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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: 13 out of 14
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  1. Dec 11, 2017
    90
    Ōkami HD is a great game which is let down but its difficult brush controls. Luckily, that doesn't take away too much from the experience, and anyone can enjoy the title's gorgeous visuals and powerful story.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Feb 22, 2018
    90
    A crisp HD upgrade for one of the finest and most elegant games of its genre. [Issue#160, p.84]
  3. Dec 17, 2017
    90
    The distinct art style and visual palette is as dominant today as it was eleven years ago, and it’s aged incredibly well as a result.
  4. Jan 16, 2018
    90
    If you haven’t played Okami yet, then Okami HD is the perfect time to dive in and see what Nippon is all about. Okami represents the absolute pinnacle of art in games, an art that we all love, care about, and have passion for. An art form that we grew up with and helped mold us into the people we are today. The next time you meet somebody that doesn’t think games are art, show them Okami HD and show them how wrong they really are.
  5. Jan 21, 2018
    90
    We have a winter outside, but with Okami HD you can jump right in the middle of the spring. Ten years left marks on this original action adventure, but far less than it might seem. If you are fine with sometimes strange effects, and you don´t mind low difficulty and -at the first place- you love fairy tales, there is hardly a more beautiful and more optimistic game than Okami.
  6. Dec 18, 2017
    85
    Okami HD is essential, especially if you've never been lucky enough to play Clover's 2006 classic before. And even if you have, you owe it to yourself to play it and love it all over again. It's utterly sublime.
  7. Jan 16, 2019
    70
    Titles like this are very rare, and are becoming less and less likely to be made with every passing year, as publishers are opting for more homogeneously designed releases. When Clover was around, it strove for interesting and eclectic action games, like God Hand and Viewtiful Joe. The team lives on in the form of Platinum Games, but even now it is a developer that plays it much safer than it used to. As far as conversions go, Okami HD is solid. Some aspects should be better when considering today's standards for remasters, but when the core experience is still able to hold up for over 10 years, it's hard to complain.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 17, 2019
    10
    The game has the player controlling the main character, Amaterasu, in a woodcut, watercolor style, cel-shaded environment, which looks like anThe game has the player controlling the main character, Amaterasu, in a woodcut, watercolor style, cel-shaded environment, which looks like an animated Japanese ink-illustration (known as ink wash painting, or sumi-e) with other styles of art. The gameplay style is a mix of action, platform, and puzzle gaming genres, and has been noted by many reviewers to have numerous similarities in overall gameplay style to The Legend of Zelda series,[3] an inspiration that director Hideki Kamiya, a self-proclaimed Zelda fan, has admitted has influenced his general game design.[4] The main story is primarily linear, directed by Amaterasu's guide Issun, though numerous side quests and optional activities allow for players to explore the game world and take the story at their own pace.[5] By completing quests, side quests and small additional activities (such as making trees bloom into life or feeding wild animals), Amaterasu earns Praise, which can then be spent to increase various statistics of the character, such as the amount of health and number of ink wells for Celestial Brush techniques.[6]

    Combat is staged in a ghostly virtual arena, and Amaterasu can fight enemies using a combination of weapons, fighting techniques and Brush methods to dispatch the foes.[7] At the end of combat, money (as yen) is rewarded to Amaterasu, with bonuses for completing a battle quickly and without taking damage. The money can be spent on numerous items from merchants across the land, including healing goods, better weapons, tools and key items for completing quests. The money can also be used to buy new combat techniques at dojos throughout the land.[8]

    Additionally, rare Demon Fangs can be earned through combat which can be traded for additional, unique items that are beneficial in gameplay but not required to complete the game.[9] Weapons inspired by the Imperial Regalia of Japan (the Reflector, the Rosaries and the Glaive) can be equipped on Amaterasu as either main or sub-weapons (one each), and used in addition to other melee attacks that the player can have Amaterasu learn through the course of the game.[10][11]
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  2. Odh
    Sep 6, 2019
    10
    This game has been on PS2, Wii, PS3, Switch, PS4, XB1. It is basically the best Zelda clone there has ever been. I mean that as the highestThis game has been on PS2, Wii, PS3, Switch, PS4, XB1. It is basically the best Zelda clone there has ever been. I mean that as the highest compliment in that most Zelda games are fantastic, often getting Game of the Year consideration. Okami is lighter on challenge, its puzzles are easier, the combat is simple, it more the exploration and the journey where it matches the very best Zelda games. I mean I wouldn't quite put it up there with Ocarina of time, wind waker, or breath of the Wild, but it is good enough to be compared to some truly great zelda games tells you all you need to know. Also I liked the Japanese folklore the game has along with an interesting story, timeless art design, and great music, this game is great. The celestial brush gameplay and combat is different enough where it stands on its own, rather than zelda games that are generally melee weapons Expand
  3. Jan 3, 2018
    9
    There have been many remasters that have come out over recent years and some of them I was actually looking forward to, but without a doubtThere have been many remasters that have come out over recent years and some of them I was actually looking forward to, but without a doubt Okami HD is the game I was looking forward to the most ever since it was first announced. Okami HD was one of my favourite game’s of the year back in 2006 and it once again is one of my favourite game’s of the year here in 2017. As soon as the story started I was hooked again and I forgot how good and interesting the story was, so it was fantastic to revisit it. Another thing I forgot is just how much content the game has, and the best thing is that none of the content is boring so you will sink many enjoyable hours in. They have done a very good job with the gameplay in this remaster and that’s especially the case when it comes to the combat in the game. The combat remains smooth and responsive throughout and tackling a huge variety of enemies has never been so fun. I don’t have much bad to say at all about the game and in fact my only gripe was the fiddly camera, which is a testament to how good the game is. If you like game’s that offer you an abundance of upgrades then Okami HD will definitely tick this box for you, and the best thing is that they make each upgrade matter which is great. The presentation side of the game was stunning back in 2006, so to see it in 2017 with all the upgrades was simply fantastic. Visually Okami HD is one of the best looking game’s I’ve ever seen and the accompanying sound design works perfectly with the beautiful visuals. At the end of the day it was a pleasure to play Okami HD again, and even though it offers you nothing different over the original game I still recommend that you purchase it again. If you’ve never played Okami HD before then you’re in for a real treat and I recommend that you purchase it immediately because it’s that good. As far as remasters go this is without a doubt up there with the best I’ve ever played and once again Okami HD is probably in my top three favourite game’s of the year, which is no small feat. Expand
  4. Apr 14, 2018
    8
    La historia de Amaterasu no puede verse mejor en HD, su misión de devolver la luz al mundo es ahora una animación continua gracias a laLa historia de Amaterasu no puede verse mejor en HD, su misión de devolver la luz al mundo es ahora una animación continua gracias a la potencia de las nuevas consolas.
    La versión remasterizada de Okami en XBox One X es impresionante, los tiempos de carga y la fluidez del framerate hacen de esta experiencia visual una continua maravilla.
    La jugabilidad con controles es un pequeño por menor si tu primer experiencia con Okami fue en Wii, pero eso no quita que sea un gran juego de aventuras. Se extraña la posibilidad de seleccionar el idioma de los subtítulos.
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  5. Dec 23, 2019
    8
    Okami is a game I wish I played sooner. This game is very good. Not even comparing to other games within it's genre, like Zelda. Okami standsOkami is a game I wish I played sooner. This game is very good. Not even comparing to other games within it's genre, like Zelda. Okami stands the test of time, not only with it's graphics, but also gameplay and story. It uses a beautiful water color art style, replicating the amazing art of old Japanese paintings. It may be simple, but is effective at making you feel like you've stepped inside one of those paintings. The story follows Amaterasu Okmai, on her quest to save the land of Nippon from the evil spirit Orochi. The many characters and places feel very authentic to the culture. Which despite that, Okami still feels like a game anyone of any culture can appreciate and enjoy. The gameplay is varied and unique with it's main mechanic, the ability to use a paintbrush and use magical god abilities on your enemies and the world around you to solve puzzles. And the music is once again, very authentic to it's culture. A lot of the pieces are lovely to listen to and very moving. Okami is a game which if you have not tried, I highly recommend at least giving it a play. It's a must in any gamers collection. Expand
  6. Dec 19, 2017
    8
    it's very good tbh. Not really a big change but still good.

    I am very happy that they decided to create HD version, and I hope new players
    it's very good tbh. Not really a big change but still good.

    I am very happy that they decided to create HD version, and I hope new players can join in.
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