Reviews and Problems with Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
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Enslaved May Capture You, But Won't Hold You For Too Long
29 March 2011
Summary: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is an action adventure game from developer Team Ninja that attempts to re-imagine the ancient Chinese story Journey to the West with a bit of future apocalyptica flare. You follow the story of a young tech girl named Trip and a battle-hardened vagabond named Monkey. After escaping from a slave ship, Monkey must escort Trip safely back to the village she was kidnapped from, whether he wants to or not.
Summary: Enslaved odyssey to the west is an action adventure game. As the main protagonist of the game, you are a person enslaved by the slavers with an unknown name. You call your self "monkey" not much of the story is unveiled until you reach close to the end of the game. Your first task it to break free from a slaver ship, team up with a girl name Trip and start on your grueling adventure to discover the past and find out just why the slavers have enslaving your world and why...
Summary: After hearing some raves from other gamers, I decided to pick this game up since it was on sale. My first impression of the game is: awkward controls and movement. You will get used to the battles and movement mechanics, but one thing that bothered me was the QTEs. sometimes you have to throw your partner over and then hop over to grab her from falling to her impending doom. The controls are not very responsive, so I had lots of deaths from that.
Summary: I'll start off by saying I loved Heavenly Sword. The story was good, all the characters were interesting, the fighting mechanic was different and the sixaxis moments gave it variety. I didn't mind that it was a short game because there was a lot of content packed in that time-frame. With Enslaved, you have yet another 3rd person hacknslash that adds nothing new...I'd say they actually took a step backwards with the gameplay mechanic.
Summary: Ninja Theory proved themselves competent developers when they released Heavenly Sword in 2007. Their follow up, Enslaved, was their first multi-platform release and further adds to their credibility in the industry. I bought this game 3 years ago but I have only just had the opportunity to play it now, owing to work commitments and limited leisurely time.
Summary: The controls aren't that grate, combat and exploration feel a lot less interesting because of them. As for the story it's just too short and for those that are expecting a little bit of romance between the main leads, just forget it, you will be disapointed.
Summary: "Enslaved: Odyssey to the West" could have been great. It could have been a contender. Instead its a decent game with too many flaws holding it back from greatness. Enslaved is set after a war between man and machine which man lost and drove earth into a post apocalyptic era where nature is taking over the cities and crazed Mechs roam the streets attacking every survivor.
Summary: The game is epic, concerning art/visuals. The characters, the levels and the machines etc are extremely vibrant and I found it almost impossible to find a level that was awful looking and not done well. The game is a button masher, climb here, climb there, tap tap, on to the next part, if you don't mind that great, but it does become quite boring.
Summary: So this is a very short game with completion in about 10 hours on easy, about 15 on hard. I went back to try it on hard just to give it another run through a few months after completing it originally on easy. It still left me feeling like there was something missing from the game. Game controls aren't too bad but aren't brilliant either, the story is decent enough but not as strong as a lot of the reviewers have stated IMHO, plus the characters are so one dimensional the...
Summary: As the theme song to the series which is also based on the same story as the game used to state `Monkey magic, Monkey magic' but does it relate to this game? In some parts yes but unfortunately not enough. The concept of being charged with Monkey the hero of the story protecting Trip the damsel in distress is fairly intriguing as Monkey isn't doing this for love or money but is actually forced into complying with her orders by way of a slave headband.