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Okami - PlayStation 2

by Capcom
Platform : PlayStation2
Rated: Teen

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  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • ESRB Rating: Teen Teen
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform for Display: PlayStation2
  • ASIN: B000E991PC
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 14 x 1.9 cm ; 154 g
  • Release Date: Sept. 19 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,513 in Computer and Video Games (See Top 100 in Computer and Video Games)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lueleus on Dec 29 2006
Platform for Display: PlayStation2
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. The game is very much Japanese, steeped in its mythologies and quirks, but not so inaccessible that a North American player could not connect with it.

The voices need no re-dubbing because all of the speech is in a strange, scrambled dialogue that mimics human speech. While it COULD have become annoying, the voices were very well handled and remain amusing. Another point for the creativity of Clover Studios.

The game presents a good balance between serious storyline and humor, never letting the darker points of the story overwhelm its lighthearted nature. And that the wolf is, in fact, female is refreshing from all the boy-centered video games out there. Although, Amaterasu is hilariously canine to the Holy Bone.

The celestial brush technique used for the fighting is very simple to master, and remains entertaining with every new brushstroke learned. As you go into the drawing screen, pay attention to how the entire scene turns into an ink painting. It is awe-inspiring how they could authentically recreate that for every single fight scene.

The game play is unique, the characters likeable and amusing, and every nook and cranny of the game world is filled with so much love and attention to detail that it warms my heart.

All in all? I would buy this game. I would even buy the strategy guide for this game. New. Clover Studios deserves every penny they get for this work of genius.
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Platform for Display: PlayStation2
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. Along the way, you perform tasks for the local villagers in order to restore their faith in you and regain lost powers. Key among these, is the power of the Celestial Brush, which allows you to draw objects into existence, such as a bridge to cross a river. In battle, you draw lines across enemies in order to cut them down. The game's graphics relate to the calligraphy concept as well, being drawn in a type of cel-shading that resembles brushstrokes with a wavering animation style. Beautifully detailed environments and music infused with traditional Japanese instruments add depth and character.
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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. This can be a horizontal slash to chop trees, stones or weakened enemies in half, or a big messy area of strokes to cause flowers to bloom in an attempt to overpower a curse. You learn brush strokes as you find the spirits stuck in incomplete constellations in the sky, which you complete with your brush, and it allows you new, odd things.

What else is captivating about the game, apart from the surprisingly nifty brush stroke system, is the way it rewards you in many little ways as you go along. Every now and again, you find little scrolls telling you an additional trick, like how to make a thicker line of paint, or how to coax demon fangs from your enemies. Bits of treasure and cursed plants are everywhere if you hunt around, and every new brush stroke leads to multiplying possibilities of using them when you revisit old areas. Uncursing areas or making guardian saplings bloom in particular is a rewarding experience as flowers and water spring forth in every direction, wiping out the injurious cursed zones.

Add a sense of humour, some interesting insights into Japanese mythology, and some really creepy other-worldly places, and you have a surprisingly good game.
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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. You get the feeling that you've literally fallen into a scroll depicting a Japanese myth.

For myself I didn't really associate this title with Zelda: Wind Waker at all, despite reading numerous reviews connecting the two. That said, there's a definite similarity in style to previous Capcom titles (namely Viewtiful Joe). Wind Waker possessed a lot of clear cut edges and bright colors, but Okami really perfects the cel-shading style; not only using this style of graphic, but enhancing it through the hands on interaction. Easily the most enjoyable (and beautiful) moments in the game come from being able to randomly freeze battles and scenes and 'paint' your attacks onto the screen. The player can create anything from a tree bursting from the ground to a cherry bomb, and it really revolutionizes the generic action-game battle system.

The game play itself is beautifully fluid and intuitive; as soon as you learn a new move or paint stroke you feel as if you've known it all along. The battles are engaging, the storyline very classic and in-line with Japanese mythology (even if the intro scene was a little long-winded) and I really can offer no word of criticism for this piece. However, it should be noted that this is one of those games you shouldn't purchase unless you have some time to waste. This title will absorb you; it's very easy to lose track of time as you sketch your way through this masterpiece.
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