terça-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2007

Okami


Besides the masterpiece that goes by the name of Shenmue II, there's another game that caught my attention lately. As the title suggests, that game is Okami, another masterpiece made by those brilliant guys over at Clover Studios. Unfortunately, in an industry where uninspired sequels and shitty clones sell the most, Clover was closed some time ago due to poor sales, leaving behind not only Okami but two other great games, Viewtiful Joe and God Hand (haven't played them yet, but everyone says they're damn good).

At least Okami was so great that right now Ready at Dawn are making a port for the Wii. But what makes this game so great? Well, take a look at this:



Looks fucking good, doesn't it?

The visuals are simply awe inspiring, with an unique art style inspired by classic Japanese paintings. If you look carefully you can even notice a paper texture in the background, like the whole game is nothing but a moving painting. Awesome!

But there's more to it. The wolf you control is no ordinary canine. In fact it's the goddess Amaterasu, on a quest to defeat the evil Orochi and return life to the land. This is made by reviving special trees that, once restored, trigger a special cut-scene of life literally returning to the land. This needs to be seen:



But wait, there's more! You're a goddess, and since every deity can perform miracles, Amaterasu is no exception. With the press of a button you can stop the game and make the world look like a canvas. Then you just need to paint with the celestial brush to do what ever you want, from cutting obstacles or enemies, to restoring bridges or returning life to dead plants.



See why the game is being ported for the Wii?

I think that's all for now. The point is, this game is just absolutely brilliant and it deserves to be played by everyone. Do yourself a favour and go buy this game. Now!

6 comentários:

gnome disse...

Yes! I always wanted to be a Goddess and play Okami on the Wii!!!

Excellent post Nebacha, and lovely (though propbably spoiler-y) videos...

NebachadnezzaR disse...

I didn't thought of them as exactly "spoiler-y", since all the things shown happen early and constantly throughout the game, but now I guess the surprise element is ruined, isn't it?...

Anyway, I think they perfectly show how great the game is and how much it deserves to be played.

gnome disse...

Oh, I was sure about that... And I'll be definitely grabbing a copy too..

fatherkrishna disse...

Excellent post Nebacha! i've read lot about this game, but the videos were inspiring! I am a big lover of all things Japanese (well except the whale killing, fear of foreigners and raw fish eating!)

This is a game I have often looked out for but never seen second hand.

If I get it, it will probably be on the PS2! but I've got a growing "to play" list, and now the 260 has entered the Krishna household, the list has just got longer! Think I'll be playing Christmas NiGHTs tonight...

FUNNYMAN disse...

This is one of the most unique games Sony has in its lineup. I really enjoyed it.

Fernando Silva disse...

I'm playing Okami at the moment and what can I say? The game is fucking awesome.

A masterpiece in which the concepts of art and originality dominate. All the possessers of PS2 should give it a try.

BTW, excellent post, Neba.