Okami (PlayStation2 the Best)

Okami (PlayStation2 the Best)


Capcom
Compatible with PlayStation 2™ (PS2™)

For JPN/Asian systems only.
NTSC
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Capcom
Compatible With PlayStation 2™ (PS2™)
Version
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features

  • Create and destroy at will - Play as a god to re-establish order and beauty to a worldlaid 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.
  • Intenseaction-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 wolfis "Okami".
  • 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.

description

In Okami, 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.

Featuring a visually stunning art style, Okami comes alive through beautiful scenic 3D levelsthat have the appearance and texture of paper scrolls brushed with watercolor-like calligraphy art. Throughout the vibrant and distinctive surroundings, players must also interact with a dynamic cast of characters, building their faith to uncover clues andhints. The blend of stylized graphics and unique gameplay will result in a rich and dynamic experience never seen before.

お求めやすいベスト版で登場!美しい大自然を取り戻す。それが神である主人公「アマテラス」の目的です。人々と触れ合い、願いを叶える。自然の中でたくましく生きている動物たちと触れ合う。そして、世界を荒廃させている妖怪と闘う。アマテラスが大地を駆け抜けた後には、美しく平和な大自然が足跡として残るでしょう。和紙や筆といったアナログな暖かみで表現される、美しい情景に心癒される大冒険。

further info

Original Name  大神(おおかみ) PLAYSTATION2 THE BEST
Genre Action Adventure
Version  Japan
  CERO A (Free)
PAX-Code PAX0001289059
Catalog No.  SLPM-74239
Item Code  4976219021074
Players  1

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andre_shimizu (43) on 24, Mar. 2010 09:52 (HKT)
A masterpiece!
The visuals of this game are so great you can play for hours without getting tired! Very nice gameplay and story make Ookami a game you MUST play on PS2!!
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romero (8) on 10, Feb. 2008 12:37 (HKT)
Unique
Just wanna add that this game is relatively easy. So it is perfect for someone like me, who cannot play hardcore action games. You have 3 different types of weapon to choose from though, so you can pick your fighting style.

There are a lot of comedic scenes (e.g. parody of Gouki's Shungokusatsu), but also some touching scenes. Highly recommended for people who simply want to immerse themselves in the unique world of Okami.
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PuNiao (365) on 28, Mar. 2007 07:03 (HKT)
Okami
Okami which is perfect, proves that the PlayStation 2 (PS2) is still capable of pulling out some big guns before it makes way for its younger brother, the PlayStation 3, later this year. In this long-awaited English translation of the Japanese game, you are Amaterasu, the Sun god reborn as a wolf. Evil has robbed the world of life and colour, and you are to end it by defeating enemies and by painting. Along the way, as Amaterasu, you will also solve many of the woes of Japan\'s people, such as stopping a plague, defeating a sea monster, and more.

Okami\'s primary innovation comes from its use of painting to solve puzzles as well as to attack. By holding the right shoulder button, players can draw different symbols that effect the world. Early on, for instance, Amaterasu comes across a hige boulder which she will learn to slice with a quick decisive slash. As she progresses in the game, she will unlock more and more abilities which can be used in line with others. Drawing is a snap, and has much strategic value. Using the pressure-sensitive buttons on the PS2, players can draw either thick or thin lines that will affect Amaterasu\'e abilities. A thin swirl, for instance, creates a soft wind that blows a lily-pad across the water, while a thick one creates a hurricane that could flip the pad.

Importantly, the story is compelling. The main story alone lasts around 25 hours, and nearly doubles when you include all the sub- and side-quests available. The translators have gone to great lengths to allow English-speaking users to not only enjoy the game but also keep them motivated. Characters are able to convey emotions well, and are memorable, not merely window dressing. Most surprisingly is how the developers have made Amaterasu, who does not speak, convey precise emotions: head tilts and minor growls speak volumes.

The game\'s Japanese-style water-colour is perfect for the game, creating an artistic form for that looks stunning. The game looks especially beautiful when \"paused\" while players are drawing. Whether wandering around the world or fighting, players can also hear traditional Japanese musical instruments fused with modern ones, creating one of the most moving and gentle musical pieces ever heard. Players can also see Amaterasu grow as the game progresses. There is a wealth of items, skills, statistics and weapons to gain, all of which add a tangible feel of strength to the smoothly rendered Sun god.

Some of these references will be lost, though, on players who do not have an extensive knowledge of Japanese culture and history. But this is a minor point and does not detract from the game, and it is possibly one of the few negative things I could find with the title. While Okami first appeared in Japan almost two years ago, its enduring style and story ensure that it is now one of the outstanding English PS2 titles of 2006. Pick it up and be transported.
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