A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You can use your magical paint brush to revive living things like a dying tree, but you can also use it destructively to kill.
Violence & Scariness
Using your brush as a sword of sorts, players can hack and slash enemy creatures. Animated blood can be seen.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A female character, Sakuya, has sexy outfits and poses.
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A few minor words that might seem inappropriate, such as "hell" and "damn."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some characters, like Susano and Mr. Orange, drink sake; one older man smokes an ancient pipe.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game might look like a kids' game with its cute cel-shaded graphics, but it features some content not appropriate for children, including violence and blood (slash a creature using your "celestial brush" and you chop them down, and see some animated blood) and characters in the village who smoke and drink. It's not excessive, nor is it out of context, but this game was designed with teenagers in mind, and not younger kids. This is a revival of the 2006 PlayStation 2 version.
Is It Any Good?
Okami and its paint scheme is much more than a gimmick; this clever game-play mechanic lets players tackle puzzles and fighting in a new and innovative way and helps separate this action-adventure hybrid from the hundreds of others in the market. That, and the game's interesting story, memorable characters, and clever visual style all help to make "Okami" a fresh and fun addition to your Wii library. This immersive, intuitive, and visually impressive adventure is well worth your time and money unless you have already played the 2006 PlayStation 2 version. With the exception of revamped controls which take advantage of the Wii Remote, the two games are virtually identical.
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