est élégante, apaisante, poétique, délicate, gracieuse. Ayant aussi bien soigné le fond que la forme, Clover a créé une pièce maîtresse dont il convient de saisir toute la portée. Aussi trépidante qu'intelligente, aussi originale que généreuse, aussi drôle que sincère, l'oeuvre en question surprend, enchante, amuse et marque la rencontre de développeurs avec leur public. La plume virevolte, l'encre coule et la magie opère... Sans précédent.
The Wii is where this game is supposed to be. If you had any enjoyment out of Zelda then this is truly for you. A beautiful game to play and experience all the way through. This would be a 10 if it was not a port from the PS2.
Every now and then, a game comes along which restores my faith in the joy of gaming. Some are titles I’ve been expecting, some not, but none so far have been as unanticipated as Okami. In this particular case, the game hasn’t been built for the next gen consoles, and isn’t vying for online multiplayer supremacy. The graphics are blatantly unrealistic, the characters squeak in place of voice acting and the hero’s name is annoyingly difficult to pronounce.
PlayStation 2Gaming Target
Clover Studio, you’ve done it again. You’ve set loose another game that built itself on established conventions and raised the bar once more. You’ve put countless other games to shame with their ho-hum visuals. You’ve created a strong contender for Game of the Year. You’ve got, I daresay, a classic on your hands. Okami is a game that demands to be experienced. Amaterasu would wish it so.
This one’s special, folks. I may as well tell you that now because you’ve probably already scrolled down to look at the bloody score anyway. And yes, Okami genuinely deserves it. Released in the UK as the PS2’s lifespan draws to a close, Okami is without doubt one of the best reasons yet to grab a PS2 if you’re one of the five people in the country who don’t already have one. Read on if you’d care to find out why.
I’ve already chatted about the graphics, which are sumptuous so I will let them rest. The sound is also impressive. The music, when it’s not annoyingly repeating cues, is amazing and poundingly relentless. A feel of Japanese fables are definitely requited through the rich score. The sound design is also worthy of mention once you overlook the repetition, especially of the (lack of) voices. Presented in Dolby Pro Logic II the bass levels are thumping and the surround is definitely around. Ôkami is one of those rare single player games that is also a genuine pleasure for a spectator sat by your side. All in all Ôkami is an important treat for the senses. I urge you to… indulge.
It took 1500 words to arrive at one very simple message: Okami is, unquestionably, one of the finest games ever made, on any system, at any point in the rather short history of the video game industry. Taking the best parts of Nintendo's classic adventure series and infusing it with something that is uniquely Clover Studios, Okami couldn't be any more of a must-play experience.
WiiGBase - The Gamer's Base
Schon die PlayStation 2-Version konnte unsere Redaktion entzücken und erhielt eine Höchstnote. Capcom nahm sich ein Herz und brachte das dank der innovativen Steuerung wie für Nintendos Konsole gemachte Okami heraus. Dabei ist die wunderschöne Grafik erhalten geblieben und sogar leicht verbessert worden. Obwohl die Wii ein paar Jahre neuer als Sonys Kiste ist, ist dies ein Kompliment. Denn die Grafik setzt nicht auf Polygonfiguren, wie man sie aus anderen Spielen kennt, sondern auf eine perfekt umgesetzte Cel-Shading-Variante im Stile japanischer Tuschmalerei. Aber nicht nur für das Auge wird etwas geboten, denn die eingängige Musik und die gelungenen Soundeffekte untermalen dieses wunderbare Spielerlebnis. Dank der gut umgesetzten Steuerung und interessanten Story hat Capcom für alle Wii-Besitzer ein echtes Meisterwerk erschaffen, welches sich kein Videospielefan entgehen lassen sollte!
Cette version Wii d’Okami est merveilleuse, elle enchante le joueur et le plonge dans un voyage dont il ne ressort pas indemne. Il incarne la déesse Amaterasu et joue principalement de son pinceau pour gommer les défauts du Nippon et éclaircir les ténèbres qui règnent en maître. Un peu de couleurs, des dialogues légers, une brise d’humour et le tout emplit le joueur d’un bonheur incommensurable. Les mots peuvent paraître forts, mais pendant la trentaine d’heures nécessaires pour parcourir l’aventure, voire bien plus si affinité, on se délecte de chaque seconde. Sorte de plume légère, on ère sur la toile et la modélise à notre façon jusqu’à ce que celle-ci soit parfaite. Okami est un pur chef-d’œuvre que rien ne peut altérer, pas même la caméra qui parfois en vient à perdre la tête.
Combat controls aside, Ōkami on the Wii is a superb game and arguable the best Wii game to date. Those who didn't experience the game on the PlayStation 2 owe it to themselves to experience the Wii version of the game, especially if you're the kind of gamer who appreciates games such as Zelda titles. Those who have played the PlayStation 2 version won't find anything different other than the control scheme in all honesty and whilst the Celestial Brush controls feel like a natural fit for the Wii remote, the combat controls were definitely better in the PlayStation 2 version. Both versions of Ōkami are masterpieces in our opinion and it's almost a certainty to be the best game you'll see on the Wii this year.
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
I’ve been keenly anticipating Okami for quite some time. The game’s gorgeous watercolor visuals, unique brush-based gameplay, and the fact that it was being made by Clover Studios’ Atsushi Inaba (the creator of Viewtiful Joe) marked it as a game to watch. However, as I sat down to begin the game, I certainly wasn’t prepared for what I was about to experience. I had expected a quirky, unique title with an engaging and fresh art style. What I got is probably one of the most engrossing gaming experiences I’ve had in recent memory – an enormous adventure that I think stands among the greatest PlayStation 2 games ever released.
When you do get the hang everything, Okami is a great experience. I wanted to be able to say that this version was better, but honestly, the difference is marginal. That being said, if you haven't played this game on the PS2 yet, you might as well grab this version if you have a Wii. Once you master the slightly trickier controls, you'll be rewarded with a fun, charming, and even exhilarating experience, just as the PS2 version did. We can only hope that there is more creativity like this to come, even though Clover, the studio that developed this game, is defunct.
Un ensemble donc de trés bonnes qualités qui méritent amplement l'honneur de servir le jeu vidéo comme jammais. AU déla du simple jeu, l'aventure qui nous y attend est une vraie leçon sur la vie. Clover Studio s'est démarquer encore une fois des autres développeurs, espérons simplement que cette fois leur jeu se vende bien, pour qu'ils puissent concevoir d'autres jeux aussi novateurs et agréables que Okami. Un éro sans faute sur toute la ligne.
Wow, what a fireball of a game! "Okami" is chock full of character, life and just plain old fun. It's got enough stuff to keep you busy for hours upon hours, and the ride is rarely slow or drags it's feet. I can't say enough great stuff about "Okami". If you own a PS2, and who doesn't, you owe yourself atleast a shot at this one. Granted it's not all perfect, the combat is simple and not everyone likes the Zelda style of gamplay, but this game is a great refinement of the genre that sets the bar for Twilight Princess. On top of that it's all wrapped up in a very gorgeous package with all the bells and whistles of an extremely well developed title.
Unfortunately for Okami, not many people bought it on the PS2 and not any more are likely to buy it on the Wii which is a shame as they will be missing out on what is surely one of, if not, the best adventure games on the Wii and on any console, period. The game truly is a masterpiece and with it sitting in at a weighty 30 hours to finish the main game without side quests, there is plenty on offer here.
What else can be said about Okami Wii. The game is an artistic marvel that offers something new and exciting. The game is gorgeous and the visuals explode on the screen in 16 x 9 widescreen and 480p. You can spend hours just admiring the world and that’s before even attempting to get down to the story. The story itself is quite unique and I had such a great time exploring the world and conversing with the humorous cast of characters. Capcom and Ready at Dawn Studios have put together an exceptional port that has to be experienced by any Wii owner. The PS2 version was underappreciated by gamers but let’s make sure the Wii version gets the love it deserves.
Okami is an absolutely amazing game, but I have to admit that it’s not for everyone. The casual GTA/Madden gamer crowd is sure to be turned off by the slow beginning, overabundance of story, and uber-Japanese feel to everything. If these aspects don’t scare you off, you’re in for one of the greatest, most underrated gaming experiences in the last five years.
There are few games that truly impress. Sure you have brilliant games, but few leave you wanting more after over 40 hours of gameplay. Okami is one of those rare games. If you don't add this title to your PS2 collection then you're missing one of the best titles in the systems entire library. It's brilliant. A masterpiece of design and art. Stunning.
In the end, Okami is a truly great game, and one people have rightfully anticipated for a long time. With the PS2's days winding down, and the focus moving to next gen, the console deserves a hit. The unique visuals, engrossing gameplay and the incredible plot make for a truly wondrous experience, and is something you won't soon forget. Over the last few years there have been several great games, but none have made as large of an impact on me as Okami has. The way Hideki Kamiya managed to intertwine a new form of visuals, a new gameplay mechanism and an incredible environment (including some very well-scored music) is sure to turn some heads in the non-gaming world. Who knows, maybe Okami will finally be able to persuade a certain critic out there that video games can be artwork, too.
PlayStation 2IGN UK
If there is anything that’s comparable to Okami it’s probably the Legend of Zelda series, in terms of over-arching game design and also art-style, but Clover Studio’s masterpiece is no slavish imitation. It is, by contrast, a game that blazes a trail with searing ingenuity and courageous originality, forging its own path with a unique visual beauty. Almost perfect? Not quite – but close enough.
PlayStation 2IGN Australia
Okami is a triumphant melding of great game design and hand-drawn aesthetics that successfully captures a mythical vision of Japan, where gods and demons are ever present aspects of life. While there are some minor annoyances – the camera movement can be a bit sluggish, particularly in battles for instance, as a whole this game is one of the highlights of the PS2’s extensive catalogue.
I know I must have said it a dozen times, but the PlayStation 2 still amazes us this late in its life cycle. Better yet, it actually brings a next-gen game to a current-gen platform. With its fantastic presentation and art style, innovating and captivating gameplay, lavish world and huge scope, Okami is truly a masterpiece. Are games an art form? The question remains, but Okami could very well sway a lot of people to the 'yes' side.
If you buy only one PlayStation 2 game this fall, make it Okami. Don’t get completely caught up in the next-gen hype. Every moment is heightened by breathtaking beauty. At times you’ll forget that this game was designed for a current-gen console. Whereas other titles fake or skip around to avoid showing a world that was supposed to have evolved, Okami gives you everything – and it never misses a frame.
While its slower adventure game style pacing and low difficulty may throw off a certain crowd, Okami’s charming world with its nice fairy tale story, great gameplay, and incredible graphics will give most an experience likely to be remembered for decades. Okami is truly a remarkable experience that lives up to the greatness one would expect from director Kamiya. While comparisons to Zelda are valid at a certain level, the fact of the matter is that Okami isn’t just a Zelda clone. Rather than being an action-based dungeon puzzler, Okami is closer to an adventure game about a nice long walk through nature with some smart puzzles and fun battles. No doubt Capcom’s best original game in ages and one of the best games this year, Okami is a something that everyone should experience for themselves.
Not much more needs to be said. Do yourself a favor and play this game, unless you feel that you don't have the spare 50-60 hours for it. Easiest conclusion ever, really.
PlayStation 2Atomic Gamer
So, in closing, Okami is definitely more than just the unique graphical style that will attract games to it. While the graphics will definitely pull you into the game at first, but the Japanese inspired world, the unique gameplay elements, the fun story with some roots in mythology and the excellent music will keep you there. Whether you are using the celestial paintbrush to repair a bridge, fighting a huge boss that has some mythological roots or simply enjoying the music, Okami is an experience on the PS2 that shouldn’t be passed up. If you haven’t already gone out and grabbed it, put it on your Christmas list – this is one end of the generation game that you shouldn’t miss.
Let me cut to the chase on this one - if you own a PS2, go and play Okami. To be fair if you have a profound hatred of drawing or really loathe originality, distinctive cartoon graphics, creativity, interesting storylines, longevity and depth in gameplay then this game is not for you. However, if you're sane then Okami is well worth your time. Looking for one of those games near the end of a console's useful shelf life that makes it still worth owning? On the PS2 there's no need to wait for God of War 2. Okami is available now and fits the bill.
While some minor control issues here blemish an otherwise flawless package, Okami remains one of the best games of recent years, if not of all time. It’s engaging, original, and a true work of art — Wii owners looking for a game worthy of their time need look no further.
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While I'd like to go on pointing more amazing things about Okami, I must say that the Wii is not my preferred console on which to play this game. While the motion controls seemed like a perfect fit, in practice it's much more imprecise than the PS2's analog stick, making many moves more difficult to perform accurately (this is especially frustrating during the scripted Susano events). I did manage to get used to it, and - in the end- it's a small blemish on what is otherwise a full-on masterpiece.
By re-releasing Okami on the Wii, Capcom and Clover Studio have once again proven that this is a very special game, and one that deserves the attention of anyone who appreciates video games as art, has an affinity for action/adventure titles, or simply wants to sink into a great game. The Wii controls aren’t perfect for celestial paintbrush techniques, but they certainly don’t detract from the overall experience. With widescreen support, and improved visual fidelity, you’ll find very little to complain about.
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What Okami ultimately offers is a satisfying adventure with memorable characters, intuitive play mechanics, and an astonishing visual presentation. Simply, it’s a ton of fun to play. It is highly recommended that you pick Okami up, and take your time wandering through its lush, thirty-plus hour world.
Okami ist eine echte Perle und wohl auch einer der letzten ganz großen Exklusivtitel für Sonys Playstation 2. Am ehesten lässt es sich als eine erfrischende Mixtur aus diversen Krachern der letzten Jahre, wie etwa Zelda: Twilight Princess oder auch God of War, und neuen, innovativen Elementen beschreiben. Der Einsatz des Pinsels, die rasanten Kämpfe und der unglaubliche Tiefgang - bei Okami wirkt alles wie aus einem Guss. Die etwas anstrengenden Textpassagen und der dazugehörige, alberne Humor verblassen angesichts dieser Tatsachen.
PlayStation 2Gaming Age
Many games try to look like Okami and, unfortunately, a lot of them seem alike. But this one offers more than eastern art for the sake of pleasing those who prefer it. It's a compelling, unique experience that can be appreciated by just about anyone.
There's much to admire about Okami, and unlike many other arty, worthy sorts of games, it's immediately playable, very forgiving, characterful, funny and every bit as deep as it is broad.
PlayStation 2GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven
Okami is just one of those enthralling titles that grabs hold of you right from the start and never lets go. Even if you've already gone through the storyline, chances are there are treasures, quests, and even bosses still waiting to be uncovered. Okami should last you at least thirty hours, and if you love exploring environments and experiencing everything available then Okami can have so much to offer. This could very well the PS2's last hurrah, and this is incredibly distinct title is definitely worth a purchase by any means.
Since our first look at the game, it was quite obvious that Okami would be something special, and very likely wind up as one of the PlayStation 2's last must-have hits. Gamers everywhere have been waiting for this game with bated breath as it has long promised to be entirely original, wholly beautiful and quite possibly the PS2's answer to Zelda.
Frankly, we would have paid any price an outlandish string of twists and surprises, colourful characters and impossible missions.
That's when you forget about wanting it to get harder and concentrate solely on wishing Okami will never end. And it never seems to. This is the game that just keeps on giving, new powers, new places, new people, new spectacle, and the same wondrous tide of colour and happiness washing out of the screen wherever you go and whatever you do, for dozens and dozens of hours. Clover and director Hideki Kamiya's generosity of spirit is as faultless as their artistry, and they've created an epic that is more than worthy of its inspiration.
Okami is the most undersold game this year, and it is also one of the best. That's fine because it might make it more valuable someday. Capcom closed Clover Studios prematurely and did not give this game the chance to prove itself. So many times the good ones are "the best game that no one ever played." That is the story with Okami.
PlayStation 2Gamereactor (Sweden)
Spelet är otroligt genomarbetat in i minsta detalj, med komisk dialog, härlig musik, en till synes obegränsad fantasi och ett precis lagom stort äventyr som håller länge utan att kännas utdraget. Att använda penseln blir en naturlig del av spelandet och kompletterar den utmärkta kontrollen. Mitt enda egentliga klagomål är "rösterna" som består av skumma ljud som snabbt blir irriterande, särskilt i spelets långa intro och vissa av de längre dialogerna. Men bortsett från det är Okami i mitt tycke minst lika bra som Twilight Princess och ett av de Playstation 2-spel du bara måste spela.
Okami ist ein Spiel, über das man zweifellos noch viel mehr erzählen könnte: Zum Beispiel von versteckten Schätzen, den zahlreichen heiligen Spiegeln und Perlenketten, die Amaterasu als Waffe dienen können oder von speziellen Monstern, die nur Nachts herauskommen. Ich könnte mit meinem Anglerlatein über den mächtigen „Whopper“ referieren und Euch die schreckliche Mrs. Cutter vorstellen, ja, vielleicht sogar ihr schmutziges, kleines Geheimnis preisgeben. Aber das würde ich mir niemals verzeihen. Denn Okami ist ein Spiel, dass man von vorne bis hinten selbst erlebt haben muss. Hier greifen Ästhetik, Charme und fast fehlerfreies Gamedesign so lückenlos ineinander, dass es einem die Sprache verschlägt. Kein Wunder, dass jeder Versuch es zu beschreiben, von vorneherein irgendwie zum Scheitern verurteilt ist. Zeitlos schön.
WiiGemakei (formerly Zentendo)
Clover and Ready at Dawn have given the Wii a beautiful and epic journey. One of the best games on the system that any gamer with a Wii needs to own. Okami is a masterpiece that is not likely to be duplicated and deserves to be in everyone's gaming library.
Overall, Okami is an excellent game. The action/adventure genre is at the top of its game with this one. Anyone who likes Zelda or likes adventure games owe it to themselves to pick this one up. It can't be recommended enough.
I don’t think the game is worth picking up for people who have already purchased it for the PlayStation 2 when it was originally released a few years ago, but the game is a definite purchase for any Wii owners. At a length of around 30 hours the game has more punch then the average adventure game of its kind, and while it feels a little long and can be frustrating at parts, I definitely place Okami near the top of the Wii releases, and possibly on the top of all adventure releases.
This is easily the definitive version of the modern masterpiece that is Okami. The controls are much more suited to the Wii remotes capabilities, whilst the visuals are even lovelier. Okami and Clover have deservedly received many plaudits as well as a place in gaming history. Fans of Zelda style adventures should live that history now.
Okami is a beautifully presented, supremely playable, wonderfully original game that's well worth purchasing. What's more, it lasts a fair time too; you should get somewhere between twenty and forty hours from it. Perhaps its biggest problem is the competition - Zelda isn't exactly a terrible game, after all, but most Wii owners have probably completed it by now. The great thing about Okami is that it hasn't slavishly copied the Zelda formula; although there are similarities, this is a unique take on the genre. It's a brilliant game in its own right and it deserves to be in your Wii collection.
But beyond that, Okami for the Wii is still the same game that earned raves from both gamers and critics. It managed to stand out on the PS2 thanks to its original art design and innovative combat, and the Wii continues on in that fine tradition. If you missed the game the first time around, this is the perfect opportunity to experience an innovative and expertly designed title. Conversely, if you played the PS2 game over and over again, there really is nothing new for you here aside from the motion sensing controls. But even then, Okami is good enough that you may want to revisit it again for a second time.
Bottom line, you need to play Okami on the Wii. It is a breathtaking gaming experience, even to those who have already beaten the PS2 edition. The visuals are imaginative and bold, the audio is easy on the ears, the controls, for the most part, work and the quest is long and rewarding. Okami is a work of art that you'll have no problem admiring.
I said it in the beginning of this review, and I'll say it again: if you haven't already played Okami, you absolutely must play it now. Ready at Dawn has rendered you a second chance to experience one of the best adventure games ever crafted. Originally, I would have scored Okami high into the 9s, but considering it's a port of a nearly two-year-old PS2 game, has no new content, is marred by some slight control issues and still has the same framerate drops found in the original, I have to rate it lower. That noted, this is a Zelda caliber adventure that only barely falls short when compared to Nintendo's own legend. Still, Okami is imaginative and fantastic, just begging to be played. For $40, it doesn't get much better than this.
A fantastic game that is plenty long and will last you quite some time, keeping you entertained along the way and giving you new things to do as you progress to keep from getting stale.
Okami is one of those rare games that makes us feel all fuzzy and warm inside whenever we think about it. It’s classic title that will hopefully find a far bigger audience on the Wii than it ever did on PS2. A must buy.
PlayStation 2Video Game Talk
It's a rare thing when a game comes along that changes the way you conceive digital entertainment. On every level Okami is a work of art and it doesn't skip a beat from start to finish. The package isn't entirely perfect thanks to some simplistic gameplay designs and the irritating noises used as voices, but this is an experience that has to be seen to be believed. With the lifespan of the PS2 shortening Capcom's latest entry is one of the console's best games and deserves a spot in every gamer's collection. Go get this game and get it now!
PlayStation 2Thunderbolt Games
In a time when RPGs, FPSs, and action games dominate the gaming world, a great adventure game is hard to come by. But if you’ve been waiting for a new epic tale in which to immerse yourself, then Okami should be placed pretty high on your must-buy list. This game has it all; it’s got a wonderful story, wonderfully memorable characters, fast-paced and fluid combat with a wide variety of demonic foes, hours of dungeon exploration, puzzle solving, various item collecting, a few lengthy sidequests, a slew of people and animals to help, and even a mildly annoying sidekick to point you in the right direction. On top of that, the game’s presentation is nothing short of an incredibly vivid treat for the eyes. Though the PS2 may be reaching its inevitable end, Okami gives it one hell of a sendoff.
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For what it's worth, Capcom has released an amazing game. Whether it's the
graphics, the sound, or the gameplay style, Okami is filled to the brim with a
one-of-a-kind style that is sure to ensnare just about any gamer. The lack of
marketing for this game, unfortunately, means that it may be another candidate
for "best game that nobody played," which is a shame of colossal proportions
when it comes to a game as excellent as Okami. So do yourself a favor and pick
this game up as soon as you can - Okami deserves it.
The game itself is so vast that playing through once might take you over a hundred hours and it is well worth playing through repeatedly. The world is so lush, visually stunning and complete within itself that you just want to lose yourself in it. There's so much more to see, lost beads and Clover Studio clovers to find, animals to feed, gods to meet and a world to restore. Fans of Japanese culture will also find more references than it seems possible to put in a game and this all adds up to create an incredible gaming experience.
PlayStation 2Console Obsession
In the eleventh hour of the PS2’s lifecycle, with the PS3 looming on the horizon, Clover’s gaming highlight is most probably one of the last great exclusives for the machine (although it‘s not dead and buried yet with Burnout Dominator, Final Fantasy XII, Yakuza 2 and God of War II still on the way). Okami is certainly a beautiful 30+ hour epic, it’s an adventure with an imaginative twist and a very likeable yarn. Even following the demise of Clover, we’d like to think that an Okami 2 will eventually be on the cards (well, we can dream can't we?).
At the end of the day, Okami is something of a breath of fresh air. It may take the fundamentals of any decent Zelda game out there, but it combines them with its own unique brand, making for a truly captivating outing. Its inventive, thrilling and above all, quite possibly one of the most immersive game out there. Sure, it’s a tad on the easy side, but so refined that you’ll be coming back for more. Whether there will be another game like this remains to be seen, but one thing is clear; Clover, you will be missed. Now, excuse me, as I must “brush” away the tears.
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All in all, Okami is a truly top-notch game. While it may not be perfect, its few flaws are, for the most part, covered up by its sheer immersion factor; I have never before been this drawn into a game's environment; I am literally happy just spending an hour wandering through the world of Okami, checking out the sights and doing various menial tasks - I'm ashamed to admit how much time I have spent running around in circles while barking repeatedly. I would recommend Okami whole-heartedly and without reservation to anybody looking for a unique game experience.
PlayStation 2The Next Level
So it's a little too long for its own good and Issun will probably be crowned the most annoying sidekick in recent memory. Even so, Okami is an interesting and unique take on videogames. It's gorgeous, plays great, and is one of those games that do not require any justification to be worth playing. It is also a pleasant reminder to the gaming industry that you don't need to follow the routine of next generation graphics to create something universally beautiful. And what better than a wolf, an insect, and a brush to show you a thing or two about fun? Bob Ross would be proud.
Even with all these things, this is a fantastic adventure for older gamers. The quest is very longﾗso much so that some impatient gamers might lose interest after a while. Players in the US may not be as familiar with many of the Japanese legends and folklore in the game, but the instruction booklet dedicates quite a few pages to the origins of these stories and may encourage gamers to learn more about the history, art, and literature. While the game may be rated T, I'd be fine with a mature preteen playing Okami as well. Overall it's one of the best adventures on the PS2 and older gamers shouldn't pass it up.
In Okami, you take on the role of the Japanese sun goddess—in the form of a wolf—who must interact with the world through a magical calligraphy brush. Players draw shapes onto the screen with the PS2's analog sticks in order to traverse dungeons, destroy evil, and make everyone's life a little brighter.
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Perhaps the only genuine criticism that can be levelled at Okami is the way in which it insists on guiding you throughout the entire game. Puzzles throughout Ammy's adventure rarely provide much of a challenge, largely because Issun is always on hand to offer a solution and spell it out if you don't find the solution the first time around. Because of this, the game's puzzles lack the satisfaction that the likes of Zelda titles so successfully achieve, by simply making the player sweat it out for a bit before working out the correct solution.
De PlayStation 2 is nog niet dood, de PlayStation 2 leeft! Deze maand is een top maand qua games voor de PlayStation 2. Nog even wachten op Final Fantasy XII en tot die tijd kunnen we al aan de slag met Capcom’s Okami. Okami is een game waar ik al twee jaar naar uitkijk. Een game die ik voor het eerst speelde op de E3 van 2005. Toen al zag ik dat dit een aparte en zeldzame game zou worden, een game die je niet echt in een hokje kunt stoppen. Ik was uitermate blij toen Okami meekreeg om eens uitgebreid te testen en jullie te voorzien van een oordeel.
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Sure: it’s not perfect. It’s not the hardest game in the world, and it doesn’t
quite match Zelda in depth when it comes to puzzles and combat, but it’s a
beautiful game, it’s lengthy, it’s packed full with fresh ideas and, most of
all, it’s an unforgettable experience that should be experienced by as many
people as possible. We recommend putting this on the shopping list ASAP.
PlayStation 2Video Games Daily
Clover has taken just enough of the best stuff from the Zelda series and added many of its own touches to make this one of the best games on the PlayStation 2 or any other console. Buy it now.
En conclusión, Okami es un gran juego, divertido, original y bastante largo, hasta más o menos treinta horas. Los defectos, sin embargo, aunque pequeños dañan el juego y no permiten que sea la obra maestra que podría haber sido. A pesar de todo, aquello en lo que el juego cojea se ve de sobras compensado por sus grandes cualidades, haciendo que sea éste sinceramente recomendable para todos los interesados en él.
Okami is zonder twijfel een van de beste games op de Wii. Mocht je nog geen kans hebben gehad om de game op de PlayStation 2 te spelen, dan is nu je kans om deze prachtgame met een verbeterende besturing op de Nintendo Wii te spelen. Deze briljante game is zondermeer je geld waard.
Of course there are the obligatory camera issues here and there that plague all games viewed in the third-person, and admittedly the game will be pretty easy for experienced gamers. Regardless, the lack of challenge doesn't stand in the way of overall quality of the experience, and Okami is a truly incomparable adventure; one so exquisitely beautiful it practically makes real life look ugly by comparison.
Okay, die Steuerung ist nicht gerade optimal auf die Wii umgesetzt worden. Na und? ’Okami’ ist trotzdem ein Meisterwerk, das in jede Spielsammlung gehört. Wer ’The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ mochte und keine Japanophobie hat, wird Capcoms Abenteuer rund um die göttliche Wölfin nicht so schnell zur Seite legen. Kein Wunder, punktet der Titel doch nicht nur mit seiner einmaligen Inszenierung, sondern auch mit großem Umfang. Das Haar in der Suppe ist am ehesten noch der sehr niedrige Schwierigkeitsgrad, aber das sollte niemanden vom Kauf abhalten.
Porter Okami de la PS2 à la Wii n'était pas forcément une mission sans risque pour Ready at Dawn. Grâce à leur talent et leur travail, ils ont su garder intacte l'excellente aventure créée par Clover et l'offre ainsi à une console sur laquelle il trouve parfaitement sa place. Okami sur Wii reste donc un merveilleux hommage au Japon traditionnel, à ses mythes et légendes, à son art intemporel. Son esthétique si particulière confère au jeu une ambiance toujours aussi poétique et envoûtante. Le titre de Capcom s'enrichit, qui plus est, d'un gameplay évoquant beaucoup un certain Zelda et qui promet une aventure riche et passionnante oscillant entre drame et légèreté. Les sources d'inspiration paraissent nombreuses, mais elles n'empêchent pas un instant Okami de se distinguer comme une production hors normes qui impressionne par sa cohérence et sa justesse. Il n'y a plus qu'à espérer que le loup blanc trouve mieux son public en posant ses divines pattes sur la console de Nintendo.
Okami is a great game. Yes, it’s a port of a game on an older console. Yes, there is no bonus content to enjoy besides the original version. That doesn’t detract from its overall quality. The journey to restore the world’s vitality is long and enjoyable, filled with memorable characters and scenes.
While this is easily the most beautiful game on the Wii, the lacking difficulty might turn off seasoned gamers looking for a little more challenge from their games. The biggest hurdle you’ll have to overcome, however, is the new control scheme. Wandering the world may be easy enough, but mastering that Celestial Brush requires a little more practice. But once you get that down, you’ll be in for one of the most rewarding experiences on the console. So if you haven’t checked out the original PS2 version, do yourself a favor and get this. Going for a nature walk just got more awesome.
WiiVideo Game Talk
It's the rare game that can be ported to a new system two years after its original release, nearly pixel for pixel, and yet still feel like a fresh new experience, but "Okami" is just such a game, thanks to an excellent implementation of the Wii controller on an already engaging game. Though there's nothing new to offer the few gamers who experienced the PS2 version, perhaps this well-done recreation will get the game the exposure it deserves, and deliver an immersive experience to a new audience of players.
Still, Okami's strengths on Wii far outweigh any of its weaknesses. Wii owners can pick the game up for only $39.99 and those who do will be walking away with an outstanding title full of great adventure of a caliber typically reserved for titles starring Link and Zelda. I still think Twilight Princess is Wii's best adventure, but Okami is more than a worthy alternative. Support this game -- it deserves nothing less than your full attention.
Age isn't kind to many games, but with the addition of motion controls for the celestial brush and support for widescreen and progressive scan displays, Okami has been updated enough to make it even more relevant today than it was in 2006. At a time when the majority of action games are more focused on destruction than renewal, this is an elegant and poignant reminder that some of the most meaningful experiences in games are the ones that enrich and rejuvenate us.
The Wii’s unofficial designation as the console for everyone has meant that a lot of the games developed for the system are quick-hit multiplayer experiences; as a result, there aren’t a whole lot of deep single-player games available. Okami helps fill that void, and hopefully other publishers will be encouraged to make more games that do the same.
Un juego de culto, una obra póstuma. Capcom edita hoy en Europa, sin idioma español, el penúltimo trabajo de Clover Studio antes de su desaparición. La diosa Amaterasu se reencarna en Okami para ofrecerle a PlayStation 2 uno de sus últimos grandes títulos.
During your travels around Nippon, you'll heal trees, meet gods, and even put the sun and the moon in the sky as you see fit. You'll feed animals and help people, all in the name of restoring the world's faith in its spiritual guardians, and you'll be rewarded in kind for your hard work. There's a thing or two that might owe some inspiration to past work, but make no mistake, Okami is in no way derivative. It's fresh, it's pretty, and it's above all fun. It's sad to see the current generation on its way out the door, making room for bigger and presumably better things as it does, but Okamiis [sic] the sort of game you want to see in the final stages of a console's lifespan. It gets everything right and answers the question of whether or not the PS2 was able to live up to its fullest potential. I'm happy to say that the answer's a resounding "yes."
Okami is behalve een aantal kleine minpunten perfect te noemen. Zonder enig overdrijven is deze game één van de mooiste games op de PS2 te noemen en heeft het ook nog eens de basisprincipes van een action rpg goed voor elkaar. Iedere PS2 eigenaar zou deze game gespeeld moeten hebben.
PlayStation 2Games Radar
Other than those minor annoyances, there's barely anything about Okami we can complain about. It's one of the few non-Nintendo games that manages to capture the awe and magic of playing a new Zelda, a feat that instantly rockets Okami into the upper tier of PS2 games (plus, unlike Zelda, you can actually jump). You're getting a long quest packed with life-giving missions and a presentation that's unlike anything you've ever played. If you consider yourself a gamer in any way, buy this right now. You will not be disappointed.
Okami has been delayed so many times that I can still remember the buzz it garnered from LAST YEAR'S E3. Yup, it's been making the rounds that long. But it should be no surprise to anyone that the wait has been worth it, and Clover Studio (the team behind the Viewtiful Joe games) has outdone itself yet again. The visuals are absolutely astounding, like a fine painting brought to life, and the gameplay has touches of sheer genius, including the introduction of the "celestial brush" and an efficient, if simple, combat engine. Okami is one of the best games of the year, and, not surprisingly, one of the best games for the PS2 in this, its final year on the market. Don't let this exquisite wolf slip away.
Okami's visual design instantly stands out, but it turns out to be just one of many inspired aspects of this impressive action adventure game.
So then, let this be a timely litmus test for the current state of gaming: Should Okami be buried by the pending next-gen console releases (as well as its spiritual guide Twlight Princess), that would be understandable. But should other, less worthy, "been there, done that" games steal the spotlight, then we have much to worry about. Do your part.
Deze game is eigenlijk een 92 waard, maar ik heb mij in de eerste uren van het spel zo enorm geërgerd aan het niet goed herkennen van mijn penseelstreken, dat ik toch drie puntjes wil aftrekken.
Much like Super Mario Galaxy last November, Okami will have you doing a huge variety of things beyond just fighting. But the things you will do are much different, too, and nothing like other games. The biggest similarity I could draw is to the Zelda games, but with the style and controls, I actually prefer Okami in a lot of ways. Unfortunately, the controls just aren't tight enough, and since the original 2006 release of Okami the bar has been raised by Nintendo for action-adventure games. This is still an excellent title, but to me it just doesn't hold up on the Wii quite like I expected it to.
WiiGamingHeaven / DriverHeaven
The Wii version also introduces the wonderful Wii remote which brings the game to new heights. Playing devils advocate however I need to address the fact that the Wii version has no new content or extras, something I feel should have been included, especially considering the delay of release between versions. Should you buy it? Yes, definitely. However if you have played and beaten the Playstation 2 version this will be a question only you can answer.
The final verdict is that Okami for the Wii is an excellent offering and a fine addition to your library if you don't already own the PlayStation 2 version. The small complaints are a small price to pay for such an exquisite adventure, a title that really proves that quality third-party support for Nintendo is much more than a dream at this point. Get yourself a copy!
Okami ist eines dieser ganz besonderen Spiele, lässt man sich erstmal auf den eigenwilligen Grafikstil und die typisch japanische Geschichte ein, erlebt man zusammen mit dem Wolf Amaterasu ein tolles Abenteuer mit gewaltigem Umfang. Im Mittelpunkt des Interesses steht dabei vor allem die innovative Pinseltechnik, die trotz einiger Steuerungsungenauigkeiten hervorragend umgesetzt wurde und das Spiel bereichert. Verzichtet hätte ich allerdings gerne auf die öden und immer gleich ablaufenden Kämpfe, deutlich besser gefallen die vielen Rätsel und Nebenaufgaben. Es macht jedenfalls tierischen Spaß, wenn nach einem gelungenen Pinselschwung eine ganze Landschaft mit neuer Pracht aufblüht, zudem gibt es überall in den weitläufigen Gebieten etwas zu entdecken. Nicht ganz so überzeugt hat mich die Technik von Okami.
Okami ist eines dieser ganz besonderen Spiele - lässt man sich erstmal auf den eigenwilligen Grafikstil und die typisch japanische Geschichte ein, erlebt man zusammen mit dem Wolf Amaterasu ein tolles Abenteuer mit gewaltigem Umfang. Im Mittelpunkt des Interesses steht dabei vor allem die innovative Pinseltechnik, die trotz einiger Steuerungsungenauigkeiten hervorragend umgesetzt wurde und das Spiel bereichert. Verzichtet hätte ich allerdings gerne auf die öden und immer gleich ablaufenden Kämpfe, deutlich besser gefallen die vielen Rätsel und Nebenaufgaben. Es macht jedenfalls tierischen Spaß, wenn nach einem gelungenen Pinselschwung eine ganze Landschaft mit neuer Pracht aufblüht, zudem gibt es überall in den weitläufigen Gebieten etwas zu entdecken. Nicht ganz so überzeugt hat mich die Technik von Okami.
For what it is, Okami is a great game. But to me it seemed a little too slowly paced. Maybe this is because it is trying to keep a theme of serenity and peace and “taking your time” with the brush strokes as the game itself tells you to do. All in all if you liked the game on PS2, you should like the game on the Wii. If you’ve never played the game, but like Japanese culture, you want to pick up this game. And if you want to witness some of the most unique set of graphics that next-gen gaming has to offer, you will want to pick up Okami. For some it will be the most intrinsic game they have ever played, and for others, the fun factor just won’t be there. But ultimately Okami is a unique experience that should be enjoyed by any person who has an appreciation for video games, art, or both.
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Whether it’s on the PlayStation 2 or Nintendo Wii, Okami is a game that everyone should at least try. The trade-off for each is pretty clear: on the original console, you get to see and play the game as it was meant to be, but here you’ll get improved brush control and more modern graphical tweaks, at the expense of a couple of poorly implemented motion controls and a slightly more animated look. No matter what version you pick-up though, you’ll still get a story to rival that of even The Legend of Zelda, graphics and music that recapture the long-forgotten ways of the world and so many things to occupy your time with that Okami can suck away hours of your life just as easily as any sandbox game.
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The Wii version doesn't register your Celestial Brush techniques very well, and this sours the experience quite a bit. Still, even with faulty tech, you shouldn't pass over this game a second time.
Fortunately, the annoyance of the controls is reduced somewhat by several factors, including forgiving some elements with respect to control, not to mention the speed the Wii remote’s IR allows. Equally important, the game’s superb art style, music and gameplay are wrapped around a captivating storyline that has few, if any, peers on Wii. While it isn’t necessary a quantum leap over the PS2 version -- and while the game has its faults -- this is still a solid title that hardcore Wii owners will want to consider adding to their library.
When all is said and done, Okami is a game that shows it’s possible for a third-party title to be successful on the Nintendo hardware. There are a few technical hiccups with dipping framerates, minor clipping and objects popping in, but these are barely noticeable and don’t affect gameplay in the slightest. Composed of an engaging story, immersive controls, beautiful art direction, not-overly-simple puzzles, and a musical score that enjoyably emulates the emotion on-screen, Okami is the perfect addition to the Wii’s overly-casual library—it just would have been nice to see some extra, special content for a two year old port.
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A certain portly movie critic made the comment that video games are not worthy to be considered as art. More then just a few of us got a wee bit ticked at the statement as it was made with almost no thought or research of video games in general. It's a pity as he misses one the great Playstation2 games of this year.
Okami is a great game that you will not regret playing. I would recommend a purchase because this game takes awhile to complete, and you get some fun goodies for clearing the game (alternate costumes, music, videos, etc), if you’re into that sort of thing. Additionally, this is a good game to have in your library so that you can share the experience of the beautiful graphics and interesting story with those you know that never got around to it. If you are looking for a memorable adventure game with quirky Japanese humor and stunning visuals, Okami is for you.
All these collective elements brew into an artistic action title that is a must-play. Okami is still the same forgotten gem in the last years of the PS2 and it has been renovated just enough for the likes of the next-gen war. Sometimes we get more caught up in hype, online multi-players, and life-like graphics and we overlook brilliance. If you missed the game the first time around, don’t let the Wii’s version pass you up as well.
Okami was a game that felt from the start like the perfect fit for Wii. It was fantastic on the PS2 and the Wii controls make it just that much better. If you consider yourself a fan of epic adventures like Zelda, and you haven’t already played through it on the PS2, you owe it to yourself to pick up Okami. It’s easily the most creative and fresh, and possibly the straight-up best, adventure on the Wii.
Those issues still weren't enough to really blunt the enjoyment I got from Okami. This is an immersive game with tons of things to see and do scattered over a vast world. While the vast amounts of dialogue in this game might be a bit of a turn-off for some players, with the exception of Issun's mindless babbling, I enjoyed it. The assorted characters in this game told an epic tale of people rising up to challenge the forces of darkness to protect what and who they hold dear. A tale that makes this an enjoyable game, even if it also is a flawed one.
Okami is gorgeous but it is also an epic game that sucks you in so completely that hours pass unnoticed as you roam the massive landscape. With a play time of over fifty hours and an engaging cast of characters, Okami will keep you hooked right to the end but that's only the beginning. The new game option does herald high replay value and completing the game allows access to the game's cutscenes, music and an art gallery. It is a beautiful game on many levels and deserves acclaim as the last great title for the PS2.
The twists along the way are surprising and brought many a smile to Gamestyle's face. Okami is a thing of beauty, and although it treads one or two too many familiar paths, it never fails to follow its own as well.
PlayStation 2USA Today
Okami and its paint scheme is much more than a gimmick. This clever game lets you tackle puzzles and fighting in a new and innovative way — and helps separate this action-adventure hybrid from the hundreds of others in the market. That, and the game's interesting story, memorable characters and clever visual style all helps to make Okami a fresh and fun addition to your PS2 library.
Unfortunately, we just can’t recommend the Wii version as the best playing Okami even though it's "newer." If you've never played the PS2 version, then this might be the most amazing adventure you'll ever play - wonky controls or not. In any event, we sincerely hope Okami won't be forgotten a second time around.
This is a marvelous game in terms of artistry, sound, and yes, even gameplay, despite being hamstrung by the poorly implemented Celestial Brush controls. Despite the headaches you'll undoubtedly experience, it's still worth playing Okami on your Nintendo Wii.
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You could do a lot worse than Okami, but you can do a whole lot better, too. Smash Bros. is out. Ninja Gaiden DS is out. The World Ends With You is out. Heck, even God of War and Daxter are on stores shelves, and they are far and away stronger Ready at Dawn efforts than Okami. As much as I wanted to call it a day and say Ready at Dawn was three for three, Okami's problems are just too irritating to overlook.
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I recommend those who've played the game before to just stick to the PS2 version and enjoy it as it was originally made. The Wii version doesn't have anything new to offer, and the control issues detract from a perfect experience. However, if you've never played this game before, enjoy adventure games, don't mind all the reading, and only have a Wii, you've got to experience the title anyways, because it's a one-of-a-kind game you'll never forget.
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Der ungewöhnliche Grafikstil des Spiels in der Tradition japanischer Tuschezeichnungen ist gewiss nicht jedermanns Sache. Doch wenn Sie sich auf das Abenteuer einlassen, werden Sie ebenso gewiss nicht enttäuscht. Die innovative Idee, Probleme und Hindernisse einfach "wegzuzeichnen", gewinnt während des Spiels zunehmend an Bedeutung und macht Spaß. Auch die zunächst etwas verwirrende Geschichte mit ihren vielen Wendungen und Überraschungen sorgt für Begeisterung. Sie werden kaum Pausen machen, weil Sie immer wissen wollen, was der weißen Wölfin auf ihrer Reise als Nächstes passiert. Japanische Musik unterstreicht die leicht melancholisch wirkende Spielatmospähre treffend. Nur das sonderbare Brabbeln der Spielfiguren - nur im Textfeld wird gezeigt, was sie wirklich sagen - wird Ihnen auf die Nerven gehen. Das trübt den famosen Gesamteindruck aber kaum - Amaterasu macht ihre Sache einfach "gut".
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Dennoch: Okami ist eigentlich ein "gutes" Spiel, das aber wegen dürftiger Einstellmöglichkeiten und schlechten Services ins "befriedigende" Mittelfeld abrutscht.
I have to say, in terms of presentation, Okami by far is the bet game I’ve ever seen. And if I gave out scores based purely on watching someone else play the game, I’d actually consider giving it a 10. However, games are meant to be played. And honestly, between the humor that falls flat at times, the worst plot twist I’ve seen in a game since college, and the sheer lack of challenge in the game, Okami falls well short of greatness. I’ll be honest, it’s probably worth playing through at least once just to see how breathtaking it can be. However, much like Clover’s previous works, the game’s style is incredible but the substance lacks tremendously. While it’s fun for a bit, most of the appeal comes in watching and not playing, which ruins Okami just as much as it has ruined countless games in the past.
PlayStation 2The Video Game Critic
For patient gamers who savor every moment of their adventures however, Okami can be a very fulfilling quest. It struggled to hold my attention at times, but in this day and age, a healthy does of originality is worth celebrating.