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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. Positive: 38 out of 39
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  1. Jan 19, 2018
    100
    Okami was a masterpiece of game design when it was first released, it was a masterpiece in its various remasters and it remains a gaming masterpiece in this edition for the PS4.
  2. Jan 8, 2018
    95
    This HD remake brings all the beauty and fun of the original to several new platforms, and while there are a few issues (such as the camera and the annoying voices), the strength of the overall package makes it easier to ignore them in favor of all the things the game does right. Whether you're a fan of the original PS2 version or someone who has never played the game before, Ōkami HD is absolutely worth adding to your library.
  3. Dec 21, 2017
    90
    On one hand Okami HD is still a brilliant game that any gamer must beat, but on the other hand it hasn't much evolved from the PS3 version that came out 5 years ago. Like with many remasters, go for it if you haven't played it, skip it if you already have.
  4. Dec 12, 2017
    89
    Okami is a great adventure set in Japanese folklore, which shows an amazing ukiyo-e graphic style and feels unique in its brush gameplay. 4K resolution for PS4 PRO and Xbox One X is great, but we still miss 60 FPS option.
  5. Jan 8, 2018
    85
    Even though there aren’t too many new features to justice this re-release, Ammy’s quest to defeat Orochi and cleanse the world of corruption is still every bit as compelling as it was a decade ago, and to those unfamiliar, this is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the most adorable wolf goddess you’ve never heard of. So how about that sequel, eh, Capcom?
  6. Dec 11, 2017
    85
    Although the new remastered does not stand out for audacity, Okami remains a masterpiece of stainless beauty.
  7. Jan 19, 2018
    65
    There’s a lot of content in Okami HD. Unfortunately, interacting with the wealth of characters, locations, and collectibles becomes more of a chore when the story and action is so repetitive. Despite the different coat of paint, each new encounter felt like the last. The colors began to fade around the halfway point, and the game just kept painting without adding anything new to the page.

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Dec 13, 2017
    10
    makes games like this anymore, taking wild risks while at it. The gamble didn’t pay off with the original release. Dissatisfied with the poormakes games like this anymore, taking wild risks while at it. The gamble didn’t pay off with the original release. Dissatisfied with the poor sales, Capcom decided to stall Clover Studio and merge it with in-house teams. The key personnel escaped the merger and went on to form PlatinumGames. As they say, the rest is history. Now that 2017 saw Japanese games taking back the respect they deserve, I hope Ōkami HD too will find its audience. After all these years after the original game’s release, I have no qualms in awarding Ōkami HD a perfect score. If only I had given it a chance back then Expand
  2. Dec 18, 2017
    10
    Hope this games gets the attention it rightfully deserves.Amazing art style,captivating soundtrack and memorable characters.Although it mayHope this games gets the attention it rightfully deserves.Amazing art style,captivating soundtrack and memorable characters.Although it may drag a bit in the third part of the game,i enjoyed every moment of the experience,and with that said,DO NOT try to rush the game.Take your time and maybe do a small break after the first or second part so you dont get tired(many people got bored due its length which is roughly 35 hours)
    +++it is a Zelda game but you are a doggo.What else do you want?
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  3. Dec 13, 2017
    10
    What a Christmas gift ____ this beautiful ( aJapanese watercolor in motion) , charming, Zelda-like
    adventure is a stellar experience. Souls
    What a Christmas gift ____ this beautiful ( aJapanese watercolor in motion) , charming, Zelda-like
    adventure is a stellar experience. Souls games are my personal favorite, but I must say that it's
    refreshing to play something this positive and inspiring with my 9 year old. I wish more games resonated this memorably.
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  4. Mar 7, 2018
    9
    Im quite impressed. The art is beautiful. But let me hit a few key points. The bad but not terrible points. You paint obviously and you canIm quite impressed. The art is beautiful. But let me hit a few key points. The bad but not terrible points. You paint obviously and you can use the touchpad or the right analog stick. The touchpad does a bad job delivering. Stick to the stick unless your superhuman. Its not quite as graphically beautiful as they could of made it for an HD on PS4 it should've definitely had a windwaker HD feel to the graphics instead of just a hd port. But its still incredible to look at. But it deserve a Remaster because it's a diamond game. It's definitely comparable to the 3D LOZ games. Right down to the musical tone when you reveal a hidden path. HOWEVER!, Okami is certainly it's own masterpiece. Its strongpoints are the flow of the controls. Its fun controlling the pooch. You'll find yourself jumping on rocks you dont have to. It all feel smooth. For a game with no spoken dialogue (think BanjoKazooie), The characters are a huge plus. They're are some funny ones, cute ones, and outrageous ones. Its all based on legends and mythology of Japan, whats not to love. Do yourself a favor. Pick this gem up. No Regrets! Expand
  5. Jan 1, 2018
    9
    There is downright painful beauty in this masterpiece. The HD release allows new players to explore a gem that may have been overlooked inThere is downright painful beauty in this masterpiece. The HD release allows new players to explore a gem that may have been overlooked in previous generations. Expand
  6. Dec 23, 2017
    9
    The game itself is great, i played the ps3 remaster and it was one of the best zelda-like games i've played so far, i got it digital on ps3,The game itself is great, i played the ps3 remaster and it was one of the best zelda-like games i've played so far, i got it digital on ps3, so i got this remaster for the physical version (very cheap by the way), the only reason i don't give a 10 is because it seems to be the same game as the ps3 remaster... I would expect to get some extras or i don't know, maybe an okami collection (okami+okamiden), but well, one can dream Expand
  7. Mar 2, 2018
    6
    ** OVERALL 6.5/10 ** Gameplay 5/10 - Creativity 9/10 - Music 7/10 - Visuals 9/10 - Characters 3/10 - Plotline 9/10 - Emotional Engagement 2/10** OVERALL 6.5/10 ** Gameplay 5/10 - Creativity 9/10 - Music 7/10 - Visuals 9/10 - Characters 3/10 - Plotline 9/10 - Emotional Engagement 2/10 - Replayability 6/10 - Difficulty 6/10

    My overall score will probably shock people, but… Overall points:
    PRO - One of the most creatively visually beautiful games I’ve ever played
    PRO - The brush mechanic is truly unique and very interesting in game play
    PRO - The connection of characters to Japanese mythology is really interestingly intertwined
    CON - The. text. just. moves. so. so. so. slow. oh. my. god. it. is. so. slow. you. can. not. skip. text. in. this. game.
    CON - Your sidekick is a misogynistic little **** that will not shut up at all, let alone about rating, insulting, threatening, catcalling, mansplaining, sexualizing, or assaulting women. Every. Single. Woman. It’s goddamn exhausting. Who the **** wrote this script and thought this was a good inclusion into the characters or plot line?
    CON - For all the creativity of the brush stroke mechanics, half of the strokes are essentially a circle, and it constantly confuses them and does the wrong spell, and it’s really frustrating
    CON - The game forces you to do a bunch of inane things like crossing out names on lists, and if it’s not perfect, traps you forever doing the same inane thing.
    CON - GLOWING BOOBS. I’m not kidding. Literally glowing, exploding boobs.

    Gameplay: Really mixed bag. Very creative, with the battle mechanics reasonably similar to any zelda-like game out there. However, like everything else in this game, the camera is s. l. o. w. You take forever to pan 360. So god forbid an enemy is behind you, you’ll take a bunch of hits before you can turn around to figure out where they are. Contrast that with a very creative brush mechanic and a bunch of other creative things, and I balanced out at a 5. However, I never want to play this game again, just from the non. stop. text. that. just. won’t. skip. oh. my. god. So much of this game feels like being shackled to some artistic vision that didn’t care about user experience at all, even though the changes necessary to make it truly a wonderful gameplay experience would have been really, truly tiny. Just let people skip damn text, don’t make them do stupid things over and over, and make all the strokes different so they don’t get confused.

    Creativity: Super-creative inclusion of mythologies into the world, and making everything fit a grand artistic vision that’s basically unparalleled. A lot of cute things to do, in zelda-like fashion, but in ways and using means not in other games.

    Music: Nothing to write home about but pretty decent. A few of them were a little grating, but overall they fit the themes and were enjoyable.

    Visuals: Again, unparalleled. With a point taken off for sexualization because goddamn. Glowing boobs. Are you serious I swear the creative team, while brilliant, was run by a horny 13 year old boy. Shame on them for so many unforgivable tropes.

    Characters: Your main character has none. Your sidekick is grating as ****ing hell. Most of the men trying to help you are either needlessly vague and “I have to do this for plot reasons” frustrating, or completely and aggravatingly useless. And the women are completely trite. Princess to be saved. Sacrifice for the good of the main character. Sex object. Evil temptress traitor. Repeat. I didn’t like a single character in it other than Ammy, and sadly she just doesn’t shine. If Issun didn’t exist at all and the entire thing was silent with no speech, that would have been much better.

    Plotline: Very creative interweaving of myths. It goes in somewhat predictable directions sometimes, but always using a new bit of something from a mythology you might not guess. A point off for reusing bosses to much though. You refight several of them several times. This isn’t MegaMan - make more bosses.

    Emotionality: I really didn’t feel for almost any characters in this game. Nothing that happened to anyone really affected me in any way. Maybe Kaguya.

    Replayability: You can restart with all your heart containers and ink containers. And if you happened to find all 99 beads in the previous game, also basically invincibility and one-shot-killing for the whole game. But I wouldn’t be able to stand being shackled to the slow text for a minute longer.

    Difficulty: There’s no slider, so you can’t adjust. The difficulty curve is weird. Some sections are super-easy, some are somewhat hard but never impossible. Except for a couple things here and there that are just plain random. Annoyingly random. The mini-games in particular are incredibly wide-ranging in frustration. Some are fun, but I’d say 2/3 are RNG-hell and you’ll beat your controller into the ground for a half hour for each of them because it didn’t recognize a brush stroke 10 times in a row, or it asks you to do something really random that you can’t memorize in time, etc.
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