Okami HD Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** An action adventure, with platforming and puzzle-solving elements, set in ancient folklore Japan. The game is quite easy, as is obtaining the Platinum, but can be time-consuming.
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Okami HD is an action adventure first released on the PlayStation 2 in 2006, and revamped with trophy support for the PlayStation 3 in 2012, and again for eighth generation consoles in 2017. The graphics are presented using cel-shading to resemble a sumi-e, or a Japanese ink wash painting. Players control Amaterasu, a character in the form of a white wolf, who must perform platforming and puzzle-solving to advance through the story, as well as battle enemies using various weapons and fighting techniques. Players can also use the Celestial Brush, the ability to draw on the screen in order to solve puzzles or defeat enemies.
Set during ancient folklore Japan, the eight-headed demon Orochi has been freed and curses the land. The Okami Amaterasu, the sun goddess in the form of a white wolf, is summoned to defeat Orochi and restore the life of the land.
The original Okami on the PlayStation 2 received high praise with an average score of 93%, praised for its visual design, story, originality, and overall fun.
Okami HD is overall a fairly easy game and certainly platinumable for any average gamer. The only reason for the 2-star difficulty is the time required, as there's a lot to do in the game. This includes finding all the collectibles, fishing every type of fish, and defeat every enemy in the game at least once. All generally easy tasks, but a little time consuming.
Expect roughly 50-60 hours, depending on whether or not you take your time or rush through, and if you collected the four missable trophies on your first playthrough.
NOTE: The trophies on the PS3 share the same list with those on the PS4.
If your aim is to collect every trophy, including the Platinum, in one playthrough, then you'll need to do everything required up until the Ark of Yamato, which is the point of no return. You'll be given a warning at this point, so don't worry about progressing too far.
However, there are four missable trophies you should concern yourself with. The No Furball On The Menu trophy requires you to reach the shore without being swallowed by the Water Dragon at the end of the Sunken Ship. Be sure to save your game prior, in case you miss it.
The From Imps To Demons trophy requires you to complete your Bestiary by defeating every enemy in the game at least once. This one is missable because of two enemies: the Fire Doom Mirror only appears once during the Imperial Palace mission, and Clay Flyer which, if missed the first time, will only appear again after the point of no return.
Also, the Leave No Chest Unopened trophy requires collecting all the Stray Beads. There is one Stray Beat, the first in the game in the River of the Heavens, which is potentially missable.
Finally, the Barking Up The Cherry Tree requires earning a Cherry Tree rank which includes dying less than 5 times. This is actually not that difficult to do, but be sure to save often just in case, and reload if you died.
By the time you're ready to enter the Ark of Yamato, be sure to check you've completed everything necessary for the Platinum. Both the From Imps To Demons trophy, and Leave No Chest Unopened trophy, won't unlock until after defeating the final boss, so make sure you've fulfilled their requirements. This also goes for the Barking Up The Cherry Tree trophy. Aside from that, you should have all the other trophies unlocked, except for Sayonara for boarding the Ark of Yamato, and The Dark Lord for defeating the final boss.
Then, it's finally time to board the Ark, defeat the final boss, and earn that Platinum.
A text-based Walkthrough by forweg:
And IGN has a Walkthrough here:
Dropeti has a great Trophy Guide here:
And a great Trophy Guide by ChicagoRedSox:
And ATHF89 has a useful Trophy Guide here:
A valuable Collectibles Guide by GTRagnarok:
And a Stray Beads Guide on OkamiWiki:
And theranmafan created a useful Floral Finisher / Monster / Demon Fang FAQ here:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: