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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: 22 out of 22
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  1. 100
    Ōkami is truly one of the most incredible games ever crafted, and you're doing yourself a disservice if you look at it as a "Zelda clone". Look past that and look closely at the story it's telling, the symbology, and where the game got its ideas from. Ōkami is to video games what something like Spirited Away is to film; it's not only beautiful and powerful, but it speaks to the very core of the Japanese soul, and because of that it's hugely educational to anyone that has an interest in the country and its culture.
  2. Aug 8, 2018
    100
    An astounding masterpiece that reaches new heights of brilliance thanks to the Nintendo Switch.
  3. Aug 10, 2018
    95
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Aug 8, 2018
    90
    Okami HD is an utterly fantastic piece of software, and we feel you’d be doing yourself a disservice to pass on it. For a mere twenty bucks, you can have access to a 40-hour adventure that emulates Zelda wonderfully, adds in plenty of memorable mechanics, features one of the most memorable art styles in gaming, and is completely playable on the go, to boot. Though it may be showing its age a bit visually and its combat is sometimes a little on the easy side, Okami is an important, fun, and notable landmark in gaming history — and one of the easiest recommendations we can make for your Switch library.
  5. Aug 9, 2018
    89
    If you haven’t played it, you should. Plain and simple. It’s worth your time, though you’ll be feeling how much time you’ve spent with it after it has consumed roughly 40 hours of your time once the credits finally roll.
  6. Aug 17, 2018
    88
    Highly recommended for lovers of the arts and the culture of Japan.
  7. 80
    Still one of the most beautiful video games ever created, not to mention the best Zelda game that never was.

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  1. 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
  2. Aug 9, 2018
    10
    It's srtteng is japanese.
    OKAMI HD Switch
    Capcom Release Date: Aug 9, 2018 Also On: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Summary
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    OKAMI HD Switch
    Capcom Release Date: Aug 9, 2018 Also On: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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  3. Aug 16, 2018
    9
    The main selling point is the stunning visuals. The story is engrossing and the game.mechanics are fantastic, for the most part. The monsterThe main selling point is the stunning visuals. The story is engrossing and the game.mechanics are fantastic, for the most part. The monster battles tend to get repetitive after a while. This game isn’t as inventive as Mario Odyssey, but it comes close. Expand
  4. Aug 14, 2018
    8
    I'd been wanting to play Okami for a long time, but despite all the times it had been ported to numerous different systems over the past fewI'd been wanting to play Okami for a long time, but despite all the times it had been ported to numerous different systems over the past few console generations, I'd just never gotten around to it at any point within the last 12 years, until it came to the Switch. And now, I can see why so many people love this game, and why it's endured for just over a decade, because it is an absolutely gorgeous looking game.

    I've noticed that most reviews for this game focus almost entirely on the artstyle, and there's a reason why, because it's beautiful. Other reviews also mention the music, which again, is gorgeous, and the humorous characters. But I am somewhat disappointed with the actual gameplay itself. The combat is a chore. It amounts to mashing Y and then using the paintbrush to draw a line through the enemy when they're down to defeat them. And the text portions of the game are egregiously drawn out (no pun intended). The dialogue stretches on for an eternity, as do gameplay explanations. There was one point where a character was explaining a new combat technique, and I timed how long it took to get through their explanation, and it literally took 52 seconds for them to explain "mash Y four times." I'm not joking. 52 full seconds of text, just to explain how to push the Y button four times. It was ridiculous. And the game over explains literally everything like this. The handholding is unbelievable. And then, there are frequent points in the game where you simply have no clue where you're supposed to go next or what you're supposed to do. So the game simultaneously holds your hand to never ending extents, while also frequently dropping you off into the middle of a field with no clue as to what you're supposed to be doing.

    While I did find those things incredibly frustrating, I still loved this game due to its gorgeous looking art style and its quirky, humorous characters. I just wish there wasn't so much wandering with no sense of the direction you're supposed to be headed in, and that the dialogue didn't drag on forever to explain incredibly simple things.
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