I love Japan, and I love wolves. So or me, this game was PERFECT!
Okami is Japanese for "Wolf" and it is perfect for the title of this game. In the game, you're a wolf. Personally, I don't think that the game was all that clear about weather or not you were a wolf "God" or just the re-incarnation of one, but you do get powers. You aren't just some ordinary wolf, so don't fret. You get more powers as the game goes on, too. and if you want, you can bark at people, and chase them! ^_^
So, back to the story line; You're a wolf with powers. I have the PlayStation 2 version. The powers are pretty cool. Basically, you use your controller to "Draw" different things. For example: the first power you get, is to draw. just draw. And no, you don't have to be good at drawing for this game. Trust me, I'm a horrible artist! XD There are circles, lines, and the hardest: a crescent moon. But as you get into the game, you can unlock more powers! It's pretty cool, and It's tons of fun to be a wolf.
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Eventually, you can also change day into night, and night to day!
Anyways, I'd recommend this game to anyone who isn't afraid of demons, because that's what you're fighting! This game is challenging, fun, has a great storyline, and will entertain you until you finish it! Then it will entertain you again when you want to re-play it! (Like I am right now!) The music is fantastic too. You can really see the Japanese culture here. The only thing I'd ding it on, is the graphics. I'm just speaking for myself here, but the graphics are a little unusual. At times, it gets annoying, but that might be just the old TV I was using for it (The brightness on that TV SUCKS!) -_- The graphics, as I'm sure you'll notice on the previews and pictures, is based on a painting theme. It looks like someone drew the whole game, by paintbrush! (Which is how you draw, once again NOT HARD!
Other than that, the game is fantastic!
I'd HIGHLY recommend this game to anyone who likes wolves and stuff! Japan too! ^_^