Mike from We Got This Covered wrote:
"With all due respect, Okami looks like a failure of a game on paper. Take a game that shamelessly rips off the Zelda formula, but place it in feudal Japan with a graphic style looking like it’s a sumi-e work, and you play as a wolf? Gamers and critics alike were incredibly skeptical when the game was nearing release on the PS2 back in 2006, especially given the fact that we knew new consoles would be out literally two months after release. Capcom was even so bold to release the game knowing that a real Zelda game, Twilight Princess, was being released that very same year. Okami is even the Guinness World Record holder for Least Commercially Successful Game to Win a Game of the Year Award thanks to the upset at IGN that year."