Okami review

Do disappointing controls mar the best game you've never played?

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We really wanted to love Okami on Wii. We wanted to sing its praises and claim this was the version to play. The already vibrant graphics pop off your TV and sprint towards the fun center of your nerve stem.But we just can’t get overwhelmingly excited about the controls. A little more finagling on Ready at Dawn’s part could’ve made this the best option in town. Hell, just adding support for the GameCube and Classic controllers would make us happy. Look what that did for Smash Bros. Brawl.

Unfortunately, we just can’t recommendthe Wii versionas the best playingOkami even though it's "newer." If you've never played the PS2 version, thenthismight be the most amazing adventure you'll ever play - wonky controls or not. In any event, we sincerely hope Okami won't be forgottena secondtime around.

Apr 14, 2008

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DescriptionAn engrossing adventure every bit as good as the best Zelda games. Its visual style, gameplay and humor make it an absolute must-have.
US censor rating"Teen","Teen"
UK censor rating"Rating Pending","Rating Pending"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)