Ōkami is a creative action-adventure game in the vein of The Legend of Zelda.
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Story & Themes
Okami's story is based on Japanese folklore. Long ago, the evil eight-headed serpent Orochi was sealed away by the great warrior Nagi and Amaterasu, but Amaterasu was injured during the battle and dies shortly thereafter. A hundred years later, in order to prove that the legend of Orochi never really happened, Nagi's descendant Susano breaks the seal. Orochi is awakened, and the land becomes cursed. Trees and plants wither, and monsters are unleashed. But hope is rekindled when Amaterasu is reincarnated, coming to life from a statue built in her honor. Amaterasu travels the land, searching to regain her godly powers and fighting back the tide of darkness.
- Do you see parallels between this Japanese story and European folktales you've read?
- Why don't we look up the Japanese art of ink drawing and find out about the history of this art form?
- What are your favorite ink-drawing "weapons" and tools in the game?
- Do you think some of the bosses are scary?
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Art (Painting, Drawing, etc.),
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