Angela Mar 10, 2006
So, did anyone check out the playable "First Bite" Okami demo yet? Pretty cool stuff; surreal, beautiful art style, and gameplay that looks to have a ton of potential. The Inaba interview, in particular, showcases an excellent overview of what the game's about, and it all looks very exciting.
The music, in particular, is quite nice; heavily drenched in traditional Japanese, with lots of koto, taiko drums, and wind instruments akin to panflutes and the shinobue -- a musical style that perhaps can be most readily comparable to Asakura's more traditional work from the Tenchu series. With the exception of the war-driven battle sequence theme, much of what's featured in the demo is calm, soothing, and almost dreamy.
I made recordings from the demo, and put them up for download in a 19 MB zip file: