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Closing Comments
If you have never played Okami before, you are in for an amazingly beautiful and awe-inspiringly epic adventure that simply must not be missed on Nintendo's console, particularly if you like games like Zelda. The title oozes charm and style from the opening credits and the Wii additions truly enhance the experience. Now, you can play the game in 480p and 16:9 widescreen, and you can do so using the Wii remote, which controls Amaterasu's celestial brush with a level of speed and accuracy never before possible. It's implemented so triumphantly that it actually changes the pace of the game, effectively speeding everything up.

Of course, there are some considerations, too -- first and foremost being that if you've restored Nippon before on PlayStation 2, you will not find any new content -- story, puzzles, power-ups, weapons, etc. -- waiting for you in the Wii version. This is disappointing since Okami's been out for nearly two years now. Meanwhile, not all of the control tweaks are for the better. The nunchuk-mapped dodge move, for instance, feels much worse. And the pronounced paper filter in the PS2 build is less visible the Wii version -- a visual shortcoming, as far as I'm concerned.

Still, Okami's strengths on Wii far outweigh any of its weaknesses. Wii owners can pick the game up for only $39.99 and those who do will be walking away with an outstanding title full of great adventure of a caliber typically reserved for titles starring Link and Zelda. I still think Twilight Princess is Wii's best adventure, but Okami is more than a worthy alternative. Support this game -- it deserves nothing less than your full attention.

(I feel that Okami for Wii is the better of the two versions, but I have rated it very slightly lower than the PS2 original to account for the fact that it arrives very late on Nintendo's console and with some remaining imperfections.)

9.0Presentation
Gorgeous presentation. Slick interface. Fantastic save system -- you can save as many times as necessary. Some annoying loads between overworld and sub-regions.
8.5Graphics
Beautiful style and a great 3D engine impress. New 480p and 16:9 widescreen modes are fantastic. Subtler paper filter. Still has some framerate dips.
9.0Sound
Ambient, fitting, amazing. A truly spectacular soundtrack.
9.0Gameplay
Entertaining, engaging and very fun. Feels like Capcom's very own Zelda-like adventure. The Wii-mote-mapped celestial brush is superb. Fantastic puzzles, satisfying boss fights, and much more.
8.5Lasting Appeal
It's a huge, epic, 30-plus-hour adventure.
9.0
Outstanding
OVERALL
(out of 10 / not an average)


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polishforlife said:

http://wii.ign.com/articles/865/865958p1.html

Closing Comments
If you have never played Okami before, you are in for an amazingly beautiful and awe-inspiringly epic adventure that simply must not be missed
on Nintendo's console, particularly if you like games like Zelda. The title oozes charm and style from the opening credits and the Wii additions truly enhance the experience. Now, you can play the game in 480p and 16:9 widescreen, and you can do so using the Wii remote, which controls Amaterasu's celestial brush with a level of speed and accuracy never before possible. It's implemented so triumphantly that it actually changes the pace of the game, effectively speeding everything up.

Of course, there are some considerations, too -- first and foremost being that if you've restored Nippon before on PlayStation 2, you will not find any new content -- story, puzzles, power-ups, weapons, etc. -- waiting for you in the Wii version. This is disappointing since Okami's been out for nearly two years now. Meanwhile, not all of the control tweaks are for the better. The nunchuk-mapped dodge move, for instance, feels much worse. And the pronounced paper filter in the PS2 build is less visible the Wii version -- a visual shortcoming, as far as I'm concerned.

Still, Okami's strengths on Wii far outweigh any of its weaknesses. Wii owners can pick the game up for only $39.99 and those who do will be walking away with an outstanding title full of great adventure of a caliber typically reserved for titles starring Link and Zelda. I still think Twilight Princess is Wii's best adventure, but Okami is more than a worthy alternative. Support this game -- it deserves nothing less than your full attention.

(I feel that Okami for Wii is the better of the two versions, but I have rated it very slightly lower than the PS2 original to account for the fact that it arrives very late on Nintendo's console and with some remaining imperfections.)

9.0Presentation
Gorgeous presentation. Slick interface. Fantastic save system -- you can save as many times as necessary. Some annoying loads between overworld and sub-regions.
8.5Graphics
Beautiful style and a great 3D engine impress. New 480p and 16:9 widescreen modes are fantastic. Subtler paper filter. Still has some framerate dips.
9.0Sound
Ambient, fitting, amazing. A truly spectacular soundtrack.
9.0Gameplay
Entertaining, engaging and very fun. Feels like Capcom's very own Zelda-like adventure. The Wii-mote-mapped celestial brush is superb. Fantastic puzzles, satisfying boss fights, and much more.
8.5Lasting Appeal
It's a huge, epic, 30-plus-hour adventure.
9.0
Outstanding
OVERALL
(out of 10 / not an average)

Aww hellz yeah.

Stop reading after the bolded, because the rest is just crap. He hates Okami...

I hate him!



 

 

I didn´t like Okami.

*runs from Montana Hatchet*









just kidding,I find it a great game,one of the very best in recent years.



-30- plus adventure
-particularly if you like games like Zelda
-$39.99
-spectacular soundtrack



sounds like my kind of game



Another good score from IGN. First MKWii 8.9 now Okami 9.

Very nice to see lots of good games arriving on the Wii.



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Great game. I'll be buying it (for the second time, since I already own the PS2 version).



I'm getting it. :D



I should have played this on the PS2. I missed it, but it appears Epic.