I just got this game a few days ago. Yes, I know I'm REALLY late to the party. I must say that this game is beyond amazing and fun - especially once I was able to get a hold of things and the controls. That being said - here is my advisement to other would-be players.
For future reference - The 1.10 update of Heavenly Sword may cause some complete freezing during loads. I thought it was my disk at first - fairly clean. I went to trade it in for a new copy and I ran back home excited to play it, though, the freezing continued to persist. I ended up rolling back the game data and re-installed the game minus the update and it worked/works perfectly without problem. Well, minus the rumble effect that was added in by the said update. Overall, it is still worth it without the rumble.
yes: I recommend this product