Excerpt: Calling Okami a Zelda clone does have some weight to it, as the two games do have their obvious similarities, although calling it a clone is far over stepping the mark, as in many ways Okami is quite simply like nothing else in existence.
Conclusion: Having Issun around doesn’t hurt either. When the game’s off I often wish he was still bouncing on my nose. The people you meet (…Flaming Pyrotechnist Tama, Bone Reader Madame Fawn, Tao Master Waka--God’s gift to man!
Excerpt: Combining an epic tale of heroism, redemption and betrayal with a quirky, off-the-wall sense of humor, Okami could have been perfect. While a handful of issues I had with this PS2 game do drag it down a bit, I still found Clover Studio's epic adventure based on ancient legends of Japan to be one...
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a unique game with stunningly beautiful scenery and original gameplay. While this action game has lots of fighting, the presentation is essentially bloodless. Some enemies get chopped in half, but most are turned into flowers when they die.
Excerpt: It seems a shame that the release of such a beautiful game as Okami should be overshadowed by the closure of Clover Studio, the small Capcom-owned studio which created it. Yet, almost a year after the game's release in Japan and five months after Clover's closure, it's finally hitting the UK and,...
Excerpt: In the discoveries of man, we have learned the truth that artists like to paint, and gamers like to play. But what about the poor souls who like both, but have a life and only enough time for one activity? Say no more, Okami is the answer to these and many more problems.
Excerpt: As gamers try to elevate their hobby and outsiders try to tear it down, one thing is clear -- the debate as to whether video games are art or not is one that isn’t going away, nor will it be decided any time soon.