Okami is a Adventuring game available on the Wii.
Okami is a Adventuring game. Adventure games are enjoyed for two reasons: they provide enemy encounters that require tactics and strategy to conquor, and they create a fantasy world in which to explore and adventure.
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Here is my musical review of Okami on the Wii, I've called it 'I'm a Wolf'.
I literally gave up on this game after 30 minutes on the PS2. I intended to return and give it a proper chance, but that half hour unskippable introduction simply set the bar too high. For me then the killer addition in the Wii version is not gestures or waggle, but the simple ability to skip the cut scenes.
As any good reader of Wikipedia will know, Okami is a pun that means both 'great god' and 'wolf'. It is a game whose visual style, more than anything else, claimed its place in the annuals of video gaming history. By nature it is a pretty straight forward action-adventure in the Zelda mould - open world, set piece dungeons with plenty of loot and equipment along the way. The game feels as if it is trying to escape this prescribed experience and does provide a variety of innovative ideas, but the bottom line here is that this is essentially a great looking competently delivered Zelda experience. A point that director Hideki Kamiya is not shy about being a self-proclaimed Zelda-fan.
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