TheGameReviews writes: "In retrospect, my relationship with Okami was more infatuation than true love. The design wasn't as tight as that of Zelda's, the puzzles too simple, the collectibles too useless, and the script too rambly. But it's easy to get cynical over what a game doesn't do. What Okami did was to look gorgeous, control well, tell a deceptively complex story, and innovate with its brush mechanics. More to the point, it was more than the sum of its parts. The hand-painted look of the game, the celestial brush controls, and the tale of a goddess reborn all complimented each other in creating the most wondrous virtual world ever committed to a disc."