Weapon Attributes - Okami
Okay, this is a short little hint to let you know about the attributes the three different types of weapon posses.
Firstly, you need to know that in the game there a three types of weapons: reflectors, rosaries and glaives. You can equip two onto Amaterasu, a main weapon which will be the one you use primarily and most often, and a sub that you can use to perform a couple of combos. You can, if you wish, equip two of the same type of weapon. For example, you can equip two reflectors, or two rosaries. However, it should be noted that this is much more effective when you go to the Dojo Master (who makes his way around Nippon and appears in three different places overall) and buy/learn the techniques that give you bonuses to double equip the same type of weapon.
Secondly, a really minor note here, weapons that have been powered up with Gold Dust are extremely better than those that aren't. While the difference may not be all that noticable to you, believe me the difference is kinda big. Now then, on to the attributes of the different types of weapon. Reflectors:- Fast and furious describe these pretty well. They aren't the strongest of the three, but they aren't the weakest either. They provide a medium-length range, and the speed of these weapons allows several attacks to follow in succession. When equipped as a sub, these weapons turn into a shield, and will block attacks for you if you time their useage right.
Rosaries:- These weapons, technically, have the longest reach of them all, but they are pretty weak. Sadly, I have only ever found a rosary useful when it is equipped as a sub weapon, because this is when you may shoot your rosary beads at an enemy. It should be noted that the continual shooting of rosary beads will leave you having to wait for them to return before shooting them again.
Glaive:- Glaives, to be honest, are my favourite weapon of choice. They are the most powerful of all the weapons, and the slowest too. However, these weapons may be charged up by holding and pressing the attack button, depending on whether they are your sub or main. As a sub, glaives can provide interesting combos with a main weapon, but they work better as glaive glaive. Why? Because you can charge the two weapons up at the same time if you really want to be done with a battle quickly. This is especially cool when trying to cut down your time fighting a boss like Orochi so you get a better bonus score at the end. Keep in mind, however, that while your glaive(s) are charging, you are vulnerable to attack.
Added by: dark_dragon_storm Jul 14th 2007, ID#27186