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  • Summary: In Okami, the legendary monster Orochi has come back to life and turned the world into a veritable wasteland. Players must assume the role of a wolf, an embodiment of the sun god Amaterasu, which is capable of wielding unimaginable power. The state of the world lies in gamer's hands as theyIn Okami, the legendary monster Orochi has come back to life and turned the world into a veritable wasteland. Players must assume the role of a wolf, an embodiment of the sun god Amaterasu, which is capable of wielding unimaginable power. The state of the world lies in gamer's hands as they must fight ominous beings and reclaim the earth from a curse that plagues it. It is crucial to help Amaterasu make the world a place where all living creatures can dwell once again. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 66 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. 100
    Right from the start it conjures an atmosphere of being something special, but to keep that level of quality up consistently over 60 hours ensures that this will be a game that will be talked about for years to come...A work of art, you might say.
  2. 100
    It's one of the best-looking, most creative 3D action adventures in recent memory, and every PS2 owner out there owes it to themselves to snap up a copy to enjoy immediately. Truly magical stuff.
  3. The replay value for this game is immense as the storyline, sidequesting, and searches for those really rare items just never gets old.
  4. Chock full of character, life and just plain old fun. It's got enough stuff to keep you busy for hours upon hours, and the ride is rarely slow or drags it's feet.
  5. A joy to play. Whether you're restoring nature, battling enemies or exploring the Japanese countryside, Okami is perhaps the most beautiful game on PS2. [JPN Import; July 2006, p.94]
  6. This game has it all; it’s got a wonderful story, wonderfully memorable characters, fast-paced and fluid combat with a wide variety of demonic foes, hours of dungeon exploration, puzzle solving, various item collecting, a few lengthy sidequests, a slew of people and animals to help, and even a mildly annoying sidekick to point you in the right direction.
  7. 67
    I have to say, in terms of presentation, Okami by far is the bet game I’ve ever seen...However, games are meant to be played. And honestly, between the humor that falls flat at times, the worst plot twist I’ve seen in a game since college, and the sheer lack of challenge in the game, Okami falls well short of greatness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 76
  2. Negative: 1 out of 76
  1. Goldenwolf
    Sep 24, 2006
    10
    I really love the graphics for this game and it's main character is the best!
  2. Nov 28, 2011
    10
    The 'REAL' fantastic game i've ever played! Its gorgeous art, soulful music and thrilling gameplay magnetize you into the most beautiful worldThe 'REAL' fantastic game i've ever played! Its gorgeous art, soulful music and thrilling gameplay magnetize you into the most beautiful world of games you've ever seen. This game will make your life's most beautiful moment ever! Expand
  3. Apr 27, 2011
    10
    10/10 = Masterpiece = Every second of your life that you pour into this stunning masterpiece of a video game is not one second of it wasted.
  4. RedXIII
    Oct 22, 2006
    10
    This game is the best game I have played in years, very easy to get the hang of but progresses in difficulty as you upgrade and get more This game is the best game I have played in years, very easy to get the hang of but progresses in difficulty as you upgrade and get more powers. The graphics are amazing, im not a big fan of anime(ish) graphics, but this game is beautiful, the gameplay is seamless, the music/sound effects are nice, except some of the "voices" can be annoying. Overall, this is a do not miss title for the ps2, go buy Okami... now. An instant classic. Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2011
    10
    A near perfect game great story breakthrough gameplay and just plain fun my only complaint is that theres no voice acting just a mumblingA near perfect game great story breakthrough gameplay and just plain fun my only complaint is that theres no voice acting just a mumbling sound a must buy!! Expand
  6. PaulPaul
    Jul 9, 2007
    10
    Simply the best game I have ever played, and I have played a lot. The whole game plays out like one of those magical moments the Zelda series Simply the best game I have ever played, and I have played a lot. The whole game plays out like one of those magical moments the Zelda series doles out so sparingly, one magic whirlwind of blissful happiness. Speaking of Zelda, the comparisons are inaccurate. This game goes far and above anything the Zelda series has ever done, sustaining the illusion of a magical fantasy world where wolves converse with sparrows and there's a verdant world specially made for you to delve into. I have never seen this amout of exploration; around every corner there's a ledge with a litltle reward, or a treasure chest buried underground, or an old man in need of help. All of these things are inconsequential to the story, but absolutely can't fail to put a massive grin on your face, and sustain the concept of Okami's world as a real one, with living beings and a troubled past. The gamer is never made to feel shortchanged, and I have never seen a game so intent on pleasing the player; even the loading screens have minigames! The art direction is obviously the best ever, I don't need to go into that. The story is also great, full of tender scenes and quirky humour (seriously, Issun's blatant womanising is something to behold.) For anyone having doubts, I could never get into the 3D Zeldas, and I loved this immediately. Magical. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2014
    0
    An utter disgrace to the gaming universe - enough said. This game is an absolute waste of time and technology, when there are revolutionaryAn utter disgrace to the gaming universe - enough said. This game is an absolute waste of time and technology, when there are revolutionary games such as Brothers in Arms available, that actually manage to tell a decent and emotional story. If you value your money, avoid this waste of memory-space. Expand

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