Excerpt: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is very much in the mould of the Uncharted series, so there’s an emphasis on spectacle and a focus on narrative. It’s also made with a broad audience in mind – just about anyone even half familiar with a good old fashioned controller can pick it up, play it and maybe even complete it, though it turns out that developer Ninja Theory’s efforts to reach them has been somewhat in vain as at, the time of writing, the sales haven’t exactly been...
Excerpt: Strong Points: Mostly gorgeous graphics; engrossing narrative and characters Weak Points: Uneven gameplay; sometimes unstable framerate, especially when a lot of activity is on-screen; platforming is way too easy, and hampered by unevenly difficult combat Moral Warnings: Violence against robots takes the fore here; one of the characters, Trip, is consistently dressed provocatively; lots of profanity, most of it involving blasphemy
Pros: Mostly gorgeous graphics; engrossing narrative and characters
Cons: Uneven gameplay; sometimes unstable framerate, especially when a lot of activity is on-screen; platforming is way too easy, and hampered by unevenly difficult combat
Conclusion: It also seemed too close during some of the combat. 2) Enviromental traps on several of the levels will kill you instantly 3) Chase sequences on 2 levels are a pain, especially on hard difficulty 4) The 100% Tech Orb achievement is a real pain, even using a guide. Again, this quick review is just meant to assess this game in what I believe is a more realistic manner.
Excerpt: Introduction Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is Ninja Theory’s 2nd epic adventure after their landmark 2007 PS3-exclusive, Heavenly Sword . Enslaved has all the ear-marks of an epic Ninja Theory adventure except some weak character interactions and budget constraints near the end don’t bolster the title into an edge of your seat adventure like it could have.
Conclusion: you may not have a lot of reason to replay the game after that initial experience, I’d rather have 10-12 hours of good quality entertainment then 20 hours of mediocre entertainment. It’s all about the dollar for dollar entertainment bang for your buck. In this game you play as a character named Monkey. You’ve become attached to a beautiful young lady that requires your assistance to make it home and has put a headband on you that allows the two of you to communicate.