Summary: Okami, I would consider this a gaming classic without a doubt. The combat system, the brush techniques, the art style, the story, the different weapons and combinations therein create a rich experience. Anyone who enjoys the Zelda series will undoubtedly love this game.
Sugoi! That's Japanese for, "You have to play this game!"
OpenMind "R Granger", amazon.ca
16 January 2012
Summary: I spent a lot of time with my PS2 over the years. There were many great games--the GTA series, Shadow of the Colossus, God of War...but Okami stands out as not only a game, but a work of art with a compelling story and a protagonist for whom one howls in admiration. The base game certainly resembles Zelda offerings of yore (landscapes to explore, people to talk to, items to discover, and boss battles to overcome), but the meta-game involves the use of "Celestial Brush"...
Summary: This game is by far one of the best games ever created for the PS2. Very fun and imaginative, and a unique concept for a game, along with fantastic story and amazingly well done graphics. Definitely a game to own!
Summary: This PS2 game is incredible in every ways!!! It took me 150 hours to complete it with 100%. All the gamers that love the adventure games should buy this real gem. You'll never regret your purchase, you can believe me!!!
Summary: I must honestly say that is game is not only ridiculously fun and addictive, but also a beautiful work of art. The strong stylization and resemblance to Japanese ink paintings gives the game a unique appearance, and still remains easy on the eyes with a warm and vivid colour palette. Making trees bloom and flowers grow behind your every step as you speed up is strangely rewarding.
Summary: Every year there seems to be one title that stands out from the predictable sequels, movie tie-ins, and holiday cash-grabs. This year, Capcom's Clover studio contribute Okami to the list of games that transcend the ordinary and bring a fresh experience to gaming. Cast as a powerful Japanese god named Amaterasu, you take the form of a wolf (Okami in Japanese) in order to rid the world of a dark presence known as Orochi.
Summary: I must admit that after seeing a review in Gamespot and hearing about the game mechanics, that I hadn't a clue how their "Celestial brush stroke" system could possibly work. I rented it first, fell in love with it, then bought it. You freeze the world, it turns sepia tone, and you paint brush strokes on the world, which takes some coordination sometimes.
Summary: Okami is ridiculously fun. The cel-shading is so beautiful that it's difficult not to fall in love with it - everything possesses a rough-edged texture with scenery that literally looks as if it's all been painted onto a piece of canvas. The game's simplicity is probably it's most attention grabbing feature; it doesn't waste time attempting to perfect the curves and angles of every small item, but rather makes everything as stylistic and authentic looking as possible.