|Release: October 30, 2012|
|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.
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.
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!
Angelo M. D’Argenio
Date: November 8, 2012