Friday, August 25, 2006

Okami Review

This adventure game sees players assuming the role of a sun god who's attempting to restore life to a world devoid of color. The game was released earlier this year in Japan to much critical acclaim, Famitsu giving it a nearly perfect score 39/40. It's Western release due September 19th, fairs every bit as well Scoring 92% from 10 reviews on Metacritic.com

Reviews Summary
Simply Stunning, touching and nearly impossible to resist
Your heart will melt, your eyes will do little wheelies
An experience likely to be remembered for decades
Hours pass unnoticed as you roam the massive landscape
One of the most graphically stunning games on ps2
The developers love for the game radiates from the screen
Perhaps the most beautiful game on the ps2

Okami Official Website
Okami Official Japanese Website (slow loading, and mesmerising)
Screenshots from gamespot
Okami on wikipedia

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33 comments:

gnome said...

Brilliant but is it spam? What is spam? Art?

Okami is art... Not spam...

Alas poor Yorik...

The Elderly said...

Indeed follower of fashion that i am I have been to the word forest, and it is indeed a forest of words, problem is they make sense. alot like this blog in a way.......

gnome said...

Met anyone into word forestry there?

A sad night tonight.. we lost to Ionikos 0-2! Quite the shock. Damn!

Gamer C. said...

MUST...GET...THIS...GAME! I really wouldn't mind playing this game.

The Elderly said...

Commiserations Gnome, nothing for it but the bottle.

Rippppp! Aggggghhhhhhhhh! here this ones on me.... now if you'll excuse me I must bandage my leg.

And yes Gamer C I've got it on my hit list, right after magna Carta, Via Oblivion, via dead rising..... ah so little time......

gnome said...

We just emptied the bottle but the loss won't go away...Still it was only half full...

Then again I managed to salvage a beer and an ancient looking bottle (family size) of cheap wine...

So... guess you can glue the whiskey back on. it'll stop the bleeding...

The Elderly said...

now he tells me...... no better leave it for now, i think i've managed to pull off some muscle with the skin..... that bone has never been there before......

faints!!!!!

gnome said...

Oh dear.

(Gnome wears shamanic outfit, resurrects, summons, binds nurse, commands her to fix Elderly up and banishes her to the Nth dimension)

Better?

The Elderly said...

Thank you must charitable of gnomes, a bound nurse you say?

gnome said...

To my will that is... And remeber she is quite undead...

By the way, what happened this game of yours you were going to look for at your daughters place? Any luck?

The Elderly said...

nope no luck, or she didn't look properly, gone like the dreams of youth..... (a tear surfaces....) however the good news is that i'm going to try my hand at sculpting anime figures..... I mean how difficult can it be (gentle little chuckle)

Strange how your interests change when you get older......

gnome said...

A sculptor too!!

(gnomes never cease to be amazed...A historical tendency that...)

The Elderly said...

no not a sculptor, a wanna be sculptor...... I haven't a clue whether i'll be crap or mediocre (siding on mediocre for now). Put my first rather filmsy armature (wire skeleton) together tonight base on the proportions of a barbie doll....

I used to be amazed about the pigs head in my local grocery shop when i was young, until i saw my first pig....

why historical, your dad (whispers) your dad was like that too?

gnome said...

Not quite... Don't know why I typed "historical" really... Feels weird now...

Anyway...

Good luck with being all artistic!

The Elderly said...

I'll have to get a black beret..... and a cravate... what else should i wear....?

gnome said...

Preferably underwear and trousers too... Oh and the cravate would look fine on a shirt..

The Elderly said...

okay got it..... now where to socialise, can't go back dressed like this to my local boozer..... bistro i suppose?

gnome said...

Bistro or a restaurant. Perhaps even a misty jazz thing... That should be interesting...

The Elderly said...

hmmmmm we don't have misty jazz thingies anymore since the smoking ban...... unless we pack in some dry ice...

gnome said...

Did you have a smoking ban? That's terrible. Fascistic... Unthinkable. ridiculus. They've even started allowing smokers to actually smoke in New York...

The Elderly said...

yep one day citizens of the state, the next day social outcasts forced to stand in the rain if we want a smoke, and leave our drinks inside because of an earlier ban which forbids drinking in open public places. Fascist in the extreme.

gnome said...

Ok. Let's get this straight. You can't drink and smoke at the same time no matter what (unless of course you're home)?

Oh, that's precious. Quite paranoid too.

The Elderly said...

yep thats correct, a few beer gardens, and a handful of bistro with tables outside you can drink and smoke int... but 90% of the pubs are drink inside, smoke outside, not the two together.

still nice to know that Ireland is the first Country to implement the Nanny State

gnome said...

OK.. let's meet in Germany. Theydrink and smoke everywhere...

The Elderly said...

sniff, i never thought i'd envy the Germans......

gnome said...

Brilliant public Mass Transport, a social salary of 1000+ euros, lots of trees, top universities, a Rosa Louxembourg square...

The Elderly said...

never thought i'd violently envy the Germans....... lucky ba....ds

they must have some negatives

gnome said...

Well they are germans... The humor thing... Not particulary funny either.. Only one proper city, and only half of it worth a visit...

The Elderly said...

poor ba...ds...

im going to hug a German.....

gnome said...

Oh, and they have an extremely high percantage of happily gay people too... Especially in Berlin.

The Elderly said...

m going to hug a German.....female

gnome said...

A wise choice if I may say so Mr Elderly.

:)

The Elderly said...

thank you, i may even consider becoming a lesbian....

:)