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    Game » consists of 20 releases. Released Apr 18, 2006

    Ōkami is an action-adventure game in which the goddess Amaterasu restores life and beauty to a world that has been taken over by malevolent beings through the power of celestial calligraphy techniques.

    Okami - PS2 or Wii version?

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    Kowalski

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    #1  Edited By Kowalski

    I have played about 10hours of both the Ps2 and the Wii version of Okami.
    I am quite torn as to which version is the best. Okami on Wii looks sharper and has more vibrant color, but it doesn't nail the Sumi-e graphics filter at all, and the wiimote waggle is not used in a meaningful way at all (and the nunchuku-dodging is terrible). The Ps2 version though, looks quite bland even though the artstyle fits better. I feel the control got tighter with the Wii version, and I am playing with a much greater flow, because of the speed gained with it. But I don't feel Ready at Dawn mapped the controls in the best way possible in the Wii version, although they could blaim Nintendo for very akward face buttons.

    Overall, I am leaning toward to Wii version, mostly because of the faster drawing capabilities, looking outside of that very important control mechanic, there are some +:es and -:es on both sides.

    What do people think? On which console do you get the best Okami experience? And please don't state that they are virtually the same, because even though the changes might be minor, overall the different versions look and play quite differently.

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    #2  Edited By ArtG

    I personally enjoyed the PS2 version better. I didn't think the Wii controls necessarily worked all that well.

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    #3  Edited By RowdyRob

    I somehow missed out on the PS2 version of Okami, so I didn't hesitate once to purchase the Wii version. I am greatly enjoying it and feel that the bursh techniques were meant for the Wii. I probably wouldn't like using the analouge sticks to paint after playing the Wii version.

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    #4  Edited By HavQ

    PS2 has more dark graphics, but better controls. Wii has more bright (and quite a bit better) graphics, but hard to control. When Nintendo gets the Motion Plus out, definitely go for the Wii version.

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    #5  Edited By NotaStalker

    ps2 for sure

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    #6  Edited By Axersia

    Definitely the PS2 version. It's how the game was intended. The Wii version was ported using incomplete code and had an end credits movie removed.

    I played the PS2 version first, and using the Wiimote for painting doesn't feel good at all to me.

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    #7  Edited By Lombax

    PS2 version all the way. 

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    #8  Edited By CountRockula

    I haven't played the Wii version, so I can't offer up any meaningful comparisons, but by no means did the PS2 version look bland.

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    #9  Edited By eightbit

    I don't own a Wii, but I'm glad they released it to so another audience can experience it.  It's a great game.  I don't know which is better, but I enjoyed what I played on the PS2 and I hope others receive the same experience on the Wii.

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    #10  Edited By DarkLegend

    The PS2 version is a little better built.

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    #11  Edited By Kowalski

    It might be a question of preference, but I am not a big fan of how many developers use Waggle for button presses. It works quite well in Okami for the most part, but timing combos is a bit harder and more tiring, especially in the earlier parts of the game. I also dislike the way you waggle to dash. That is very poorly implemented. I would rather press the 1 button. Luckily there are tricks to dashing so you could get around waggling all to much.

    I do however like that the loading times have been cut short significantly compared to the PS2 version, and I am a sucker for "no load time games". The graphics are also very vibrant in every sense, and now I have compared the two version a bit more closely and the Wii version is quite enhanced in that area.

    DarkLegend: How is the PS2 version better "built"? I'm note sure what you mean. Are you refering to the control scheme perhaps?

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    #12  Edited By Murpan

    I never owned a PS2, and the game got a lot of good press back in it's initial release so I picked it up for the Wii.  First off, let me say the game is amazing, I find myself playing for large blocks of time without realizing I only had 20 minutes to spare.  However, I've found that occasionally I'd have to endlessly redraw lines as the game was not recognizing I was drawing a line or a specific design... It's minor, but can get frustrating.

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    #13  Edited By AaronBelfast

    I enjoyed the PS2 version, never played the Wii

    The preferance probaly comes down to controls.

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    #14  Edited By Francois

    I enjoyed Okami a great deal, but since I only played it on PS2 I have no idea how it compares on the Wii.  But I'm just glad that releasing it on the Wii extended the number of potential players.  More people should be able to play Okami, regardless of the system.

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    #15  Edited By epic_pets

    For the wii

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    #16  Edited By Oddysee

    Well I have never played the Wii version.  But loved the game on PS2.  From what I've seen (as mentioned by AaronBelfast) the decision on which version to get would come down to what control method you prefer.  Having said that, apparently there are some shape recognition issues with the Wii version that are thankfully not present in the PS2 version.

    Based on that I would say the PS2 version is better.

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    #17  Edited By Oddysee

    Well I have never played the Wii version.  But loved the game on PS2.  From what I've seen (as mentioned by AaronBelfast) the decision on which version to get would come down to what control method you prefer.  Having said that, apparently there are some shape recognition issues with the Wii version that are thankfully not present in the PS2 version.

    Based on that I would say the PS2 version is better.

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    #18  Edited By WightnNerdy

    I have played both versions, and I personally liked the Wii version better. The controls were horrible, especially when trying to attack in combos, but the more vibrant colours and the load times really helped a lot.

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    #19  Edited By El_Tacostar

    ps2 done

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    #20  Edited By tec3297

    PS2 version.

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    #21  Edited By legend_cloud

    I haven't played this game yet but I will definitely play it on the PS2.

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    #22  Edited By Knives

    The Wii version looks much better, and the control problems are exaggerated.

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    #23  Edited By TEAMHOLT

    I had both versions, and found that the controls on the Wii just feel awkward at times, and attacking can be unresponsive. Also, when you're running around the game world, you have to use the D-Pad to swivel the camera around. Not really optimal. I wish they just let you use the GC or classic controller.

    The more muted colors on the PS2 version actually pull off the art style the game is going for much better, and some of the visual details in the game are being blown out on the Wii version with the increased color saturation. Though, maybe that's not a problem on an HDTV.

    Speaking of an HDTV, the Wii version is in widescreen and progressive scan, but the PS2 version can be upscaled if you've got a PS3 that can do BC.

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    #24  Edited By fetchfox
    I recently finished the Wii version of the game and I had a hell of a great time (I have not played to ps2 version). The controls are, as some of you have already pointed out, a bit hard. But once you get into it becomes very easy toperform even the more advanced brush techniques (at least for my part).
    One problem, or perhaps more a troubling issue, that I would like to point out is that all the artwork in the Wii version remains 4:3 (480i). So when playing in widescreen mode the background gets stretched and comes off as a bit awkward. At worst it might put you off your playing mood.

    I knew about the ps2 version long before the Wii version came out but I didn't buy it as I had heard rumors of the game being ported to the Wii (and as we all know, it proved true). What I'm wondering now is if I ought to pick up the ps2 version for a better (?) experience of the game.
    Any pros or cons on that ladies and gentlemen?
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    #25  Edited By Endogene

    control on the wii need some getting used to but once you have they are quite better than the PS2 controls

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    #26  Edited By hazelnutman

    The PS2 version. Controls are way better, and the drawing works surprisingly worse on the Wii for me.

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    #27  Edited By Vyse_Legends
    hazelnutman said:
    "The PS2 version. Controls are way better, and the drawing works surprisingly worse on the Wii for me.
    "
    Yeah I got to agree.

    Although I've never tryed the Wii's Okami.  But I've never been to good with brush strokes in real life so give me a brush and have me wave it around in the air...yeah no.:P
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    #28  Edited By hazelnutman
    Vyse_Legends said:
    "hazelnutman said:
    "The PS2 version. Controls are way better, and the drawing works surprisingly worse on the Wii for me.
    "
    Yeah I got to agree.

    Although I've never tryed the Wii's Okami.  But I've never been to good with brush strokes in real life so give me a brush and have me wave it around in the air...yeah no.:P"
    Maybe it's because I have trembling hands :P

    Brush strokes in real life eh? Never tried that really... brb
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    #29  Edited By Vyse_Legends
    hazelnutman said:
    "Vyse_Legends said:
    "hazelnutman said:
    "The PS2 version. Controls are way better, and the drawing works surprisingly worse on the Wii for me.
    "
    Yeah I got to agree.

    Although I've never tryed the Wii's Okami.  But I've never been to good with brush strokes in real life so give me a brush and have me wave it around in the air...yeah no.:P"
    Maybe it's because I have trembling hands :P

    Brush strokes in real life eh? Never tried that really... brb
    "
    Well maybe you should take Dia...diaz....that pill Snake takes to steady his aim.:P

    I got to try it in Art 1.  And I never took art again.:|
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    #30  Edited By hazelnutman
    Vyse_Legends said:
    "hazelnutman said:
    "Vyse_Legends said:
    "hazelnutman said:
    "The PS2 version. Controls are way better, and the drawing works surprisingly worse on the Wii for me.
    "
    Yeah I got to agree.

    Although I've never tryed the Wii's Okami.  But I've never been to good with brush strokes in real life so give me a brush and have me wave it around in the air...yeah no.:P"
    Maybe it's because I have trembling hands :P

    Brush strokes in real life eh? Never tried that really... brb
    "
    Well maybe you should take Dia...diaz....that pill Snake takes to steady his aim.:P

    I got to try it in Art 1.  And I never took art again.:|"
    Diazepam while playing games? Hmm...

    Well, I'd take art, but I think I'll end up trying to paint and stuff in mid-air :|
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    #31  Edited By Vyse_Legends
    hazelnutman said:
    "Diazepam while playing games? Hmm...

    Well, I'd take art, but I think I'll end up trying to paint and stuff in mid-air :|
    "
    Hehe drugs.:P

    Yeah and then have the teacher ask you to draw a tree so you put a dot on the paper.:P
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    #32  Edited By hazelnutman
    Vyse_Legends said:
    "hazelnutman said:
    "Diazepam while playing games? Hmm...

    Well, I'd take art, but I think I'll end up trying to paint and stuff in mid-air :|
    "
    Hehe drugs.:P

    Yeah and then have the teacher ask you to draw a tree so you put a dot on the paper.:P"
    lol drugs :D

    Or try to blow up teachers I don't like by drawing a circle with a small tick :P
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    #33  Edited By Vyse_Legends

    And they say drugs are bad for you.:P

    Or you could cut you're wrist with a brush and ink.:P

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    #34  Edited By hazelnutman
    Vyse_Legends said:
    "And they say drugs are bad for you.:P

    Or you could cut you're wrist with a brush and ink.:P"
    But they help you play games! :D
    j/k kids, stay away :|

    Oh man, that's gotta hurt :P
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    #35  Edited By Vyse_Legends

    Yeah good stuff.......err that is used by bad people.:P

    Wouldn't that be random?  Walk up to some emo guy with a paint brush and ask what he's doing.  Get the cutting self answer, look at the emo confused, and then be told to wait.  Then a big cut appears with blood.  Or maybe take off his arm.:P

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    #36  Edited By hazelnutman

    Err... of course :D

    I wouldn't mind powers like that.

    Also, I could turn night into day :D

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    #37  Edited By Vyse_Legends

    Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrr............

    And also light people on fire.  FIRE FIRE YEAH YEAH!!!*laughs insanely*

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    #38  Edited By shrekisstupid

    I never played the PS2 version, but I did beat the Wii version. So I can't compare them, but I will say the Wii controls aren't perfect.


    The brush controls for some reason failed to register correctly for me, like it worked about 60% of the time. Also waggling for attacking feels strange.


    Overall, the game is excellent but controls were a mixed bag.


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    #39  Edited By zor

    yeah, go for the ps2 verison, just rented the wii verison, and its unplayable. 

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    #40  Edited By Red

    I say PS2, that's the one I'm getting anyways because the Wii version's hitches make it a much more annoying 40 hours than it has to be. I'm fine with a little less visual flair for that.

    Oh yeah and I don't have a Wii.

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    #41  Edited By AaronBelfast

    I think we can all agree that you should get the PS2 version.

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    #42  Edited By CallMeRotten

    I don't own a Wii anymore, and the only version I've played is the PS2 version but I guess it boils down to personal preference. You can probably find the PS2 version for cheap though.

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    #43  Edited By Dan_CiTi

    The Wii version doesn't have the "artistic filter" that the PS2 version had, thus making it look worse. BUT the Wii version does the motion controls, which can be hit or miss.

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    #44  Edited By Smithy

    Why would I wanan use a stick for painting?

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    #45  Edited By ThisArmyStud

    Wii version all the way

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    #46  Edited By Geno

    The Wii Version's brush controls are a bit funky, but the graphics are a lot better. 

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    #47  Edited By Willy105

    They are mostly identical. But the Wii version should be easier to find (still a rare game though).

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    #48  Edited By CharleyTony

    i played both, and I do prefer ps2 because of the controls

    the difference in graphics doesn't really matter when you are comparing a wii and ps2 games nowadays (IMO)
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    #49  Edited By LordAndrew
    What kind of horrible person bumps a thread from the day the site launched after over two and a half years?
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    #50  Edited By Lunar_Aura

    PS2 has proper end credits. There is no Wii version.

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