Summary: This is a classic example of the mediocrity of game magazine reviews. Heavenly Sword unfortunately received lukewarm reviews while other inferior games got great reviews from the FPS loving crowd. I got HS at the bargain price of $19.99 and boy was that a steal.
Excerpt: Move over Kratos, a new smasher is in town. Heavenly Sword follows the flame haired beauty "Nariko" in her quest in keeping the so called heavenly sword away from an evil king. Although, the story is pretty decent, the controls feels awkward and is full of non-poised action.
Summary: As I'm sure you've read from other reviews, this game is a tad short. This is not a bad thing, though! I prefer my games not be 80 hours. The animation is great and the storyline is fun. The woman that plays Olivia from the TV show "FRINGE" is the main character's voice.
Summary: One of the greatest titles to release for the PS3 early into its life-cycle. While the media were split on the overall experience, no one could deny the shear magnitude of the experience developer Ninja Theory packed into Heavenly Sword.
Excerpt: Ambitious. Ninja Theory’s first Playstation 3 project was one of the first to show off the true potential of the system. More than this, it was one of the first games to show off the storytelling ability of video games. For this, it is to applauded. It is a spectacle.
Celeste "Vodka, Apple Pucker & Sweet 'n' Sour", Amazon
9 June 2009
Summary: Sometimes, being a good girlfriend means sitting on the couch and watching him play a game or playing a game together. I'm a moderate gamer; the new controls are generally more complicated than I'm willing to commit to. He is a hard core gamer.