As a sixth grade teacher, my students ask me a lot of questions, and I have a lot of influence on them based on how I reply. My new book, 101 Video Games to Play Before You Grow Up, is my response to every student who has ever asked, “What games should I try?”
Okami HD, one of the most gorgeous games ever made, is getting ported to this console generation. It will release on December 12th on PS4, Xbox, and PC.
Over the decades, there have been so many great action games. But which one do people in Japan like best? This poll might shed light on that question.
One day, my 8th grade art teacher decided to try to teach his class sumi-e, the Japanese art of Ink wash painting. It’s a minimalist style with a long history and subtle philosophy behind it, not exactly the best thing to show a bunch of distracted adolescent kids.
Note that only the exclusive version of this figure has the heavenly lights. For the normal version you’ll need a desk lamp or something. But hey, Ammy!
Amterasu and Chibiterasu from Okami as custom figures:
Borderlands 2 stickers by Shy Custis, who has also designed stickers based on Bioshock, Legend of Zelda, and more:
He brought us many memorable games like Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, but Hideki Kamiya doesn't usually do sequels (though he did work on sequels before, including Viewtiful Joe 2). That's not to say he doesn't want to; he just has a greater calling.
It is always nice to see a video game set in the feudal, pre-industrial era of Japan. The Japanese countryside in general has a special, comforting atmosphere, and combining it with badass samurai warriors and political drama always has spectacular results. We have selected games for today's Show Us gallery that both…
You know, as nice as it'll be having this in "HD", the more I think about it, the more I don't understand why this isn't a Vita game. Because of the brushes, man. The brushes.
Okami HD will be out on the North American PlayStation Store on October 30.
Gorgeous prints of Okami, The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy, while always welcomed, are not a rarity. Charming impressions of Pyramid Head, on the other hand, are a lot more rare. And, admittedly, with good reason.
I've seen some Okami statues in my time, but I've never seen one made using a technique called "needle felting", which I'm going to imagine involves flying to 20,000 feet, scooping some cloud into a basket then coming back down and knitting with it.
Tricky question! The HD version for the PS3 looks pretty damn good. If you don't believe me, have a look at this gameplay footage.
Amaterasu of Okami fame is a majestic creature. One that is definitely worthy of artistic mediums, far and wide.
You know how restoration specialists can rescue a masterpiece from centuries of dust and grime, restoring it to its original glory? That's how it feels playing Okami HD.