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Tzan
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:54 am     Reply with quote
Its a game released back in 2006 for the PS2. It won a pile of awards and is highly rated. But I dont own a PS2. Its got the best art you'll see in a computer game. Its 3D with a caligraphy/watercolor style.

Its now coming out for Wii next week on the 15th.

http://www.capcom.com/okami/

its a long loading flash site.

Review
http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3153760&p=2&sec=REVIEWS

They say it has a similar play style to Zelda.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:01 am     Reply with quote
I hoped back then when they had the ps2 version out that it would be getting a decent Wii port. Heard a few conflicting opinions on it's controls, but I'm more than tempted to simply buy it to support the guys. Clover is no more, but maybe good sales on the Wii version will help to get more games like this out of capcom.

Still have to buy Zack and Wiki. I just wish they wouldn't rape us Euros on prices so hard. Pondering to just get freeloader and import every damn game from the US(cheaper too with the high euro) or play-asia in the future. Damn I could be brawlin' already if I did.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:00 am     Reply with quote
Here is a review of the Wii version.

http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3167381&p=44&sec=REVIEWS

I got it last week and I've played about 5 hours so far.
Its a total hassle to draw the horizontal straight line. It just doesnt recognize it very well. If you can, make a shorter line, less chance of wiggles. You do get better as you learn to be steadier with it.

I dont mind text in games, but there may be too much here.
What an odd problem to have. Smile

Even though the reviewer has some negative comments he still rates it "A".
Totally worth getting.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:11 pm     Reply with quote
Thanks for the link and your opinion on it. I just found out it's released on 30th of june around here, so I guess for now I'll get Zack and Wiki as soon as I can get myself to spend the cash. I was surprised to see that Okami seems to cost 34 Euro on our Amazon as preorder right now. Compared to how they usually convert the prices to Euros, it's rather pleasant.

On another note, anyone here knows how I can get my hands on Pikmin 2 without paying full price or more on ebay for a used version? It seems it has become rather hard to get around here and I just finished the first one 2 times a bit ago and would really like to get the sequel since it's said to address nearly all quirks of it's predecessor.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:57 pm     Reply with quote
If you get one of the first batch of copies, apparently on the cover art some graphic artist accidentally left an IGN watermark on the artwork, which was obviously lifted.

http://www.joystiq.com/2008/04/20/uh-ohkami-capcom-botches-okami-wii-box-art-inadvertently-adver/

Not to take anything away from the game, which is brilliant.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:15 am     Reply with quote
I paid $39.99.



IGN logo : I've got that on my box Smile

There is a "sticker" printed on the box art
"9.5 out of 10 - Play"

But on the shrink wrap they put a real sticker right over Play rating.
"Grade "A" -1UP/EGM"

Weird
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:02 pm     Reply with quote
Ah nevermind what I said about Europe not getting raped over a game's price again. The game is now 45 Euros, since they probably realized how 34 would be cheap enough to have people actually buy the game without thinking twice.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:34 pm     Reply with quote
Thats a base price with no tax?
That stinks.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:13 pm     Reply with quote
Tzanó If you didn't hear the Team from Okami was really embarassed, there's an article about it on 1up.com, If you want you can mail a note or maybe email something to Capcom, they'll mail you high-quality replacement artwork (shipping and handling on their dime as well) as compensation for the blunder.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:31 pm     Reply with quote
Thanks for the heads up, I didnt know.
I've read the relavent articles now:

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3167558

I never even noticed the logo until Jimmy mentioned it. Even then it took me some time to find it. I dont really see what all the fuss is about.

The new art is nice, but I have no intention of punishing Capcom by making them spend part of their profits printing and mailing some art.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:48 pm     Reply with quote
Tzan wrote:
The new art is nice, but I have no intention of punishing Capcom by making them spend part of their profits printing and mailing some art.


I applaud that. It doesn't make me think any less of Capcom or the okami team. In actuality, I just think it's funny.

Glad I didn't make that fuck-up, though. Confused
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