Orochi, the eight headed dragon of darkness has been reborn thanks to Nagi’s oblivious decedent and is now set to once again lay ruin to the world! Okami Amaterasu, the supposed reincarnated decedent of the pure white wolf who saved the world a century ago is now set to finish the job and once again lay this demon to rest.
Real quick lets get an overview of Okami’s game-play.
- Free roaming world where you can help out the citizens and explore.
- Unique drawing feature to perform swipe attacks and overcome obstacles.
- Third Person viewport
- Random treasure chests, items hidden in the lands.
- 13 spirits of the brush that awaken new techniques
- Puzzles and other challenging obstacles.
- Unique graphics that feel like a painting
- Interactive environment and NPC’s
- Fun, humorous, and heartwarming story.
One thing I have to get off my chest is I can’t stand the graphics, the cell shaded look is killing it for me to the point that I’m stressed out and bothered from just seeing a photo of the game. Don’t let that stop you, most people will tell you this game has the best graphics you will ever see! It really needs to be taken from the perspective of a painting to be enjoyed. Love or hate, the graphics are at times beautiful and creative as they interact and transform to fit the storyline.
Most people will consider this game very similar to Zelda. The most similar aspects are Issun, the wandering bug pervert who likes to take naps(Hey Listen) in Sakuya (fairy) the wood sprites clothing. The characters in general seem to have the same humorous style and annoyances as the Legend of Zelda. While it is most similar to Twilight princess, this game is by no means a clone of zelda. The battle system itself is the most different as you use the wii remote to perform attacks, cut through obstacles and repair broken objects and scenery. That said, there is still a magical creature that goes around filling pots and vases with coins and hides treasure chests in wide open fields. (must be nice)
If you have the option to get this game, I highly suggest getting the game for the Nintendo Wii as most players will find it annoying to draw on the screen with the joystick. Drawing on the screen is a repetitive and occasionally annoying task that occurs over and over that feels like a six’s sense on the wii remote. (that said, I have had some people say they hate the wii controls and only love the PS2 / PS3 controls)
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- Create and destroy at will - Play as a god to re-establish order and beauty to a world laid barren by evil
- Intense action-packed battles - Rooted in Japanese folklore, fight against a diverse line-up of demons and monsters
- Interact with a unique and dynamic cast of characters
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- The touch screen and stylus of the Nintendo DS are the ideal tools to simulate Okamiden’s trademark celestial brush. The stylus brushstrokes are pressure sensitive which helps to accurately depict the look and feel of Sumi-e artwork
- Using the in-game Partner System, players can join forces with new characters in the game, each possessing unique abilities that will help Chibiterasu defeat enemies and conquer puzzles
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- Traditional Japanese art comes alive through beautiful scenic 3D levels that have the appearance and texture of paper scrolls
- Epic tale that combines folklore and mysticism kami uses folklore to bring forth an immersive experience
- Diversified gameplay - Defeating monsters requires the usage of not only physical attacks, but Amaterasu's own unique abilities
- Eclectic and diverse enemies Diverse lineup of enemies based on Japanese folklore and myths