Originally Posted by Megumi
Well, I honestly do not remember the last time I played a game that could truly be called original. Originality is kind of a strange factor to use with games these days, since they only pop up once in a blue moon, if ever.
As for Okami, I only played ten minutes of it or so, but I do not remember much of it.
It depends on how you define originality as well, considering that Okami, in many people's minds, is a Zelda with that brush gimmick. As well, I can't say much about gimmicks vs. originality: where the line ends between the two. But it's also winning innovation award after innovation award as well.
I mean, Persona 3 can be considered original, but it can be called a pokemon clone of sorts, or copying H-gaming in general with the whole "choice" storyline idea. If you define original as something that defies what is seen in the mainstream, and thus will sell terribly (but still be good), then yes, both Persona 3 and Okami would be "original".