Excerpt: Heavenly Sword is Ninja Theory’s first big-budget release and second game overall. In their early days, when they were still called Just Add Monsters, they also developed Kung Fu Chaos, a rather obscure platform game for the original Xbox.
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.
Excerpt: Slimy-looking, seemingly self-propelled, and able to detach to ward off prey – you may think that’s a description of the arms of an octopus, and you’re right! However, it’s also describing Nariko’s (the main character of
Excerpt: Some people feel this next-gen console war is over. Between Microsoft’s Xbox Live infrastructure with a solid title lineup and Nintendo’s “casual gamer” onslaught with the Wii, it is felt that Sony has dropped the ball irrevocably this time around.
Conclusion: Heavenly Sword was a real treat. There isn’t much I didn’t like about Heavenly Sword, I just wish it were longer and offered more interactivity rather than being so linear. That aside, it’s presented a great story and a really interesting cast of characters.