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Okami HD: Xbox Game Review of the Remake

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    Review of Okami HD Game the New Release and Remake for PS4, Xbox One and PC

    Hello boys and girls, we are back with another exciting review of Xbox game. This time I will write about remake… Or it is re-remake, or re-re-remake… Well, it isn’t so important what remake this is, it is important that this is a great remake of a legendary game, Okami.


    The original game was released for PlayStation 2 video game console in 2006 in Japan and North America, and in 2007 in Europe and Australia. In 2008, the game saw release for Nintendo Wii, and in 2012 was released on the PlayStation 3. Now in December 2017, we saw another remake. Sometimes, endless remakes can be a bit boring, but Okami for the 2017 generation remains, at least for me, one of the best games ever made. Originally, Okami was conceived as a simple minute-long tech demo of a wolf running while leaving a trail of flowers behind it. But later it became the full game and made a legendary status over the years.

    For those who haven’t played Okami, it is an action RPG, where you wander around the world like a goddess of the sun (wolf). The game is full of quests, where you explore and discover hidden items, saving the world from numerous bad characters and occasionally BARK at them. The results of your efforts are so joyous that you will want to play this game over and over again. With the help of the divine brush??!? you can literally paint over the bad stuff and make the world the better place. It’s a fun, unique element of the game that adds to the experience and ties in nicely with the water-color look of everything. Biggest quality of Okami is simply how gorgeous this game looks, thanks to its uniquely inspired Japanese art style and interesting music.

    Throughout your adventure, your wolf hero will unlock various brush techniques that range from restoring objects in the environment for puzzle-solving, to combat abilities. As you progress, you'll unlock most of these techniques in various dungeons that you'll then use on accompanying bosses. Those bosses are different and you will need to find the right combination to defeat each and every one of them.


    During the combat, you have help from your brush, but thanks to ink meter you can’t just use it for every single attack, you need to show a bit creativity in order to defeat all the bosses in the game. There is a lot of combo alternatives, like to start whipping your enemies with a close-range melee attack and then pulling your brush to separate them in two with your final touch. Learning how to manage your ink reserves well is vital if you’re going to capitalize on the time and damage-based rewards doled out at the end of each fight.

    There are 13 different brushstrokes to learn in total, and you’ll need to use nearly all of them to exploit enemy weaknesses, in addition to wolf’s (his name is Amaterasu) standard melee attacks. These change depending on the combination of shield-like mirrors, beads, and glaives you equip as her main and sub-weapons. This keeps battles feeling fresh and engaging, for while later enemies are often tooled-up versions of their weaker siblings, peeling away their armor with different techniques still feels like a pacey, breathless puzzle as you juggle multiple foes in confined battle arenas.

    This game is a perfect game for relaxation after a long day at school or at work. It is not really hard to play it, it is rewarding and it is really eye pleasing. Still, similar games you can find to play for free if you visit Casino Guru website. There is a lot of free online games and action-packed games for your pleasure.

    Except for those melee elements in the game, you have many other options to choose from in the game. Okami’s true strength, is how it proved that the pen (or brush, in this case) was mightier than the sword. For just as its worlds are crafted from broad splashes of watercolor, so too are Amaterasu’s attacks and interactions. You don’t necessarily have to engage with enemies in the wider world if you’d rather just get on with the story, but it would be a shame not to, especially when combat is stuffed with the same irreverent humor and sense of fun as the rest of the game.

    The local people you meet along the way are just as charming as everything else, with their simple facial expressions and small talk. Every small character has a little story and it is interesting to unfold all of them.


    At the end, what to say about his game? Okami is a delight from start to finish. It gives you the freedom to savor and indulge in every last drop of its ink-washed world, and its combat and story are both superb – particularly if you have even the slightest bit of interest in Japanese mythology. This game is still one of the best games ever made (at least for me), full of wit, imagination, and playfulness. The world of Okami is genuinely beautiful and enchanting. The controls also feel reborn on PC, and the decade it’s taken to get here has been more than worth the wait. This is Okami how it was always meant to be played, and just goes to show you absolutely can teach an old dog new tricks. Aside from a few minor gripes and this re-release of the game not offering much else and much new from the 2012 PlayStation 3 re-release (other than higher resolutions and the return of loading screen mini-games),

    Okami HD is still a near-perfect game. If you haven't already beaten or played it yet, then now is a better time than ever before... Take the role of the wolf and start brushing. It took me hours to finish it and after I managed to do so, I started to play again, just to feel again that piece of Nippon and colors of the Japanese art.
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