terça-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2007
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!