clover studios

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Okami by Clover Studio

Genre(s): Action, Adventure
Playable Animal(s): Wolf, Dog
Platform(s): PS2, PS3, Wii
Features: Singleplayer, combat, motion control, gesture system, platforming, puzzles, story-driven, side-quests, sumi-e visual style

“You possess the power of a god, but face the world in the form of the wolf. You have the power to create and destroy. Faced with your greatest challenge, to restore order and beauty to a world laid barren by evil, you must overcome the odds against you.”

“Viewtiful Joe”

  • GamePro, October 2003 (#181)
  • Today we look at the games released by the acclaimed and short-lived, Clover Studio. This Japaese indie game studio got their start as a development team for their first game, Viewtiful Joe, which received critical acclaim. Back then, they were only known as “Team Viewtiful,” but around the time of the sequel’s production, Capcom turned them into an independent studio, in order to “facilitate new IPs.”

Shane’s 2016 Sketchbook, Entry 36 - “Wandering Artist Issun”

I’ve beaten Okami twice in the past (the second time on New Game Plus, mostly because I ignored the game’s advice and saved over my only file inside the Ark of Yamato…), but I’ve recently started it up again in HD thanks to a download code a friend generously gave me (Thanks Nymo!). I’ll probably draw Ammy at some point too, but for now, here’s everyone’s favorite celestial envoy!