Five reasons you suck if you don't play Okami

1. Okami can’t exist without you
We say we want original titles with interesting premises and plots. We say we need a change from the bleak war torn settings we’ve seen regurgitated ad nausea. We say we want a game that will give us our money’s worth and will keep us entertained for twice as long. And yet, soon after Okami released on the PS2 it was quickly forgotten and developer, Clover Studios was dissolved.

The best reason why you should pick up Okami is that games like Okami can’t exist without you. If we don’t support games that break away from the beaten path and succeed, we’ll have nothing but more sequels and recycled games based on past financial successes. Yes, we want to play Gears of War 2, StarCraft II and GTA IV. But without surprises like Okami to mix things up every once in a while, the world of gaming will become as predicable and dull as the next Dynasty Warriors.

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Mar 26, 2008


  • SleepingDragon7 - December 31, 2010 2:48 a.m.

    I have about 30 games I'm in the middle of, and I haven't played Okami in months. I want to play it, but I have trouble remembering just what was so good about it...
  • WouldYouKindly - July 16, 2010 8:36 p.m.

    @Godpyre I think you make some valid points about the game and I thank you for giving a counterpoint to the game without giving a fanboy rant. Everyone who tells him to shut up should actually listen to the opinion and note it, rather than detest it simply because it defers from your own.
  • flare149 - June 3, 2010 9:56 p.m.

    I wish I could rent it, I don't see myself dropping $20 on it : /
  • FrozenImplosion - June 2, 2010 10:21 a.m.

    I just read this article again, and I still love it. I need to go play Okami now.
  • Nick851 - January 19, 2010 1:34 a.m.

    I have Okami and I still have not got around to playing it on my PS2. So little time. But I will play it soon I hope. Also got Persona 4 to open. I've got a serious backlog of games to get through and it's only going to get worse as I'm getting Mass effect 2 and Dragons Age Origins this month. :/
  • secretsearcher - January 16, 2010 11:02 p.m.

    I have Okami, and therefore I don't suck. Godpyre on the other DO suck.
  • Hypermonkey262 - January 16, 2010 9:44 a.m.

    I cant believe this article is just showing up now. I expected it a year ago at least.
  • CocainCuresAll - January 16, 2010 3:05 a.m.

    damn it didn't work
  • CocainCuresAll - January 16, 2010 3:04 a.m.

  • Metroidhunter32 - January 15, 2010 1:49 a.m.

    It took me 6 months to give into your nagging. I promptly spent ten minutes banging my head against a wall for my own stupidity. Oh and 60-80 hours? sorry, it takes more like 35. still worth every second though
  • Conman93 - October 22, 2009 3:39 p.m.

    Such an awesome game. Europe better get the ds one
  • ryacer - October 22, 2009 2:12 p.m.

    I use to play this game so much that i actually had dreams that I was running around planting flowers on hills and killing monkeys but I wasn't a wolf I was me which was weird cause I have no idea what I was using to kill the monkeys with and I have always felt guilty about the monkeys...poor monkeys.
  • rynmls - October 22, 2009 12:10 p.m.

    already finish this game, great game!!!
  • Godpyre - October 22, 2009 11:52 a.m.

    Overrated!!! I played this game, beat it, and was nowhere near enjoying the amount of time spent on it than a "similar" Zelda title. I don't suck, people don't suck for not playing this game. This game just isn't that great. Yes, flashy, beautiful art style...but I could care less about the main character because THERE IS NONE! Amaterasu is, at the end of the day, an F'n dog...who the hell cares? Gameplay got boring, quick...and everytime I defeated a boss I hoped the game would be over...but it just kept on trudging along. This game is not a bad game by any means...but it is severally, and horribly blown out of proportion in how great it is. //end rant
  • FrozenImplosion - October 22, 2009 12:56 a.m.

    I love this game, definitely one of the best for ps2.
  • SleepingDragon7 - October 22, 2009 12:11 a.m.

    @scbyfn4evr The way you say 'Everyone should have to play it twice as an apology' makes it sound like it's a bad game and they're being forced to play it.
  • Awesomeforthemasses - October 21, 2009 10:28 p.m.

    I still get a small adrenaline rush every time I see the surge of flowers revitalising the landscape.
  • ryno - November 21, 2008 10:37 p.m.

    i have Okami at home and its awsome
  • scbyfn4evr - February 16, 2009 4:25 p.m.

    Thanks, Gamesradar! I actually took your advice and played it... I haven't been this excited about a video game since Monster Hunter. Complete and total originality. Everyone should play this game. In fact, they should have to play it twice, as apology for letting it go completely ignored for 3 years.

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