People ask me all the time what my favorite game of 2006 was and although I am fond of Gears of War and think Oblivion is everything people say it is, I have to give the nod to Okami. It was a fantastic, beautiful, heart-warming game that, as I said last summer, out-Zeldas Zelda.
If you haven't played this gem of a game and are still on the fence about it, then click over to Eurogamer.net to read this review. The writers at Eurogamer do a superb job with their reviews and, in my opinion, are the best of the Internet bunch. And this is definitely one of their better-written reviews. If they can't convince you try this game then nothing will.