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Generally favorable reviews- based on 143 Ratings

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  • Summary: In Okami, the player takes the role of the mythical sun goddess Amaterasu, in the form of a wolf. Her task is to restore color (or 'life') to the world by destroying the monsters who have stolen it. Since Amaterasu is a diety, there are naturally people who worship her and people who don't.In Okami, the player takes the role of the mythical sun goddess Amaterasu, in the form of a wolf. Her task is to restore color (or 'life') to the world by destroying the monsters who have stolen it. Since Amaterasu is a diety, there are naturally people who worship her and people who don't. The more people who worship her (as a result of her restoring color and doing other good deeds for them), the more powerful she becomes. Expand

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  1. Dec 13, 2017
    100
    One of the best, most beautiful games ever made.
  2. Dec 11, 2017
    100
    Okami HD is a fantastic game that I cannot recommend enough; at its $19.99 price tag, that is practically giving the game away.
  3. Dec 19, 2017
    95
    Aside from a few minor gripes and this re-release of the game not offering much else from the 2012 PlayStation 3 re-release (other than higher resolutions and the return of loading screen mini-games), Okami HD is still a near-perfect game. If you haven't already beaten or played it yet, then now is a better time than ever before..Unless you're waiting for a Nintendo Switch port.
  4. Dec 12, 2017
    90
    Okami was a high point of the PS2 era, fusing its action to an incredible art style that was years ahead of its time. It takes a bit to get moving from the opening section, but every new area is packed with things to do with little wasted space to be found and it doesn’t seem to ever stop growing. New areas bring new abilities that open up more options, both for solving puzzles in the world and taking out enemies, and there’s always something happening to pull you a little bit farther along the story. Okami HD is close to being the perfect version of the original game, sharp and crisp and beautiful in a way we could only have dreamed of when it first came out.
  5. Mar 14, 2018
    90
    Age has treated Okami HD well.
  6. Dec 19, 2017
    90
    Okami combines typical Zelda-like gameplay with an extraordinary art style and a world full of interesting mythology.
  7. Jan 10, 2018
    85
    If you liked playing games from Platinum Games, which are now also found on the PC, Okami HD is also essential in your game library.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Feb 3, 2018
    10
    Ah, Okami. I'd heard great things about this game over the years, but as I don't own a Wii, Xbox or PlayStation I'd not been able to play it.Ah, Okami. I'd heard great things about this game over the years, but as I don't own a Wii, Xbox or PlayStation I'd not been able to play it. When I saw it was coming out for the PC, via Steam, I was delighted - at last, I'd see what the fuss was about!

    As it turns out, it was well worth the wait. While some may moan about the intro, I found it set the scene well and truth be told didn't realise it went on for 18 minutes, or however long it is. After reversing the mouse controls I was soon galloping around Nippon.

    The world makes you want to explore and you're frequently rewarded for going round the houses or off the beaten track. Coming from a world with MMOs and games like Skyrim, some things seem very odd, such as the combat system (monsters look like scrolls from afar, then you end up in an arena when you fight them), but I guess that's due to its console origins. In many ways it's similar to RPGs in that you have hit points, mana points (in the form of ink pots), harder enemies as time goes by and a variety of weapons and enhancements to pick up along the way.

    The fights themselves are actually better than I thought, as I'd assumed they'd be simple affairs - 20 hours in I'm still finding new monster types and working out how best to deal with them is fun. Over the course of the game you unlock various utilities to be used in combat (via the celestial brush, which allows you to modify the environment), as well as melee weapons.

    The graphics are gorgeous, cartoony in style but they fit the Japanese-folklore atmosphere perfectly. When, as often happens, you bring an area back to life the visual flourishes are absolutely enchanting - it feels rewarding in a way that you don't get with other games and (daft to say) it evokes a sense of peace and tranquility which is quite alien with PC gaming! Similarly the "victory howls" which your wolf avatar performs after killing bosses are immensely gratifying. Complimenting this perfectly is the music, which in some cases is so good it's worth just standing around and listening to it (Ryoshima Coast is a case in point).

    Gameplay is actually far more varied than I was expecting, happily: whether it's negotiating a vertical maze, digging up turnips or simply racing for the sheer joy of it, there are all sorts of minigames and puzzles to solve. At times it turns quite platformy, but never overwhelmingly so - it's a forgiving game.

    By way of variety there are various collectibles to be found, notably 99 beads which give you a "special reward" when found. They tend to pop up in the oddest of places and I'm looking forward to trying to collect them all! I'll have plenty of time to do it too, as the starting areas have things which can't be opened / dug up / exploded or whatever until later in the game, as you have to learn new celestial brush techniques or moves to be able to interact with them.

    I'm not sure how much longer it'll take me, but I've a feeling I'm not even halfway through the game yet. For the price it's an absolute steal - pennies an hour in terms of gameplay and wow, it's involving gameplay too. It's a beautiful game and I've found it refreshing, eye-popping at times and a joyful experience all told - I'll be sad when I eventually finish it!
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  2. Jan 15, 2018
    10
    This game is just a visual mind trip. A wonderful piece of work that most games can't even compare to. I am truly impressed by the amount ofThis game is just a visual mind trip. A wonderful piece of work that most games can't even compare to. I am truly impressed by the amount of time the designers took to digitally render the UI and the game. Much better than other indie games that I have played. Expand
  3. Dec 17, 2017
    10
    To all the nice people writing negative reviews. You can skip cut-scenes by pressing F1 . I get that the dialogue pace is slow but don't beTo all the nice people writing negative reviews. You can skip cut-scenes by pressing F1 . I get that the dialogue pace is slow but don't be unfair to such a great game. Expand
  4. Jan 1, 2018
    9
    Don't listen to angry kids, this game is a piece of art.
    Sure a nice and smooth 60 fps experience would have helped, but still the game is
    Don't listen to angry kids, this game is a piece of art.
    Sure a nice and smooth 60 fps experience would have helped, but still the game is made to function at 30 frame, animations, sprites and etc, and despite the frame lock the game look absolutely awesome, especially if compared to its ps2 original version.
    And regarding the unskippable intro..... cmon people what's wrong with you? do something else, or just be patient you just have to go through it the very first time and that's it, the only unskippable cutscene in the whole game!
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  5. Jan 28, 2018
    8
    Okami HD est tout simplement sublime. Et poétique, onirique, drôle, émouvant. La refonte graphique sur Pc en 4k est tout simplementOkami HD est tout simplement sublime. Et poétique, onirique, drôle, émouvant. La refonte graphique sur Pc en 4k est tout simplement impressionnante. Les couleurs sont éclatantes et les animations en cel-shading représentent, à moins d'être viscéralement réfractaire au style, rien de moins que le mètre-étalon de cette technique. Les musiques sont merveilleuses et en totale adéquation avec l'action en cours à l'écran. Enfin les trouvailles de gameplay comme, bien entendu le fameux Pinceau Céleste, finissent le travail en apportant ce que l'on peut qualifier de cerise sur le Mochi. Puisqu'il faut bien lui trouver des petites imperfections, il faut reconnaitre que l'introduction est inutilement longue et pénible et que la "puce" est un peu trop bavarde. Sinon, ce n'est que pur bonheur. Élu jeu de l'année 2006 par nos confrères de IGN et depuis sa sortie considéré comme l'un des meilleurs jeux vidéo de tous les temps, Okami et un jeu que tout joueur se doit d'avoir fait. Et la disponibilité aujourd'hui d'Okami HD est l'occasion ou jamais de le faire ou de le refaire, encore et encore. Expand
  6. Feb 5, 2018
    5
    Good
    Visuals and art style
    Quirky characters Bad Way too much pointless dialogue, i like a good story and this one is just... simple and
    Good
    Visuals and art style
    Quirky characters

    Bad
    Way too much pointless dialogue, i like a good story and this one is just... simple and basic and..... there. But it doesn't really wrap you in at all.
    Combat is extremely easy and I mean EXTREMELY easy, almost pointless
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  7. May 26, 2018
    0
    the half hour of my life that i will never get back
    unless some modder figure out how to mod the intro out of the game

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