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90

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8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 209 Ratings

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  • Summary: Okami tells the story of a mythical sun god who sets out to restore a dismal world, decimating the forces of evil who stand in the way by commanding the elements and mythical abilities the deity possesses. Mixing Japanese folklore and a stunning traditional Japanese art style, players mustOkami tells the story of a mythical sun god who sets out to restore a dismal world, decimating the forces of evil who stand in the way by commanding the elements and mythical abilities the deity possesses. Mixing Japanese folklore and a stunning traditional Japanese art style, players must utilize an inventive control scheme to overcome the challenges and evil that await. By enhancing the unique gameplay, visual style and story line of Okami with the control of the Wii Remote, it is sure to be the ultimate version of the game. Originally designed for the PS2 and released in 2006, Okami now comes alive in an entirely new way on the Wii with its visually stunning art style and beautiful scenic 3D levels that have the appearance and texture of paper scrolls brushed with watercolor-like calligraphy art. Throughout the vibrant and distinctive surroundings, players must use the Wii remote to interact with a dynamic world and cast of characters. The blend of stylized graphics, movements and unique gameplay will result in a rich and dynamic experience never seen before. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 44
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 44
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  1. 100
    Unique and captivating characters await you at every flower laden step. From combat to exploration, every action rewards the player with items, experience, or another breathtaking look at this gorgeous world.
  2. 97
    The Wii's best game to-date, if you'll just give it a chance to shine.
  3. While some minor control issues here blemish an otherwise flawless package, Okami remains one of the best games of recent years, if not of all time. It’s engaging, original, and a true work of art — Wii owners looking for a game worthy of their time need look no further.
  4. While we wait for new hardcore games, Okami is more than a satisfactory option.
  5. The journey to restore the world’s vitality is long and enjoyable, filled with memorable characters and scenes.
  6. An excellent action adventure. It's suprisingly difficult to draw a straight line with wiimote, though. [June 2008]
  7. Okami is a work of genius, but you should play the original game instead of the Wii version if you can. [May 2008, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 65
  2. Negative: 4 out of 65
  1. JamesG.
    Jul 30, 2008
    10
    I haven't enjoyed a game this much since Ocarina of Time (and being disappointed with Twilight Princesses' ultimately linear game I haven't enjoyed a game this much since Ocarina of Time (and being disappointed with Twilight Princesses' ultimately linear game play, Okami comes as a real breath of fresh air). I hope to see more games following this challenge-reward formula. Highly recommended. Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Amazing game. It's the same game on PS2 but the Wiimote gives a nice addition to the gameplay and it doesn't feel forced at all. The only bad thing it's that the Wiimote's precision it's not perfect, but not bad at all. Expand
  3. MikaH.
    Jul 1, 2008
    10
    I really loved this game once it came out for PS2 and I still love playing it on my Wii! Graphics are still awesome and the new controls just rock!
  4. JohnC
    Aug 10, 2009
    10
    Amazing game, with great graphics. Japanese quirky humor and all around fun. A must buy.
  5. DaveC.
    Apr 20, 2008
    9
    The game aside... does anyone else see the irony that two companies said the EXACT same thing about the game, yet Metacritic assigned a 100 The game aside... does anyone else see the irony that two companies said the EXACT same thing about the game, yet Metacritic assigned a 100 to one, and a 94 to another?? Everything not in uppercase is identical, look- 1UP- (100) It's one of the few games TO overcome shaky fundamentals in light of an astonishingly engaging experience. Electronic Gaming Monthly- (94) STILL, it's one of the few games THAT CAN overcome shaky fundamentals in light of an astonishingly engaging adventure. If this is the same review on two different media outlets, shouldn't that make it just one Metascore? Additionally, why is one a 100 and the other a 94 if it's the same review, word for word? Expand
  6. TylerW.
    Mar 13, 2008
    9
    This is an amazing game. Anyone who has the chance should play this game. The graphics are beautiful and music is very in depth. Lots of This is an amazing game. Anyone who has the chance should play this game. The graphics are beautiful and music is very in depth. Lots of humor and a good storyline to boot. Try this game its worth it. Expand
  7. Jan 28, 2015
    0
    I'm not sure why everyone likes this game so much. Graphics are okay, but the character sound for dialog is way too annoying, all thatI'm not sure why everyone likes this game so much. Graphics are okay, but the character sound for dialog is way too annoying, all that repeated chirping of the same sounds over and over and over. Also, the Power Strike or whatever, seriously, does the line have to be perfect? Like immaculately perfect in order to use the move? I much prefer a button mash, smack down than a prissy "draw the line and even if the line looks fine it won't work cause the game didn't even recognize you did something." Mind you, I unfortunately rented the Wii version which, as I understand it, practically ruined the playability. Based on WII performance, if I could give a negative score on this I would chose negative 1 million for my trouble. Thank the universe I only rented it free from a library and only wasted my time and not money. Bottom line, if you like the PS version stay with that. Wii bombed on this one. Expand

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