Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
This game is the greatest game known to mankind
I liked this game even before I played it.The game looked awesome just by looking at it.Its $12 and is one of the greatest games ever.Why spend $40 on a call of duty game when you can pay 12 for a game thats 3 times as much fun and is three times better .Why get ripped off when you can get an awesome game .TRUST ME BUY THIS GAME YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT
Reading the previews, and listening to the hype for Enslaved made me very anxious to pick it up. Enslaved is a great game with a mix of a good story, and great characters this is a definite buy. The story is really short but still worth checking out..
It blew my mind.
When I go in for new games, I always look at the used rack (9.99 and under), and stock up on the cheapos with hopes that I found a treasure. This just happens to be one of those games. I snagged Enslaved for 4.99 on impulse, simply because I loved the art on the cover. When I played it for the first time it was like my brain exploded with awesome. Enslaved was a ride from beginning to end. I adored everything about this game. The characters have a great dynamic, the story line is FANTASTIC, the combat is a perfect blend of simple and challenging, the variety in the game's 'worlds' was refreshing, NOTHING about the game was repetitive, and as a bonus, Andy Serkis is the voice of Monkey! In closing, its really hard for me to find games on PS3 that I can play all day long (The Arkham games are the only others). I was so impressed with this game, and so happy I went ahead and paid the measly 5$ for it. My only regret is that I burned through it in a few days and now I don't know what to do with myself.
KRATOS WHO?... God of War What?...
If you're a fan of this line of designers - the same crew who made Heavenly Sword, you know that they can bring it. Many of us were a little disappointed when there wasn't a follow up to heavenly sword. Yet this team of designers is on their stuff. I have to give them that. When I downloaded this demo, I did it with the intent that I'd just try it. I had nothing else to do, and I was just bored. This game starts out FROM THE JUMP, with tremendous action. I even let a friend try the demo out and she was on the edge of her seat trying to make the little deadlines that are therein. The characters are amazing, the voice-over's are truly smashing! I can see this one wooing over those of us who truly love a good love story. I wasn't too impressed with the main character being named "Monkey" but hey.... This demo is worth the download and the only way I can see this not being a smash is if it's short. Otherwise - I've got to have this one. THANK YOU THANK YOU for bringing back great gaming guys.
Brilliant adventure game with good story fun chars
When I first got this game I wasn't too sure about it. The way the game starts out is a little weird, on board a ship with it blowing up, barely giving you time to get on your feet. You won't figure out what's goin on with the story at first, and don't let that deter you from playing it.
As the game opened up, I started loving it.. More attacks are added, projectile weapons, a very cool interactive ability with the sub character that allows you to command her to distract enemies, etc, in key times where you'll need to navigate past them to be able to destroy them..
All in all, it's like a beautiful recreation of the prince of persia experience, with extra game play elements like stealth and cooperative puzzle solving, and a futuristic theme. One of the best action/adventure games I've played in a couple years to be honest!
Do NOT miss out on this game. I haven't put it down for almost 3 days, I'm on chapter 15, and I cant wait to see what happens next!
Even more excited after playing the demo
I played the demo for this after downloading it from the European PSN and I can honestly say I'm even more excited for the game now. The only real issue I had with it was that at times it seemed that there was a small delay between pushing a button and seeing it translated to screen, but other than that it controls well and looks gorgeous. The colors really pop and I love the way that Monkey moves. If you don't have a European PSN account definitely watch for the demo release on the US PSN this coming Tuesday the 21st. As an aside, I'm a huge Uncharted fan and the platforming elements remind me a lot of Uncharted 2, which is hands down my favorite game. October 5th can't come soon enough.
I just bought this game and was a little skeptic, but it was only $15 and i figured what the heck. The graphics aren't the best they are a little glitchy, but despite that the gameplay will blow you away. i mean let's be honest we're not buying the game for the graphics, we're buying it for the gameplay! if you like games like bulletstorm or infamous, then you will love this game. i recommend it 100% i mean come on....it's only $15!
First of all guys, if you're considering buying this game, buy it new. Publishers only receive about 27 bucks if you buy it new (and that's only if the game costs $60 retail). Otherwise, if bought used, they get absolutely nothing. Support the industry! Okay, anyway, back to my review. You've probably heard the gist of the story, a post-apocalyptic world in which a girl, Trip, enslaves a man, Monkey, to guide her back home after their slave trip crashes. This game was really, really good. Yes, it's very linear, but if you're gonna play this game for anything, it's for the story and characters. Lots of elements remain gloriously ambiguous (i.e. Trip's and Monkey's relationship, the ending), and will really stick with you. Dialogue and voice acting are topnotch. Platforming is really similar to that of Uncharted, and the actual gameplay wise is nothing amazing, but abilities are unlocked as you go along, keeping the pace nice and stopping things from getting boring. The artstyle is definitely gorgeous, and probably one of the most memorable things about it (yes, many gamers complain about placing too much emphasis on graphics, but in the case of Enslaved, it adds a whole new level of depth). The soundtrack is beautiful, and I often stopped playing just to listen to the music (or look at some really scenic views). Overall, I highly recommend this game, but the almost extreme linearity might throw some people off.
Expectations Have Been Raised
Ordinarily, I try to keep my expectations low when it comes to new games like this and though Ninja Theory's track record is solid, with their previous game being Heavenly Sword, I still wanted to know as little about the game as possible so that if it turns out to be good that I'll be pleasantly surprised. Such was the case with the demo to Ninja Theory's newest title, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Borrowing loose bits from the classic novel, Journey to the West, the game follows Monkey as he is forced to help the games heroine, Trip, westward to her home. This simple yet effective concept proves interesting as the demo involved her destroying a carrier with Monkey inside and then nearly leaving him for dead when he attempted to break into her escape pod. Monkey lives but awakes to find a Slave Headband, or helmet whatever, that was placed by Trip, controlling him with certain commands and can even kill him if she ever dies. This dynamic will no doubt give us some collision between the two characters due to the undesired state of Monkey being "Enslaved" to Trip against his will.
Now onto the gameplay, the combat was surprisingly well balanced with the camera bringing itself closer to Monkey as he lays waste to enemies, namely Combat Mechs. Using the Power Pole, Dragon Ball fan here, Monkey can button mash some epic combos while also blocking and evading. Though little faults were seen, I did get the subconscious thought of how the camera will affect the viewpoint of the player later in the game when more than two or three enemies are onscreen at one time. More so know that Ninja Theory is also handling the new reboot of Devil May Cry. But at the very least, gameplay was solid and more than enough to make to enjoy the game though I wish that the pipes and handles that you sometimes to climb to progress weren't glowed to show you where to go. This makes me think back to Assassin's Creed where it was left to you to figure that out, making the game less easy and more difficult but for the trade-off of realism.
All in all, it was a very good demo, with full of epic moments and set-pieces comparable only to Uncharted. I loved every moment of it despite some of its "Hey, go here." moments. Ninja Theory has sold me on this product and am looking forward to its full release, on October 5th.
Played the demo a couple of days ago the graphics are great the mele moves and combos are smooth i hope it has a awsome and long story line to go along with the demo. cant wait for the game next tuseday.