Excerpt: Without becoming too deeply engaged in Chinese mythology Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, loosely tells the tale of Monkey, as it is known to the English speaking world, or Journey to the West in Chinese.
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...
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...
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
Summary: Ninja Theory has created a decent universe that looks amazing for the most part. The game features incredible voice work, and a very character driven storyline. Unfortunately, combat and platforming became boring at times. We are left with a decent attempt, and a nice start to a possible franchise.
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...
Excellent fantasy adventure can get violent and suggestive.
Common Sense Media
29 January 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a violent game -- a third-person adventure that's placed in a brutal post-apocalyptic world. However, its protagonists are clearly good guys fighting against evil, and the enemies are machines and monsters instead of humans.