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Serious Game Recommendation for them Long Summer Days (Okami)

Now with summer being here, the gaming world becomes dryer than a camels crotch. I usually look at summer as a time to go back and beat games again, if you got stuck in a game and want to go back beat them, or buy games you missed throughout the year. Some games I’m interested in that came out through the year are No More Heroes and Bioshock. But there is one game that only had positive things said about it and probably flew under your radar, and that game is Okami.

Okami is a game that came out for the PS2 back in 2006 and was recently re-released for the Wii, and it is freaking awesome. A lot of people said that it copied Twilight Princess, but I don’t think that is the case at all. This game may even be better than Twilight Princess. “Whoa, better than Twilight Princess!!!!??? OMG WTF ZOMG!!!” is probably what you are thinking, but let me tell you about Okami first.

The sun goddess, Amaterasu

Sun goddess, Amaterasu

Okami is an Action RPG where you play as the sun goddess Amaterasu who takes the form of a pure white wolf. The plot of Okami is a really deep engaging one, where you will fall in love with the characters, and you will remember them for years to come. The plot goes something like, a monster attacked 100 years ago and was sealed, but the seal was broken and he is spreading darkness throughout the world. It is more detailed and complicated than that, but that is the gist of it. It is up to Amaterasu to restore beauty to the world.

Okami really gets interesting when it comes to the combat system. You can have 3 different kinds of weapons with several in each category. You can have a main weapon and a sub weapon equipped, having different effects depending on the combination that you have equipped. You can learn new moves from a few dojos throughout Okami’s map, which is pretty large may I add, which spices things up. But the huge thing is you may find yourself not using your weapons much because Amaterasu uses her tail and can paint on the screen. You can do things varying from, slashing opponents in half, summoning bombs, or creating a path of lighting. This really mixes things up in battle and is also used for the puzzling aspect of the game.

Using the paint brush in Okami

Using the paint brush in Okami

The art style of Okami is just gorgeous. It is meant to look like an old Japanese painting, and it does an incredible job. You might just stare at the world and surroundings in awe. This game has only positive things to say about it, except for some annoying load screens, and is about a 50 hour long adventure; well for me at least. Get this game it will keep you entertained all summer long, so you won’t have to go to naughty sites on your family’s computer

By BurningBaboon

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  1. June 22, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    How could Okami possibly have copied Twilight Princess when Okami came out first (the PS2 version)? I suppose this game beat Nintendo to the awesome concepts and designs…

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