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- Traditional Japanese art comes alive through beautiful scenic 3D levels that have the appearance and texture of paper scrolls
- Epic tale that combines folklore and mysticism kami uses folklore to bring forth an immersive experience
- Diversified gameplay - Defeating monsters requires the usage of not only physical attacks, but Amaterasu's own unique abilities
- Eclectic and diverse enemies Diverse lineup of enemies based on Japanese folklore and myths
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Top Customer Reviews
This game is reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda. The cell shaded graphics harken back to The Wind Waker, and inevitably any third person adventure game is going to merit a Zelda comparison. However, this is definitely not a Zelda clone. It merely takes the genre and builds on it to produce something extraordinary.
The gameplay is relatively simple. You can run around, fight baddies, talk to villagers, etc. The real innovation here is the use of a "paintbrush" that you activate with R1 to alter your environment. If you run up on a bridge that's broken down? No problem, activate your paintbrush and paint another one onto the landscape. Bad guy getting you down? Simple, just activate the paintbrush, draw a slash through the enemy, and he's down for the count. I've only progressed through the first hour of the game, so I have not collected all of the paintbrush techniques. But there is no doubt that the paintbrush is a big part of the game.
The graphics are nothing short of beautiful. You do a good bit of running around in this game. Fortunately it never gets old because the scenery around you is just so awesome to look at. I never thought a Ps2 game could look so good.Read more ›
In playing as Amaterasu, A Sun-God awoken to defend a classical Japanese village in the area of Nippon, you will use a variety of weapons, combat techniques, and Celestial brushes to defeat your enemies and rid the land of an ancient evil that has been resurrected. The weapons will be your standard platforming arsenal of short and long ranged devices that you use to keep yourself from harm, and try for the opposite effect with your enemies. These will include various twists on Japanese Imperial Regalia to include, A reflector disk (Your beginning weapon), Rosary Beads (Your primary ranged weapon), and a Glaive (Powerful long sword).
The Celestial Brush is what makes this game unique. It allows you to pause the game at any time using the R1 button and paint various symbols to have a wide reaching effect on gameplay. These include, but are not limited to, attacking enemies/objects, bringing back life to various dead flora, creating platforms, and in general showing off your God-like ability to affect almost every aspect of reality in the game. The Celestial Brush will be your major gameplay factor in practically every puzzle the game offers. It's also used for story progression and helping out some of your village friends think they can do things they really can't without them knowing.
Art / Graphics
Okami draws a lot of it's animations from Japanese watercolor paintings most famous from the Ukiyo-e style. Like the game Zelda: The Windwaker, which people most commonly relate Okami to, Cel-shading is used as opposed to 3D Polygon textures to give the game a more animated feel. This serves the purpose of bringing out smoother movements in the character models and bringing the characters themselves more to life.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The game came in an absolutely great condition. I could barely tell if this was used or not! The game only had a random glitch where the more prolonged automatic scenes would slow... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ALICE
This game is beautiful. The animation is gorgeous and the story line is great.Published 2 months ago by bearofdeath
I'm very excited to get this game some how it got over looked in PS2 massave game titles. I don't have a system hooked up at the moment so I'm going on a lot of game reviews... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Links_Out_Of_Order
Okami must always get 5 stars. This game is tasteful, unique, uplifting and fun. A Mona Lisa of video gamedom.Published 8 months ago by Robin S.