Product Type: Capcom PS2 games
Newest Review: ... plenty of exciting moments, even if it takes a while to get going. Zelda is definitely the first comparison you'll make when you begin ... more
This game is Beyond Amazing!
Member Name: cam78
Advantages: Stunning set pieces, and fast action gameplay
Disadvantages: Controlling the brush can be difficult at times
Okami is a fast paced action adventure game from Camcoms late team clover (viewtiful joe)
Okami (wolf) is a game which can be best descrbied as Zelda for the Playstation 2, and like Zelda this game is highly addictive and will keep you up for many late nights trying to complete the whole adventure.
You control Okami through a cell shaded environment which could also be best described as classic Japanese water colour painting style of visual. The gameplay in this title is full on adventure, platforming with alot of puzzles and side quests to solve to help you progress along the way.
Okami is armed with what is called a "Celestrial Brush" which helps him do many things like bring trees back to life,destroy enermies in contact and also bring the sun out in the night time levels.
This brush is very useful is a very big part of the game. You learn different brush stroke skills as you progress by beating bosses and completing new challenges. You use your brush strokes by pausing the game action and using your controller to draw certain patterns on the screen.
Each time you complete these challenges you will gain a new brush stroke skill which will aid you greatly with your journey.
The music in this game is beautiful and very eastern, traditional Japanese instruments are used to give that authentic feel to the game
The game is set in a place called Nippon and you begin by having flashbacks of the past 100 years. And discribes how your character defeated a 8 headed demon to save a villiage. Then the story flashes forward to present time and you are presented with the challenge to save the Village all over again as evil has
You will meet many Gods and characters along the way which will help you and guide you on your quest.
This game is VERY underrated which is a shame as it is probably one of the best titles i have ever played, this game has given me hours of enjoyment and the graphics are stunningly beautiful.
If you are a fan of the Zelda series and are looking for a fun fast paced action adventure then i would suggest picking this up.
This game is also quite collectable now, so i suggest getting a copy quickly!
Summary: A true masterpiece of a title that should not be missed