Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West User Reviews


if Ninja Theory was a ninja, he'd be Naruto


At times, I find myself cleaning up my excess inventory so that I don't look like a loser who has more video games than friends – that, and trading in PS3 games will reduce your next JB Hi-Fi DVD/video game binge by about ten bucks a pop. Very rarely do I give them a chance to plea their case, but Enslaved was a special game for me... a special kind of shit that doesn't quite smell like what I'd be used to, and it kind of looks different too, but... well, you know where this is going, so I'll talk about it a bit more formally. Enslaved is the kind of game that only really has one thing goin...


Enslaved: Odyssey To The West


Enslaved: Odyssey to the West PS3 Review

Enslaved is the kind of game that tries to take itself serious but fails miserably. Right from the offset you get the sense that the story is the main component and everything else is built around it. Don't get me wrong the story is pretty damn good or at least it remains good until the final chapter (no spoilers here). But a game needs more than just a decent story.
So what's the story then?
You play as Monkey (yes that's his name as well as his profession), during a pretty impressive opening first chapter Monkey finds himself trying to escape from ...


A journey and nothing else


We all have our predictions of what the end of the world will be like... and so do Ninja Theory, but it's not all fire and brimstone here. Instead, it's to do with our lust to advance technology... pretty much to the point where it ends up killing all of us-- Oh wait, that's Terminator. No, actually, this game is like that, except instead of sending robots into the past to prevent judgement day, the people in Enslaved's universe prefer to live in fear of these robots and not send any of their robots to the past to prevent the takeover from happening. I get why that'd be - it's obvious that ...


This journey is marred by underdeveloped elements and not much backstory


If you don't have a PS3, you wouldn't have played Heavenly Sword, so this game would be something you might've either ignored completely, or just bought on a whim. I know I did the latter. There wasn't much coverage, but it still looked interesting enough, especially with the box art. Playing it, on the other hand, left me with mixed reactions. What's done well is most certainly done well, and what isn't quite so well done, well, it really shows. It's worth checking out, but don't expect a masterpiece.

Story: The world as we know it has ended. Mankind have been enslaved by robots, and it's e...


The greenest apocalypse I've ever seen in a video game


Enslaved: Odyssey To The West is one of those games that surprises you with how good it is. You haven't heard much about it, but you give it a shot anyway, because the box art looks cool with a badass looking dog robot in the background and some buff dude and hot chick are running from it. Within this box art is the disc, and within the disc is a surprisingly good game. Well, it's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it's still something that could be considered good.

The story is that the world has, for the most part, been destroyed by mechanical monsters simply known as mechs...


Enslaved: Could be a double entendre


Less is more.

Here's something that almost nobody knew much about, yet comes out and suddenly kicks most peoples' asses; Enslaved: Odyssey To The West, a game developed by the same guys behind Heavenly Sword. If you want my honest opinion, Heavenly Sword isn't that good of a game. Story's great, but the gameplay is pretty average when compared to the competition (Devil May Cry, Ninja Gaiden, God Of War). So when I heard that they'll be developing this game, the only thought that went through my head was "yeah, umm... not a good time to release something with average gameplay when you have Da...

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