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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: 31 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Sep 10, 2018
    100
    Okami Hd is the ultimate evolution of a classic. The Switch version makes no concessions, presenting everything that is expected from a port and going beyond to fit the (high) expectations of the platform. The end result is impeccable, but even if it wasn’t Amaterasu’s adventure would be recommended regardless.
  2. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Oct 29, 2018
    95
    It remains one of the premier experiences in all of gaming! [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 22]
  3. Oct 17, 2018
    91
    This Switch release is a highpoint, as it merges multiple different methods of control into one version, and can be played anywhere at any time. Ōkami is one of the highest expressions of a video game as art, further blurring the lines between the two. It’s not just a delightful game, it’s also a historically important one, and everyone owes it to themselves to experience Ōkami, either again or for the first time.
  4. Aug 8, 2018
    90
    An unequaled classic...A flawless and very playable port of one of the most enchanted fairytales of all times, in the unique suibokuga style.
  5. Aug 8, 2018
    89
    Like the other versions, the improvements in Okami HD for the Nintendo Switch are just audio and video related. But the touch and motion controls make this one the best versions of the original Clover game.
  6. Aug 9, 2018
    85
    Okami HD is an ode to folklore and Japanese legends. A tale crafted into a video game. An unforgettable adventure.
  7. Oct 11, 2018
    70
    I can’t say that Okami will make it into my all-time favorites, but it’s memorable nonetheless. Exploring Nippon and meeting all of its goofy, painted inhabitants makes up for the repetition of combat, but it’s a shame that it didn’t quit while it was ahead — the excessive length and repetitive combat only served to dampen the things it got right.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 49
  2. Negative: 7 out of 49
  1. Jan 1, 2020
    10
    I love this game. My favorite game. Gameplay, music, picture style, scene art, puzzles, stories, atmosphere ... I like it all.
  2. Oct 9, 2021
    10
    Ookami is a very cute game.
    This game is a welcome game for pet owners.
    Because the sun god of Japan becomes a wolf and goes on an
    Ookami is a very cute game.
    This game is a welcome game for pet owners.
    Because the sun god of Japan becomes a wolf and goes on an adventure.
    He also has a good sense of action and hitting.
    And to the extent that it is the origin of Zelda's legend, the adventure method is much more than Zelda's legend.
    I don't know why this game doesn't have 100 Metascore points.
    I also liked the action using brush strokes.
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  3. Aug 10, 2018
    10
    Okami reminds us that video games are an art, and not because they are a product of excellent quality, but because they are an avant-gardeOkami reminds us that video games are an art, and not because they are a product of excellent quality, but because they are an avant-garde proposal, something completely different from what we are used to seeing, a visual and sound show worthy of a AAA, which will keep us on our toes throughout the adventure. Highly recommended for lovers of Japanese culture and art. Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2019
    9
    Back in 2006 when this was first released I remember this being marketed as the PS2's Zelda, and I purchased it out of curiosity. Much to myBack in 2006 when this was first released I remember this being marketed as the PS2's Zelda, and I purchased it out of curiosity. Much to my surprise this claim was not unfounded, and this game provided one of my most enjoyable gaming experiences on the PS2, and I find it to be kind of funny that playing it on a Nintendo system today it feels more like Zelda than the latest release (LZBOTW, not the LZLA remaster). Best part of this situation is how this game has aged, the graphics have ages surprisingly well, the crazy world of Nippon is still unbelievably entertaining with each character as unique and interesting as the next, the combat is still entertaining with you getting creative and utilizing your brush abilities in sync with hack and slash mechanics, and the music is as wonderful as ever. This is still a masterpiece to me but unfortunately I have one complaint, a lack of voice acting. While in 2006 they would have probably brought this game down with sub-par voic acting, the decision to use incoherent mumbles to represent character voices is the only part of this game that hasn't aged well for me. Highly recommend this for any player old or young. Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2021
    8
    Okami has a beautiful visual style, but you can tell it's an HD remaster of an older game. It plays like a Legend Of Zelda game with aOkami has a beautiful visual style, but you can tell it's an HD remaster of an older game. It plays like a Legend Of Zelda game with a main-quest and plenty of side-quests that are sometimes silly. I think the highlight for me was the music. I loved the Kabuki-style melodies and sound effects. The big drawback for me was the dialog was a bit too verbose, I could have done with more "show" and less "tell" when it comes to the intro and cutscenes.

    Graphics: 7
    Gameplay: 6.5
    Audio: 8.5
    Story: 8
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  6. Aug 30, 2018
    7
    Good, but not the amazing game some reviews state it is.

    The good: beautiful art style, versatile move set which develops well over the
    Good, but not the amazing game some reviews state it is.

    The good: beautiful art style, versatile move set which develops well over the game, the story of the first half is really good, the final boss is a fun test of all the skills you have learned over the game, as it should be, a lot of the minor characters can be endearing.

    The average: the second half of the story drags on a bit, bosses and enemies don’t provide a lot in terms of challenge, puzzle solutions are, for the most part, straight up given to you, Issun’s “love for the ladies” gets old fast, brush moves MOSTLY work, but can at times just refuse to read your inputs (especially with the “whirlwind” tech, which I have never managed to get to work and really shouldn’t be that hard).

    The bad: combat is repetitive, bosses are straight up recycled in the late game (especially Orochi who you fight three times in the exact same way), game script is verbose, taking minutes to say something that would take seconds.

    So, yeah. It’s alright. Worth a play. But I’ve played better.
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  7. Oct 31, 2021
    0
    What an overrated PoS. I tried giving this game a chance, but the "amazing" story was tedious and poorly narrated, characters bland, and theWhat an overrated PoS. I tried giving this game a chance, but the "amazing" story was tedious and poorly narrated, characters bland, and the glorified art style - a huge 3d person Rorschach test with the color scheme that would give you a headache. Don’t even get me started on the annoying celestial brush that takes eternity to register a correct command - yet another case of “unique” and “innovative” controls ruining what could have been an ok gameplay. Expand

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