Summary: I know I should have listened to other reviews saying this game had awful controls and lot of repetition but what can I say, who doesn't love a sexy woman as a main character? *Spoiler Alert* There are times where you are positioned to either snipe with a bow and arrow or defend against an army with a cannon. Don't get me wrong that sounds awesome but; the controls are way too impractical.
Summary: Heavenly Sword came to the PS3's library at an interesting time. The PS3 drought was really drawing on gamers' patience and people were really hoping that Heavenly Sword and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune would finally deliver some stellar gaming on Sony's barren platform. Thankfully Uncharted delivered. Heavenly Sword? Eh, not so much. It was truly an ambitious title, one Ninja Theory crafted to show off every strength of the Playstation 3's capability.
Summary: Several months back I was introduced to Ninja Theory's work through Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Despite the plummeting price point typically indicative of gaming mediocrity, I found Enslaved wholly intriguing and masterfully crafted. After discovering that Andy Serkis had also contributed to Heavenly Sword's cinematic and narrative development I decided to immediately make a purchase. Heavenly Sword took me about 6 hours to complete on the normal setting.
Too many combo button mashing but amazing graphics. Epic.
BC "BC", Amazon
27 January 2011
Summary: This was actually the second PS3 game I ever played. Graphics and cut scenes of landscapes was amazing. You can see the detail and work that went into it. Had a hard time memorizing so many combos as distinctly prefer games without combos. Ended up using 2 or 3 combos for the game now. Why 2 stars?
Summary: I'd wait until it does down to 5-10 dollars. The only enjoyable character is the sister that is mentally insane. Who cares about length, the story is typical of any anime-ish game/ movie. Pretty princess get into deep and defies the gods. Who couldn't have thought that plot line up? It's predictable and it has a lot of "theme park" style games like hit the bulls-eye. It's not worth full or any where near full price.
Summary: I have just finished this game. It took maybe 7 hrs? But considering how shallow the combat and gameplay is, I guess thats a good thing. I am a big action fan junkie, and I played and loved Ninja Gaiden 1&2, Devil May Cry, and all God of War games. So I was pretty excited for this. The cutscenes are terrible. The voice acting is overdone, and made me cringe. Worst yet, some are unskippable.
Summary: I understand that this was one of the first releases for the PS3. I also understand that because of that there was limited time to put together much of a story or to dedicate time to anything but the game play itself. However, I probably could have come up with something a bit more attractive with my zero gaming production experience. You run around as Nariko, the girl with the red hair, and sometimes as her little sister, Kai.
Great production values but to frustrating and flawed.
Y. Basurto "Kobeskillz", Amazon
29 December 2009
Summary: This game looks great and has the best face animations/mo caps in a game IMO. Screen tearing, slowdown and some other minor things keep it down though. The combat can be fun with 3 different stance and bunch of button smashing combos but the enemies block EVERYTHING!!!! The game after a while consist of rolling hitting rolling hitting and repeat. You can just roll and hit the triangle button all game long really. Very frustrating.