Excerpt: It’s a race against time - the more you wield the Heavenly Sword on your quest for revenge, the more of your life drains away. Your clan has turned their backs on you. Your father, who chose you to wield the swords most treasured artifact, is in grave danger. What do you do? It’s unfortunate that assistive technology had to take over (in the form of a rapid-fire controller) and this end up being a review of the first few hours of Heavenly Sword but it was fated to turn...
Excerpt: It’s a race against time - the more you wield the Heavenly Sword on your quest for revenge, the more of your life drains away. Your clan has turned their backs on you. Your father, who chose you to wield the swords most treasured artifact, is in grave danger. What do you do?
Excerpt: It seems like only yesterday when we first heard of Nariko’s adventure coming exclusively to the PlayStation 3. Where in reality this game has been a long time coming, since early 2004 in fact when it was first announced as an Xbox exclusive from the makers of Kung-Fu Chaos. Since then the developers have changed their name, the game has changed consoles, and the overall package is shaping up to be one of Sony’s biggest hitters this holiday season.
Excerpt: Ask a large number of PlayStation 3 owners what the console needs and an almost endless echo of “games” will come back in reply. This writer has got to admit that £425 was a lot of money to spend on a system that hasn’t exactly hit its stride as of yet. Still these are early days, and in the PS3’s first year comes Heavenly Sword, a Sony exclusive and a hopeful big hitter for the console.
Excerpt: Heavenly Sword is the hotly anticipated sword fighting game from Ninja Theory which was released exclusively on PS3 on 12/09/2007. The game plays in a very similar fashion to Ninja Gaiden Sigma, for any of you who have already played that and enjoyed it. If you open the controls menu the list of available attacks and their often long winded button press combinations will certainly look familiar. If you mastered Sigma then you should certainly have no problems here.
Excerpt: My crusade for the first hands-on Heavenly Sword cover came to a head late last year only to be dashed when Ninja Theory wisely decided to keep a lid on things a bit longer. But my Mom always said that good things come to those who wait and I guess she was right. Either that or she didn't have the money for the GI Joe with the kung-fu grip.
Summary: The environments, cast, characters, storyline, and virtually everything in Heavenly Sword is astonishing. While there are some minor negatives, players should be prepared to experience a spiritual disclosure with Ninja Theory’s latest masterpiece.
Pros: Unforgettable atmosphere combined with ample replay value., Beautifully detailed with everything in harmony from animation all the way to the audio system., Great combat system complimented by impressive A.I
Cons: Enemy models can sometimes get repetitive, Poor Loading Times.