At a time when the most outstanding titles of the PS2 offer, one after the other, a small facelift HD on PS3, the invisible Okami HD Download could decently not be an exception to the rule. Five years after we were intoxicated on PS2, one of the greatest masterpieces of the video game reappears from its ashes to make us (re) live a masterful epic, imprint of Asian mythology.
If Okami HD is indeed a video game, it is above all a declaration of love from enthusiasts to enthusiasts, an ode to pictorial refinement, an artistic pamphlet and a majestic burnt against those who did not not yet understood that certain video games deserving the qualifier of work of art have as much their place in a museum as a Picasso or a Monet. But where it is only permissible to admire the work of the painter, the title of Clover Studio tends the graphic palette to the player politely inviting him to compose with his environment, not to remain inactive, to participate as never before a unique experience located both in front of and behind the screen. Thus, while becoming acquainted with the goddess Amaterasu reincarnated in a magnificent white wolf, the game opens us little by little many doors behind which are hidden treasures of ingenuity. In fact, if the gameplay does not exclude the gain of experience essential to the evolution of our avatar, the obtaining of combat techniques or the discovery of new weapons (the last two being linked), the most Cleverly, the use of a brush remains the true extension of the character we embody.
A leaf, a jar filled with ink, a brush, imagination and a seasoned eye. Presented as such, this aspect of Okami HD has something to intrigue especially when we know that this implies a freeze of action, a time of imposed stop. Therefore, once your ink bottles are full, you will be able to cover the screen with a parchment to drag your PSMove (or the stick of the PS3 controller) materialized here by a pen. But why do you ask me with all the candor that characterizes you? Well, to create my good friends, to create. Clover invites us on many occasions to use our talents as an artist to shape the universe in which we operate. Certainly I embellish the picture somewhat but beyond the restrictions imposed, we can not help using the ability we are given to draw water lilies to cross a body of water, to connect constellations to call a deity of calligraphic techniques, scribbling wind squalls or raturing our sheet of drawings to repair various constructions in order to attract the favors of grateful villagers. The idea is so well thought out that it can be split into two complementary uses. Skillful subterfuge to come back on the deities mentioned a few characters further forward.
Although Okami HD never misses an opportunity to have fun with or to the detriment of its main protagonists, the title nevertheless retains a true cosmogonic dimension relying on Japanese mythology. As a result, the emblematic figures of Japanese folklore abound. To be precise, you will be able to meet thirteen of them, each of whom will give you a technique of calligraphy to make trees bloom, play with the moon and the sun (this is useful for meeting people or watching special scenes) using lianas to reach inaccessible places, etc. While these techniques will of course have a practical aspect, they will also serve as offensive means in clashes with bosses requiring a particular method to be seized or in more conventional brawls against common enemies. You will then be able to zebrate the screen with a stroke of brush after having assorted a few blows well placed to cut your opponent in half and thus obtain more items or money.
Once your “pockets” are filled with ryo, it will be up to you to glean some objects from the street vendors usually posted in strategic places. You will find in these stalls the usual potions of health (here represented by bones), magic, bottles of sake to be more valiant or resistant … In addition, there will also talk about a fencing master, old , wacky but above all possessing destructive chains or parades that you will have to buy before being able to use them. On this point, Okami HD also makes very strong knowing that depending on the placement of your weapons, you can use them in different ways. For example, if you have the mirror as a secondary weapon, it will serve as a shield, while as a main weapon it will allow you to attack. Then, you just have to press two action keys to alternate between the two weapons and thus to realize very nice sequences. In any case, at the end of each deadly ballet, you will receive a certain amount of ryo depending on the damage suffered and the time you have taken to eliminate all your opponents. The consequence of this dynamism is that one then takes a cunning pleasure in seeking contact with enemies that can be avoided, most of them being visible. Yet it is indeed the encounters with the bosses that will mark the most minds as these scuffles synthesize all the spirit of grandeur, strength and invincibility that normally have to arouse these allegedly untouchable beings.
In short, Clover’s title seems to be close to perfection, even for those who strive to seek out the little beast to prove to anyone right that it is deontologically impossible and inappropriate to sacralize a game to this point. But force and recognize that as one probes the depths of Okami HD, one easily loses oneself in a serene contemplation born of a phantasmagoric atmosphere relayed by a fabulous graphic that obviously benefits from the benefits of the HD for us in put your eyes full. The title then delights us to offer scenes among the most dreamlike never seen in a video game, the image of this nature resuming life in the form of cascade of petals. Resolutely ecologist, deeply committed but above all eager to offer a mesmerizing and funny epic at the same time, one will also appreciate the longevity of the title whose ancestral quests hatch from everywhere. In fact, outside the barges awaiting saving aid, mini-games claiming speed, harvesting wandering pearls, you will have the opportunity to feed various animals inhabiting the roads leading you to your destiny. But before you can do this good deed, you will first have to recover food of all kinds to satisfy all the boarders of your pet store. Finally, it is enough to give the hungry animal adequate food so that it offers you in return a string of spheres of happiness synonymous with experience.
At no time seeking the way of ease, Okami HD scribbles, sketches and pricks the interest of the player to awaken his senses. From the appearance of the Clover logo to the plan closing the magnificent traveling track revealing the end credits, the work of the Japanese studio is so generous that we almost forget that we have just experienced one of the greatest videogame experiences . Impossible to say if everything like me, Okami HD will change your perception of the adventure / action game but ultimately, there is not the main one. What counts is that you rejoice by laughing at Amaterasu’s ups and downs, that you know how to capture the emotion of the moment before it flies away, that you take pleasure in the hand.
There is not a single way to love Okami HD whose sincerity makes you smile as we are given more and more technical terms to showcase a particular game. Okami HD it breathes life through developers who one day wanted to make their art speak by giving everything they had in the belly and in the heart. In some ways, the result carries within it a share of sadness as the song of the swan of Clover. Yet it is useless to go back, which is done can not be undone. In the end, the most important thing is that this title is never forgotten and serves as a reflection on what gives character, intensity, emotion to a video game. Meanwhile, Okami HD stands out as a work that will have marked the beginning of this century, just like that …
Information about the game
Filename : Okami HD – InstallShield Wizard
File Extension : exe
Platform : PC
Language : ENG, FR, PL, IT, DE, RU
Disk space required : 34 GB
System Requirements ( Minimum / Recommended )
- OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
- CPU: INTEL Core i3-2115C / AMD Athlon II X3 455
- RAM: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 / AMD Radeon R7 240
- Sound: Yes
- Disk Space: 34 GB
- OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
- CPU: INTEL Core i5-750S / AMD Phenom II X4 965
- RAM: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740 / AMD Radeon R7 250X
- Sound: Yes
- Disk Space: 34 GB
How to installation Okami HD
- 1. Download the installer from our website (using the download)
- 2. Then run the “.exe“ and start to install the game
- 3. During the installation, then follow the instructions
- 4. The game starts automatically download and install.
- 5. Wait until the installation is complete
- 6. Then pop up with the download key, and then activate the game
- 7. Play IT!