IT’S SO GOOD but I am also biased b/c it is in my top two favorite games of all time. Of course it ain’t perfect, but all of its flaws are so minor when compared to the whole deal.
People say that if you like Zelda you’ll like this game, and that’s absolutely true. It’s pretty shamelessly pulling out of the Zelda bag. But what elevates it above Zelda (and don’t get me wrong, I really am a big Zelda fan) at least in my eyes is the sheer attention to detail.
I have played this massive game many, many times and I am still discovering little easter eggs. Little tricks put in simply for humor or for a tug at the heartstrings. (Did you know if you headbutt monkeys, they throw poop at you? Or that using blizzard on people turns them into snowmen? Did you know if you power slash the scroll in Princess Fuse’s house, it rolls up and reveals a picture of her dead husband?)
Every character design is unique, for all the characters that appear in this game- even the most unimportant NPCs have little jokes worked into their design. (One of my favorites is the tea shop owner with a head that looks like the steamed buns he sells.) The dialogue is lovely and full of character; the translators did a wonderful job.
The reason I can keep coming back to this game is because literally, it is just a joy to run around in. Everything that is satisfying about solving puzzles in Zelda is 100 times more satisfying here because the game really makes you feel good about what you do. YOU’RE MAKIN THE DANG FLOWERS COME BACK. GOOD DOG.
…I could go on, but yes, Okami is worth it. SO WORTH IT. HNNNGH.
(Oh, and for the other person who asked, I own both the Wii and PS2 versions but I prefer the PS2 version. The Wii one is a decent port but far from perfect. Haven’t played Okami HD on the PS3, though.)
Hnnnng, currently regretting not buying it.. They had the HD ps3 one for only 8 buckssss ugh. I’ve never played zelda so that’s no indication, but I’m a geek for details so we’ll see, thanks!