Rated 10 out of 10 by Zurvivor Best Overlooked Game In Years
Enslaved is one of those games that goes under the radar, with little advertising, much like Psychonauts, Beyond Good & Evil, etc. And also like the afore mentioned games, it is a shining gem in gaming. The first chapter is so intense and gripping, you don't want to put it down for hours. The luscious jungle environment is jaw dropping, as well as the facial animation, which is some of the best I've ever seen, on par with the likes of Heavy Rain. I will admit, the fighting does get a little repetitive, but with fantastic finishers and upgrades to your weapons, it spices it up enough to make it feel like it isn't dragging along. The storyline is sub par, but the evolution of the main characters is what really gets me, as well as the twist of an ending. While not a game made for longevities sake, it is a must play for any self respecting gamer. If you're interested, by all means, buy it, but at the very least, rent this bad boy and get ready to have you socks knocked off of ya.
Rated 9 out of 10 by SupaFly Definitely worth buying
I actually read about this game on one of the issues of Game Informer. It looked very interesting with its storyline concept and scenery/location. When I finally saw the previews, I was dead set on buying it. I bought it yesterday and could not stop playing. Think of it as a mix of Final Fantasy X (for story and character concept), Uncharted, Gears of War, Mass Effect and Heavenly Sword (for maneuvering, battle, art, realistic-ness and character concept as well). The story is engaging and intense. The characters have dept and are very real. The gameplay requires you to think fast and be quick on your feet. The battle mechanics are quite easy to handle, especially if one has played any of the games I compared to above. The characters facial expressions are pretty amazing. Almost thought they were real at some point. I feel Enslaved is an underrated game among all of the other big tittles that are releasing. I definitely recommend this game to those who my have been skeptical after seeing the demo. I assure you, it is MUCH better! A great investment indeed.
Rated 10 out of 10 by axsys Involving story
So your wondering where all the driving story games are well look no further Enslaved is here and it is Awesome. First off the game does really well introducing characters without you wanting to ask where have you been or how did you get there. Instead it makes you focus on how am I going to survive with rogue robots on my tail every 5 seconds. The A.I is amazing. If you think your going to get through the game with mindless button mashing in a chance to win think again, you'll notice that strategy only works at the beginning of the game to really get involved with the combat their are certain tweaks that will need to be made to progress through the game. Once you set out on your journey you'll notice that the game is very linear that being said it does really little to challenge you to find out what to do next, your objective is always clear. All in all the game is very notable for the great voice actor Andy Serkis and the replay value is very limited due to the fact that the achievements are story based but rewards you with allowing you to play the game again but with stats carried over.
Rated 10 out of 10 by skatergurlsam great story,great game......AWESOME!!!
i think this game is awesome . i was reading a videogame magazine so i saw an article about this game i read it n it looked very interesting, so when i bought it and began to play i just...i just couldnt stop playing!!!! the story is so cool specially when monkey is totaly the opposite of trip i mean like how they act beacause monkey is like brutal,etc. n trip is not shes like smart,etc. so they actually begin to fell in love with each other in a way n they became good friends. well the fighting part is good only that theres not much combos but it was still good, the climbing part is cool too. well my point is that i defenetly recomend this game n im very picky about games but this game i got to say that is awesome. and ohhh yeaa i almost forgot i want fable 3!!!wooooo i cant wait :D
Rated 8 out of 10 by Beast13 It Went Beyond My Expectations
This game really exceeded my expectations. I originally thought that it would have about seven to eight hours of gameplay, average graphics, and repetitive fighting. I WAS WRONG. The graphics are really good and it has very deep character relations. The fighting is fun (there is a slight delay from when you click a button and monkey does what you want, but is is very slight and you get used to it quickly.) Now, the combat is s bit repetitive at first, but it gets a lot better as you unlock more moves. My only problem with the game is that when you finish the game and get all of the achievments, there isn't much else to do. Yet, that will probably take you about 12 hours, so its not super short. Overall, you should definitely get this game. Its only 20 bucks new and it is definitely worth getting.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Gazz A fantastic Platformer
Going into Enslaved I didn't know what to expect.However After playing the first few chapters I found myself clenching the controller.I think Enslaved is a fantastic game.From the story telling comedy to the dramatic and totally twisted ending enslaved had me from the getgo.If there had to be any reason whatsoever to pick this game up it's def the platforming. Yes it's a little like prince of persia(2008) but I found that to fantastic as well. The combat isn't as in depth as I would have hoped for but is still fun. The Only issues i found with this game Were the camera during combat was too close and hard to see and the platforming is a little guided.Other than that there is no reason to not pick it up,and witha price drop of $20 why would you want to miss out on this fantastic game.
Rated 7 out of 10 by mitchinator Tons of glitches, decent story, and good graphics
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a frustrating game, with great graphics, decent gameplay, and many glitches. The game is frustrating especially during the platforming sections. Enslaved is sort of like Uncharted 2, except in Uncharted you don't fight robots with a lightsaber or what ever it is. The graphics in Enslaved are great. But, after you leave New York the graphics aren't memorable. Characters in Enslaved are good but, there are only three of them in the entire game. The boss battles in Enslaved are fairly easy, but there are often glitches that occur so you have to restart at the very beginning of the battle. Also, some of the camera angles in the game are horrible. Overall, Enslaved is a decent game but, it hardly even has an ending, it sort of just ends.
Rated 9 out of 10 by AnonymouslyConfused28 1 awesome ride
While it is true the gameplay falters from time to time the vast majority of the game handles and plays good. The graphics are breathtaking and some of the best I have seen from the Unreal Engine. In cutscenes the lip syncing is great. The skin texture detail is very detailed and well done. Facial animations really do bring the characters alive and the voice acting is top notch. You can tell just after a short period of time this game had a lot of work poured into it. The combat is fun but not as fluid as its competition. With that said it is still good. The platforming is fun and makes you really feel like your exploring a vast land filled with rich detail at every nook and cranny. I highly recommend this game as it will grip you from beginning to end.
Rated 7 out of 10 by flickyfish Good Story, Uninteresting Gameplay
A story set off in the distant future, Enslaved Odessey to the West has a great story, but the gameplay could get a litle boring at times. Fighting the same old way again and again through the whole game gets frustrating. Collecting tech orbs allows you to upgrade your health, combat, and weapon. The last mission really stunned me on how childish the developers are making a so called ''What the Heck'' moment. The best part of the game is when your still in the city looking at all the ruins beneath your feet as you climb from one skyscraper to another heading towards the crashed ship in the beginning. Graphics are good, if your at a distant, the graphics are grainy. In the end the gameplay won't entertain for long, the story will.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Jakers224 AMAZING!!!
I literally finished this game ten minutes ago and I am blown away by the ending (which I will not spoil because you need to experience it yourself). I thought that I knew how this game was going to end. I thought that Monkey would get Trip to her "colony" and the game would be over. That is not anywhere near how the game ended. This game constantly added twists and turn to the story for Chapter 1 to Chapter 14. You can tell that the writers of this game definitly put some thought into this game in order for it run well and keep the gamers guessing. The gameplay is smooth although it kind of gets annoying when you want to run and jump on to a box and you end up rolling at the base of the box (just a thing that they should fix if they ever make a sequel). The action is intense and they make it flow like a movie. Also they made it so it cuts to a bunch of different camera angles without ruining the control of Monkey (which gives it a greater depth of gameplay). I find that occasionally the frame rate slows down for a second so you get that choppy feeling to the game (it soon picks up the pace and it down not affect gameplay, just a little annoying). I would completly recommend this to a friend and/or family member. The bummer about this game is that they already said that they are not making a sequel. I hope that they change their minds because thiis game was amazing.