PS Plus: Is Okami HD Worth Downloading?
Okami HD is free on PS Plus Europe from today. But should you download Clover Studios’ upscaled action-adventure RPG? NowGamer has picked through its archives to tell you all you need to know about Okami HD.
Okami, originally a cult PS2 hit, tells the tale of sun God/wolf Ameterasu’s battle to bring peace to the land and restore it to its former glory through a variety of heavenly powers.
Playing a little like an expanded version of the wolf sections in Zelda: Twilight Princess, the game was widely praised for taking on Nintendo’s venerable series and beating it in many ways.
The remastered PS3 version takes the PS2 game – rather than the slightly inferior Wii port – and upscales it into crisp high-def visuals; but retains the excellent Wiimote controls with PS Move integration.
Our original reviewer handed the game a 9/10 and said: “Okami was destined to break our hearts. Dumped onto shelves late in the PS2 life cycle as its internal Capcom developer, Clover Studio, was closed down, Okami’s mixture of Zelda-style adventuring and a distinctive watercolour style was always the ideal combination for ensuring cult hit status.
“This PS3 HD re-release is a tribute to that dedicated group of people – it’s absolutely the perfect version of Okami, presented in such a technically refined way that it elevates the original product.”
So there you have it – for nothing, Okami is well worth the download for PlayStation Plus (PS+) subscribers. Get on it!