Okami HD Review
Okami HD Box Art
System: PS3
Dev: Clover
Pub: Capcom
Release: October 30, 2012
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Suggestive Themes, Blood and Gore, Partial Nudity, Fantasy Violence, Crude Humor, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco

When games get remastered in HD, you generally start to notice imperfections you hadn’t noticed before. Luckily, this doesn’t happen all that often in Okami HD. In fact, the only thing I noticed is that sometimes Ammy’s white fur actually bleeds over her dark outline. However, this only happens in some cutscenes, and even then it’s very rare and hard to notice.

Okami HD Screenshot

In addition, the increased graphics do make your surroundings clearer, and this makes certain aspects of the environment seem to spontaneously appear out of nowhere in the distance at times. This is because the game is using the old draw distance of the PS2, whose own graphical limitations hid this from view. It’s unfortunately far more noticeable on the PS3.

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Okami HD is the definitive version of Okami. It has the best graphics, fewest bugs, and most responsive controls if you are using a DualShock. It runs perfectly in widescreen 1080p without a hitch. At a budget price of $19.99, there’s little reason not to pick up this game, especially if you haven’t played the original. It’s hard to conceive of any better version of Okami, except for perhaps a fourth release that utilizes the tablet of the Wii U for drawing purposes, and since Nintendo doesn’t seem to be working on that, Okami HD for the PS3 is where it’s at!

By
Angelo M. D’Argenio
Lead Contributor
Date: November 8, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.2
Graphics
The HD remake of Okami is absolutely stunning.
4.0
Control
Provided you aren’t using the PlayStation Move, the controls work just fine
4.0
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The music of Okami is brilliant, even to this day.
4.3
Play Value
Okami was one of the best games on the PS2 and it will be one of the best downloadable titles for the PS3.
4.1
Overall Rating - Great
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Brand new updated HD graphics.
  • Fully integrated PlayStation Move support.
  • A new set of trophies to earn.


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