The first thing you notice when you look at 'Okami' is it's unique style. Beautiful landscapes are painted before your eyes in some sort of neo-ancient Japanese style, and every level is as inspiring and breathtaking as the previous one. This game has been years in the making, and it seems that the developers have wanted to get the visuals how they should be: perfect. Not since Shadow of the Colossus has a game felt more fresh and original.
If taking in the scenery, experiencing the sheer epic size of the game isn't enough for you, you'll be pleased to know that 'Okami' is packed full of substance, with intriguing characters involved in a gripping tale:
The legendary monster Orochi has come back to life and turned the world into a wasteland. To restore the earth's natural order and beauty, players assume the role of wolf-embodied sun god Amaterasu and participate in numerous action packed battles against the ominous beings they encounter. However, conquering these impending enemies is no small feat. Amaterasu will travel through different regions of the world to regain her Celestial Brush powers, all the while revitalizing everything in her path.
Using an innovative control scheme, gamers can slash away at enemies, use various brush strokes to solve puzzles, create pathways, chop down trees or turn night into day. The real-time fighting system not only involves assorted brush techniques, but also myriad of specials attacks typically not associated with the physical prowess of a normal wolf.
The main talking point of 'Okami' has been it's visuals, and it's very own brand of stylised gameplay. Refreshing it is to see that it has been stuffed full of content, which easily lives up to it's graphical beauty. Prepare to enter a world where the illogical becomes acceptable, and impossible becomes the standard. 'Okami' is most defiantly worth the wait.
Create and destroy at will - Play as a god to re-establish order and beauty to a world laid barren by evil.
Innovative gameplay and control scheme - Defeating monsters requires the usage of not only physical attacks, but also Amaterasu's 'Celestial Brush' to paint the desired powers for decimating enemies and solving puzzles.
Intense action-packed battles Rooted in Japanese folklore, fight against a diverse line-up of demons and monsters.
Utilize various gameplay styles In addition to the Celestial Brush, Amaterasu can wield three types of offensive weaponry, each with their own unique abilities and effects.
Intriguing main character - Assume the role of the sun god, Amaterasu, who descends upon the earth in the form of a wolf. The Japanese translation of the word wolf is Ôkami.
Original visuals and revolutionary design - Vibrant and inspiring graphics, reminiscent of traditional Japanese art created on paper scrolls, produce a large variety of stages with a watercolor-esque appearance.
Interact with a unique and dynamic cast of characters.
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