Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
NEEDS A SEQUEL!
I don't normally write a review my review style is I buy the game and play it over and over. But this game I feel in love, and it was just a filler game for me middle of summer waiting for the great games to come in in winter. So I was going through the lower price games to fill my shopping basket so I wasn't really have much faith for it. But once I put the game in I was hooked, the story line was so interesting. The action was intents where it needs to be. And the way it ended justs screams a sequel. And when I found out that they are not got me heated they will make duke nuk'em forever but lose a chance on a really great franchise as this one. Now I am the type of gamer where when I do everything in a game I will trade it in either for more games or for the newest game I have on hold. So I am begging on my knee's please make a sequel to this game.
This game is good but could be better. It has a lot of potential as a game but it can be a little repetitive. The combat was very simple and could have been added to a little more. But its a great game to pass the time and you want a adventuristic type theme.
Overall this is a great game. The storyline keeps you entertained and involved. This is just one of those games that you actually have fun playing and will make you want to play again in a couple of months.
GREAT GAME FOR THE MONEY, IT'S A HIDDEN GEM!
At first I was going to give this game an 8, then I saw that it was released back in 2010 and...well it only cost me $15 too!!! So I'm giving it a 9, very close to a 10. Three years later and the graphics on this game are still superb! The gameplay is similar to that of Uncharted, but the game takes a little while to take off. A bit slow in the beginning, but once it gets started its hard to put down. The only thing I noticed that was off a bit, is the movement of the players from when they speak. The mouth starts moving and then like a second later, the audio continues. The bosses at the beginning are also a bit repetitive, but as you gain more orbs you can upgrade your player and get new moves. So why a 9? I gave it a 9 because the gameplay, graphics and ending are awesome! The ending leaves you wondering in a good way, won't spoil it, but its good. The flaws are that the game starts a bit slow in the beginning, the bosses are also a bit repetitive and the relationship between Monkey and Trin are left to wonder also, wish it was a bit more clear (you'll understand if you play it). Overall, I would definitely play this game again. I feel like this game really has the potential to be something great! Its a hidden gem, a bit more work along with advertisement and we would all be raving about this game right now. Shy of being a 10. Definitely worth the time and even more so the money. I mean come on, its ONLY $15! Pick it up, you won't regret it!! P.S. I wish they would do Enslaved 2, would love to see where the game goes.
When it comes to what games I play I tend to be pretty picky. Most don't hold my attention the way simplistic action packed adventure games do (the God of War series for example), but Enslaved: Odyssey to the West went above and beyond that and gave me a really compelling story with my action. Though I'm not a big fan of the fps inserts throughout the game, I'm thoroughly enjoying the game play and story. It's fantastic! Within the first five minutes I was already hooked and incredibly (and pleasantly!) surprised. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone looking for something fun and entertaining. Get it, you won't be sorry!
Surprisingly good game
Alright, this is a pretty good game. It definitely surprised me as far as story, and boss battles. I was expecting a little more out of this game. To me it had a puzzling title. When I look at the cover it is again hard to figure out what kind of game this will be. Well, I tend to like things that stand out like that and are a little different.
The graphics are really good especially considering this was one of the first 2 games from this company on a console. The characters had a lot of little detail points on them that just brought a lot of feeling and depth to the characters. It caused me to want to know what happened to these characters before the game picked up. One thing that was a little funny to me was the proportions of the main character "Monkey". I guess they wanted him to look a little like a monkey as well as a built guy. It gave him some funny features to me. This in turn gave him a weird run. Climbing was amazing. In this Monkey moved like a true monkey and make it fun to just climb objects in the game.
The landscapes were amazing as well. The style of the land is kind of like Water World the movie, and Mad Max feel. It gives you a ruined world desolate feeling about it. The difference about this is that it is jungle junk yard world. I think it had a little too much junk in the shots at times. It was a little distracting at times, and I don't think there was one spot without corrosion or rust on it. A little too much rust for me. None the less very beautifully made.
The combat system was pretty smooth but a little slow to the next attack at times. The boss battles took a little getting use to. There were a few battle portions that took a swift flight mechanic. It was not easy at all. The controls were very sensitive and touchy, so it caused you to fall off ramps and run into the wall when you don't mean to turn so hard. The camera angle with some of the flight sessions gave the main disadvantage. The reaction timing of the character was a bit frustrating too. I had to warm up to the timing of the movement. Sometimes I would get spotted just because I thought he would run faster than that, or come out of cover faster. After you get use to it it flows nicely.
The story was amazing! I loved every bit of it! The story was the number one feature for me. The cutscenes were very nice, and showed emotion a bit, and tied you to the journey. The voice acting of Monkey was pretty good, but the voice acting of Trip (your partner character) was terrible. The voice acting was not enough to turn me way from the great story though. I was wanting know more about the character's past and future. This story was an alteration of Journey to the West (an Asian tale incorporating a magic monkey(that is just the main part talked about in the western world). I hope to see another installment of this game in the future, it is a great change of story for gaming.
I loved this game for the story, and fresh nature of the total package. It was lacking only in laggy mechanics, and camera angles that work against you at times. If you can press through that, it is a very nice game. Super awesome story with twists and turns all the way. You can not guess what is going to happen next, and the characters look great. Just curious about the missing links in the story mid way, towards the ending, and what happened before the game picks up. Very captivating story
Save your time and money by not buying this game! I bought it earlier today and I am already looking forward to bringing it back.
fun game character control could be better
This is a fun game with decent graphics . The story line is good enough by it's self, to keep you interested in the game. The biggest thumbs down is the control's. Most times the action is behind you, and it's slow to respond. The character will point in the direction it wants to go. Not were you need to go. If your patient and don't throw the controller through the TV. You will enjoy the game. The game is cartoony but I play to have fun. I give it a 61/2-7 due to poor control but a fun game.
If you have'nt played this you have'nt played anything. Best game ever you need to buy it. It just kept on making me want more.
This is one game that I will never get rid of. The story was absolutely amazing and had me hooked from that start. I planned on beating this game then trading it in but after I got done with it, I could not see myself trading or selling it.