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Guessed by @Darashiva

It's been a while since I last played through Ōkami. It was a yearly staple of my life for four years in a row, but now I've gone four years in a row without playing it. Maybe it's no coincidence my sanity has been getting worse and worse... I don't think it'll be much longer before I put myself in Amaterasu's shoes to fill Nippon with flowers for a fifth time.

It's often lost on us in this day and age just why people used to have all these legends, mythologies, folklore. Putting it in videogame form like this is a good way to remind us of how important those stories were. Everything about Ōkami feels like a legend in all the right ways - it's about giving us hope, making us see the good in people and the good in ourselves, and using that to make the world a better place. It's about reminding us to be forgiving, to be tolerant, to be kind, and that when we help people, they help us back. It's about healing, it's about understanding our inner demons and making peace with them. It's about the world we've been blessed with, the beautiful nature that surrounds us, it's about the sun.

And given how much it rains where I live, I really do appreciate the sun.

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