Reviews and Problems with Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
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Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
9 June 2012
Excerpt: Forget those boring desolate plains, areas that only use two tints from the entire color palette, and the slow hungry zombies that lurk around every corner. Apocalypses like these are so 2008. Devs seem to forget that when mankind isn’t around anymore, nature takes over.
Summary: With dynamite writing, voice acting, music, art design, and one of the best stories in recent memory, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West has a lot going for it. Unfortunately, the rest of the game can’t quite hold up.
Conclusion: Those of you who enjoyed Enslaved will have no regrets with this surprisingly lengthy and fun adventure. Everyone else should write an angry letter to Namco Bandai/Ninja Theory demanding a more polished sequel instead.
Summary: Enslaved is sci-fi road adventure featuring a captivating story that spans the fears of a world gone crazy with technology. Despite some mediocre gameplay elements, this game is hard to put down, and you will want to play it all the way through to see how it ends.
Pros: The brilliantly crafted story and dialogue, The lush mech landscapes draped in beautiful vegetation, The memorable characters, who are worthy of a feature film
Cons: The clunky camera, The noticeable, albeit minor graphical flaws, The dull combat elements
Conclusion: The story within Enslaved can be completed in around 8-10 hours. When I spoke to Namco Bandai at E3 2010 they told me that they had DLC planned for the future but didn’t provide me with any details on when and what the DLC will consist of.
Excerpt: Wow! Enslaved: Odyssey To The West is simply put: Wow! Finally, something new and exciting comes our way, not rehashed, or spun-off from a former hit, but instead raises the bar for action-adventure platformers, and the results are amazing.
Excerpt: Every once in a while I get surprised whilst reviewing a game. The truly epic games have such huge hype building up to their release that it’s difficult for the game to live up to the expectation created.
Excerpt: I can’t quite figure out why people are raving about Enslaved. Though it’s an entertaining adventure game and the characters interact well, I feel like I’m the only one bothered by the fact that the game is a post-apocalyptic Uncharted, with elements from Prince of Persia, Resident Evil 4, God of...